San Mateo-Foster City School District

1170 Chess Dr.
Foster City, CA 94404-1107
(District boundaries shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

San Mateo-Foster City School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 21 public elementary schools serving 10,254 students in San Mateo-Foster City School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public elementary schools in California.
Public Elementary Schools in San Mateo-Foster City School District have an average math proficiency score of 49% (versus the California public elementary school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 45% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public elementary school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
22 Schools
7,688 Schools
# Students
10,254 Students
3,823,691 Students
# Teachers
498 Teachers
173,564 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
21:1

District Rank

San Mateo-Foster City School District, which is ranked #218 of all 1,167 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
This School District
State Average (CA)
#213 out of 1200 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of San Mateo-Foster City  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
49%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of San Mateo-Foster City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
59%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of San Mateo-Foster City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.73
0.63
# American Indian Students
6 Students
17,644 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
2,928 Students
438,824 Students
% Asian Students
28%
12%
# Hispanic Students
3,983 Students
2,121,275 Students
% Hispanic Students
39%
56%
# Black Students
78 Students
196,205 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
1,971 Students
807,801 Students
% White Students
19%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
195 Students
15,388 Students
% Hawaiian Students
2%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,092 Students
222,553 Students
% of Two or more races Students
11%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
1,266
467,614
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,108
408,263
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,106
421,114
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,176
426,435
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,159
432,748
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,160
440,654
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,109
440,527
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,062
307,721
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,108
321,532
# Students in 9th Grade:
-
40,526
# Students in 10th Grade:
-
37,922
# Students in 11th Grade:
-
36,984
# Students in 12th Grade:
-
41,633
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $19,740 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,801. The school district revenue/student has grown by 24% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $20,735 is higher than the state median of $18,236. The school district spending/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$202 MM
$116,387 MM
This chart display total revenue of San Mateo-Foster City  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$213 MM
$107,188 MM
This chart display total spending of San Mateo-Foster City  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$19,740
$19,801
This chart display average revenue per public school student in San Mateo-Foster City  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$20,735
$18,236
This chart display average spending per public school student in San Mateo-Foster City  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best San Mateo-Foster City School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

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
| 436 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
| 375 students
Rank: #33.
Beach Park Elementary School
(Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1058 Shell Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 312-7490
Grades: K-5
| 151 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
| 759 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
| 907 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
| 559 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
| 259 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
| 541 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
| 430 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-6
| 285 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
| 979 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
| 415 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
| 830 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
| 281 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
| 748 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
| 252 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
| 550 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
| 423 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
| 325 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
| 376 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
| 373 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 22 schools
  • Grades: KG-08
  • Enrollment: 10,254 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • : Top 20% in CA
  • : 49% (Top 30%)
  • : 59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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