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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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San Mateo Union High School District is a highly rated, public school district located in San Mateo, CA. It has 8,626 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Address
650 N. Delaware St.
San Mateo, CA 94401
Telephone
(650) 558-2299
Website

San Mateo Union High School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1250
1,331 responses
Average ACT
29
461 responses
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Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,626
Free or Reduced Lunch
16.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,897
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$203,619,000
Expenses Per Student
$19,260/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    3%

San Mateo Union High School District Reviews

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I liked how supportive they were of student led protests, fundraisers, etc. The district chose to actual support what some students felt were very necessary and needed for the student body. The school district was also very inclusive when it came to the safety of the students. Not only did they inform students about safety precautions and other events, they also included parents/adults as well.
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My experience at San Mateo High School was very positive, yet not fulfilling. I had a gratifying experience outside of high school with club sports teams, which kept me going through the intense academic courses. The teachers are great friends and will continue to be so especially after graduation. You form very close bonds with the people around you, but you have to be motivated and self-advocating in order to get the full high school experience.
I love San Mateo High School District! It's had many academic achievements there and very sociable when it comes to school participants volunteering for local events.