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Brookside School
116 Butterfield Rd, San Anselmo, CA 94960
Brookside School is one of three elementary schools in the Ross Valley School District. The school is divided into twoMore campuses. The Lower Campus serves predominantly grades K-2, though some second grade classrooms have been moved to the Upper Campus. In the 2011-12 school year, the two Brookside campuses (which are separated by nearly a mile) will become two separate schools. The Lower Campus is overseen by Principal Marci Trahan, and serves the communities of Sleepy Hollow and the San Anselmo-Fairfax border.
White Hill School
101 Glen Dr, Fairfax, CA 94930
Built over 40 years ago, White Hill Middle School serves sixth to eighth graders in San Anselmo and Fairfax. It is theMore only public middle school for the Ross Valley School District. The school, located at the far west end of Fairfax off of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, is situated on 22 acres and surrounded by open space and hills. White Hill is a California Distinguished School with an Academic Performance Index (API) of 898 out of 1,000, putting it in the top 10 percent of schools in California. The principal, David Finnane, is also making an effort to reach out to the community and focus on the positive things the students are achieving. The school will be the focus of an expansion-based construction effort in the coming years, as the district focuses on addressing enrollment growth.
Manor Elementary School
150 Oak Manor Dr, Fairfax, CA 94930
Manor School is one of three K-5 schools in the Ross Valley School District, and is the only public elementary schoolMore located in Fairfax. In addition to traditional classrooms, Manor features a Multi-Age Program (MAP) with classes that encompass grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5. Though Manor primarily serves kids in Fairfax, some district residents come from outside the school's boundaries to attend the MAP program. Because the school is set amid the Oak Manor community and surrounded by trees and open space, Manor has also worked to maintain its neighborhood feel and connection to the community. Along with core classes, Manor offers art and music to its students. The district's Yes! Foundation also funds physical education and arts programs, and provides theater opportunities for the students annually. And the school works with the town recreation department to offer a variety of different afterschool programs throughout the year.
Sir Francis Drake High School
1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960
Sir Francis Drake High School, situated on a 21-acre campus, serves students between 9th and 12th grade in the TamalpaisMore Unified District. Established in 1951, the school has since been named a California Distinguished School. Its Academic Performance Index (API) is 851 out of 1,000, its average ACT is 23 and nearly 80 percent of graduates go on to four-year colleges. It addition to its college-preparatory curriculum, the school offers the choice of integrated academies to 11th and 12th graders. Integrated academies include communications, engineering, environmental science and global visions. A 2001 modernization bond allowed for facility renovations as well as new science classrooms, computers, and a modernized library. The school has extensive sports programs and extracurriculars, including one of the first high school mountain bike teams.
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