A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Capuchino High School is a highly rated, public school located in San Bruno, CA. It has 1,105 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
Address
1501 Magnolia Dr.
San Bruno, CA 94066
Telephone
(650) 558-2799
Website

Capuchino High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1120
160 responses
Average ACT
25
48 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
66%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 86 responses
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  • Battle of the strip
    26%
  • Rallies and battle of the strip
    20%
  • Green and gold fridays
    16%
  • Basketball Quads
    10%
  • Talent Show
    7%
  • Plays
    7%
  • I am in the dance program- the annual dance show!
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,105
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$19,260/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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Capuchino High School Reviews

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On top of being the most beautiful and diverse campus in our school district, Capuchino is a great place to get involved at school. It's really all about accepting and creating opportunities for yourself whenever possible - all you have to do is ask. Ask for job openings, internships, an application to start a club, programs to get yourself involved with, and anything else you'd want! Besides that, teachers, although not all, are almost always approachable and connect well with students. Staff on the other hand are pretty good but there were issues this past year regarding the final decisions about the vice principal, the job performance of the principal, and the new bell schedule, despite student and family input. Capuchino may not be a prefect school but it has so many resources for students to use, it's just that not all students take advantage of them.
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My favorite part about Capuchino High School is its committment to diversity and school pride. We're probably the only school in the district that has posters with "welcome" in several world languages and gay pride flags in the science hall. We even decorated for Black History Month! If you participate in the IB program, as I do, you'll find that the teachers are incredibly intellectual (some have even been research scientists at NASA!) and willing to stay for hours after school to give you exam prep and sometimes snacks. I have definitely encountered some people who create drama and teachers that are substandard, but that can be fixed with social navigation and initiative to ask for help from other teachers.
Capuchino has a nice campus with a diverse group of students. Capuchino is the only school in the San Mateo Union High School District that offers IB classes. Although stressful and time consuming, IB classes provide an environment that well prepares students for college. Athletically, Capuchino does not have the most competitive sports teams, but the coaching staff and athletic trainer take things seriously and allow you to be the best athlete you can be. Sometimes, the staff makes some questionable decisions. Whenever a bathroom is vandalized, the staff immediately closes the school bathroom. This is probably my biggest complaint, I think that closing bathrooms can lead to health issues and inconvenience for students. Another complaint that I have is about the school lunch. The lunch portions are insanely small and are expensive with a price of $4.50. Whenever I buy school lunch I always leave hungry. However, I enjoy my time at Capuchino and highly recommend this school.