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300 28th Ave

San Mateo, CA 94403

(650) 312-7551

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 280

Students Per Teacher: 20

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64 Parent Reviews for Beresford Elementary School

I have one child in Beresford and one ready to start there next year. The staff has been teaching there for many years, which means they really know the kids and the families. The school practices the Lifeskills, which raises the kids self-esteem and awarenes. The teachers are all HET trained. We ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/18/14

My kids (kindergarten and 4th) and I absolutely love Beresford Elementary! We love the staff, the programs they offer (i.e. art, spanish, monthly life skills, and the after school enrichment classes), and especially the families and amazing PTA leadership!! we also love it's cultural diversity, community ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/17/14

We have two kids at Beresford, kindergarten and 3rd grade. Could not be happier with our choice as the school is one big family. Our kids know each and every teacher by name and would not be surprised if they know the majority of the parents by name. The school is run so well in regards to academics ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/16/14

Beresford is a good school. The smallest in the district which means some challenges, but some real bonus' too. Beresford is the only school I'm aware of to offer Spanish lessons to English only speakers in the district. They also offer a PE/Reading flip to ensure small group focused instruction, and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/15/14

My son has been at Beresford for the past 2 years and loves it. The only complaint is that there are 24 students per class (grade 1/2) and it makes it difficult for the teacher to provde any additional assistance when needed. In addition, several of the kids are ESL and that slows down the overall level ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/18/12

Beresford has been a truly wonderful school for both of my children. The Principal and teachers think carefully about everything they do and work exceptionally well together. The PTA/parents are quite involved and it seems like each year gets better - we now have a computer lab, a student garden, an ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/24/11

k-3 was very positive at Beresford, however 4th grade was awful. My child was put in a terrible split class. When I went to the principal she did not even want to listen to me, she was no help at all. My child's self esteem suffered.

Posted by a parent on 07/12/11

Beresford school is a great neighborhood school. My son had a great year and a great teacher. I was on campus a lot and it was so nice to be greeted by passing teachers and the Principle would stop and say good morning. Beresford teaches the LifeSkills system which I highly recommend to all schools ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/12/11

Terrific neighborhood school. The Principal is fantastic and the PTA has really stepped things up. This school is great and getting even better. My daughter has really enjoyed it here and had an incredible kindergarten year.

Posted by a parent on 07/11/11

Beresford is a wonderful school - nice, small size and caring environment. Fantastic principal and teachers and a lot of parents that really care about the school and have put a lot of effort into helping to make it the outstanding school that it is today. I believe that this is the only non-immersion ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/18/11

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Test Year: 2012
Beresford Elementary School
San Mateo-foster City Elementary School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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San Mateo schools — Beresford Elementary School is located at 300 28th Ave, San Mateo CA 94403. 300 28th Ave is in the 94403 ZIP code in San Mateo, CA The school district for Beresford Elementary School is the San Mateo-foster City Elementary School District. Beresford Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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