Top 10 Best San Mateo Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 25 public schools serving 16,665 students in San Mateo, CA. San Mateo has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in San Mateo, CA are College Park Elementary School, Foster City Elementary School and Brewer Island Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
San Mateo, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 54% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 63% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in San Mateo have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Best San Mateo, CA Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
College Park Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 92% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
715-a Indian Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 312-7691
Grades: K-5
| 450 students
Rank: #22.
Foster City Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
461 Beach Park Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 312-7522
Grades: K-5
| 894 students
Rank: #33.
Brewer Island Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1151 Polynesia Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 312-7532
Grades: K-5
| 573 students
Rank: #44.
Bowditch Middle School
Math: 75% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1450 Tarpon St.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 312-7680
Grades: 6-8
| 1,025 students
Rank: #55.
Audubon Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
841 Gull Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 312-7500
Grades: K-5
| 759 students
Rank: #66.
Baywood Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
600 Alameda De Las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-7511
Grades: K-5
| 737 students
Rank: #77.
North Shoreview Montessori
Magnet School
Math: 61% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1301 Cypress Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 312-7588
Grades: K-8
| 348 students
Rank: #88.
Aragon High School
Math: 51% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(6)
900 Alameda De Las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 558-2999
Grades: 9-12
| 1,639 students
Rank: #99.
Highlands Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2320 Newport St.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-7544
Grades: K-5
| 554 students
Rank: #1010.
Hillsdale High School
Math: 50% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3115 Del Monte St.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 558-2699
Grades: 9-12
| 1,534 students
Rank: #1111.
George Hall Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
130 San Miguel Way
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7533
Grades: K-5
| 444 students
Rank: #1212.
San Mateo High School
Math: 50% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
506 N. Delaware St.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 558-2399
Grades: 9-12
| 1,665 students
Rank: #1313.
Meadow Heights Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2619 Dolores St.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7566
Grades: K-5
| 323 students
Rank: #1414.
Borel Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 50% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
425 Barneson Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-7670
Grades: 6-8
| 1,078 students
Rank: #1515.
Beresford Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
300 28th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7551
Grades: K-5
| 265 students
Rank: #1616.
Bayside Academy
Magnet School
Math: 43% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2025 Kehoe Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7660
Grades: K-8
| 899 students
Rank: #1717.
Parkside Montessori
Magnet School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1685 Eisenhower St.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-7575
Grades: K-5
| 204 students
Rank: #1818.
Laurel Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
316 36th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7555
Grades: K-5
| 525 students
Rank: #1919.
Abbott Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 32% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
600 36th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7600
Grades: 6-8
| 851 students
Rank: #2020.
Fiesta Gardens International Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 32% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Bermuda Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7737
Grades: K-5
| 535 students
Rank: #2121.
San Mateo Park Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
161 Clark Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-7577
Grades: K-5
| 386 students
Rank: #2222.
Sunnybrae Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
1031 S. Delaware St.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-7599
Grades: K-5
| 444 students
Rank: #2323.
Lead Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 24% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
949 Ocean View Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 312-7550
Grades: K-5
| 521 students
Gateway Center
Alternative School
35 Tower Rd.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 598-2150
Grades: 9-12
| 12 students
1170 Chess Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 312-7240
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in San Mateo, California

San Mateo, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2025 Kehoe Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7660
Grades: 6-8
| 662 students
300 28th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7551
Grades: 6-8
| 2 students

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