Aragon High School

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Aragon High School
Aragon-logo.png
Address
900 Alameda de las Pulgas
San Mateo, California 94402
United States
Coordinates 37°33′02″N 122°19′46″W / 37.550481°N 122.32933°W / 37.550481; -122.32933Coordinates: 37°33′02″N 122°19′46″W / 37.550481°N 122.32933°W / 37.550481; -122.32933
Information
Type Public secondary
Established 1961
Principal Patricia Kurtz
Faculty 76 [1]
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1,473 (2015-2016) [2]
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Scarlet and black
         
Athletics conference CIF Central Coast Section
Mascot Don
Rival Hillsdale High School
Newspaper Aragon Outlook[3]
Yearbook El Tesoro
Website

Aragon High School is an American public high school in San Mateo, California. It is part of the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD).[4] It is located in San Mateo County, a large suburb just outside San Francisco. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).[5]

History[edit]

Aragon High School was established in 1961 to accommodate development and population growth in San Mateo. The campus is located in the affluent Foothill Terrace neighborhood[6] to the north of State Route 92 and west of State Route 82 (El Camino Real), on the border with the town of Hillsborough.


Campus[edit]

Aragon's campus surrounds a grassy center court, which is also home to the school's swimming pool. The main office, attendance office, and guidance, college, and career center are located west of center court. To the north and south are A-E halls, which contain a majority of the classrooms. To the east are the school's two gyms. In 2012, the Career Technical Education (CTE) building was completed, which houses biotech labs, a robotics shop, and a media arts classroom.[7] In 2013, a new 600 seat theater was completed.[8] Aragon's campus includes eight tennis courts, softball field, baseball field, track and football field, and two basketball courts.

Statistics[edit]

Demographics[edit]

2015-2016[2]

  • 1,473 students: 797 male (54.1%), 676 female (45.9%)
White Hispanic Asian Two or more races Filipino Pacific Islander African American American Indian Not reported
406 384 359 166 88 49 17 4 0
27.6% 26.1% 24.4% 11.3% 6% 3.3% 1.2% 0.3% 0%

2013-2014

  • 47 classified staff: 18 male (38.2%) / 29 female (61.7%)[9]

Standardized testing[edit]

SAT scores for 2014–2015 [10]
Critical Reading average Math average Writing average
Aragon High 567 581 572
District 544 570 544
Statewide 489 500 484
2013 Academic Performance Index
2009 Base API [11] 2013 Growth API [12] Growth in the API from 2009 to 2013
822 849 27

Rankings[edit]

Aragon High School has been recognized nationally for its academic excellence. In 2015 it was ranked the 100th best public high school in the country by Newsweek.[13] In 2013 U.S. News & World Report ranked it 379th nationally.[14] In 2012 it was ranked 689th nationally by The Washington Post.[15]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "School Profile 2011-12: Aragon High School". California Department of Education. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Enrollment by Ethnicity for 2015-16: Aragon High School". California Department of Education. 
  3. ^ Aragon Outlook
  4. ^ "San Mateo Union High School District: Our Schools:". Archived from the original on 30 December 2009. Retrieved December 30, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Western Association of Schools & Colleges - WASC ACS - Directory of Schools". Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved December 28, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Foothill Terrace". Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. 
  7. ^ "Aragon High School CTE Building | ZFA Structural Engineers". ZFA Structural Engineers. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  8. ^ Designs, School. "Aragon High School Theater - Project Details". schooldesigns.com. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  9. ^ "Classified Staff 2013-14: Aragon High School". California Department of Education. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  10. ^ "SAT Report - 2014-15 District Level Scores". California Department of Education. Retrieved September 26, 2016. 
  11. ^ "2010 Growth API School Report - Aragon High". 
  12. ^ "2013 Growth API School Report - Aragon High". 
  13. ^ "America's Top High Schools 2015". Newsweek. 
  14. ^ "Best High Schools-2013". U.S. News & World Report. Archived from the original on 2016-03-20. 
  15. ^ "The High School Challenge-2012". The Washington Post. 
  16. ^ "Public School Review: Aragon High School". Public School Review. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  17. ^ Lempert, Sue. "A new political star, bafflement in Belmont". The Daily Journal. Retrieved 2009-01-31. [permanent dead link]
  18. ^ "Justin Christian Stats - ESPN". Espn.go.com. 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  19. ^ https://www.grc.com/sn/sn-281.htm
  20. ^ "ANN KIYOMURA HAYASHI". Retrieved December 31, 2009. 
  21. ^ "CIF/CENTRAL COAST SECTION ATHLETIC ALUMNI" (PDF). November 23, 2009. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 December 2009. Retrieved December 31, 2009. 
  22. ^ Mitch Stephens (April 24, 2004). "Aragon tennis star keeps it all in the family / Hayashi draws from Mom's court success". SFGate. Retrieved December 31, 2009. 
  23. ^ "Natalie Nunn Bio - University of Southern California Official Athletic Site". Usctrojans.com. 1984-12-26. Archived from the original on 2014-11-13. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  24. ^ Bill Mitchel (August 28, 2009). "IN-DEPTH: Darick Robertson". Archived from the original on 18 January 2010. Retrieved December 31, 2009. 
  25. ^ "Darick Robertson". goodreads.com. Archived from the original on 11 December 2009. Retrieved December 31, 2009. 
  26. ^ Rik Offenberger. "Darick Robertson: Clawing His Way To The Top". comicsbulletin.com. Archived from the original on March 7, 2014. Retrieved December 31, 2009. 
  27. ^ "Dynamite's Star-Studded SDCC Plans". newsarama.com. July 21, 2009. Retrieved December 31, 2009. 
  28. ^ "Neal Schon Q and A". schonmusic.com. Archived from the original on March 27, 2009. Retrieved December 31, 2009. 
  29. ^ "Pro Day". KSL. April 24, 2010. Archived from the original on 28 April 2010. Retrieved April 25, 2010. ]
  30. ^ Versatile Aragon athlete Sam Tuivailala may blaze trail in baseball
  31. ^ "San Mateo County prep notebook: PAL celebrates trifecta payout in". Oakland Tribune. April 27, 2009. Retrieved December 31, 2009. [dead link]
  32. ^ Will McCulloch (May 2, 2009). "Ex-SI CCSF quarterback Lee impresses Nebraska coaches". SFGate. Retrieved December 31, 2009. 

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