San Mateo Union High School District

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The San Mateo Union High School District is a high school district headquartered in San Mateo, California.

Schools[edit]

The district consists of seven public high schools, one alternative high school (a "college high school"), and one adult School in San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, and San Mateo.[1] The district serves a total population of 8,400 students with a staff of more than 900 employees; the District Adult School has an additional 10,000 part-time students.[2]

The oldest school in the district is San Mateo High School, which opened in 1902. The second oldest school is Burlingame High School, which opened in the early 1920s. This was followed by Capuchino High School in San Bruno in 1950. Additional schools were Hillsdale High School (1955) and Aragon High School (1961) in San Mateo, Mills High School (1958) in Millbrae, and Crestmoor High School (1962) in San Bruno. Due to declining enrollment, Crestmoor was closed in 1980; some of the buildings were later used for Peninsula High School, a continuation school.

The San Mateo Middle College High School is an alternative education program, begun in 1998, which is attended by 35 juniors and 35 seniors selected from high schools in the district. These students take both high school and college courses.[3]

The San Mateo Adult School is an adult school with an annual enrollment of over 14,000 whose mission is to "develop skilled workers, strong families, and successful communities by offering opportunities to learn at every stage of adult life."[4]

Statistics[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2011-2012

  • 8,247 students: 4,144 Male (50.2%), 4,103 Female (49.8%)[5]
White Hispanic Asian Two or More Races Filipino Pacific Islander African American American Indian Not Reported
2,494 2,443 1,780 739 422 219 130 6 14
30.2% 29.6% 21.6% 9% 5.1% 2.7% 1.6% 0.1% 0.2%

Standardized testing[edit]

SAT 1 Scores for 2010–2011 [6]
Critical Reading Average Math Average Writing Average
District 539 571 546
Statewide 495 513 494

Board of Trustees[edit]

The San Mateo Union High School District is governed by a five-member board of trustees, whose members are elected by voters residing in the district to serve up to two four-year terms. The Board is responsible for establishing educational goals and standards, approving curriculum and the school district budget, and appoints a superintendent to manage day-to-day administration.

The current trustees are Peter Hanley, Linda Lees Dwyer, Dave Pine, Stephen Rogers, and Robert Griffin. Board President Dave Pine is a candidate for the District 1 seat on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, which will be filled with an all-mail special election ending on May 3, 2011.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Mateo Union High School District, Our Schools", Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  2. ^ "SMUHSD General Information", Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  3. ^ "College of San Mateo, Overview", Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  4. ^ "San Mateo Adult School", Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  5. ^ "District Enrollment by Ethnicity for 2011-12". California Department of Education. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ "SAT Report - SMUHSD". Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Filling the upcoming vacancy on the Board of Supervisors in 2011", Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, Retrieved April 3, 2011.

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