Serrano elementary and middle-school students attend school in either the Buckeye Union School District or the Rescue Union School District. All high school students are served by the El Dorado Union High School District and currently live within the attendance area for Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills. Effective with the fall 2006 school year, some of the newer areas of Serrano will be within the boundary line for Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs.
All of the schools serving Serrano consistently place within the top 10 percent of California schools, according to the California Academic Performance Index (API).
More detailed information about school boundaries and year-round attendance tracks.
Buckeye Union School District in El Dorado Hills CA
The Buckeye district features two on-site Serrano elementary schools and an on-site middle school. All three of these schools operate on a year-round attendance schedule. Serrano students living within the Buckeye district may also have the option of attending traditional-schedule elementary and middle schools in their district. (Please check with the appropriate school district.)
Oak Meadow Elementary School (grades K-5)
Oak Meadow, located at Silva Valley Parkway, is one of the newest schools in the Buckeye Union School District. It operates year-round with two separate tracks ("red" and "blue"). The school offers a Gifted and Talented (GATE) program and many extracurricular activities. Telephone: 916-933-9746.
Silva Valley Year Round Elementary School (grades K-5)
Silva Valley, located at Golden Eagle Lane at Silva Valley Parkway, is open year-round with four separate tracks ("green," "blue," "yellow" and "red"). Silva Valley has before- and after-school enrichment programs, a Gifted and Talented (GATE) program, and a strong student council and PTA. Telephone: 916-933-3767.
William Brooks Elementary School (grades K-5)
This traditional-year school is located on Park Drive, less than three miles from Serrano, and may be open to Serrano residents who live within the Buckeye Union School District. (Please check with the school district.) The school's offerings include a computer lab, an outdoor life lab, and a GATE program. William Brooks is the smallest of the three elementary schools serving Serrano, with a student population of about 400. Telephone: 916-933-6618.
Rolling Hills Middle School (grades 6-8)
Rolling Hills is a year-round school located at Silva Valley Parkway at Harvard Way. It was named a National Blue Ribbon School for the 2001-2002 school year for its academic excellence and a California Distinguished School (1996/1997 and 2004/2005). Rolling Hills has a variety of extracurricular activities and sports teams that meet during lunch or after school.
All Rolling Hills students are on the same track, which consists of a summer vacation from the end of June through early August, Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year breaks, and some weeks off in April and October. Telephone: 916-933-9290.
Camerado Springs Middle School (grades 6-8)
Camerado Springs is a traditional-year middle school located in Cameron Park at the Cambridge Road exit off of Highway 50. Enrollment is open to El Dorado Hills students who live within the Buckeye Union School District. Camerado has a full spectrum of extracurricular sports programs and other clubs and activities. Telephone: 916-933-0584. (To inquire about bus schedules, call the Buckeye Transportation Department at 916-933-0398.)
Rescue Union School District in El Dorado CA
Jackson Elementary School (grades K-5)
Jackson is a traditional-year school located on Francisco Drive in El Dorado Hills. Some of the school's offerings include a computer lab, a music program, a foreign language program, and a garden for life-lab learning. Jackson also has a Gifted and Talented (GATE) program.
Telephone: (916) 933-1828
Marina Village Middle School (grades 6-8)
Marina is a traditional-year school located on Francisco Drive in El Dorado Hills. Marina has an honor society, a Gifted and Talented (GATE) program, extracurricular sports programs, a music program, and many other offerings.
Telephone: (916) 933-3993
Effective with the 2006-2007 school year, an additional elementary school and middle school may serve some newer areas of Serrano. Buyers should check with the appropriate school district(s) if they are uncertain what school(s) serve their children.
El Dorado Union High School District
Oak Ridge High School (grades 9-12)
Oak Ridge High School, adjacent to the Serrano community on Silva Valley Road and Harvard Way, is recognized for its excellent academic and sports programs. In preparation for college entrance tests, Oak Ridge offers college preparatory English and math classes and advanced placement classes. The school also has career-vocational education and Regional Occupation Program (ROP) courses for juniors and seniors. Oak Ridge operates on a traditional school-year schedule and is currently the only high school in El Dorado Hills.
Ponderosa High School (grades 9-12)
Effective with the fall 2006 school year, some students moving into new communities in the eastern portion of Serrano will be within the attendance area for Ponderosa High School located in Shingle Springs. Ponderosa has a strong academic focus with advance-level and accelerated classes for college-bound students, as well as a school-to-career program. All 80 classrooms and six computer labs are networked via a fiber-optics infrastructure. Many extracurricular activities are available, ranging from speech and debate to 17 different sports represented by 36 sports teams. Ponderosa operates on a traditional school-year schedule.