Welcome to Monte Sereno

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Monte Sereno lies approximately 50 miles southeast of San Francisco, in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, near the heart of Silicon Valley. The wealthy, exclusive community is entirely residential, with no commercial zoning.It is one of the tiniest cities in California and has some of the most exclusive zoning regulations in the area ? the code allows only for single-family homes, and the smallest lot allowed is about 8,000 square feet. Monte Sereno is known for its rural character, wooded hillsides and magnificent estates. From 1936 to 1938, John Steinbeck and his wife lived on Greenwood Lane here, while he wrote The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men.

Quick Facts

Population

3,542

Female

1,914

Male

1,628

  • White
    2,578
    77.2%
  • Hispanic
    162
    4.8%
  • Asian alone
    462
    13.8%
  • Black
    14
    0.4%
Median Home Price

$ 2M

Average Income

$202,321

Median resident age

51.7 years

Monte Sereno Schools

SchoolGradesPopulation/Grade AverageState Ranking/Total # of SchoolsStudent/Teacher RatioAPI Ranking
Blackford Elementary
(San Jose)
K-5629/1052,512/5,49023.2769
Capri Elementary (Campbell)K-5759/1271,661/5,49023.7866
Castlemont Elementary (Campbell)K-5727/1211,953/5,49023.8821
Forest Hill Elementary
(San Jose)
K-5580/97203/5,49022.2941
Lynhaven Elementary
(San Jose)
K-5586/983,073/5,49020.9800
Marshall Lane Elementary (Saratoga)K-5578/96214/5,49023.1952
Rosemary Elementary (Campbell)K-4511/1022,367/5,49023.3807
Sherman Oaks Elementary
(San Jose)
Dual Language Immersion English & Spanish; Community Charter School
K-6490/701,883/5,49023.3833
Village Elementary (Campbell)
Family-oriented parent participation charter school
K-5262/44225/5,26024.9945
Campbell Middle (Campbell)5-8652/1631,606/2,41621.7748
Monroe Middle (San Jose)5-8952/2381,265/2,41621.8784
Rolling Hills Middle
(Los Gatos)
5-8975/244180/2,41622.5913
Blossom Hill Elementary (Los Gatos)K-5687/115218/5,26024.9954
Daves Avenue ElementaryK-5555/931,242/5,26023.2913
Lexington Elementary (Los Gatos)K-5147/251,255/5,26019.9902
Louise Van Meter Elementary
(Los Gatos)
K-5655/109411/5,26024.9940
Raymond J. Fisher Middle (Los Gatos)6-81,144/38179/2,25723.8931
Argonaut Elementary (Saratoga)K-5423/7131/5,26022.2977
Foothill Elementary (Saratoga)K-5407/68133/5,26018.5934
Saratoga Elementary (Saratoga)K-5409/68178/5,26022.7956
Redwood Middle (Saratoga)6-8857/28617/2,25720.9973
Boynton High (Campbell)9-12231/581,523/2,42712.7610
Branham High (San Jose)9-121,412/353572/2,42723.5802
Camden Community Day (San Jose)9-1248/121,401/2,42712.6N/A
Del Mar High (San Jose)9-121,159/2891,276/2,42723.2706
Leigh High
(San Jose)
9-121,634/408431/2,42725.2824
Prospect High (Saratoga)9-121,285/321366/2,42722.7779
Westmont High (Campbell)9-121,585/396448/2,42725.0793
Los Gatos High (Los Gatos)9-121,798/450203/1,83022.1884
Saratoga High (Saratoga)9-121,429/35751/1,83020.8934