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North Shoreview Elementary School

Preschool | Grades K-7 | San Mateo-Foster City Elementary
1301 Cypress Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 312-7588

About This School

North Shoreview Elementary School is located in San Mateo, CA and is one of 21 schools in San Mateo-foster City Elementary School District. It is a magnet school that serves 371 students in grades K-7.

Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See North Shoreview 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.

North Shoreview Elementary School had an API growth score of 857 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. North Shoreview Elementary School's 2012 base score was 865, however the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, North Shoreview Elementary School had 22 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)

52% 48%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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By , a Teacher on

I have been an employee of NSM for 9 years now. I was fortunate enough to have my son attend this school for 6 years previous to my employment. The experiences that he had here were phenomenal. NSM prepared him for his next levels of education very well. He is now a 4.0 student at a public high school. I was  impressed with his daily stories of all the new materials that he used to learn lessons. This program is terrific. Thanks to SMFCSD for supporting the program and even now expanding it to middle school.

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Three of our grandchildren have attended this school. The school provided them with a wonderful well rounded education. They are now thriving in middle and high school. This school is a well kept secret!

By , a Parent on

I feel very fortunate for having my sons attend this school!

By a Parent on

I have visited many private Montessori and traditional programs. Our program, while it may not have as much funding as some privates, is as good, if not BETTER than many private schools. The teachers are dual credentialed with CA certification and almost 100% of the teachers have full Montessori-specific training. Moreover, the children are developing into strong, independent, confident, socially and morally responsible lifetime learners - something that cannot be measured in test scores alone. We have more enrichment programs than most (if not all) other public and private schools. Now with the middle school, we are providing a safe, secure, nurturing environment for our teenagers. Most private and parochial schools understand the value of a small school environment and that is why more schools are converting to K-8th grade configurations. After all, reflect back on your own Junior High School experience, if you were in a stand-alone large middle school, and consider, "do I really want my child to go thru that?"

By , a Parent on

The Montessori focus is really exceptional when you consider they have to adhere to CA State standards.

By a Parent on

Love this school!  My kids have been going there for five years now and I feel they are doing well because of a Montessori focus combined with a staff that really cares.  In addition, parents are very much involved.

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