Aragon High School

900 Alameda De Las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA 94402
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Aragon High School serves 1,757 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 77% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,757 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 73%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10% in CA)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 77%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Aragon High School's student population of 1,757 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,757 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
79 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Aragon High School is 0.75, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
51%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
77%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
30%
12%
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Hispanic
27%
56%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
27%
21%
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Hawaiian
3%
n/a
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Two or more races
13%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.75
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Graduation Rate
96%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Aragon High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Aragon High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Aragon High School often compared to?
Aragon High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like San Mateo High School, Hillsdale High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
51% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 77% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Aragon High School?
The graduation rate of Aragon High School is 96%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Aragon High School?
1,757 students attend Aragon High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
30% of Aragon High School students are Asian, 27% of students are Hispanic, 27% of students are White, 13% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Aragon High School?
Aragon High School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Aragon High School offer ?
Aragon High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Aragon High School part of?
Aragon High School is part of San Mateo Union High School District.

School Reviews

1   11/10/2021
Known in the region as the #1 school for academic focus. There are some teachers that are truly exceptional which makes those programs very popular and strong. The music program has improved a lot since new musical directors started with a popular choir program, chamber music, and jazz band and pep band opportunities. Athletic teams are generally not that good, but that is as it should be. Largely inclusive and diversified.
- Posted by Parent - Rachel
5   8/26/2019
I was a student who graduated in 2014. This school has a ton of opportunities for students. There are classes for everyone. Students get a lot of freedom to choose their junior and senior classes. For example, I took Human Anatomy, Biotech, Engineering, and choir during my Senior year. Other fun electives include photography, ceramics, yoga, dance, band, drama, tech theater, and culinary arts. There is plenty of room to grow as a student at Aragon. Teachers are helpful and supportive. If your student attends this school I would highly recommend the AVID program. This class helps prepare students for college and frequently does tours of college campuses.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Holly
5   8/6/2019
I am a current student at Aragon. I am going into my junior year. Both my freshman and sophomore year I had an amazing experience. The teachers are really great (there has been not one to complain about). FLEX time is offered which means if I miss a class due to sports, I can go to that classroom during a free period twice a week. There is a variety of classes to choose from and the advanced classes (AS) have different curriculum than the non AS classes (the AS classes prepare you for AP classes). Some other schools in the district have both AS and non AS students in the same classroom. This has made me feel very prepared for taking AP classes. There are a ton of clubs to join and lots of after school activities and sports.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - 6/15/19
5   1/5/2019
When I was there from 1968 to 71 it was a great school they had a real good aerospace program. Don''t know if they still have it. Anyway it helped me get a job at United air lines where I worked my way up from doing cargo to working on the planes where I made big dollars. I did have to go to CSM also for a couple of years but it paid off. I worked with some of the best people at United. To bad many are gone now retired like me and the new people have taken over and you see the results. Greed and could care less about the passengers and the service. We used to treat people like human beings not cattle. And I am sure that the school has also changed for the worse also.. Oh the school had real good drivers ed class that had new cars where I learned to drive. I gave the school 5 stars for back in the day.. Not sure about now. The teachers then were the best. I know many have passed away. Sad about that. I am sure the teachers don''t make enough money to live on now. The houses around there are starting at 1.5 million plus. And your Taxed to death. I left California when I retired. San Mateo used to be a great place to live.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Howrider
5   11/24/2017
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.
- Posted by Parent - Aragon Mom
2   2/1/2010
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - numbe
2   2/1/2010
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.
- Posted by Parent - brand

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,757 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 73%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10%)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 77%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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