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You Can Request FREE & Complete  Bay Area (Silicon Valley) School Report , Covering  All 3 counties (Santa Clara /Alameda/San Mateo) With API  Rankings by completing the form below:

To help You Started: Below is the Over View Of Top High Schools in Silicon Valley  (Bay Area)  Sorted By 2007 API Scores**    

Mission San Jose High School (2007 API 927) is located in the city of Fremont. It's one of the most popular high schools in the Silicon Valley area, that is outside of Santa Clara county (It belongs to Alameda county). It was ranked #195 by Newsweek.

Lynbrook High School (2007 API 911) is located in the city of San Jose. Its location is on the border of  San Jose, Cupertino, Campbell, and Saratoga. Therefore, it serves the students from all four cities. It was ranked #178 by Newsweek

Saratoga High School (2007 API 903) is located in the city of Saratoga. The houses in Saratoga are mostly older on large lots. Home price starts from the $1 million.

Monta Vista High School (2007 API 900) is located in the city of Cupertino, where the average home size of 2000 sq.ft. worth well over $1.2 million. It is highly academic and competitive and it was ranked number 57 in the 1000 top public high school by Newsweek in 2005.

Henry M Gunn High School (2007 API 899) is located in the city of Palo Alto. It was ranked #70 by Newsweek in 2005.

Palo Altos High School (2007 API 883)  is located in the city of Palo Alto.                      

Leland High School (2007 API 856)   is Located in San Jose.

Los Gatos High School (2007 API 850) is located in the city of Los Gatos, and it is another popular high school in the Bay Area. 

Homestead Hight School (2007 API 838) is located in the city of Sunnyvale

Mountain View High School (2007 API 833)                                                is Located in Mountain View.

Evergreen Valley High School (2007 API 827) is Located in San Jose City.

Cupertino High School (2007 API 817) is located in the city of Cupertino.

Irvington High School (2007 API 804)                                          is Located In Fremont City.

Leigh High School (2007 API 803) is Located inSan Jose City.

Los Altos High School (2007 API 802)  is located in the city of Los Altos.

Other Important Silicon Valley's  High Schools In Area

Milpitas High School  (2007 API 771) is Located in Milpitas City. (More Affordable Homes In Area & Easy Commute to Silicon Valley Offices)

Santa Clara High School (2007 API 730)  is Located in Santa Clara City. (More Affordable Homes In Area & Easy Commute to Silicon Valley Offices)

Adrian Wilcox High School (2007 API 728) is Located in Santa Clara City. (More Affordable Homes In Area & Easy Commute to Silicon Valley Offices)

Fremont High School (2007 API 709) is Located in Sunnyvale City.

Real Estate in the areas with high ranking schools are very expensive. Many people can't afford to live in these areas. If you live outside of these popular high school areas, you can still find good high schools in the other parts of the Silicon Valley, such as  Evergreen, San Jose  area with the newly built Evergreen Valley High School. 

These ranking numbers above are referenced from Newsweek  & CA education site. The API ranking is changing every year. School boundaries are different from city boundaries. (i.e though the school is located in City of Cupertino e.g, some of  the zip code etc in San Jose may attend the school. Value of 2 homes across a street which belongs to 2 different school boundaries can result in significant price differences. And also school boundaries are constantly changing. For accurate result you should always confirm directly with school to ensure your kids can attend the desire school of your choice before finalizing the purchase of the home. Home purchase decision can be overwhelming, however you can get help from our expert consultant team: Contact Us to get customized advice on balancing School Rankings/ Home Prices & Convenient Office Commute. We will Listen to you Analyze your family's needs & Pre-scribe the solution both on Real Estate & Finances. To find which area is more affordable for your family please see: Area Prices & Real Estate Market Overview. Hope this help & thanks for visiting us.

~Alex Aung (Real Estate Consulting Team)

Popular Elementary Schools in the Bay Area

One of the best elementary schools is located in the Cupertino area. Faria is widely popular and its API score is always one of the highest in the state of California. In fact of of the public elementary schools in Cupertino fair well above  API score of  940.

Milikin Elementary school in Santa Clara is also one of the best schools in area.   

The most popular elementary school in the East side is located in the Berryessa area. Ruskin elementary is one of the distinguished schools.  It's considered to be the best in the Berryessa School District. Beside Ruskin elementary, the elementary schools in the Evergreen area are also very good.  You should check them out!

School Boudary Maps

Here is the link to Cupertino Union School District map. It includes Cupertino high, Kenedy, Lawson, Hyde, and Miller.

This is a link to Sunnyvale School District map. This includes Cherry Chase Elementary School with API above the nineth hundred. Cumberland Elementary and Ellis Elementary are also have API above the eighth hundred

This is the link to Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District

Here is the link to Campbell School District map.  This district has Marshell Lane Elementary School with API above 900.  Capri Elementary, Forest Hill Elementary, and Village have API above 800.

Berryessa School District map, which has Ruskin Elementary, Brooktree Elementary, Majestic Way Elementary, Noble Elementary, Northwood Elementary.  These schools all have API scores above 800.

Here is the link to East Side Union High School District map . This will include the boundary for Piedmont Hills High School and Evergreen Valley High.

This is the link to Evergreen School District. This map covers elementary and middle schools. Tom Matsumoto Elementary, Silver Oak Elementary, James Franklin Smith Elementary, and Carolyn A. Clark Elementary have API scores above 900.  Many other schools in the area have API scores above 800. 

Here is the link to Palo Alto Unified School District.  Here you can find the school boundary map for this school district.

Here is the boundary map for Fremont Union High School District. This map includes Cupertino High, Fremont High, Homestead High, Lynbrook High, and Monta Vista High.

Here is the district map for Fremont.

If you want to find out the school district your home belong to. You can go to the School District Locator and enter your home address. The locator will give you all three school districts for elementary, middle, and high school. You can also call the Center For Educational Planning at (408)453-6868.

**About API Score

The purpose of the Academic Performance Index (API) is to measure the year-over-year growth in academic performance for California schools. The API summarizes a school's standardized test scores into a single number, which ranges from 200 to 1000. The statewide API goal is 800 for all schools; higher numbers generally indicate better performance on the tests. The 2007 Base API was calculated using each school's test results from the state's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program and the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) taken during the 2006-2007 school year. The Base API is used to measure academic improvement from one year to the next by comparing it to the Growth API. 

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