Pleasanton Schools Are At It Again!

As if you need another reason to love Pleasanton!

An independent online research organization that ranks and reviews schools and districts throughout the country, Niche, just released 2020 Best Schools Ratings. The rankings and ratings are established through millions of reviews by students, parents, and residents as well as dozens of data sets, algorithms, statistics, and user insights.

The Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) was ranked the 11th best public school district in California, up from last year’s 17th place. PUSD was also ranked 10th for California school ‘Districts with the Best Teachers’ and 1st for best public school district in Alameda County.

All of the elementary schools ranked in the top 20 for best public elementary schools in Alameda County with Fairlands Elementary coming in 1st. Harvest Park ranked 1st as best public middle school in the county. Amador Valley High School ranked 1st and Foothill High School ranked 2nd as the county’s best public high schools.

In a statement, Superintendent David Haglund said, “While this is just one measure of quality, we are thrilled that these ratings reflect the excellence we strive for as a district team and realize in our schools and classrooms. Thank you to our amazing team of administrators, educators, support staff, families and students for being integral parts to our success as a team.”

The outstanding schools are just a piece of what makes Pleasanton a wonderful place to live! If you are interested in purchasing a home here, contact us!

To view all of PUSD’s rankings click here.

To learn more about Niche’s rankings, click here.

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To view the 2020 Best Public Schools in California, click here.

To learn more about the Pleasanton Unified School District, click here.

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Buying a home for the school?

Making the Choice Between a Good School and a Better House

Sheree R. Curry | AOL | July 29, 2013 | link
homebuyer AnneMarie Ronning and Family

How much house would you give up to make sure your children are going to a good school? “I lived in a house with a large modern kitchen and four bathrooms,” says AnnaMarie Ronning of Minneapolis, “But if I can find a house in the area I want, I will deal with an older style kitchen and survive with one bathroom with the possibility of adding another one later.”

Ronning is looking to move from a two-bedroom apartment in the upscale Linden Hills neighborhood and move into a single-family home nearby with her three school-aged children, but she’s facing some hard and limited choices, and she’s far from alone. It’s the kind of choice that 60 percent of homebuyers in a recent survey by Realtor.com said has a big impact on their decision to buy a home.

“Homebuyers are willing to pay more and give up certain home features for a home located in their district of choice,” said Leslie Piper, consumer housing specialist at Realtor.com, which today released its Back to School survey results aimed at showing how much weight schools have in the homebuying decision. What are homebuyers willing to sacrifice? “They are especially willing to give up accessibility to shopping and nearby parks and trails among other amenities, to reside within school district boundaries of choice,” Piper said.

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