Los Altos School District

Los Altos School District

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Los Altos School District (LASD) serves the elementary and intermediate educational needs of Los Altos, California, United States, led by Superintendent Jeffrey C. Baier.

The local high school, Los Altos High School, is not part of the Los Altos School District.

History

The desire of the local residents to have a free public education for their children led to the formation of the Los Altos School District in February 1909. During this time, of land along San Antonio Road was purchased and the construction of the first school in the region, San Antonio School, was built. It catered to students in grades K through 8, and was the only academic institution until the ending of World War II.

In the years 1948 through 1961, the city was faced with an increasing student population and state mandates against having single schools with greater than 800 students. In 1948, the district annexed lands and purchased the old Purissima School site (in Los Altos Hills) from the neighboring Palo Alto School District. During this time of expansion, the district included sixteen different schools.

However, during the decline of the early 1970s, the original San Antonio School was demolished and sold, while the number of facilities dwindled. The district currently consists of eight open regular schools (six elementary and two intermediates), Bullis School (which houses a full day kindergarten program), and one closed school (Eastbrook).

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