Las Virgenes Unified School DistrictNovember 6, 2014 by Gregory Corman
The Las Virgenes Unified School District is a school district created to serve several areas of Los Angeles County, specifically the western portion of the San Fernando Valley and the eastern Conejo Valley. Schools in the Las Virgenes Unified School District are attended by students from the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, and the Los Angeles County portion of Westlake village.
The following schools are currently administered by the Las Virgenes Unified School District:
- Buttercup Preschool
- Bay Laurel Elementary School
- Chaparral Elementary School
- Lupin Hill Elementary School
- Mariposa Elementary School of Global Education
- Round Meadow Elementary School
- Sumac Elementary School
- White Oak Elementary School
- Willow Elementary School
- Yerba Buena Elementary School
- A.E. Wright Middle School
- Alice C. Stelle Middle School
- Lindero Canyon Middle School
- Agoura High School
- Calabasas High School
- Indian Hills High School
In 1947, the Las Virgenes Union School District was formed, merging the four existing districts of Calabasas School, Las Virgenes School, Liberty School, and Cornell School. For high school, students had to attend Canoga Park High School, which was later on included in the Los Angeles Unified School District, making Las Virgenes a grade school district only. By that time, a trend to unify school districts in Southern California was fast gaining ground, and a law was eventually enacted to automatically unify existing grade school and high school districts, leading to the creation of the Las Virgenes Unified School District.
District Quick Facts
- The Las Virgenes Unified School District is headquartered at Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas, right next to the A.E. Wright Middle School.
- The largest school in the district in terms of student population is Agoura High School, with more than 2,000 students.
- Due to a large and growing number of Jewish students, the district has scheduled Yom Kippur as its fall recess day on October 6.
- The Las Virgenes Unified School District ranks in the top 2% of the state with an Academic Performance Index growth of 897 in 2013.
- Two elementary schools, Willow Elementary School and Yerba Buena Elementary School, recently received California Distinguished Elementary School Awards for 2014.