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Schools in San Carlos : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Oct 13, 2015
A.h. Rajani asked:
The assigned school information is incorrect for 438 Portofino Drive, #101, San Carlos, CA 94070.

The assigned elementary school is Heather Elementary.
The assigned middle school is…
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Tue Mar 29, 2011
Lisa Susnow answered:
This info provided from a family memeber who has had two children who have attended Sequoia, one currently a Freshman. Just an FYI her children have also attended Serra High School.

Here's what she has to say-

IB and ICAP programs are highly sought after and there are only two schools between San Mateo and Palo Alto that offer them: Sequoia and an expensive private school in Palo Alto.

I believe they have the highest volume of applicants and transfer requests (they also take the most due to the above program, they have more seats for students).

They got a new principal two years ago who is great, enforces a dress code, very hands on and has helped to change the culture. Finally, there sports program is great: Football went all the way to CCS this year.

If you have a high school student today, Sequoia is the school everyone wants to go to.
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Sun Apr 19, 2009
Arn Cenedella answered:
I agree with Chuck.
Parents in both cities are happy with the local public schools.
As a 23 year resident of San Carlos, both of my boys went to San Carlos public schools and did just fine.
Another website to look at is
I do not think you can go wrong either way.
Burlingame is perhaps a little more "upscale" while San Carlos maybe is a little more "down home".
I believe it just comes down to personal preference as to which community you like best.
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Sat Jan 31, 2009
Chuck Gillooley answered:
Here's a link with the San Mateo County API Scores:

and here's the school boundary for San Carlos:

As Raziel correctly states, each school district has their own websites as well, which are good resources. One important thing to remember is that certain schools may be impacted (there are a couple in San Carlos) so just because you buy into a particular neighborhood doesn't mean you're guaranteed admittance to school district that you're zoned for. Be sure to check before you buy.

Hope this helps!

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