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

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 181 public schools serving 92,251 students in San Mateo County, CA. San Mateo County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in San Mateo County, CA are North Star Academy, White Oaks Elementary School and Hoover Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
San Mateo County, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 54% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 62% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in San Mateo County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 10% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Best San Mateo County Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
North Star Academy
Magnet School
Math: 96% | Reading: 96%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
400 Duane St.
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 482-2411
Grades: 3-8
| 536 students
Rank: #22.
White Oaks Elementary School
Charter School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1901 White Oak Way
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7317
Grades: K-3
| 295 students
Rank: #33.
Hoover Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2220 Summit Dr.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 259-3800
Grades: K-5
| 211 students
Rank: #4 - 74. - 7.
Central Elementary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
525 Mid Rd.
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 637-4820
Grades: K-5
| 447 students
Rank: #4 - 74. - 7.
North Hillsborough
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
545 Eucalyptus Ave.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 347-4175
Grades: K-5
| 316 students
Rank: #4 - 74. - 7.
South Hillsborough
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
303 El Cerrito Ave.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 344-0303
Grades: K-5
| 207 students
Rank: #4 - 74. - 7.
West Hillsborough
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
376 Barbara Way
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 344-9870
Grades: K-5
| 373 students
Rank: #88.
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: #99.
Woodside Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3195 Woodside Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 851-1571
Grades: K-8
| 411 students
Rank: #1010.
Franklin Elementary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2385 Trousdale Dr.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 259-3850
Grades: K-5
| 448 students
Rank: #1111.
Corte Madera
Math: 82% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4575 Alpine Rd.
Portola Valley, CA 94028
(650) 851-1777
Grades: 4-8
| 343 students
Rank: #1212.
Las Lomitas Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
299 Alameda De Las Pulgas
Atherton, CA 94027
(650) 854-5900
Grades: K-3
| 532 students
Rank: #1313.
Sandpiper Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
801 Redwood Shores Pkwy.
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 631-5510
Grades: K-6
| 569 students
Rank: #1414.
Ormondale Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
200 Shawnee Pass
Portola Valley, CA 94028
(650) 851-1777
Grades: K-3
| 264 students
Rank: #1515.
Oak Knoll Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1895 Oak Knoll Ln.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 854-4433
Grades: K-5
| 680 students
Rank: #1616.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1801 Devereux Dr.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 259-3860
Grades: K-5
| 460 students
Rank: #1717.
La Entrada Middle School
Math: 82% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2200 Sharon Rd.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 854-3962
Grades: 4-8
| 802 students
Rank: #1818.
Fox Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3100 Saint James Rd.
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 637-4850
Grades: K-5
| 493 students
Rank: #1919.
Hillview Middle School
Math: 82% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1100 Elder Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 326-4341
Grades: 6-8
| 959 students
Rank: #2020.
Ralston Intermediate
Math: 80% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2675 Ralston Ave.
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 637-4880
Grades: 6-8
| 1,206 students
Rank: #2121.
Laurel Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
95 Edge Rd.
Atherton, CA 94027
(650) 324-0186
Grades: K-5
| 705 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Crocker Middle School
Math: 82% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2600 Ralston Ave.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 342-6331
Grades: 6-8
| 505 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Encinal Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
195 Encinal Ave.
Atherton, CA 94027
(650) 326-5164
Grades: K-5
| 627 students
Rank: #2424.
Central Middle School
Math: 78% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
757 Cedar St.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7321
Grades: 6-8
| 553 students
Rank: #2525.
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: #2626.
Carlmont High School
Magnet School
Math: 73% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1400 Alameda De Las Pulgas
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 595-0210
Grades: 9-12
| 2,184 students
Rank: #2727.
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: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Arundel Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
200 Arundel Rd.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7311
Grades: K-4
| 484 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Washington Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
801 Howard Ave.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 259-3880
Grades: K-5
| 374 students
Rank: #3030.
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: #3131.
Heather Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2757 Melendy Dr.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7303
Grades: K-4
| 424 students
Rank: #3232.
Burlingame Intermediate
Math: 74% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1715 Quesada Way
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 259-3830
Grades: 6-8
| 1,088 students
Rank: #3333.
Redwood Shores Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
225 Shearwater Pkwy.
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 802-8060
Grades: K-5
| 526 students
Rank: #3434.
Monte Verde Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2551 St. Cloud Dr.
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 877-8838
Grades: K-5
| 542 students
Rank: #3535.
Roy Cloud Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3790 Red Oak Way
Redwood City, CA 94061
(650) 482-2414
Grades: K-8
| 718 students
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San Mateo County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1039 Garden St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 325-1460
Grades: 9-12
| 202 students
656 Bair Island Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 361-1345
Grades: 9-11
| n/a students
2025 Kehoe Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7660
Grades: 6-8
| 662 students
1109 Hilton St
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 298-0259
Grades: 9-12
| 15 students
2450 Ralmar St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 329-6700
Grades: 4-8
| 514 students
444 E. Market St.
Daly City, CA 94014
(650) 991-1211
Grades: K-5
| 390 students
60 Christopher Ct.
Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 991-1206
Grades: K-6
| 313 students
2322 Crestmoor Dr
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 624-3145
Grades: K-5
| 158 students
Aspire Public Schools 1564 Lau
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 329-2811
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
2600 Middlefield Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 363-4221
Grades: 9-12
| 18 students
2086 Clarke St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 614-4300
Grades: 6-8
| 110 students
1 Martin St.
Daly City, CA 94014
(415) 467-5443
Grades: 5-8
| 187 students
890 Broadway
Redwood City, CA 94062
Grades: 9-11
| 198 students
321 Sheridan Dr
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 329-2800
Grades: K-8
| 275 students
555 Ave. Del Ora
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 482-2406
Grades: K-5
| 288 students
400 Duane St
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 366-3827
Grades: 3-8
| n/a students
699 Serramonte Blvd
Daly City, CA 94014
(650) 301-8404
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
201 West Orange Ave
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 589-3430
Grades: 9-12
| 14 students
930 Oddstad Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6676
Grades: K-5
| 310 students
350 Butano Cut Off
Pescadero, CA 94060
(650) 879-0274
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1390 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 802-5186
Grades: 6-10
| 10 students
1599 Industrial Rd.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(209) 591-5400
Grades: 9-12
| 135 students
300 Piedmont, Room 419
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 348-8834
Grades: 9-12
| 8 students
300 28th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7551
Grades: 6-8
| 2 students
763 Green St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 323-1085
Grades: 9-12
| 41 students
2600 Middlefield Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 369-1411
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
120 James Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 369-1411
Grades: 9-12
| 39 students
2031 Pulgas Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 599-1517
Grades: 9-12
| 8 students
553 Hazel Ave
San Bruno, CA 94066
Grades: 9-12
| 133 students

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