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Avg. test scores 50%
High school dipl. 5%
Bachelors degree 59%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      San Mateo, CA School Districts

      • San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District
      • San Mateo Union High School District

      There are a total of 20 public schools, 15 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in San Mateo. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for San Mateo, CA schools is 50%. The average student to teacher ratio is 20:1. In San Mateo, CA, an average of 88.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 87.1% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      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.