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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
Address
451 West 20th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403
Telephone
(650) 345-8207

Applying

Application Deadline
January 7
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$20,675
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid
$8,300
From Junipero Serra High School

At Serra, you are immersed in an inclusive, supportive community that will challenge you to reach your full potential and grow in heart, mind, body, and spirit. Our rigorous academic program is designed to engage and support the unique ways in which you learn. As a Padre, you are mentored by committed, caring educators who are genuinely invested in their students.

The significant achievements of our graduates are proof that our empowering culture prepares Serra Padres for life after high school. They become compassionate leaders who care about their communities and are passionate about making a difference in the world. The lifelong friendships are examples of the strength of the brotherhood and are alive in our inclusive community.

The members of this year’s graduating Class of 2019 received $29.5 million in college scholarships, and dedicated 30,813 hours serving their local communities, impacting many lives in meaningful ways.

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Junipero Serra High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1270
221 responses
Average ACT
28
73 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.55 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.55 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 182 responses
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  • Athletic Events
    19%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Homecoming Football Games
    16%
  • Kairos
    12%
  • Serra has an extraordinary performing arts program
    11%
  • Jungle Game
    10%
  • Rallies
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    837
    91%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.56 responses
    46%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.56 responses
    93%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.56 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    11:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.67 responses
    Poll
    84%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.67 responses
    Poll
    78%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.67 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    83%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.70 responses
    57%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.70 responses
    66%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.70 responses
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D+
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      C
    Median Household Income
    $103,399
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $2,041
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $921,700
    National
    $184,700

    Junipero Serra High School Reviews

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    This school has transformed our son! The culture of Serra promotes intrinsic motivation and pairs it with Catholic values. Not only does he have the confidence and the peer support to try new sports and activities, but the classroom environment is ‘safe’ where students can express themselves and engage in academic dialogue freely. The teachers are highly trained and the best in their field: they understand the development of teen boys, have mastery of their subject matter, hold high expectations of students and follow through by challenging boys to push themselves. The population of boys is diverse with respect for all. The administration communicates effectively with families. This school is where men are made. I am proud to say our son attends Serra.
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    Junipero Serra High School is an amazing school. Students are held to the highest standard and are constantly pushed to do better. Junipero Serra High School is a private high school in San Mateo, California. It is home to just over 800 students. Serra High School was established in 1944 and has continued its legacy ever since. Students at Serra have been known for the academic excellence as well as their athletic abilities. Many students from Serra have gone on to study at America's top schools such as Stanford, Harvard, Yale, UCLA, and many many more. One key component that I believe makes Serra so successful are the 4 main pillars implemented into a Student's daily lives at Serra. The 4 include Integrity, Inclusion, Honesty, and Respect. These 4 pillars play a huge role in academic and athletic ethics and are practiced everyday in and out of school. All Serra students uphold these 4 pillars and in doing so, create the amazing environment that many consider a home away from home.
    The facilities are top-notch and the teachers are generally really kind and willing to help you! The school has a large list of AP/Honor courses for students to choose from. The guidance counselors are very good at their jobs and they make the college application process very easy. There is a sense of brotherhood and camaraderie that is very real in the school. Also, I is impossible to not get a club at Serra because there are so many! Besides, if none fit you, make your own! The only area that leaves something to be desired is the food. The food is ridiculously overpriced, the quality is decent but certainly not worth the prices.