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Santa Rita Elementary School
700 Los Altos Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022

This K - 6 school is one of seven elementary schools in the Los Altos School District, and it has been named aMore California Distinguished School and National Blue Ribbon School.

It has a distinguished Academic Performance Index ranking of 10 out of 10 for the 2009-10 year. Its 2009 base API was 966.

Its 520 students are from neighborhoods located between Foothill and Central Expressways in the cities of Los Altos, Mountain View and Palo Alto. The "Bobcats" have many grade-level and school-wide events and traditions, including the Science Fair and the International Picnic.

Los Altos School District
201 Covington Rd, Los Altos, CA 94024
The Los Altos School District serves grades K-8 and covers Los Altos, half of Los Altos Hills, parts of Mountain ViewMore and unincorporated Santa Clara County. Superintendent Jeffrey Baier, who was appointed in 2010, attended Los Altos schools and is a lifelong resident. The district's seven elementary schools and two junior high schools have consistently ranked #1 or #2 in state tests. Each has merited California Distinguished School status, with some attaining national Blue Ribbon status –the highest honor a school can reach. Residents have been willing to support this achievement by approving a parcel tax of $597 per property in 1982. Voters have renewed it periodically in subsequent years. The economic recession that began in 2008, however, has resulted in state funding shortfalls that continue to challenge the district. 
Gardner Bullis School
25890 W Fremont Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Gardner Bullis School is one of seven elementary schools in the More href="http://www.losaltos.k12.ca.us/schools/index.html">Los Altos School District. The school opened in 2008 on the site of the former Bullis Purissima School, which the district closed in 2003 due to budget cuts. The closure of the only public school left in Los Altos Hills was marked by controversy, and the opening of the new school on the old site was celebrated by residents eager to see a school there once more.

Gardner Bullis had a 2009 base Academic Performance Index score of 968.

Los Altos Hills residents currently in the Palo Alto Unified School District are allowed to transfer their students to Gardner Bullis.

The school offers "Grizzly Academy," enrichment programs before and after school hours, for a fee. Programs range from chess, science, Mandarin, Spanish, chorus and theater, among others.

Los Altos Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 98, Los Altos, CA 94023
The Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF) raises funds to supplement the resources of the Los Altos School District.More The not-for-profit organization began in 1982 during a financial crisis that followed the 1978 passage of Prop. 13 statewide. Funds raised by the educational foundation benefit the seven elementary schools and two junior high schools in the district. Its current programs are aimed at keeping hands-on science, art, music and physical education in the schools. It seeks to prevent increases in class sizes at the elementary schools, maintain library hours and maintain manageable class sizes at the junior high schools. LAEF has an endowment fund and runs an annual fund campaign aimed at priorities parents have identified. The 2009-10 year ended with 1.82 million dollars raised. Because of continuing difficulties and uncertainties in the state budget for education, the foundation has committed to a 30 percent increase for the 2010-2011 year. The office's executive director works from an office near the Los Altos School District on the Covington School campus.