Top 10 Best San Mateo County Public Middle Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 52 public middle schools serving 25,529 students in San Mateo County, CA. The top ranked public middle schools in San Mateo County, CA are North Star Academy, La Entrada Middle School and Ralston Intermediate. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
San Mateo County, CA public middle schools have an average math proficiency score of 51% (versus the California public middle school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 62% (versus the 47% statewide average). Middle schools in San Mateo County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 5% of California public middle schools.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public middle school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Best San Mateo County Public Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
North Star Academy
(Math: 96% | Reading: 96% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
400 Duane St.
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 482-2411
Grades: 3-8
| 511 students
Rank: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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
| 862 students
Rank: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #99.
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: #1010.
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: #1111.
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: #1212.
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
| 628 students
Rank: #1313.
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
Rank: #1414.
Summit Public School: Denali
Charter School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 80% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
539 E. Weddell Dr.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(669) 721-2646
Grades: 6-12
| 677 students
Rank: #1515.
Burlingame Intermediate
(Math: 67% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1715 Quesada Way
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 259-3830
Grades: 6-8
| 1,028 students
Rank: #1616.
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
| 259 students
Rank: #1717.
Taylor Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
850 Taylor Blvd.
Millbrae, CA 94030
(650) 697-4096
Grades: 6-8
| 718 students
Rank: #1818.
Vallemar Elementary School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
377 Reina Del Mar Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6655
Grades: K-8
| 478 students
Rank: #1919.
Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1427 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6665
Grades: 6-8
| 463 students
Rank: #2020.
Westborough Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2570 W.borough Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8848
Grades: 6-8
| 516 students
Rank: #2121.
Nesbit Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
500 Biddulph Way
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 637-4860
Grades: K-8
| 596 students
Rank: #2222.
Lipman Middle School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1 Solano St.
Brisbane, CA 94005
(415) 467-9541
Grades: 6-8
| 120 students
Rank: #2323.
Clifford Elementary School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 66% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
225 Clifford Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 482-2402
Grades: K-8
| 658 students
Rank: #2424.
San Mateo County Special Education
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
101 Twin Dolphin Dr.
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 802-5588
Grades: K-12
| 89 students
Rank: #2525.
Canyon Oaks Youth Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
400 Edmonds Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 839-1810
Grades: 7-12
| 9 students
Rank: #2626.
Gateway Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
35 Tower Rd.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 598-2150
Grades: 6-12
| 10 students
Rank: #2727.
Margaret J. Kemp
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
400 Paul Scannell Dr.
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 312-5235
Grades: 7-12
| 5 students
Rank: #2828.
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
| 979 students
Rank: #2929.
Ocean Shore Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
411 Oceana Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6650
Grades: K-8
| 414 students
Rank: #3030.
Cabrillo Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
601 Crespi Dr.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6660
Grades: K-8
| 550 students
Rank: #3131.
Fernando Rivera Intermediate
(Math: 35% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1255 S.gate Ave.
Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 991-1225
Grades: 6-8
| 487 students
Rank: #3232.
Bayside Academy
(Math: 37% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2025 Kehoe Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7660
Grades: K-8
| 830 students
Rank: #3333.
Roosevelt Elementary School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 46% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2223 Vera Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94061
(650) 482-2413
Grades: K-8
| 655 students
Rank: #3434.
Pacifica Independent Home Study
Alternative School
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
830 Rosita Rd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6694
Grades: K-8
| 55 students
Rank: #3535.
Mckinley Institute Of Technology
(Math: 28% | Reading: 47% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
400 Duane St.
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 482-2410
Grades: 6-8
| 287 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 middle schools in San Mateo County, CA?
The top ranked public middle schools in San Mateo County, CA include North Star Academy, La Entrada Middle School and Ralston Intermediate. San Mateo County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
How many public middle schools are located in San Mateo County, CA?
52 public middle schools are located in San Mateo County, CA.
What is the racial composition of students in San Mateo County, CA?
San Mateo County, CA public middle schools minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public middle schools average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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