Peninsula High School (San Bruno)

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Peninsula High School
Location
300 Piedmont Avenue
San Bruno, California

United States
Coordinates 37°36′43″N 122°25′42″W / 37.61194°N 122.42833°W / 37.61194; -122.42833Coordinates: 37°36′43″N 122°25′42″W / 37.61194°N 122.42833°W / 37.61194; -122.42833
Information
Type Public
School district San Mateo Union High School District
Principal D. Scatena [1]
Faculty 17.0 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 261 (2011-2012) [3]
Student to teacher ratio 15.1:1[2]
Mascot Pumas
Website

Peninsula High School is a public alternative high school in San Bruno, California, United States It uses Crestmoor High School's building. It is part of the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD). Its main purpose is to aid students who are behind in credits that are necessary for graduation.

Curriculum[edit]

All graduate must complete at least 220 credits of work in English (40), mathematics (30), social science (35), physical education (20), science (20), fine and performing arts (10), health (5), and electives (60).

Peninsula earned a six-year educational accreditation in 2001 from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The school has partnered with a local business, Culinary Twist, to construct packaging for its products.[4]

Demographics[edit]

2011-2012

  • 261 students: 161 male (61.7%), 100 female (38.3%)[3]
Hispanic White Pacific Islander Asian Filipino Two or more races African American American Indian Not reported
170 39 17 13 7 7 4 0 4
65.1% 14.9% 6.5% 5% 2.7% 2.7% 1.5% 0% 1.5%

As of 2015, the majority of the students attending Peninsula use to attend San Mateo High School.[5]

Standardized testing[edit]

2012 Academic Performance Index
2009 base API [6] 2012 growth API [7] Growth in the API from 2009 to 2012
506 618 112

On-campus resources[edit]

The Child Development Center is Peninsula's on-campus day care center. This allows teen parents who are SMUHSD residents to receive an education and earn a high school diploma.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://phs-smuhsd-ca.schoolloop.com/administration
  2. ^ a b "Peninsula High (Cont.)". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved on 2009-06-30. "Students: 257 (2006-2007)"
  3. ^ a b "Enrollment by Ethnicity for 2011-12: Peninsula High School". California Department of Education. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ Swartz, Angela (17 April 2014). "School, local company partner: Peninsula High School student makes crates for Culinary Twist". The Daily Journal. San Mateo. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Walsh, Austin (12 May 2015). "Officials plot plan for Peninsula High School: District to discuss future of alternative program". The Daily Journal. San Mateo, California. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "2009 Base API School Report - Peninsula High (Continuation) High". California Department of Education Assessment, Accountability and Awards Division. 
  7. ^ "2012 Growth API School Report - Peninsula High (Continuation)". California Department of Education Analysis, Measurement, & Accountability Reporting Division. 

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