LaMorinda API School Score Comparison 2010-2011 School Year


LaMorinda Public Schools consistently rank in the top 10% of California schools. Each city has its own respective school districts for grades K through 8, however, since each town only has one high school, the high schools are in a single school district (Acalanes School District) separate from the K-8 system. Learn about each city’s school system through the links in the API (Academic Performance Index) chart below.

All LaMorinda school districts were ranked highly in Forbes Magazine’s article America’s Best School Districts for Your Housing Buck in April 2011. This is why home buyers seek out LaMorinda to live in addition to its close proximity to San Francisco and easy access to BART.  For more information about LaMorinda  go to

2010-2011 API School Score Comparison
API is the California Academic Performance Index. LaMorinda schools consistently rank in the top 10% of the state. Click on the links for the respective district websites. Compare Contra Costa County API scores to Alameda County API scores.

LaMorinda API School Scores 2010-2011

Lafayette K-8 Schools API Moraga K-8 Schools API Orinda K-8Schools API
Burton Valley 926 Camino Pablo 966 Del Rey 965
Happy Valley 967 Donald Rheem 976 Glorietta 969
Lafayette 943 Los Perales 961 Sleepy Hollow 984
Springhill 925 Wagner Ranch 968
Stanely Middle School 929 Joaquin Moraga Intermediate 951 Orinda Intermediate 956
Acalanes High School 911 Campolindo High School 922 Miramonte High School 944

See how LaMorinda stacks up against other top rated school districts nearby:


Walnut Creek School API School Scores

Walnut Creek Schools are divided into 2 main school districts: Walnut Creek & Mt Diablo Unified school districts. They are listed below.

Walnut Creek Grades K-8 API
Buena Vista Elem 895
Indian Valley Elem 926
Murwood Elem 883
Parkmead Elem 924
Walnut Heights Elem 946
Walnut Creek Intermediate 911
Las Lomas High School 874
Mount Diablo Grades K – 12 API
Bancroft Elementary 906
Valle Verde Elementary 947
Walnut Acres Elementary 934
Eagle Peak Montessori 914
Foothill Middle School 890
North Gate High School 860

Piedmont API School Scores & Map

Peidmont City School District API
Beach Elementary 959
Wildwood Elementary 921
Havens Elementary 959
Piedmont Middle School 943
Piedmont High School 930

Fund raising arms for each town bring in over a million dollars per town to help bridge the gap from the short fall of state funding. This is the reason why LaMorinda & Piedmont schools have been able to maintain their curriculum despite state budget cuts. Additionally, each town has a parcel tax to help fund the schools.

School Fundraising entities of each town:
EFO Education Foundation of Orinda             MEF Moraga Education Foundation
LASF Lafayette Arts & Science Foundation      PEF Piedmont Education Foundation


About cherylhata

Let my knowledge of San Franciso's East Bay help you find the neighborhood that fits your personality and pocketbook. Whether you are moving to LaMorinda for top rated schools; downsizing to the Oakland Hills to enjoy SF Bay views; or relocating from another state, I will help you navigate the nuances of each town to find the home that fits your lifestyle. LaMorinda (Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda) is where I live and I also cover other nearby East Bay towns such as Piedmont, Rockridge, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville & Blackhawk. 15 year resident, world traveler, parent & painter.
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