Cinnabar Elementary School is one of the oldest schools in Petaluma, established in 1859, just a year after the…More founding of the city. It's located in North Petaluma, with sweeping views of nearby ranches and rolling hills.
The K-6 school has a high number of Latino students and offers adult programs for Latinos, such as computer training, as well as sports, Girl Scouts and other after-school activities. Cinnabar received a score of 753 on the Academic Progress Index (API) Growth in 2010, missing its target goal.
Miwok Valley Elementary School 1010 Saint Francis Dr, Petaluma, CA94954 Miwok Valley Elementary School is a kindergarten through sixth grade school in the Old Adobe Union School District. It…More offers a dual immersion program in which students have the option of receiving classroom instruction in both Spanish and English and ultimately being fluent in both by the end of sixth grade. The school provides a physical education specialist, wireless computer lab, monthly family fun nights and runs the Latino family literacy project.
Characterized by impressive domes covered with tiles and a beatiful interior, St. Vincent de Paul is the largest…More church in Petaluma, attracting some 12,000 congregants. The Catholic church has many Latino congregants and a strong commitment to social justice.
The congregation is led by Father Gary Lombard and Father Sean Rogers, offers baptism, marriage prep, youth choir and other classes, and holds mass and classes and programs in Spanish.
Casa Grande High School was founded in the 1970s and today educates nearly 1,800 students. It has a 93 percent…More graduation rate and about 33 percent Latino students, including 18 percent English learners. The school prides itself in a rigorous curriculum where students meet in "small learning communitites," cluster groups with different subject concentrations including marketing and media, green technology, health careers and liberal studies to better prepare themselves for the workplace.
The school is led by principal Linda Scheele and received 791 on the 2010 Growth API score, exceeding its target by more than 15 points.