• Welcome to Loma Prieta!  Our small, semi-rural, school district runs along the spine of the Santa Cruz Mountains serving just over 500 students in grades TK-8. Founded over 60 years ago through the joining of four one room school houses, our district has retained its local identity while becoming one of the highest achieving school districts in the state of California.  Loma Prieta Elementary School and C.T. English Middle School are sources of pride in our community carrying on traditions of excellence in academics, parent engagement, and school spirit.
    Our schools are small and thriving having earned top honors both for academics and effective utilization of fiscal resources to enrich the lives of our youth. Loma Prieta schools serve as hubs for the broader community connections.  Our mountain schools are places for seniors to gather, for youth and adult recreation, used as shelter in emergencies as well as meetings and celebrations.  
    Loma Prieta and C.T. English are engaging 21st century teaching and learning environments carrying on the traditions of excellence built over generations of mountain families.  Our schools’ successes reflect the support of mountain businesses and residents who stay connected to our schools even when their own children have grown.   We invite you to explore our schools though our website and learn some of why we are proud to call Loma Prieta home.
  • Loma Prieta School District photo by Neil Wiley, Mountain Network News  


    Loma Prieta Joint Union School District, a partnership of schools, parents and community, is committed to providing each student with optimal learning opportunities in a safe, stimulating and supportive environment so that each student can reach their full academic and social potential.