Top 10 Best San Mateo Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 26 public schools serving 16,055 students in San Mateo, CA (there are 27 private schools, serving 4,689 private students). 77% of all K-12 students in San Mateo, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%). 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, Brewer Island Elementary School and Beach Park 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 49% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in San Mateo have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Best San Mateo, CA Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
College Park Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
715-a Indian Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 312-7691
Grades: K-5
| 445 students
Rank: #22.
Brewer Island Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1151 Polynesia Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 312-7532
Grades: K-5
| 464 students
Rank: #33.
Beach Park Elementary School
Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1058 Shell Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 312-7700
Grades: K-5
| 71 students
Rank: #44.
Foster City Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
461 Beach Park Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 312-7522
Grades: K-5
| 854 students
Rank: #55.
Bowditch Middle School
Math: 72% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1450 Tarpon St.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 312-7680
Grades: 6-8
| 970 students
Rank: #66.
Audubon Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
841 Gull Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 312-7500
Grades: K-5
| 682 students
Rank: #77.
North Shoreview Montessori
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1301 Cypress Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 312-7588
Grades: K-8
| 290 students
Rank: #88.
Baywood Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
600 Alameda De Las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-7511
Grades: K-5
| 637 students
Rank: #99.
Highlands Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2320 Newport St.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-7544
Grades: K-5
| 488 students
Rank: #1010.
Parkside Montessori
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1685 Eisenhower St.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-7575
Grades: K-5
| 277 students
Rank: #1111.
Borel Middle School
Math: 44% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
425 Barneson Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-7670
Grades: 6-8
| 1,002 students
Rank: #1212.
George Hall Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
130 San Miguel Way
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7533
Grades: K-5
| 428 students
Rank: #1313.
Bayside Academy
Math: 37% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2025 Kehoe Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7660
Grades: K-8
| 898 students
Rank: #1414.
Meadow Heights Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2619 Dolores St.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7566
Grades: K-5
| 299 students
Rank: #1515.
Abbott Middle School
Math: 26% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
600 36th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7600
Grades: 6-8
| 764 students
Rank: #1616.
Beresford Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 28th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7551
Grades: K-5
| 259 students
Rank: #1717.
Laurel Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
316 36th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7555
Grades: K-5
| 529 students
Rank: #1818.
Fiesta Gardens International Elementary School
Math: 24% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Bermuda Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7737
Grades: K-5
| 465 students
Rank: #1919.
San Mateo Park Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
161 Clark Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-7577
Grades: K-5
| 365 students
Rank: #2020.
Sunnybrae Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1031 S. Delaware St.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-7599
Grades: K-5
| 372 students
Rank: #2121.
Lead Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
949 Ocean View Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 312-7550
Grades: K-5
| 394 students
Rank: n/an/a
Aragon High School
900 Alameda De Las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 558-2999
Grades: 9-12
| 1,734 students
Rank: n/an/a
Gateway Center
Alternative School
35 Tower Rd.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 598-2150
Grades: 6-12
| 8 students
Rank: n/an/a
Hillsdale High School
3115 Del Monte St.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 558-2699
Grades: 9-12
| 1,689 students
Rank: n/an/a
San Mateo High School
506 N. Delaware St.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 558-2399
Grades: 9-12
| 1,671 students
1170 Chess Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 312-7766
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

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in San Mateo, CA?
How many public schools are located in San Mateo, CA?

26 public schools are located in San Mateo, CA.

What percentage of students in San Mateo, CA go to public school?

77% of all K-12 students in San Mateo, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).

What is the racial composition of students in San Mateo, CA?

San Mateo, CA minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

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