Which schools are assigned to your home address?
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What if you would rather they go to a different school?
Conejo Valley Schools Allow you to apply to transfer.
The Conejo Valley is known for its excellent schools. Being home to some of the highest rated schools in the state creates high demand for our schools from families all over. But many parents don’t know that you can apply to transfer to the best school for your child even if you don’t live within the school boundaries. All three districts offer both School Choice and Interdistrict Transfer.
With School Choice, you have the option to request that your child attend any school within the district. There is some paperwork to fill out and it is subject to approval. But from what I understand, it mainly has to do with space availability at the school you are transferring. I’ve heard from people who have done it that it’s a rather painless procedure.
You may decide that you’d prefer to switch to another school district. In that case, you can request an Interdistrict Transfer. For example, let’s say you live in Agoura Hills, but you would really like your kids to go to Westlake High. There are two items you need to make that happen. First, you need a release from your current district, and second, you need acceptance from your desired district.
IT’S NOT guaranteed that you will be granted either. If the school you are requesting the release needs students, it may reject your request. And if the school you are requesting is full or not accepting transfers, then you’re out of luck.
Eligibility and rules can change at any time, so please make sure you investigate with the school districts before making a decision on where to live.
Conejo Valley’s 3 School Districts:
Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD)
LVUSD covers Agoura Hills, Calabasas, and the L.A. County section of Westlake Village. It has 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 2 high schools. LVUSD has a strong reputation and is often the preferred district for parents.
Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD)
OPUSD is a small school district with 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school and is Oak Park specific. It has the best reputation for academics. To the point that parents cater their home search around acceptance into this district.
Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD)
CVUSD is the largest and covers Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, and the area of Westlake Village in Ventura County. It has 17 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 3 high schools. Most schools are very good to excellent, but with 17 elementary schools you can imagine that scores range depending on the neighborhood. Westlake Village schools are highly regarded and highly sought after. The Thousand Oaks side has excellent schools too. It’s worth doing your research.
UNOFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOLS RANKED. The word on the street is…
1. Westlake Village Schools
Best overall high school. Strong academics, excellent sports programs, and diverse elective options.
2. Oak Park Schools
Best academic reputation. High graduation and college readiness rates. Sports and electives not quite up to the standards of Westlake High.
3. Agoura Hills Schools
Strong academics. Solid programs. Just a slight notch below the other two.
4. Thousand Oaks Schools
Same strengths as Agoura High but not as highly regarded.
5. Newbury Park Schools
Test scores a bit lower than the other 4. It’s still a good school, just can’t quite catch up to the others.