Top 10 Best San Mateo County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 181 public schools serving 88,344 students in San Mateo County, CA (there are 113 private schools, serving 20,798 private students). 81% of all K-12 students in San Mateo County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%). 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 Central Elementary School, Arundel Elementary School and North Hillsborough. 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 52% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 49% 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 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best San Mateo County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Central Elementary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 93%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
525 Mid Rd.
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 637-4820
Grades: K-5
| 436 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Arundel Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
200 Arundel Rd.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7311
Grades: K-3
| 353 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
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
| 265 students
Rank: #44.
La Entrada Middle School
Math: 84% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2200 Sharon Rd.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 854-3962
Grades: 4-8
| 605 students
Rank: #55.
White Oaks Elementary School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1901 White Oak Way
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7317
Grades: K-3
| 244 students
Rank: #66.
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
| 436 students
Rank: #77.
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
| 375 students
Rank: #88.
Las Lomitas Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
299 Alameda De Las Pulgas
Atherton, CA 94027
(650) 854-5900
Grades: K-3
| 478 students
Rank: #99.
Ralston Intermediate
Math: 78% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2675 Ralston Ave.
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 637-4880
Grades: 6-8
| 1,113 students
Rank: #1010.
Woodside Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3195 Woodside Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 851-1571
Grades: K-8
| 365 students
Rank: #1111.
Fox Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3100 Saint James Rd.
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 637-4850
Grades: K-5
| 423 students
Rank: #1212.
Terra Nova High School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1450 Terra Nova Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 550-7600
Grades: 9-12
| 742 students
Rank: #1313.
Corte Madera
Math: 79% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4575 Alpine Rd.
Portola Valley, CA 94028
(650) 851-1777
Grades: 4-8
| 255 students
Rank: #1414.
Crocker Middle School
Math: 78% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2600 Ralston Ave.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 342-6331
Grades: 6-8
| 441 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Beach Park Elementary School
Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1058 Shell Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 312-7490
Grades: K-5
| 151 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1801 Devereux Dr.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 259-3860
Grades: K-5
| 413 students
Rank: #1717.
Hoover Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2220 Summit Dr.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 259-3900
Grades: K-5
| 226 students
Rank: #1818.
Sandpiper Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
801 Redwood Shores Pkwy.
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 631-5510
Grades: K-8
| 575 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
South Hillsborough
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
303 El Cerrito Ave.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 344-0303
Grades: K-5
| 239 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
West Hillsborough
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
376 Barbara Way
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 344-9870
Grades: K-5
| 313 students
Rank: #2121.
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
| 759 students
Rank: #2222.
Franklin Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2385 Trousdale Dr.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 259-3850
Grades: K-5
| 394 students
Rank: #2323.
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
| 907 students
Rank: #2424.
Cipriani Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2525 Buena Vista
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 637-4840
Grades: K-5
| 463 students
Rank: #2525.
Mariposa
Math: 72% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
750 Dartmouth Ave.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 832-4201
Grades: 4-5
| 304 students
Rank: #2626.
Ormondale Elementary School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
200 Shawnee Pass
Portola Valley, CA 94028
(650) 851-1777
Grades: K-3
| 221 students
Rank: #2727.
Tierra Linda Middle School
Math: 65% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
750 Dartmouth Ave.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7370
Grades: 6-8
| 445 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Heather Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2757 Melendy Dr.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7303
Grades: K-3
| 266 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
San Carlos Charter Learning Center
Charter School
Math: 64% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
750 Dartmouth Ave.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7343
Grades: K-8
| 370 students
Rank: #3030.
Oceana High School
Alternative School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
401 Paloma Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 550-7300
Grades: 9-12
| 573 students
Rank: #3131.
Redwood Shores Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
225 Shearwater Pkwy.
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 802-8060
Grades: K-5
| 358 students
Rank: #32 - 3432. - 34.
Brittan Acres Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2000 Belle Ave.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7307
Grades: K-3
| 321 students
Rank: #32 - 3432. - 34.
Green Hills Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
401 Ludeman Ln.
Millbrae, CA 94030
(650) 588-6485
Grades: K-5
| 331 students
Rank: #32 - 3432. - 34.
Spring Valley Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
817 Murchison Dr.
Millbrae, CA 94030
(650) 697-5681
Grades: K-5
| 396 students
Rank: #3535.
Central Middle School
Math: 68% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
757 Cedar St.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7321
Grades: 6-8
| 416 students
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San Mateo County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
3150 Granger Way
Redwood City, CA 94061
(650) 482-2401
Grades: K-5
| 470 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
1427 Palmetto Ave
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6665
Grades: 6-8
| 701 students
400 Log Cabin Ranch Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 747-9689
Grades: 7-12
| 14 students
1109 Hilton St
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 298-0259
Grades: 9-12
| 15 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
275 Oracle Pkwy.
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 231-2701
Grades: 9-12
| 552 students
Aspire Public Schools 1564 Lau
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 329-2811
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
201 N. Balboa Way
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 624-3150
Grades: K-5
| 262 students
2600 Middlefield Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 363-4221
Grades: 9-12
| 18 students
2950 Fair Oaks Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 482-2403
Grades: K-5
| 219 students
1 Martin St.
Daly City, CA 94014
(415) 467-5443
Grades: 5-8
| 187 students
909 Roosevelt Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 482-2407
Grades: K-5
| 312 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
| 275 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
101 Twin Dolphin Dr.
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 598-2000
Grades: 11-12
| n/a 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
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
325 Camille Ct.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 369-5851
Grades: 9-11
| 276 students
553 Hazel Ave
San Bruno, CA 94066
Grades: 9-12
| 133 students
620 Willow Rd.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 329-2850
Grades: K-5
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in San Mateo County, CA?
The top ranked public schools in San Mateo County, CA include Central Elementary School, Arundel Elementary School and North Hillsborough. San Mateo County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
How many public schools are located in San Mateo County, CA?
181 public schools are located in San Mateo County, CA.
What percentage of students in San Mateo County, CA go to public school?
81% of all K-12 students in San Mateo County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in San Mateo County, CA?
San Mateo County, CA public schools minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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