461 Beach Park Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Foster City Elementary School serves 894 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Foster City Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 84% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Top Rankings

Foster City Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Foster City Elementary School's student population of 894 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
894 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

Foster City Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Foster City Elementary School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#331 out of 9659 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Foster City Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
58%
12%
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Hispanic
7%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Foster City Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Foster City Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
25%
23%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Foster City Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Foster City Elementary School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Foster City Elementary School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Foster City Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Foster City Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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The children memorize year after year instead of learning concepts and how to apply them. No thinking going on.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 894 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.59 (Top 50%)

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