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Families are drawn to Pleasanton for the great schools. The Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) serves approximately 14,800 students across its 15 schools (nine elementary schools, three middle schools, two comprehensive high schools and one continuation high school). In addition, Amador Valley Adult Community Education courses attract hundreds of community members each year. PUSD reports one of the highest Academic Performance Index (API) scores in California, demonstrating the superior quality of local education.

Educational Attainment of 25-34 year old Residents
Pleasanton — 56%
Tri-Valley — 51%
East Bay — 41%
Bay Area — 45%
Share of Population with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

Academic Performance Index 2013
Pleasanton — 910
California — 790 (PUSD, API scores based on Spring 2013 test results)

The Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) is preparing our youth to ensure the excellence of our future workforce. 95 percent of the district’s high school graduates continue on to higher education.


With STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) accounting for seven out of 10 jobs, PUSD has implemented new STEM pathways, partnering with Project Lead the Way (PLTW), to offer classes in engineering and biomedical sciences that will develop critical-reasoning and problem-solving skills to prepare youth for the cutting edge jobs of the future.

Well-educated and skilled talent is a hallmark of Pleasanton with 56 percent of the residents having a bachelor’s or advanced degree. Within this labor force Pleasanton has a concentration of early career workers between 25-34 years old who are important for a company’s workforce recruitment and retention strategies.

Providing access to higher education is important and Pleasanton is home to the University of San Francisco East Bay campus. This campus offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs with courses specifically designed for today’s workforce.

Pleasanton Unified School District
4665 Bernal Avenue
(925) 462-5500

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