Located 37 miles south of San Francisco, on the fringe of Silicon Valley, in the oak-scattered hills above Stanford University, the Portola Valley School District (PVSD) serves elementary school age children who reside in the Town of Portola Valley, portions of the Town of Woodside and in unincorporated areas of San Mateo County. Ormondale School serves children in Kindergarten (& Transitional Kindergarten) through 3rd grade and Corte Madera School serves children in 4th through 8th grades.
Community support of these schools is consistently strong. The Portola Valley Schools Foundation provides the District with 10% of its annual operating revenue. District voters passed parcel tax Measure O (2013) which contributes over $1 million annually to support the core academic program.
API scores for PVSD students are consistently in the top percentiles for the State of California. For the most recent testing period, the District API was 931, with Ormondale School at 921 and Corte Madera School at 934. Ormondale School is currently recognized as a California Distinguished School (2014), and Corte Madera School was recognized as a California Gold Ribbon School in 2015.