Foster City Elementary School

461 Beach Park Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Foster City Elementary School serves 759 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 79% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 78% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is equal to the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Asian), which is equal to the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 759 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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 759 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
759 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

Foster City Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Foster City Elementary School is 0.61, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#156 out of 3649 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
58%
12%
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Hispanic
9%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
21%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
11%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
51%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
1%
6%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Foster City Elementary School's ranking?
Foster City Elementary School is ranked #156 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in California.
What schools are Foster City Elementary School often compared to?
Foster City Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Brewer Island Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
79% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 78% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
How many students attend Foster City Elementary School?
759 students attend Foster City Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
58% of Foster City Elementary School students are Asian, 21% of students are White, 11% of students are Two or more races, 9% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Foster City Elementary School?
Foster City Elementary School has a student ration of 21:1, which is equal to the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Foster City Elementary School offer ?
Foster City Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Foster City Elementary School part of?
Foster City Elementary School is part of San Mateo-Foster City School District.

School Reviews

2   2/9/2009
The children memorize year after year instead of learning concepts and how to apply them. No thinking going on.
- Posted by Administrator - paula

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 759 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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