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What does your gut tell you? To which type home does your family tend to navigate? I don't think the API scores are enough to make a difference in the quality of education your kids will get. Go with what feels right!
Consider yourselves fortunate that you have such a choice!! Personally, I would go with the home you like, the bigger lots, and support your children with love, attention, and guidance. All the schools in San Ramon and Danville provide an excellent education, provided the family supports education at home. It is amazing how well children can learn, thrive, and be happy without a fancy new building or compete against the highest API scores. Children thrive with fresh air (the bigger lot!) and overall stimulation! To date, I haven't seen any studies suggesting that a high API score equals life happiness / success / or better contributors to society.
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Go Westside; you said it yourself, "We like the Westside houses with bigger lots..."
I'm not downgrading the slightly higher APIs you mentioned; however, your parental guidance is more important than an annual averaged group API score or shinny brand new equipment. I imagine you want a well-rounded multi-faceted child or teen â€“ not just one who scores well on testsâ€¦.?
Things not working out â€¦.. As David offered, you do have an option of intra-district transfer; see: In addition, as can be seen at the San Ramon Valley USD website below:
Your life tends to gravitate around the schools that your children go to. If you put your child in a Danville elementary school and live in San Ramon, you will be driving your child to the events and friends houses that revolve around that school.
My family and I live on the Westside and do enjoy our larger lot size, but the trade off is the age of the home. We don't have a modern floorplan with massive bathrooms and closets that the Bridges would offer.
I hope that is helpful.