The school was enlarged in 1876. During the 1890s enrollment hovered around 110 students. In 1896 the school grounds were beautified by the San Ramon Public Hall Association. These improvements included: a new fence and stile on the south side; rustic seats throughout the grounds; an awning for the girls’ yard, and a ring and bars for the boys.
After the Danville Union School District was created and a modern four-room school was built in 1922, the San Ramon trustees discussed joining that district. In 1945 farmer Roger Schulte, an educator, and Rancher Fred Wiedemann debated the issue again. But San Ramon stayed with its own district until 1964 when all valley grammar and high school districts unified.
A new school, the second, was built in 1949 and opened in 1950 with three rooms at the start. The original school building was razed in 1960 with Bill Fereira taking time to save the steeple.
On May 17, 1997 a plaque from the San Ramon Valley Historical Society was placed on San Ramon Valley Blvd. north of Fostoria to mark the location of the long-lasting and well-loved original San Ramon Grammar School.
Beverly Lane, 2019
Contra Costa Gazette (4/11/1874; 4/4/1894); Emery, Rose Peters, Footprints in the Soil; Munro-Fraser, J. P., History of Contra Costa County, 1882, p. 444; Museum of San Ramon Valley archives; J. D. Smith, Recollections, ed. By Gary Drummond; Tatum, Robert, Old Times in Contra Costa County