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 5 public middle schools serving 3,723 students in San Mateo-Foster City School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public middle schools in California.
Public Middle Schools in San Mateo-Foster City School District have an average math proficiency score of 47% (versus the California public middle school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 61% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public middle school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
22 Schools
3,481 Schools
# Students
10,254 Students
1,876,774 Students
# Teachers
498 Teachers
87,766 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
0.64
# American Indian Students
6 Students
10,541 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
2,928 Students
199,377 Students
% Asian Students
28%
11%
# Hispanic Students
3,983 Students
1,021,161 Students
% Hispanic Students
39%
54%
# Black Students
78 Students
104,501 Students
% Black Students
1%
6%
# White Students
1,971 Students
425,946 Students
% White Students
19%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
195 Students
7,948 Students
% Hawaiian Students
2%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,092 Students
103,260 Students
% of Two or more races Students
11%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
1,266
83,471
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,108
74,768
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,106
77,145
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,176
77,354
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,159
80,438
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,160
86,149
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,109
291,394
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,062
434,809
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,108
455,696
# Students in 9th Grade:
-
55,188
# Students in 10th Grade:
-
52,150
# Students in 11th Grade:
-
51,717
# Students in 12th Grade:
-
56,477
# 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 Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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

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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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