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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.
ATHLETICS PACKETS 2016-2017
SportsNet is now available for the 2016-2017 school year!
All Athletic Packets from the 2015-2016 school year have expired. However, starting 5.2.16, parents/guardians must now complete Athletic Packets online by going to https://sportsnethost.com/burlingame (link can also be found by clicking on "Student Health" on BHS's homepage). First time users will need to set-up an account. Returning users should enter their previously selected username & password to log-in. After the packet is completed & submitted, a confirmation email should be received.
Physicals that have not yet expired (were completed within the last year) and are on file in the BHS Health Office, can be used until they expire and do not need to be resubmitted. Physicals must be completed by an MD, DO, PA or NP & must be fully completed in order for their clearance to be renewed. You may log back in at any time during the year to upload a new physical or to complete the Adult/Student Driver portion.
Any questions about medical clearance please see Ms. Herold in the Health Office. Any other questions about sports, please see Coach Phil in the Boys PE locker room.
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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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