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2320 Newport St

San Mateo, CA 94402

(650) 312-7544

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 590

Students Per Teacher: 24

Parent Reviews

15 Parent Reviews for Highlands Elementary School

My school seems to shine with happy energy when I approach on Bunker Hill Dr. As the school has grown and new buildings have come in, the usage of space seems well thought-out, with plenty of space for kids' recesses and activities, as well as safety preserved. There is emphasis on reading with book ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/13/13

It has a great staff and an active and devoted PTA, along with eager students.

Posted by a other on 04/16/10

Our son started kindergarten at the Highlands last fall and we've been pretty impressed, not just by the entire staff there but the curriculum as well, since day one. There is a great group of dedicated teachers and support staff whose personal and professional mission is to provide a great place for ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/06/07

Our daughter is in kindergarten this year. We have found that, overall, the school is wonderful, with a great curriculum, exceptional parent involvement and warm, caring teachers who instill not only academics, but just as importantly, life skills both in and out of the classroom. The Principal is excellent ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/15/07

We think that Highland School is wonderful and works to not only educate their students in basic skills, but works to instill compassion and citizenship in their students. We love the school. But we wish that the teachers' salaries were more competitive to those of surrounding districts since we have ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/11/07

Excellent school, with plenty of parental involvement. Since the school is situated in a small neighborhood, it also fosters a great sense of community - the 'It Takes a Village' idea. Kids from this school going on to the local middle schools can be identified by their teachers right away - sincere, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/18/06

Highlands is an excellent school. My children love it and the staff take pride in what they do

Posted by a parent on 04/10/06

The teachers at highlands are excellent and the school curriculum is great. My daughter loved school there and she was also getting a quality education in a safe, productive school environment.

Posted by a parent on 08/15/05

Both of my two children attend Highlands Elementary School and we feel it has high quality of academic programs. We especially are impressed with the dedication and sensitivity of the principal and the teachers.

Posted by a parent on 08/15/05

All of the parents provide support throughout the school. It seems to be a strong school solid. Lots of high achievers.

Posted by a parent on 06/12/05

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Test scores for Highlands Elementary School

CST* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Highlands 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 — Highlands Elementary School is located at 2320 Newport St, San Mateo CA 94402. 2320 Newport St is in the 94402 ZIP code in San Mateo, CA The school district for Highlands Elementary School is the San Mateo-foster City Elementary School District. Highlands Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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