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Bullis Charter School

Preschool | Grades K-6 | Santa Clara County Office of Education
102 West Portola Ave
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 947-4939

About This School

Bullis Charter School is located in Los Altos, CA and is one of 10 elementary schools in Santa Clara County Office Of Education School District. It is a charter school that serves 403 students in grades K-6.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Bullis Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Bullis Charter School had an API growth score of 994 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Bullis Charter School's 2012 base score was 984 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Bullis Charter School had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

49% 51%

District Spending (2010)

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By a Parent on

Incredible school.  Teachers are truly engaged in teaching all children.  This public charter school fits in core subjects, arts, fitness, social-emotional learning, leadership, self advocacy, critical thinking, project based learning and much more, into their school day of 8:30-3:15.  There is optional Choir in the morning, and  opportunities to do Extra classes after school. All students take a foreign language (Mandarin) beginning in Kindergarten.

By a Parent on

Incredible school and while some folks don't fit with the model of innovation with intensive instruction in core subjects, arts, fitness, social-emotional learning, leadership, self advocacy, critical thinking, project based learning and much more.  The public charter school confronts the traditional public school establishment and you'll find folks in that model attacking - but this school shows the future path of public education.  Thankfully there is a tremendous community supporting this group - brave enough to stand up against the current of mediocrity.

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