San Mateo County Public School

Find San Mateo County California public schools, including charter schools, k-12, elementary, middle, and high schools. Public schools provide information on tuition, school rankings, school enrollment, education, curriculum, classes, records, and teacher-student ratios.


Abbott Middle School 600 36th Avenue San Mateo CA 94403 650-312-7600


Adelante Spanish Immersion School 3150 Granger Way Redwood CA 94061 650-482-5999

Allen Elementary School 875 Angus Avenue West San Bruno CA 94066 650-624-3140

Alta Loma Middle School 116 Romney Avenue South San Francisco CA 94080 650-877-8797

Alvin S Hatch Elementary School 490 Miramontes Avenue Half Moon Bay CA 94019 650-712-7160

Aragon High School 900 Alameda de las Pulgas San Mateo CA 94402 650-558-2999

Arundel Elementary School 200 Arundel Road San Carlos CA 94070 650-508-7311

Audubon Elementary School 841 Gull Avenue Foster CA 94404 650-312-7500

BSD Preschool 1825 Trousdale Drive Burlingame CA 94010 650-259-3800

Baden High School 825 Southwood Drive South San Francisco CA 94080 650-877-8769

Bayshore Elementary School 155 Oriente Street Daly CA 94014 415-467-0442

Baywood Elementary School 600 Alameda de las Pulgas San Mateo CA 94402 650-312-7511

Belle Air Elementary School 450 3rd Avenue San Bruno CA 94066 650-624-3155

Belle Haven Elementary School 415 Ivy Drive Menlo Park CA 94025 650-329-2898

Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School 700 Stewart Avenue Daly CA 94015 650-991-1200

Beresford Elementary School 300 28th Avenue San Mateo CA 94403 650-312-7551

Borel Middle School 425 Barneson Avenue San Mateo CA 94402 650-312-7670

Bowditch Middle School 1450 Tarpon Street Foster CA 94404 650-312-7680

Brewer Island Elementary School 1151 Polynesia Drive Foster CA 94404 650-312-7532

Brisbane Elementary School 500 San Bruno Avenue Brisbane CA 94005 415-467-0120

About San Mateo County Public Schools

San Mateo County Public Schools are tuition-free, publicly funded schools that are legally required to accept and provide an education to all children from Kindergarten age through Grade 12 in San Mateo County, CA. Each of the fifty state constitutions includes a requirement for the provision of a Public School system, and each state, including California, also has a compulsory education law that requires school-age children to attend school.

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San Mateo County School District

San Mateo County Public Schools operate within school districts which are separate entities responsible for administering Public Schools. San Mateo County school districts are led by boards or commissions who set policy for the district and appoint a Superintendent of Schools. Board and commission members may be elected by voters within the district, or in some cases may be appointed by the legislative body that serves the San Mateo County district. While the California State impose frameworks and some minimum requirements for length of school year, teacher qualifications, curriculum and other elements of public education, the San Mateo County school district has significant latitude within these frameworks and the authority to manage the day-to-day operation of Public Schools.

Types of San Mateo County Public Schools

San Mateo County Public Schools are largely organized into three groups, each serving different grade levels. San Mateo County Elementary Schools typically serve students from Pre-K, Kindergarten or Grade 1 through Grade 5 or Grade 6. While all Public School districts begin Primary School by Grade 1, not all offer Kindergarten or Pre-K grades. San Mateo County Middle Schools cover Grades 6 or 7 through Grade 8. San Mateo County High Schools covers Grades 9 through 12. In small school districts, all grades may be served in one school. The completion of Grade 12 is generally considered to indicate student readiness for post-secondary education.

Specialized Public Schools in San Mateo County

Many Public School districts offer alternatives to traditional Public School structures, including Charter Schools and Magnet Schools. San Mateo County Charter Schools are Public Schools initiated by a parent or community group or organization to serve a special population or to provide special curricula or instructional practices. They are formed by a special charter or agreement with the school district that grants them additional flexibility in how they operate. San Mateo County Magnet Schools are Public Schools that offer a specialized theme or subject emphasis, such as science and technology, international and cultural studies, or the arts.