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Highlands Elementary School

Public School | Grades K-5 | San Mateo-Foster City Elementary
2320 Newport St
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-7544

About This School

Highlands Elementary School is located in San Mateo, CA and is one of 17 elementary schools in San Mateo-foster City Elementary School District. It is a public school that serves 549 students in grades K-5. See Highlands Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Highlands Elementary School had an API growth score of 873 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Highlands Elementary School's 2012 base score was 873the school meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Highlands Elementary School had 20 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

51% 49%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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Highlands Elementary School Reviews

By , a Teacher on

Highlands School is a wonderful neighborhood school. The parents are incredible, they are very supportive and actively involved in their child's education and school happiness. When a parent comes to help in the class their contributions of time and talents benefits all the children in the class, along with supporting their child! The teachers at Highlands are appreciative of parent support and encourage them to come and get involved to understand and become learners with their child. Your child will be learning "life skills" throughout each grade level that help to build character and positive self- esteem making students aware of how they are responsible for their learning and positive behaviors.
Highland School has a reputation for being an outstanding school I agree and it is because we work together!
I have worked at Highlands School 16 years...times are tough, schools are suffering with budget cuts, work is harder, class sizes are bigger- with all of these obstacles I feel privileged and excited to go to work with such a fabulous staff, principal, and parent group!

By a Parent on

This is a very good school once your child reaches grades 1-5; with the exception of 1 kindergarten teacher the rest leave much to be desired.

That aside it is located in a very community oriented neighborhood and there is much cooperation between residents and the school. There truly is a feeling of "family" felt. There are many cases where the current student is a 3rd generation Highlander having parents and even grandparents who attended the school.

The principal, I feel is trying her best, though because she is a human being she has and does make mistakes.

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