San Mateo school information

IndexSan MateoCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores57%53%68%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools208,30879,235
Total private schools153,43824,875
Total post-secondary schools21,0857,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in San Mateo are 16% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 20 public schools in San Mateo.
  • 88.4% of people in San Mateo have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.4% of people in San Mateo have completed high school.
  • 45.4% of people in San Mateo have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in San Mateo

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  • Abbott Middle600 36Th Ave.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 77 · Ratio: 0:157
  • Albion H. Horrall Elementary949 Ocean View Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 477 · Ratio: 0:142
  • Aragon High900 Alameda De Las PulgasGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,587 · Ratio: 0:149
  • Baywood Elementary600 Alameda De Las PulgasGrades: KG - 05Students: 618 · Ratio: 0:187
  • Beresford Elementary300 28Th Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 256 · Ratio: 0:167
  • Borel Middle425 Barneson Ave.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 902 · Ratio: 0:164
  • College Park Elementary715 Indian Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 296 · Ratio: 0:171
  • Fiesta Gardens International Elementary1001 Bermuda Dr.Grades: KG - 05Students: 467 · Ratio: 0:152
  • Gateway Center35 Tower Rd.Grades: 07 - 12Students: 76 · Ratio: 0:12
  • George Hall Elementary130 San Miguel WayGrades: KG - 05Students: 424 · Ratio: 0:169
  • Highlands Elementary2320 Newport St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 549 · Ratio: 0:173
  • Hillsdale High3115 Del Monte St.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 1,321 · Ratio: 0:148
  • Laurel Elementary316 36Th Ave.Grades: KG - 06Students: 456 · Ratio: 0:167
  • Meadow Heights Elementary2619 Dolores St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 329 · Ratio: 0:183
  • North Shoreview Elementary1301 Cypress Ave.Grades: KG - 07Students: 371 · Ratio: 0:168
  • Park Elementary161 Clark Dr.Grades: KG - 05Students: 485 · Ratio: 0:149
  • Parkside Elementary1685 Eisenhower St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 406 · Ratio: 0:145
  • San Mateo High506 North Delaware St.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 1,348 · Ratio: 0:152
  • Sunnybrae Elementary1031 South Delaware St.Grades: KG - 06Students: 521 · Ratio: 0:156
  • The Bayside S.T.E.M. Academy2025 Kehoe Ave.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 504 · Ratio: 0:142

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Compare San Mateo, CA Education To Other Cities

Education level achieved in San Mateo

IndexSan MateoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade88.4%80.6%83.8%
Completed high school87.4%79.3%82.4%
Completed some college72.4%60.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree53.5%38.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors45.4%31.0%29.3%
Completed masters18.2%11.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree6.3%3.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate2.3%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in San Mateo (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hillsborough, CA11,14893%37%
Los Altos Hills, CA8,24492%34%
Stanford, CA13,50690%32%
Portola Valley, CA4,47890%32%
Los Altos, CA29,76288%29%
San Mateo, CA100,11457%16%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Spring Hill, FL100,27055%19%
Lakeland, FL99,94249%28%
Las Cruces, NM100,36048%29%
South Bend, IN100,42264%6%
Kenosha, WI99,70973%8%
San Mateo, CA100,11457%16%
Source: The San Mateo, CA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.