Foster City Elementary School

  • Foster City Elementary School serves 894 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 83% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.

Top Placements

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

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 OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students894 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Foster City Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 25:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Foster City Elementary School is 0.57, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank#335 out of 9602 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
39%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Foster City Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio26:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
61%
11%
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Hispanic
6%
54%
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Black
n/a
6%
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
24%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score0.570.64
This chart display the diversity score of Foster City Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
2%
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.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSan Mateo-Foster City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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