PLEASANTON – AN OVERVIEW
Pleasanton is situated at the crossroads of two major Interstate Highways, I-580 and I-680. These roads mirror the prehistoric cross-routes of Native American tribes who used the original pathways as major trading routes. Still an important hub for business, Pleasanton is the wealthiest midsize city in the nation, home to several start-ups as well as the regional offices of Kaiser Permanente, Safeway, Oracle, and Macy's.
The historic downtown area features architectural styles dating back to the mid-19th century. Strolling the city you’ll see buildings in Gothic, Pioneer, Italiate, and Colonial styles. It’s no wonder the locals walk a lot, especially during their many regular community events.
Even with industrial growth, Pleasanton manages to retain a small town flavor. Every Saturday morning a farmers’ market sets up just off Main Street. There are multiple family-friendly parades during the year, as well as the big Alameda County Fair and First Wednesday, a street fair event held throughout the summer months. Another Pleasanton tradition is the Friday Concerts in the Park , held from from June until September.
Ranked number 4 by USA Today (2014) in their"America's 50 Best Cities to Live In" list, Pleasanton was also named one of "Americans' Top Hometown Spots" by Forbes (2009). Today this safe community retains its appeal as a family-friendly suburb with great schools.
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PLEASANTON / EDUCATION
With its nine elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools and one alternative high school Pleasanton scores well above average in California. In fact, two high schools, Amador Valley and Foothill, are ranked by Newsweek as among the top 400 high schools in the nation. Proud of multiple awards for high achievement Pleasanton’s school district offers school lunch, afterschool child care, dual immersion language programs, laptop immersion programs, music instruction, computer instruction, competitive athletics, drama and band programs, special education programs, and GATE (gifted and talented education) for high achieving students. The results are impressive. Over 90% of high school graduates attend college or vocational school. You can check the individual school rankings here and here. And to see what schools are near your address, check this list. You can also review a wide range of K-12 private schools on this page.
Find each school website below.
Alisal ElementaryDonlon ElementaryLydiksen ElementaryMohr elementaryFairlands Elementary
Valley View Elementary
Vintage Hills Elementary
Walnut Grove Elementary
Detailed Information for Pleasanton Schools
Pleasanton Unified School District Web Site
School accountability report cards
Foothill High School Athletics
Amador Valley High School Athletics
Hart MiddlePleasanton MiddleHarvest Park Middle
Amador Valley High
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