Glenwood Elementary School, based in the Glenwood neighborhood on the east end of San Rafael, is both a California Distinguished School and a Blue Ribbon award winning school. The school has an Academic Performance Index (API) of 923 out of 1,000, placing it in the top 10 percent of schools academically in the state. Glenwood focuses heavily on parental involvement with an annual parent survey and parents involved in field trips and fundraisers. The community is close-knit and draws heavily from the surrounding neighborhood. The K-5 school is one of six elementary schools in the San Rafael City School District and is considered one of the best.