1450 Tarpon St.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Bowditch Middle School serves 1,025 students in grades 6-8.
Bowditch Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75% (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 79% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Top Rankings

Bowditch Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Bowditch Middle School's student population of 1,025 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,025 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
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School Rankings

Bowditch Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Bowditch Middle School is 0.61, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#555 out of 9659 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
56%
12%
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Hispanic
8%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
27%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
8%
4%
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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
0.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
1%
9%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 1,025 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 73%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.61 (Top 30%)

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