Top 10 Best San Mateo Public Elementary Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 22 public elementary schools serving 10,264 students in San Mateo, CA. The top ranked public elementary schools in San Mateo, CA are College Park Elementary School, Brewer Island Elementary School and Foster City Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
San Mateo, CA public elementary schools have an average math proficiency score of 52% (versus the California public elementary school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 58% (versus the 45% statewide average). Elementary schools in San Mateo have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of California public elementary schools.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public elementary school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Elementary Schools in San Mateo, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
College Park Elementary School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
715-a Indian Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 312-7691
Grades: K-5
| 436 students
Rank: #22.
Brewer Island Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1151 Polynesia Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 312-7532
Grades: K-5
| 375 students
Rank: #33.
Foster City Elementary School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
461 Beach Park Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 312-7522
Grades: K-5
| 759 students
Rank: #44.
North Shoreview Montessori
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1301 Cypress Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 312-7588
Grades: K-8
| 259 students
Rank: #55.
Beach Park Elementary School
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1058 Shell Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 312-7490
Grades: K-5
| 151 students
Rank: #66.
Bowditch Middle School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1450 Tarpon St.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 312-7680
Grades: 6-8
| 907 students
Rank: #77.
Audubon Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
841 Gull Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 312-7500
Grades: K-5
| 559 students
Rank: #88.
George Hall Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
130 San Miguel Way
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7533
Grades: K-5
| 415 students
Rank: #99.
Parkside Montessori
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1685 Eisenhower St.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-7575
Grades: K-6
| 285 students
Rank: #1010.
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: #1111.
Highlands Elementary School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2320 Newport St.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-7544
Grades: K-5
| 430 students
Rank: #1212.
Borel Middle School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
425 Barneson Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-7670
Grades: 6-8
| 979 students
Rank: #1313.
Bayside Academy
(Math: 43% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2025 Kehoe Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7660
Grades: K-8
| 830 students
Rank: #1414.
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: #1515.
Beresford Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
300 28th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7551
Grades: K-5
| 252 students
Rank: #1616.
Meadow Heights Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2619 Dolores St.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7566
Grades: K-5
| 281 students
Rank: #1717.
Fiesta Gardens International Elementary School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Bermuda Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7737
Grades: K-5
| 423 students
Rank: #1818.
Abbott Middle School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
600 36th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7600
Grades: 6-8
| 748 students
Rank: #1919.
Laurel Elementary School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
316 36th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7555
Grades: K-5
| 550 students
Rank: #2020.
Sunnybrae Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1031 S. Delaware St.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-7599
Grades: K-5
| 376 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Lead Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
949 Ocean View Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 312-7550
Grades: K-5
| 373 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
San Mateo Park Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
161 Clark Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-7577
Grades: K-5
| 325 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in San Mateo, California

San Mateo, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2025 Kehoe Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7660
Grades: 6-8
| 662 students
300 28th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7551
Grades: 6-8
| 2 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public elementary schools in San Mateo, CA?
How many public elementary schools are located in San Mateo, CA?
22 public elementary schools are located in San Mateo, CA.
What is the racial composition of students in San Mateo, CA?
San Mateo, CA public elementary schools minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public elementary schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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