Families searching for a Silicon Valley home often have good schools as a search criteria. This is important for their own children and also for resale value. Every year, Niche.com ranks the best public school districts in California, and three districts in Silicon Valley made the top of the list in 2017. Niche.com uses 10 criteria areas to meter the quality of schools. Academics weigh most heavily in the ranking, with quality of teachers, parent and student reviews, sports and other extracurricular activities also factoring into the ranking. Many Silicon Valley area schools did very well in these rankings.
Many Silicon Valley Real Estate Locations are in Top School Districts
Palo Alto Unified School District ranked at the top of the list by scoring an A or A+ on eight of 10 criteria areas. Palo Alto’s Henry M. Gunn High School enjoys the ranking of California’s Top Public High School of 2018. Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High school came in at the number two district, and Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School ranked as the number three district on the list. Nine other Bay Area school districts made the top 20. Ranking number seven is Acalanes Union High School District in Lafayette. Number nine is Pleasanton Unified School District. Number 16 is Albany City Unified School District. Number 17 is Tamalpais Union High School District. Number 19 is Fremont Union High School District, and number 20 is San Ramon Valley Unified School District.
While each of the schools in these top-ranking districts offer an excellent and well-rounded education to their students, there are several individual schools that shine even more brightly. The Bay Area is in fact home to half of the state’s top 20 high schools. That is a pretty amazing perk to those calling Silicon Valley home. Here are the area’s top high schools in addition to Henry M. Gunn High School, which was ranked number one. Ranking number four is Saratoga High School, number five is Palo Alto High School, number 6 is Orinda’s Miramonte High School, number nine is Los Altos High School, number 11 is Mountain View High School, number 13 is Larkspur’s Redwood High School, number 14 is Pleasanton’s Amador Valley High School, number 18 is San Francisco’s Lowell High School, and number 19 is Los Gatos High School.
This list is quite impressive, but it gets even more amazing for Silicon Valley real estate owners as Niche.com has ranked Stanford University as the Number One College in America for 2018. It is an amazing opportunity for students to stay close to home to attend college and walk in the footsteps of such successful people as Steve Jobs, Sally Ride, and John Elway. It is a huge plus for a community to have such an esteemed school in their backyard. Berkeley, the top University of California school, is another top option close by. The rigorous and groundbreaking work being done at these universities contributes to the forward-thinking tech industry, making Silicon Valley a truly exciting place to live.