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PSAT Night - January 24, 2017

You are invited to attend an evening of PSAT Score Review!

When: January 24, 2017 @ 6:00pm

Where: BHS Theater


We will discuss the following:

  • How the PSAT is scored
  • What the scores mean
  • How to use these scores to prepare for the SAT

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP so we can have your test and results sheets ready at the event. This evening is open to students and parents alike.

Registration begins at 6:00; presentation begins at 6:30pm.


Please contact Jonathan Dhyne at 650-558-2818



AP Testing Registration - 2017

AP testing registration is now open. Registration will be open until 11:59 pm on Sunday, February 19, 2017. There will be a late registration window that will then be open until 11:59 pm on March 1, 2017. Exams are $98 each and each exam registered for during the late window will incur a $20 late fee.

  • The registration process is online at: www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/050410
  • Testing begins on Monday, May 1, 2017, and will continue through Friday, May 12, 2017
  • Additional information can be found HERE

Please contact Jonathan Dhyne at 650-558-2818 with any questions.

LCAP Parent Advisory Meeting Dates

BHS is looking for 5-10 parents interested in participating in on a SMUHSD LCAP advisory committee. Please see the attached flier for details.

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BHS leads the district in state and national rankings

San Mateo Union Schools Again Rank High in State, U.S.

The schools of the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) regarded as some of the best high schools in the state and country by US News and World Report and the Washington Post.


San Mateo, Calif. – Schools of the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) have again been ranked among the most outstanding public high schools in the U.S. in 2016. Two media rating systems that regularly analyze the top public secondary schools in the nation using their own specialized calculations – one is produced by U.S. News and World Report and the other by the Washington Post – provided the results.


In the former listing by U.S. News and World Report, Burlingame High School secured a California ranking of No.80 and a national rating of No.490; Mills High School was ranked No.152 in the state and No.946 nationally.


In the latter analysis by the Washington Post, dubbed “America’s Most Challenging Schools,” five of the District’s schools received notice of laudable academic achievement. In order of national ranking, they were: Burlingame High School, No.622; Aragon High School, No.686; San Mateo High School, No.712; Mills High School, No. 904; Hillsdale High School, No.1,438. Burlingame, Aragon and San Mateo were the highest-rated public high schools in San Mateo County, according to the Washington Post.


"Ranking schools is, at best, an inexact science,” explains Superintendent Skelly.  “That said, I believe our schools are outstanding by virtually every measure.  I am proud to be part of a school system that puts a high priority on student success and distinctive opportunities for students to thrive and grow."


According to US News and World Report online, the publication’s rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Rankings were based on schools’ performance on state assessments, their graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college.


The Washington Post issued rankings on just over 2,300 of the best U.S. public and private high schools. According to its website, the Post determined rankings by a host of factors including: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school, percentage of students eligible for government meal subsidies — a common benchmark for poverty — and each school’s average scores on the SAT, a common college entrance exam. The rankings prioritize college test participation over test scores, which the Post notes largely reflect parental income.


To learn more, call Sheri Costa-Batis, Communications Manager, at 650-558-2202.



PSAT Night is coming!


Who:  10th & 11th Grade Students & Parents


Where:  BHS Auditorium


When:  Tuesday, January 24 - packet pick up begins at 6pm; presentation begins at 6:30.


Why:  We will review the PSAT test, show families how to review their student's results, and discuss how they can use this information to prepare for the SAT test.




Students who are NOT able to attend the event will receive their tests and score sheets in their English classes in the week following PSAT Night.  For more information, please contact Mr. Dhyne in the College & Career Center.


The Winter 2017 Mid-Season athletics feedback form has been posted on the BHS Athletics webpage. The feedback form will be open through Friday, January 27.  

The feedback form can be found HERE (or bhs.schoolloop.com/athletics).

Your honest, constructive feedback is appreciated and used to improve our athletic programs.  

The End of Season Feedback Form will come out in February.


Thank you.


"The San Mateo Union High School District believes - all students have the right to participate fully in the educational process, free from discrimination and harassment.  These rights are assured to students by CA Education Code Section 200 and Penal Code Section 422.55."

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Common Core Info

The Common Core Standards are being implemented by the State of California learn more by visiting the Department of Education Website or clicking any of the links below:

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Suspension of CAHSEE graduation requirement

On October 7, 2015, Governor Brown signed SB 172 suspending the administration of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).

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