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San Mateo Union High School District

The San Mateo Union High School District is a high school district headquartered in San Mateo, California. In addition to San Mateo, the district serves the cities of San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, and Foster City.

San Mateo Union High School District
Logo for the San Mateo Union High School District
650 North Delaware Street
San Mateo, CA 94401-1732

US-CA

United States
District information
TypePublic
MottoA Commitment to Quality Education for a Better Future.
Grades9-12
Established1902
PresidentPeter H. Hanley[1]
Vice-presidentLinda Lees Dwyer[1]
SuperintendentDr. Kevin Skelly[2]
Accreditation(s)Western Association of Schools and Colleges
California Department of Education
Schools7
Budget$112 million
NCES District ID0634980[3]
Students and staff
Students8,183
Teachers471
Staff342
Athletic conferencePeninsula Athletic League
Other information
Websitewww.smuhsd.org

SchoolsEdit

The district consists of seven public high schools, one alternative high school (a "college high school"), one adult School, and one charter school in San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, and San Mateo.[4] 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.[5] The seven public schools participate in the Peninsula Athletic League.[6]

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. The district added more public high schools in the mid-50s and early 1960s as the population of the Peninsula grew: 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 at College of San Mateo.[7]

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."[8]

Design Tech High School (also known as 'd.tech') is a charter school with open enrollment for all students in California which opened in 2014; the first class graduated in 2018.[9] Enrollment is limited to 150 incoming freshmen (Grade 9); transfers for sophomores (Grade 10) are limited, and no transfers are available for juniors and seniors (Grades 11 and 12, respectively).[10] If applicants exceed capacity, a lottery is held to determine enrollment.[9][11] Oracle Corporation announced in 2015 that it would build a public high school building for d.tech on its campus in Redwood Shores;[12] the new $43 million building was completed in late 2017, replacing the schools initial space (a hallway at Mills High School) and interim campus (at 1800 Rollins Road in Burlingame).[13] Students moved into the new building in January 2018.[11]

List of San Mateo Union High School District Schools[14]
Name Year Address City Telephone[a] Notes Image
Aragon 1961 900 Alameda de las Pulgas San Mateo 2999
2952 (fax)
 
Burlingame c.1920 1 Mangini Way Burlingame 2899
2852 (fax)
 
Capuchino 1950 1501 Magnolia Ave San Bruno 2799
2752 (fax)
 
Hillsdale 1955 3115 Del Monte St San Mateo 2699
(650)574-4173 (fax)
 
Mills 1958 400 Murchison Dr Millbrae 2599
2552 (fax)
 
Peninsula (1962) 300 Piedmont Ave San Bruno 2499 Built on the former campus of Crestmoor High School  
San Mateo 1902 506 N. Delaware St San Mateo 2399
2352 (fax)
 
Adult School 1917 789 E. Poplar Ave San Mateo 2100
(650)762-0232 (fax)
Provides education for traditionally underserved communities.[15]
Middle College 1998 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd San Mateo (650)574-6161 Concurrent enrollment for up to 35 juniors and 35 seniors earning college credits at College of San Mateo while attending high school courses.  
Design Tech 2014 275 Oracle Pkwy Redwood City (650)231-2701 'd.tech' is a charter school that relocated to a new building in Redwood City in January 2018  
Notes
  1. ^ If a four-digit number is listed, the area code and prefix are (650)558-2xxx

StatisticsEdit

DemographicsEdit

San Mateo Union High School District Demographics[16]
Year Total   African American American Indian or Alaska Native Asian Filipino Hispanic or Latino Pacific Islander White Two or More Races Not Reported   Male Female
2011–12 8,247   130 6 1,780 422 2,494 219 2,443 739 14   4,144 4,103
1.6% 0.1% 21.6% 5.1% 30.2% 2.7% 29.6% 9% 0.2% 50.2% 49.8%
2014–15 8,321 100 10 1,832 496 2,516 216 2,482 664 5 4,279 4,042
1.2% 0.1% 22% 6% 30.2% 2.6% 29.8% 8% 0.1% 51.4% 48.6%
2015–16 8,626 86 15 1,931 533 2,589 213 2,530 727 2 4,480 4,146
1% 0.2% 22.4% 6.2% 30% 2.5% 29.3% 8.4% 0% 51.9% 48.1%
2016–17 9,104 87 19 1,976 551 2,847 213 2,634 768 9 4,714 4,290
1% 0.2% 21.7% 6.1% 31.3% 2.3% 28.9% 8.4% 0.1% 51.8% 47.1%
2017–18 9,484 75 19 2,089 547 2,971 214 2,702 856 11 4,933 4,551
0.8% 0.2% 22% 5.8% 31.3% 2.3% 28.5% 9% 0.1% 52% 48%

Standardized testingEdit

SAT 1 Scores for 2010–2011[17]
Critical Reading Average Math Average Writing Average
District 539 571 546
Statewide 495 513 494

Board of TrusteesEdit

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, Greg Land, Marc Friedman, and Robert Griffin.[1] Former Board President Dave Pine was elected to the District 1 seat on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, replacing Mark Church in an all-mail special election which ended on May 3, 2011.[18][19]

ControversyEdit

The district instituted a "Late start policy starting in the 2017-2018 academic year. While Thursdays ended earlier in previous years (1:45 pm as opposed to 3:15 pm), the late start made it so that Thursdays would start at 9:30, as opposed to the usual 8:00 am and would then end at 3:15 pm. This was controversial, as not all students could take advantage of the late start, as it would interfere with their driving schedule. Additionally, the late start, or more specifically the later end, interfered with many after-school programs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "About the Board". San Mateo Union High School District. 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  2. ^ "School District Administration". San Mateo Union High School District. 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for San Mateo Union High School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  4. ^ "San Mateo Union High School District, Our Schools", Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  5. ^ "SMUHSD General Information", Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  6. ^ "Peninsula Athletic League Schools". San Mateo County Office of Education. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  7. ^ "College of San Mateo, Overview", Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  8. ^ "San Mateo Adult School", Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  9. ^ a b "Design Tech". San Mateo Union High School District. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Registration & Visits". Design Tech High School. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  11. ^ a b Crum, Rex (January 9, 2018). "With Oracle's help, D.Tech High opens its permanent home". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Oracle CEO Safra Catz Unveils Plans to Build a Public High School on Oracle's Redwood Shores Campus" (Press release). Oracle Corporation. October 27, 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  13. ^ Singer, Natasha (December 3, 2017). "Now on Oracle's Campus, a $43 Million Public High School". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Schools". San Mateo Union High School District. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  15. ^ Teshara, Larry (15 April 2010). "Financial History". San Mateo Adult School. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  16. ^ "District Enrollment". California Department of Education. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  17. ^ "SAT Report - SMUHSD". Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  18. ^ Eslinger, Bonnie (4 April 2011). "Dave Pine wants to bring his corporate experience to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  19. ^ Durand, Michelle (25 May 2011). "Dave Pine joins the Board of Supervisors". San Mateo Daily Journal. Retrieved 25 August 2017.

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