Pleasanton Schools Ranked #1 in County & Top 10 in State
Comparing neighborhoods, commute, amenities and schools are top priority when looking for a new home. The latest list by Niche.com places Pleasanton, Dublin & Livermore as top schools in the area.
The 2018 rankings place Pleasanton Unified School District ranked at #9 in California and #1 in Alameda County. The Pleasanton District earned an overall grade of A+ from Niche, earning an A+ in academics, teachers and college prep; an B in clubs and activities; and B+ in diversity and B in health and safety.
Niche assigns a standardized score for each factor, which is then weighted before an overall score is calculated for each school district. The overall scores are again standardized and some districts are disqualified from receiving a final letter grade if there isn’t enough data. School districts are then ranked numerically and assigned grades.
According to Niche, these are the ten best school districts in Alameda County:
Pleasanton Unified School District
Albany City Unified District
Piedmont City Unified District
Dublin Unified School District
Berkeley Unified School District
Alameda City Unified School District
Fremont Unified School District
Castro Valley Unified School District
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
New Haven Unified School District
Niche’s data for its K-12 school district rankings comes from various sources including the U.S. Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics and the Civil Rights Data Collection. The rankings also rely on data that is self-reported by Niche users and schools. (Click here to learn more about where Niche’s data comes from.)