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San Rafael City Schools District Office
310 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA 94903
San Rafael City Schools includes seven elementary schools, two middle schools and three high schools that serveMore neighborhoods throughout San Rafael, Terra Linda, Marinwood and Lucas Valley. It is overseen by a five-member board of education.
Sun Valley Elementary School
75 Happy Ln, San Rafael, CA 94901
Sun Valley Elementary School is one of six public elementary schools in the San Rafael City Schools District. At the endMore of Sun Valley, in San Rafael, the school boasts playgrounds and open space with the back of the school opening up onto a ridge. Sun Valley is considered to be one of the best elementary schools in San Rafael and has been recognized as a California Distinguished School. The school has an Academic Performance Index of 896 out of 1,000. The principal, Julie Harris, has emphasized a focus on creativity and allowing the students to grow emotionally as well as intellectually. The school also has an active parent community and parent-teacher organization.
Venetia Valley School
177 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903
Venetia Valley is the only K - 8 public school in San Rafael and one of two middle schools. It is part of the San RafaelMore City Schools District. Venetia Valley provides a K - 5 dual language program (Spanish and English) and a middle-school program for grades 6 - 8. The middle school also offers programs such as band, engineering and performing arts. Seventy-two percent of the student population is Hispanic; ESL is a large part of the school's curriculum. The school's Academic Performance Index (API) for 2009 was 736, on a scale of 1 - 1000, but it failed to meet growth targets for the year. On a statewide measure of similar schools, it was rated a 3 out of 10 for academic performance.
Glenwood Elementary School
25 W Castlewood Dr, San Rafael, CA 94901
Glenwood Elementary School, based in the Glenwood neighborhood on the east end of San Rafael, is both a CaliforniaMore 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.
Coleman Elementary School
140 Rafael Dr, San Rafael, CA 94901

Named for William Coleman, who originally owned all the land in the area, Coleman Elementary is one of six K-5More elementary schools in the San Rafael City Schools District. In 2005, the school was newly constructed to replace an aging facility. The original Coleman Elementary was founded in 1910 and celebrated its 100th anniversary with educational festivities.

The neighborhood school, down the street from Dominican University, serves a diverse population and is active in the community. The school hosted an Earth Day celebration and conducts a fundraiser with Andy's Market in the fall. There are also monthly tours of the school for parents during the year.


Community Garden
320 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA 94903
The Community Garden is a fenced-in property that contains more than 50 small garden plots. It is located on the 300More block of Nova Albion Way, between the Terra Linda High School football field and the administrative offices of Dixie School District. Sponsored by the City of San Rafael Community Services, in cooperation with the Dixie School District, community gardeners sign up to rent garden plots to grow their favorite flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs — without the use of pesticides. Contact the Terra Linda Community Center for garden plot rental applications and details. Interested parties are advised to call in advance since there is usually a long waiting list.
Northcross, Hill, & Ach
999 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
Northcross, Hill, & Ach provides financial advisement to the public sector. Its clients include cities and towns,More counties, transportation offices, utility departments and school districts. Call the number provided with any questions.
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