Ranch Schools      9-27-2016        for CN Ranch Investors & EB5 Member Use
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 私立Private School: Alma Heights (Elementary, Middle, High)在附近       公立Public School: Terra Nova (High) 在隔壁

Primary and secondary schools

The public elementary and middle school district, known as Pacifica School District, 
(formerly the Laguna Salada School District), 
consists of Vallemar, Cabrillo, Ingrid B. Lacy, Sunset Ridge, Ortega, Linda Mar and Ocean Shore schools, 
and also a home schooling program. The administration office is located at 375 Reina del Mar Avenue, 
adjacent to Vallemar School. Each school enrolls about 550-600 students. 
There are two private K-8 schools, Good Shepherd School and Alma Heights Christian Academy.

Pacifica has one private high school and two public high schools which are part of the Jefferson Union High School District. 
Oceana High Schoolin the central part of the city while Terra Nova High School and Alma Heights Christian High School are in the south.
 Many students in the northern part of Pacifica attend Jefferson High School or Westmoor High School nearby in adjacent Daly City. 
Oceana's teaching paradigm is geared toward longer classes, senior exhibitions, and mandated community service. 
Much larger Terra Nova is a more traditional institution, featuring numerous sports, clubs, and a broad-based and 
enriching educational experience. 
Alma Heights Christian High School is a private high school located 5 minutes from popular Linda Mar Beach.

Private School: Alma Heights (Elementary, Middle, High)  私立   在附近

这 个学校太牛了, 从他们学生跟老师的比例看来 (1: 12, 1:9, 1:9),书再读不好也没有别的办法了,费用当然一定也很惊人了。 Victor 9-27-2016    
     我问过. 这个私立学校欢迎外国学生.可以中途插班进来., 不提供住宿, 家长和学生可以选择住在马场 或者 在外面租房子/买房子.

High School  高中
High School 高中

Middle School 初中 Middle School 初中

Element School  小学 Element School 小学

 公立Public School: Terra Nova (High)  在隔壁     WiKi 


The original buildings and campus were designed by Mark Falk & Corwin Booth (of Falk & Booth).
The main building originally had only two stories when the school opened in 1961.
Portables were added to the rear of the school campus to accommodate the increase in students and need for more classrooms.
A major facilities remodel was completed in 1998, and construction of a 400+ seat theater and a new science building began in early 2010.

Entrance to the high school


White Latino Asian African American Pacific Islander American Indian Two or More Races
38% 32% 12% 2% 3% 0.3% 13%

According to US News and World Report, 62% of Terra Nova's student body is "of color," with 17% of the student body coming
from an economically disadvantaged household, determined by student eligibility for California's Reduced-price meal program. [1]



Terra Nova offers Advanced Placement courses in US History, European History, Chemistry, Biology,Environmental Science, US Government, Language and Composition, Literature, Studio Art, Music Theory, and Calculus AB.

Standardized Testing

In 2011, Terra Nova scored an API of 801, the 6th highest in San Mateo County. By 2013, the last year on record, the school had scored 792,
the second highest in the Jefferson Union school district. [2]

SAT Scores for 2013–2014 [3]

Critical Reading Average Math Average Writing Average
Terra Nova High School 538 553 524
Jefferson Union District 503 536 500
San Mateo County 546 576 548
Statewide 492 506 489

Extracurricular activities

Terra Nova has an award-winning marching band, which won first place in their division at the Foothill Band Review in 2007 and 2009. The marching band received the Sweepstakes award at the 2008 and 2009 Fog Fests. The Terra Nova drama department also performs spring and fall productions, often produced in conjunction with directors from the local theatre company, the Pacifica Spindrift Players.

The school's student-run newspaper is the Terra Nova Times and has won awards from the Peninsula Press Club. Terra Nova has had a team on the Bay Area's Quiz Kids show since the show's debut.

Terra Nova also offers a wide variety of sports, including football, baseball, cheer leading, badminton,cross country, tennis, track and field, water polo, swimming, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and wrestling. Numerous teams go to CCS and PAL championships yearly. The 1982 football team had a final ranking of third in the state of California for Division 3 football. The team ended with an 11-1 record.

Baseball has sent several players to the Majors, including Greg Reynolds, Bob McClure, and Keith Hernandez (11-time 1st Base Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner, Major League Baseball All-Star Gameplayer, and hitting champ for several years).

Reynolds was born and raised in Pacifica, drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies out of Terra Nova in the 41st round of the 2003 MLB Draft, but instead decided to attend Stanford University. He was then selected by the Colorado Rockies as the second overall selection in the first round of the 2006 MLB Draft. Hernandez grew up in Linda Mar until the 10th grade; he attended Terra Nova as a freshman, graduating from nearby Capuchino High School in San Bruno in 1971. McClure was born in Oakland, California and later moved to Pacifica, attending Terra Nova all four years and graduating in 1970.

Notable alumni

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