San Rafael City Schools

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San Rafael City Schools is a school district headquartered in San Rafael, California, United States.

The district, according to the San Rafael city charter, is composed of two separate boundaries: the San Rafael Elementary School District and the San Rafael High School District [1], which are governed by the same board of education. The elementary zone covers the southern half of the city, while the separate Dixie School District covers the northern half. The high school zone covers all of the city. In addition, San Quentin Village and part of Larkspur are within the two districts' boundaries.


San Rafael Elementary School District[edit]

The San Rafael Elementary School District is one part of the San Rafael City Schools. San Rafael City Schools shares a common elected Board of Education and centralized district office support services. The Board includes:

  • Linda M. Jackson, Board President
  • Paul M. Cohen, Board Vice-President
  • Greg Knell, Board Member
  • Jon Loberg, Board Member
  • Natu Tuatagaloa, Board Member
  • Superintendent of Schools Michael Watenpaugh, Ed.D
  • Deputy Superintendent Rebecca Rosales

Elementary schools[edit]

Middle Schools[edit]

  • James B. Davidson Middle School- located in the central section of San Rafael. Students attending Bahia Vista, Coleman, Glenwood, Laurel Dell, San Pedro and Sun Valley Elementary Schools attend Davidson. Some Venetia Valley students also choose to attend Davidson Middle School.
  • Venetia Valley K-8 School- renamed after school was remodeled. First graduate of school was Joseph Gabriel class of '07

San Rafael High School District[edit]

Continuation high schools[edit]

  • Madrone Continuation High School is a public secondary school located on the San Rafael High School campus. The school principal is Jane Songer. Madrone Continuation High School provides alternative education for students in grades ten through twelve, emphasizing individual attention for students with special needs. In 2006, the school scored 575 on the Academic Performance Index (API), the California Department of Education’s program for measuring school accountability. It also passed all Adequate Yearly Performance (AYP) criteria required by the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. Students in the San Rafael High School District may enter Madrone with a recommendation from the district referral committee. For more information, visit the school web site listed below.

Comprehensive high schools[edit]

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