La Cañada Unified School District is a high achieving K-12 district characterized as forward-looking, involved and supportive. Current student enrollment is approximately 4,000 and students at all levels consistently score among the top 10% of all California students.
La Cañada Unified School District received an Academic Performance Index score of 950 (API Growth 2012), the second highest in the state for a K-12 school district.
The District operates three elementary schools, a 7-12 high school, and a small school for high school students with special needs. Each elementary school scored 956 or higher on the API, while La Canada High School scored 942, within the top 10 comprehensive general admission high schools in the state.
La Cañada Unified School District encompasses the attractive residential community of La Cañada Flintridge, thirteen miles north of the Los Angeles Civic Center in a picturesque section of the foothills below Angeles National Forest. La Cañada Flintridge's 21,600 residents are attracted to this community because of its excellent schools, prime location and ideal climate. Parent participation and involvement in the schools is extensive and the commitment to excellence is strong and continuing.
About 98% of high school students enroll in post-secondary schools.
Over 80% of all seniors take the SAT test, in which they score and achieve significantly above state and national averages.