The schools of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) enroll more than 17,000 students in Transitional Kindergarten-12th grade in a 76-square mile area that includes Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. The schools offer a wide variety of educational options designed to prepare today's students to be critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and strong communicators - the leaders of tomorrow. Vibrant academics, exceptional teachers, and supportive school communities that nurture the whole child are the hallmarks of PUSD.
La Cañada Unified School District is a high achieving K-12 district characterized as forward-looking, involved and supportive. Current student enrollment is approximately 4,000 and students at all levels consistently score among the top 10% of all California students.
LCUSD encompasses the attractive residential community of La Cañada Flintridge, thirteen miles north of the Los Angeles Civic Center in a picturesque section of the foothills below Angeles National Forest. La Cañada Flintridge's 21,600 residents are attracted to this community because of its excellent schools, prime location and ideal climate. Parent participation and involvement in the schools is extensive and the commitment to excellence is strong and continuing.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District serves the four Peninsula cities and the unincorporated areas of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Student enrollment is approximately 11,400 students. The school district's reputation for having a high quality education system attracts many families to this suburban area and its schools. Students attend two early childhood centers, ten elementary schools, three 6-8 intermediate schools, two comprehensive high schools and one continuation school.
PVPUSD schools continue to be recognized for outstanding achievement at the local, state and national level. Community and parent volunteers make significant contributions to the public schools. The Peninsula Education Foundation has been successful in raising local funds to meet and supplement classroom needs. Strong PTA programs support and enrich school delivery systems.
El Camino Real Charter High School is an independent charter school located in Woodland Hills. The school, founded in 1969, is designed to emulate a small college campus, with a large central "quad" and an open campus policy.
Over the years, El Camino has gained a reputation of excellence in academics, athletics, and activities. The programs have won countless awards including Academic Decathlon National Titles, CIF Athletic Championships, and Performing Arts victories. In 2009, El Camino was named a California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education.
Village Charter Academy is a TK through 5th grade independent charter school located in Canoga Park, CA. The curriculum allows students to be immersed in the Core Knowledge Sequence while addressing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This core instruction, along with the integration of the arts and technology ensures that all students receive a rich instructional program.