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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    NG
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
San Mateo-Foster City School District is an above average, public school district located in Foster City, CA. It has 11,724 students in grades K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

San Mateo-Foster City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
11,724
Free or Reduced Lunch
29.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$91,315
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,948/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$152,446
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$3,002
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,153,600
National
$184,700

San Mateo-Foster City School District Reviews

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ITS A GREAT DISTRICT! IT HAS A GREAT MIDDLE SCHOO(BOREL MIDDLE SCHOOL) AND A GREAT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL(SUNNYBRAE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL) I WAS IN THE SAN MATEO FOSTER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SINCE I STARTED PRESCHOOL WHICH WAS WAY BACK IN 2010 AND JUST GRADUATED FROM BOREL MIDDLE SCHOOL LAST SCHOOL YEAR
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The San Mateo School District is like many others. It favors some schools over others depending on reputation, student population, and location. It's sports programs are also favored depending on popularity. Those who work for the school district are hardly present at any of the schools under their district and do not actively meet the students or parents from those schools. This school district needs a lot of improvement in terms of promoting diversity and acceptance, but does it's job for the most part.
The education was good, the buildings were in construction my entire time in highschool. Teachers cared about the students but administration did not care as much