Crestmoor High School

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Crestmoor High School
San Bruno, California, United States
Type public
Established 1962
Status closed
School district SMUHSD
Campus suburban

Crestmoor High School opened in San Bruno, California in September 1962 to relieve congestion at Capuchino High School and Mills High School. It was the seventh high school to be built by the San Mateo Union High School District, based in San Mateo, California. Construction began in 1960 on a graded plateau in the Crestmoor district of San Bruno and took about two years to complete. The buildings, which are similar in design to those of Aragon High School, Hillsdale High School, and Mills High School, were constructed mostly of steel and glass, featuring expansion systems to provide earthquake resistance.[1][verification needed] The school was closed in 1980 due to declining enrollment.

Field Area:The schools Baseball and Football/Track fields are still open to the public, and are currently maintained by the San Bruno City. The track is one of the last dirt tracks you can run on. The fields are enjoyed by youth soccer teams.

The view from the school site takes in the East Bay and South San Francisco to San Mateo.


Declining student enrollment in the San Mateo Union High School District and the anticipated effects of the Prop 13 tax initiative prompted the school board to consider closing a school in the fall of 1980. The final choice came down to Burlingame High School or Crestmoor. In the vote, the board decided to close Crestmoor despite Crestmoor's having a larger enrollment than Burlingame and being a newer facility with lower operating and maintenance costs than several district schools. The buildings were later used for a continuation high school, Peninsula High School (San Bruno), and a municipal courthouse.[2]

On April 16, 2009, the San Francisco Examiner reported that the high school campus is now for sale. The San Mateo Union High School District board decided that sale of the campus would help alleviate a major financial shortfall.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ San Bruno Herald
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  4. ^ "GARY MICHAEL RIST" (database). Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  5. ^ "Olympics/Paralympics 2004". United States Sailing Association. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 
  6. ^ Rick Eymer (6 April 2001). "Aragon High Trio Snaps San Mateo Swimmers' Streak". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 

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