The City of Lathrop is an ideal location along Interstate 5, as it intersects with Highway 120 Interchange. It's proximity to metropolis areas such as Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto and Alameda County, provides easy access to major Northern California markets.
Along with it's industry, steady growth, and many other attributes, the community is determined to grow and prosper while maintaining the present good "quality of life" for it's residents. Lathrop, one of California's newest cities is becoming recognized as a desirable place to locate for residence, business and industry.
Residential growth accelerated during the 1970s and 1980s and still continues to grow. First-time home buyers who commute to work into the Bay Area and areas of the rapidly growing San Joaquin Valley, along with those who work in Lathrop's industries, have found Lathrop to be a good place to call home!
Lathrop is located in the path of progress, and it will continue to grow and prosper. Those who come to Lathrop find a city with diverse character, a reflection of its residential, agricultural and industrial mix.
Manteca Unified School District
- Education facilities include 15 elementary schools, 3 high schools. Manteca also has one adult school and two continuation high schools.
The California State Department of Education has used various tests to measure student achievement in academics.
The CTB (California Test Basic Skills) is administered annually to incoming freshmen. Our students score consistently above the National and State averages in English, Math, Reading, and Science.
The ACT results for local high school students were very positive. Our students scored above the National and State averages in English, Math, Reading, and Science during the 1994 school year.