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  2. Diversity
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  4. College Prep
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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
1260
1,444 responses
Average ACT
29
502 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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San Mateo High School district is top notch! There is diversity, numerous resources for students, excellent teachers and the administration that truly cares and works hard to promote education and culture for their students. The campuses are safe and clean.
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This district is amazing in regards to academics and the level of intelligence regarding the teachers. However, the mental health programs are atrocious and leaves many students to feel that there is a lack of support from the administration. The administration is also garbage. They care more about banning kids from decorating their graduation caps and making sure the streamers are 18 inches from the roof rather than providing an adequate learning environment. The teachers and staff are what make this district great. It's hard to find a school in this district with a staff not dedicated to their students. The teachers and staff(not administration) change the lives of their students for the better, and almost everyone who graduates from this district has at least one teacher that changed their life.
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.