Aragon High School

2.75 5 1 (4 reviews)
900 Alameda De Las Pulgas

San Mateo, CA 94402
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (650)558-2999
  • Aragon High School serves 1,473 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 59% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 85% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Aragon High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • Aragon High School operates within the San Mateo Union High School District.
  • San Mateo Union High School District's 91% graduation rate is higher than the California state average of 83%.

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School Overview

  • Aragon High School's student population of 1473 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 69 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,473 students
Gender %Aragon High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers69 teachers
Students by GradeAragon High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Aragon High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Aragon High School is 0.75, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio21:124:1
Asian
31%
11%
Hispanic
26%
54%
Black
1%
6%
White
28%
24%
Hawaiian
3%
n/a
Two or more races
11%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsAragon High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.750.41
Graduation Rate
97%
83%
Aragon High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Aragon High School is San Mateo Union High School District, which is ranked within the top 10% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • San Mateo Union High School District's student population of 8,590 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 91% has increased from 89% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $17,002 is higher than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 11% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $18,404 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameSan Mateo Union High School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    8
    4
    Number of Students Managed8,5901,585
    San Mateo Union High School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    56%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    78%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    91%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$140 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$152 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$17,002$11,049
    District Spending / Student$18,404$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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    School Reviews

      2.75 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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    Aragon is a great school.A large public high school in a San Francisco suburb, aragon is a national top rated high school ( Newsweek), offering great academics, excellent extra curriculars, support for a diverse student body, and a culture that challenges students without an intensely stressful culture. Every year students get into Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, etc, but there are also a large number of students whose goal is community college, and the school supports all of them. Great music program, many AP classes, excellent motivated teachers, a friendly safe supportive atmosphere.
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    I am a student from Aragon High, teachers are unfriendly and unwilling to teach well. Classes are overpopulated (over 35 students) I suggest a smaller school where the learning environment will help students concentrate more.
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    This school has too little fund for such a large population. Classes are overflowing and students are out of control. I may suggest a private school to other children going to high school.
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    My thoughts are, Aragon is a very corrupt school. Funding are spent inappropriately on art and beauty of the school instead of necessary components, such as smaller classrooms (average class size 35+ students). Very hard to get social and the teachers don't provide much of a help and programs are low funded. I suggest going to a smaller school to avoid the fate that I am in.
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