San Mateo school information

IndexSan MateoCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores50%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools208,30879,221
Total private schools153,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools21,0857,963
The San Mateo, CA educational system consists of 20 public schools, 15 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. San Mateo public schools have average test scores of 50% which is 31% higher than than the California average and 2% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of San Mateo public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 88.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 87.1% have completed high school, 48.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in San Mateo are 2% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 20 public schools in San Mateo.
  • 88.5% of people in San Mateo have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.1% of people in San Mateo have completed high school.
  • 48.1% of people in San Mateo have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in San Mateo

IndexSan MateoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade88.5%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school87.1%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college72.7%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree55.6%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors48.1%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters19.6%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.7%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.8%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hillsborough, CA11,31287%76%
Los Altos, CA30,23886%75%
Los Altos Hills, CA8,37685%72%
Palo Alto, CA66,64982%68%
Portola Valley, CA4,55082%66%
San Mateo, CA102,22450%2%

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Sandy Springs, GA102,21241%18%
Clovis, CA102,14851%5%
Davenport, IA102,30562%26%
Lewisville, TX102,32766%34%
Rialto, CA102,41824%51%
San Mateo, CA102,22450%2%
Source: The San Mateo, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.