Newcomers to the Los Gatos and Monte Sereno areas often have trouble sorting out the local school districts, and whether or not one area has better performing students than another.  (In many areas, the school district is firmly tied to the city or zip code. Not here!) My advice is to visit the schools in person, talk with people there if possible, and do a lot of research since school scores do not tell the entire story. That said, they do tell part of it – and they are a simple way to compare side by side.

Today I took a few minutes to compile a list of the public schools which serve the residents of Monte Sereno and Los Gatos (town, not the county areas in the mountains – the Los Gatos Mountain schools score very very well overall) and to note their API Scores for 2013, the most recent year for which we have data.   As you can see below, the scores for the elementary and middle schools are really excellent across the board and in all districts, and in many cases the elementary schools in the LG Union School District are not as high as those outside of it.    The real difference shakes out at the high school level.   (It should be noted, too, that Saratoga High has a score of 938 and residents within the Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District can apply to go there, or at least have been able to do so in the past.)  *Please click on the image below to see a larger version of it.

Schools serving Los Gatos and Monte Sereno

Home values are influenced by many factors, one of them often being school scores.  Twenty years ago, many Los Gatos residents felt that they had to be “in the schools” to give their children a quality education.  Many do still prefer the Los Gatos Union School District, but it’s not as uniformly thought before since the scores in the Union School District have been rising quite a lot in recent years.  The part of San Jose (Cambrian) which falls within the Union School District is extremely popular now due to the more affordable price tag with really great schools.   Many of them are expecting the scores at Leigh High School to rise in time since all of the “feeder schools” are scoring in the 900s.

 

Browse homes for sale in Los Gatos 95030 &  Monte Sereno 95030  (Below this list, see also Los Gatos and Monte Sereno 95032 – real estate listings in Los Gatos and Monte Sereno)

  1. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,510 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,363 sqft
  2. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,492 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,208 sq ft
    Lot size: 29,620 sqft
  4. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,070 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.01 ac
  5. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 574 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.89 ac

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(all data current as of 5/29/2017)

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  1. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,142 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
  2. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,251 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,787 sqft
  3. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,562 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,104 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,665 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,410 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,255 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,511 sqft

See all Real estate in the 95032 zip code.
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