Community and Location
Located in the beautiful hills of Contra Costa County, the family-oriented communities of Canyon, Moraga, Lafayette, Orinda and Walnut Creek are within the Acalanes Union High School District attendance area. We serve students in grades 9-12 and have an extensive adult education program. The area is ethnically, culturally and politically diverse with each of our four communities having a strong local identity that fosters positive interactions among adults and students. The communities provide a wealth of cultural, entertainment and recreational opportunities.
Acalanes, Campolindo, Las Lomas, and Miramonte High Schools all rank in the top 60 of the 1,000 high schools in California based upon the Academic Performance Index (API) and the top 4% of all high schools in the United States for strength of the Advanced Placement Program. The Acalanes Center for Independent Study offers an exceptional alternative education program. All the schools in the district are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Parents and Community
The Acalanes Union High School District is considered one of the highest performing school districts in California. Parent participation and support is provided with volunteer hours and fund-raising through parents and boosters organizations, and foundations. The community passed bond elections in 1988, 1997, 2002, and 2008 to improve District facilities; and passed parcel taxes in 1991, 1995, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010, and 2014 to maintain or expand educational opportunities for the students of the District.
We educate every student to excel and contribute in a global society.
- Recruit, develop and retain high quality certificated, classified and administrative staff (High quality staff)
- Provide facilities and learning environments conducive to 21st Century learning opportunities (High quality facilities)
- Further develop and implement high quality programs and educational opportunities for students to attain college and career readiness (High quality programs)
- Develop programs and opportunities to promote access and achievement for all students in relevant and engaging curriculum and programs (Access and Equity)
- Provide safe, engaging and inclusive school sites and classrooms that address the social-emotional needs of all students (School climate and Social-emotional development)
Comprehensive High Schools
The 2017-2018 enrollment by ethnicity depicted graphically is as follows:
Adopted Budget – 2018-2019
Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) - $52,018,513
Federal Revenue - $1,353,906
Other State Revenue - $6,594,837
Other Local Revenue - $6,847,060
Other Local Revenue - Parcel Tax - $10,485,000
Total Revenues - $77,299,316
Salaries - $42,780,140
Employee Benefits - $20,702,487
Books & Supplies - $3,341,920
Services, Other Op Expenses - $10,065,640
Other - $273,000