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Summer School 2015

Summer School will be held at Los Gatos High School from June 15th - July 24th, 2015.  Click here for more information and the registration packet.


LGSUHSD is now accepting applications for interested community members to serve on the district's Parcel Tax Oversight Committee.  More information is available here.

Parcel Tax Measure A Exemptions

The deadline to apply for an Exemption, including the Senior Citizen exemption, to the Measure A Parcel Tax for 2015-2016 is June 15th,  2015. Applications received after that date will be applied to your 2016 Property Tax bill.  If you have additional questions, please call 408.354.2520, x-313.

There are three types of exemptions:

HRA Reimbursement Forms are available here.

In addition, information about deductible Medical Expenses can be found here.

Scholarship Opportunity

A new scholarship opportunity for families in financial need, Pursuit of Excellence, is now available for LGHS students.  More information can be found at http://www.mercurynews.com/saratoga/ci_27599437/los-gatos-scholarship-program-is-expanding-south-bay


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Board Meetings

Upcoming meetings of the Board of Trustees of LGSUHSD are scheduled as follows:

  • April 28, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. at Saratoga High School
  • May 12, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. at the Los Gatos Town Council Chambers
  • June 2, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. at Los Gatos High School
  • June 16, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. at Saratoga High School

For more information, click here.

A District App

New – get the LGSUHSD app now!

Available now! Download our app to instantly connect and stay on top of what matters most.

When you’re on the go, stay connected with school and district news, events, ...more

For questions or suggestions regarding this site, please contact the webmaster.

Employees of the Year

We are excited to announce that Saratoga High’s Barbara Straw has been named the 2015 Classified Employee of the Year. Barbara has been with the district since 2001 and is currently a School ...more

US News and World Report Rankings

Both Los Gatos High School and Saratoga High School continue to excel! According to the US News & World Report ranking of over 31,000 high schools across the country, both schools ranked in the top ...more

District Survey

The results are in from the survey conducted on behalf of the district by EMC Research - thank you to all of you who participated.  The survey was conducted to provide the district and the Board of Trustees with information about areas of strength, areas of need, and potential focus areas - especially as we move toward developing a new Strategic Plan this fall.

At the May 12th meeting of the Board of Trustees, EMC presented an overview of the data - which indicates an overall satisfaction with academics, support for students, programs and extra curricular activities.  It did affirm that students feel stress - a focus area for the district now and moving forward.  The data is extensive and will be analyzed in depth during future discussions, often with a focus on a particular area.  Tonight's presentation is designed as an overview and is, by no means, a complete analysis.  



Drought Response

It's no secret that California is facing a serious drought.  We are all being encouraged to do our part and LGSUHSD is committed to doing just that.  At last night's meeting of the Board of Trustees, Resolution #14-26 was adopted, indicating the district's plan to reduce water usage by 25%. 

Navigating this crisis is a state effort, a community effort, an individual effort.  The State Water Board information and resources are available by clicking here.   In addition, the California Water Board Fact Sheet is available, providing more information about the mandatory 25% reduction in water usage.

Rolling Up the Sod at Helm Field and Saving Water

Los Gatos High School says good bye to natural grass on Helm Field! This is your chance to buy a chunk of history, when they ROLL out the old Helm field on April 16th from 4-7pm. You can pick your piece where your favorite Helm field memory happened and bring a little of LGHS Helm Field home with you!!!

Pre-cut rolls approx 18" x 3 yards are $20.00 each (Cash or Check only)
Tax-deductible - Proceeds benefit your designated sports team.

Measure E Update

First, a huge “thank you” to the voters in our community who voted to approve Measure E. As you know, the first visible project was the restoration of the front steps and front lawn at Los Gatos ...more

Notice of Public Hearing

The Santa Clara County Committee on School District Organization will conduct the second of two public hearings to obtain public response to a request to transfer 59 parcels from Union School ...more

Middle College and College Advantage Information, 2015-2016

Middle College and College Advantage information for the 2015-2016 school year is now available.


Thank you, Measure E!

The lawn is in at LGHS!  Thank you to everyone who made this possible.  We look forward to keeping you updated as we progress on other  projects.  lawn complete.jpg

Follow all projects on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LGHSMeasureE and https://twitter.com/SHSMeasureE







New Board Agenda Link

Our on line agenda system has a new look.  For meetings beginning March 10, 2015, go to http://losgatossaratoga.agendaonline.net/public/

Refunding of 2005 Refunding Bonds Saves Taxpayers!

Los Gatos, CA – On November 13, 2014, the Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District and its staff successfully sold $27 million of 2014 General Obligation Refunding Bonds in order to ...more

District Calendar Adopted

The District 2015-2016 has been adopted by the Board of Trustees.

Resolution 14-13 - The first 2014 Bond Issuance

Thanks to your support, the Board of Trustees was able to adopt Resolution 14-13, enabling the Issuance of $45 million of Series A and A-1 bonds - work is beginning and our students will be the direct beneficiaries.


For more information about the 2014 bond, click here for updates.

Facility Plan

As part of the district's commitment to providing the best possible learning experience for all students, a facility needs assessment was conducted, incorporating input from staff, community members and students. 

The Facility Master Plan - Executive Summary is available here.

Update - New Legislation - AB 256

AB 256 was recently enacted and amends Sections 48900 and 48900.4 of the Education Code. As presented by the Legislative Counsel’s Digest, this legislation provides “that conduct constituting ...more


Common Core State Standards

In 2009, the National Association of Governors committed to the development of a set of common, national standards that would help prepare our students for success in ...more

Our MIssion and Vision / Our Commitment to You!

The Board of Trustees of LGSUHSD is committed to creating the best possible learning environment for its students and to being an integral, positive part of the community.  To that end, the Board has adopted the following Mission and Vision Statements and Strategic Plan:

Our Students! Our Top Priority!

As part of our commitment to fostering a climate where students feel supported and connected and thrive, we continue our efforts to promote the Developmental Assets, outlined by the Search Institute and presented by Project Cornerstone http://www.projectcornerstone.org/.  Each month, our schools focus on one or more asset, conducting activities and presenting programs that support this work.

A special event: 

The Parenting Continuum invites you to a presentation by Dr. Devin Prouty regarding the importance of sleep, specifically for adolescents.

● Practical strategies for everyone in the family to get enough sleep.
● The science behind sleep and the specific biological changes that affect adolescent sleep patterns.
● The importance of sleep to academic and athletic performance, overall health, and the problems associated with insufficient sleep.

The event will be on January 21st from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the LGHS Theatre. Admission is free.


Los Gatos High School

Saratoga High School

For more community and site resources, click here.

To access the LGHS Student to Student site, click here.

For more SHS events, click here.

The Parenting Continuum Workshop Schedule


Middle College,

For more information regarding the Middle College program, click here.  Middle College

Annual Notification to Parents, 2013-2014

The 2013-2014 Annual Notification to Parents (ANTP) is a legally required notification to parents of their rights and responsibilities. It includes district procedures and policies and serves a ...more

SARC's 2013-2014

The School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) for Los Gatos and Saratoga High Schools, 2013-2014, are now available. These reports provide information about teaching, learning, test results, ...more

Title IX

Information regarding Title IX, Gender Equity in Education, can be found here .

Emergency Management and Anti-Bullying Resources

The SCCOE has provided anti-bullying resources  and continues to provide updates.

In addition, Readiness and Emergency Management Resources are available here from the Department of Education.

Emergency Notification Systems - Enrollment Options

In April 2012, Los Gatos – Saratoga Union High School District announced the launch of a new communication service that delivers important school and emergency information to you via SMS text ...more

Notifications and information regarding missing children provided by the California Attorney General's Office.