Loma prieta with mountain range

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 broader community connections.  Our mountain schools are places for seniors to gather, for youth and adult recreation, and 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 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.

Contact Us

Diane Gordon Harit, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Email Diane

(408) 353-1101 - (p)
(408) 353-8051 - (f) 
(408) 384-1310 (urgent facilities matters hotline)

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

23800 Summit Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033 

Our Schools

C.T. English Middle School
Middle School
(408) 353-1123

23800 Summit Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95033

Loma Prieta Elementary School
(408) 353-1106

23800 Summit Rd.
Los Gatos, CA 95033

Core Commitments

The Loma Prieta Joint Union School District is dedicated to being an organization where all members can thrive and perform at their best. As such, we will strive to collectively model the following agreed upon core commitments in our daily work and interactions with one another.

❖ We do our best to assume positive intent
❖ We seek connections, start conversations, build relationships, and take part in our school community
❖ Knowing it takes people with different ideas, strengths, interests, and cultural backgrounds to make our schools succeed, we both appreciate and embrace diversity
❖ We work toward collaborative solutions, and consistently support our collective agreement
❖ We lend positive support to others and are respectful of their time, role, workspace, and/or environment
❖ We demonstrate fairness and respect through our words and actions
❖ We are engaged and present in meetings with others
❖ We actively seek opportunities to acknowledge the contributions of our colleagues and take time to celebrate both individual and shared successes
❖ We model and reinforce professional behavior in our workspaces, recognizing that when people feel safe and cared for they tend to thrive
❖ We communicate honestly, directly, respectfully, and in a timely fashion, recognizing that good communication is a shared responsibility
❖ We appreciate the value of humor in the workplace

Loma Prieta District Drone Footage