District Profile

  • MPCSD The Menlo Park City School District serves parts of Menlo Park, Atherton and unincorporated San Mateo County. Menlo Park and Atherton are located 27 miles south of San Francisco and 20 miles northwest of San Jose, on the edge of Silicon Valley, two miles from Stanford University.

    There are approximately 2,800 students, preschool through 8th grade, enrolled in the five schools that make up the District: the Early Learning Center preschool (fee-based partnership with MPCSD); Encinal Elementary, grades K-5; Laurel Elementary School on two campuses - Lower Campus, grades TK-3 and Upper Campus, grades 3-5; Oak Knoll Elementary, grades K-5; and Hillview Middle School, grades 6-8.

    The District receives substantial support within the community through the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation, which granted $4,050,845 for our schools for the 2022-23 school year. Each school is also supported by an active Parent Teacher Organization which funds campus-specific enrichment programs. Together, the MPAEF and the four PTOs run an annual fundraising campaign called the One Community Campaign.



    2,797 Students, including preschool (Fall 2022)


    BUDGET (2018-19)

    $65,096,357 Total Revenue (2022-23 adopted budget)
    $23,797 Operating Expenditures per Pupil, TK-8th grade (2022-23 adopted budget)


    Approximately 400 Full Time Equivalency (Fall 2022)