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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

19 Parent Reviews for Highlands Elementary School

My son is in Kindergarten and loves his teacher and the school! As a parent, I love this school. The principal is amazing and sends her own kids to this school even though she lives in Baywood and could send her kids there. This school has strong and well-rounded academic programs and is known to be ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/25/15

A great school with great kids and teachers, but unfortunately due to mismanagement by the school district, it's a school in decline. This year is the first year for the new "common core" math standard (spending more time to go deeper on math basics). As a result, all kids in the same grade are taught ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/07/15

We have been so impressed with Highlands Elementary School and the fantastic education our children are receiving. The teachers are extremely dedicated, and we have found them to be fair, approachable and truly passionate about teaching. The principal empowers the teachers and students, and the schools ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/22/14

The principal Heather Gomez is fabulous. She has fantastic management skills as well as the school version of bedside manner. I have yet to encounter a teacher I feel is below top notch. I have 2 children and have been nothing but happy with the Highlands community.

Posted by a parent on 06/22/14

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

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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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