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San Mateo-Foster City School District
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  • FOSTER CITY, CA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Here at SMFCSD we are continuing to find seamless ways to communicate with our students and families. Through the implementation of the OneSMFC Podcast, Café con Diego, and Youtube Live Stream Town Hall meetings, we have allowed for a greater discussion surrounding the safety of our students. Building our community at SMFCSD stronger, together. Learn More

Report Card

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A minus
  7. Administration
    grade A
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
    grade B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C+

About

1170 CHESS DR
FOSTER CITY, CA 94404
About San Mateo-Foster City School District...

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Grades
PK, K-8
Total Schools
21
Students
11,576
From San Mateo-Foster City School District

From Superintendent Ochoa;

"Dear All,

We welcome everyone to the 2021-2022 school year! We are so excited to see students and staff come back on campus. This year promises to be a year of high-impacted learning and social-emotional growth!

We begin our year focused on establishing District Coherence. The District will initiate a strategic plan process resulting in a 2022-2027 SMFC Strategic Plan. Focus areas for this year are Academic Achievement, Special Education Program Quality, English Learner Services, Social-Emotional Supports and Professional Development. This is paramount to the rich diverse student body and faculty we have here at SMFCSD.

I have also had a great time speaking with our families at our Café con Diego at our middle schools and will continue to communicate with our families via Youtube Live Town halls, Podcasts, and newsletters!

Sincerely,

Diego R. Ochoa

Superintendent

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San Mateo-Foster City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
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Average SAT
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Average ACT
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The Montessori Method

The key concept of the Montessori method is that students become actively involved in the education process. The philosophy focuses on the development of the total child through the use of specially designed sequential materials, a “prepared environment,” and a redefinition of the role of the teacher. The program emphasizes the process involved in learning rather than just the product.

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
11,576
Free or Reduced Lunch
29.7%

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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
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Teachers in First/Second Year
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Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,948 / student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    7%

Living in the Area

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$158,529
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$3,209
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$1,245,800
National
$217,500

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