Skip to main content

Lafayette School District

Lafayette School District

  • Updates

    Important news and updates

    Superintendent's Message

    Dear Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

    Today dear parents, staff, and community members, I write my last official letter to you. Today, I begin to close the door to a wonderful career made even more exceptional because of each of you. You are a community like none other. Every day there have been special moments where you have inspired me, challenged me, and taught me life lessons about volunteerism, professionalism, and character, that will stay in my heart forever. A small message will never begin to convey what a privilege and honor it has been to be your Superintendent.

    As I open the next door to the future and start a new chapter in my life, the memories of each of you and all that we have done together will be with me always.

    With deep appreciation,

    Rachel Zinn, Superintendent

    (P.S. I will still be in the office during the summer months should you need to contact me.)


    Appointment of Richard Whitmore as Superintendent

    The Lafayette School District Governing Board appointed Richard Whitmore as its next Superintendent, effective August 6, 2018.  Mr. Whitmore is a resident of the city and has been actively involved in the Lafayette education community for over twenty years.  He currently serves as the Chief Administrative Officer at WestEd, an education research, development and service organization, and prior to that was the Superintendent in the Los Gatos Union School District. Continue reading


    Second Interim Report Presentation

    Fiscal Year 2017-18


    Lafayette Fire Danger  Weed Abatement Rules 




    Our Schools

    Burton Valley Elementary

    561 Merriewood Drive, Lafayette, CA 94549 
    tel:  (925) 927-3550 


    Happy Valley Elementary

    3855 Happy Valley Road, Lafayette, CA 94549 
    tel: (925) 927-3560 

    Lafayette Elementary

    950 Moraga Road,
    Lafayette, CA 94549 
    tel: (925) 927-3570 

    Springhill Elementary

    3301 Springhill Road,
    Lafayette, CA 94549 
    tel: (925) 927-3580 

    Stanley Middle School

    3455 School Street, Lafayette, CA 94549 
    tel: (925) 927-3530 

    About Our District

    District Vision

    Our students are creative thinkers and problem-solvers and are prepared to become responsible, ethical and productive citizens.


    District Mission

    We embrace a rigorous, comprehensive curriculum to provide a quality education in a safe and nurturing environment. We commit to meet the needs of all students by fostering continuous learning and providing a global perspective based upon respect and tolerance.