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San Mateo High Schools Ranked as Top High Schools by Newsweek

Six schools in the San Mateo Union High School District made the list.

San Bruno's Capuchino High School was ranked among the nation's best by Newsweek magazine. (Photo: Patch Archive)
San Bruno's Capuchino High School was ranked among the nation's best by Newsweek magazine. (Photo: Patch Archive)

Written by Kari Hulac, Joan Dentler, Bea Karnes

 

Capuchino High School was ranked No. 1565 on Newsweek magazine's list of the top high schools in the U.S. for 2013.

Bay Area schools fared well on this list of 2,000 schools, with six in the top 114, including Monte Vista High in Cupertino (No. 103) and Mission San Jose in Fremont (No. 114). 

In the San Mateo Union High School District, Capuchino was joined by Aragon (ranked No. 208), Burlingame (ranked No. 280), Hillsdale (ranked No. 711), Mills (ranked No. 529) and San Mateo (ranked No. 543) and high schools.

Newsweek's list highlights schools in the nation that turns out college-ready grads. The formula is based on graduation rate, college acceptance rate, AP tests, SAT scores and other similar factors.

According to the Newsweek articleCapuchino High School boasts a graduation rate of 92 percent; 89 percent of its students are college-bound; and it scored an average of 1503 on the SAT and 20.5 on the ACT. 

Aragon High School has a graduation rate of 99 percent; 97 percent of students are college bound; and students scored an average of 1707 on the SAT and 26.4 on the ACT. 

Burlingame High School has a graduation rate of 99 percent; 99 percent of students are college bound; and students scored an average of 1649 on the SAT and 25 on the ACT. 

Hillsdale’s graduation rate is 97 percent; 94 percent of its students are college-bound; with an average of 1,606 on the SAT, and 24.2 on the ACT.

Mills High School has a graduation rate of 92 percent; 97 percent of students are college bound; and students scored an average of 1703 on the SAT and 26 on the ACT. 

San Mateo High School’s graduation rate is 90 percent; with 95 percent of its students headed for college with an average SAT score of 1,715 and 27.1 on the ACT.

Half Moon Bay High and Terra Nova High and Oceana High in Pacifica did not make the list.

To see the full list, click here.


Dee December 05, 2013 at 11:42 AM
How can we get Half Moon Bay High on the map? The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System survey lists an 83 percent graduation rate in Half Moon Bay High School. All those other schools in San Mateo are at 99 percent graduation rate, turning out more college ready grads! Kids coming into high school need to be better prepared. Perhaps it's the foundation here ... our elementary schools certainly need some help.

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