San Mateo-Foster City


The San Mateo-Foster City school district in California consists of 21 schools, including 18 elementary schools and 3 middle schools, serving students from kindergarten through 8th grade. The district as a whole is ranked 410 out of 1,560 districts in the state and is rated 4 out of 5 stars by SchoolDigger.

Several schools stand out as top performers in the district. Bowditch Middle School is ranked 102 out of 2,788 California middle schools and has a 5-star rating, with over 70% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics. College Park Elementary and Brewer Island Elementary are also exceptional, ranking in the top 5% of California elementary schools with 5-star ratings and over 70% proficiency in core subjects. The two Montessori schools in the district, Parkside Montessori and North Shoreview Montessori, also perform very well, ranking in the top 20% of California elementary schools.

However, the data also reveals significant disparities in student outcomes across the San Mateo-Foster City district. Schools with higher percentages of low-income and minority students, such as LEAD Elementary, Sunnybrae Elementary, and San Mateo Park Elementary, tend to have the lowest student achievement levels. Addressing these performance gaps will be crucial for improving educational equity in the district.

District Detail

 1170 Chess Dr.
Foster City, CA 94404-1107

 (650) 312-7700

SchoolDigger Rank:
410th of 1560 California districts

See the 2023 California District rankings!
Grades served: K-8
Students: 10,043

Primary Schools: 18
Middle Schools: 3
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0
We found 22 schools.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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