Why Choose Our Schools?
With a device for every student, technology is infused throughout the instructional programs in Petaluma City Schools. We understand the importance of developing key critical skills that provide students a passport to success in college, career, and beyond. New, modern classroom furniture creates collaborative learning environments and fosters flexible seating arrangements and student engagement.
Positive & Safe School Culture
Petaluma City Schools ranks in the 99th (grades 7-8) and 95th (grades 9-12) percentiles in creating a positive safe school culture and climate when ranked against other schools in California (Source: Healthy Kids Survey). As part of our family, students are immersed in a positive school culture that will enhance their development.
High Graduation Rates
Our 95% graduation rate is the highest in Sonoma County and one of the highest in the state. Graduates from Petaluma City Schools are accepted to schools throughout the nation, both public and private. Popular student destinations include UCLA, Stanford, University of California Berkeley, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, University of California Davis, and Sonoma State University.
Excellence permeates our culture. Petaluma City Schools is home to California Distinguished and California Gold Ribbon Schools. Staff members have been recognized at a national and state level in unprecedented numbers. Find out more on our awards page.
Nurturing the Whole Child
It is our goal to educate the whole child. Every student in Petaluma City Schools will have opportunities to become involved in visual/performing arts, athletics, technology, and career awareness activities.