Located in the foothills of the east side of the San Francisco Bay, the City of Piedmont is a residential community with a population of about 11,000. Many people move to Piedmont for the excellent public schools and the family-oriented community atmosphere. Approximately 40 percent of the households in Piedmont have children in school. However, even after the children are grown, people stay to enjoy the many community activities, public services and easy access to cultural and recreational activities of the greater metropolitan area.
Piedmont residents demonstrate their commitment to education in a variety of ways, but most importantly, through a parcel tax contributing approximately $7.0 million yearly. Additional funds are generated by the non-profit Piedmont Educational Foundation through a generous grant-giving system and a permanent Endowment Fund. Music, art, and athletic programs are assisted individually by special community groups, and each school has an active parent club whose fundraising efforts contribute extensive site support and to the District to support key budget priorities. Together these support groups spend nearly $1.5 million per year to enhance the k-12 program in Piedmont.