Located 37 miles south of San Francisco, on the fringe of Silicon Valley, in the oak-fringed 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 childrenin 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 recently 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. Both Corte Madera (2011), and Ormondale School (2014) are currently recognized as California Distinguished Schools. In addition, Corte Madera School is a National Blue Ribbon School. To learn more about these two fine schools, please view their School Accountability Report Cards (SARC) listed below.