The Cupertino Union School District (CUSD) is a K-8 school district that covers the city of Cupertino, California, and parts of San Jose, Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Santa Clara, and Los Altos, California. The CUSD operates twenty elementary schools (K-5) and five middle schools (6-8). The CUSD has over 850 teachers (full-time equivalents) serving more than 18,000 students. Cupertino Union is a feeder for the Fremont Union High School District and it features an ELD (English Language Development) Program that helps new immigrants to learn and adjust to the American culture.
Murdock-Portal Elementary School (formerly known as Carol Murdock Elementary School until closed in 1980. Reopened as Murdock-Portal when the Portal Elementary School was closed and the students and teachers moved to the Murdock location)
Sam H. Lawson Middle School (This location was formerly known as Collins Middle School. The name Collins was reassigned to the school site and buildings formerly known as Portal Elementary School. Thereafter, Portal was moved to San Jose and given the name Murdoch-Portal. Sometime thereafter Collins Middle School was reopened as Lawson. Dates and reasons unknown)