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Mills says "farewell"  to the 2016 school year and "hello" summer in this well made student film that really shows off Mills' spirit and talents! The student-made film is a re-creation of a scene from High School Musical 2, directed by Kenny Ortega. The film's song, “What Time Is It?,” displays the excitement of graduation as summer approaches. This video took about one month to plan, rehearse, film and edit. As seniors, the film-makers wanted to create a celebratory video that would capture the spirit of their graduating class. The makers wanted to highlight the many talents of the students and capture moments seniors could look back on. They chose this song, because a lot of students were fans of High School Musical growing up, and by participating in the Mills film, were able to live out their dreams of being in a High School Musical movie. The editorial team tried to represent the majority of the class of 2016 by incorporating many student groups, including Leadership, the dance team MKRS, Advanced Art of Video students, the Mills High cheer team, drama students, and many others who were excited to participate. The video was directed by seniors Christy Chan and Jennifer Yee, filmed by juniors Ryan Silber and Orion Huang, and edited by Jennifer Yee and Ryan Silber. Another group of Art of Video students, Lia De Matei, Marisa Kelly, and Rebecca Mindel, supported the project. The students hope to show that Mills is not only an academically strong school, but also a spirited and united community with many unique aspects, talents, and opportunities. The class of 2016, especially, is a very close-knit group of students who are very involved at Mills. Congratulations to the film team and all students who participated! This film really represents the class of 2016’s love for Mills High School! See this wonderful video by clicking here.


iStock_000010813062_Large_Press Hat.jpgStudents from the San Mateo Union High School District took home a variety of top honors in the 2016 high school journalism competition sponsored by the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club. The awards, all for outstanding work performed during the 2015-16 academic year, were presented during ceremonies May 19 at the San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood City. In all, there were 441 entries from Bay Area secondary schools, both public and private, in a range of categories involving student newspapers, websites and yearbooks. The District’s honorees were:

  • Features:  First, Aragon High School, Michael Herrera and Anders Zhou; honorable mention, Aragon High School, Annika Hom and Katie Savage.
  • News Photo: Second, Aragon High School, Scott Liu.
  • Feature Photo: First, Aragon High School, Jenny Zhang.
  • Sports Photo: Third, Aragon High School, Scott Liu.
  • Layout and Design:  Second, San Mateo High School (“San Mateo Hi”), Tiffany Lee, Cindy Zhang and Ellen Zhu.
  • Website Design: Mills High School (“Mills Thunderbolt”), Daysia Tolentino; third, San Mateo High School (“San Mateo Hi”), Rachel Kirkes.
  • Website Content: First, Aragon High School (“Aragon Outlook”), staff.
  • Yearbook: Third, Mills High School (“Back on Track”), staff.
  • General Excellence: Second, Aragon High School (“Aragon Outlook”), staff; third, San Mateo High School (“San Mateo Hi”), staff.

iStock_000081530603_Medium_Athletics.jpgStarting May 2, 2016, parents/guardians must now complete Athletic Packets online by going to www.smuhsd.org, clicking on "Athletic Packets" and selecting the appropriate school. First time users will need to set-up an account. Returning users should enter their previously selected username and 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 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. Any questions about medical clearance, please contact the Health Office at your school. Any other questions about athletics, please contact the Athletic Director at your school.


Interpreter Service

The Office of Student Services provides on-site interpreting services for Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin) speakers. Interpreter Service available in any language upon request. Learn the details.

La Oficina de Servicios Estudiantiles ofrece servicios de interpretación en el mismo lugar para las personas que hablan español y chino (mandarín). Se dispone de intérpretes de cualquier otro idioma previa solicitud. Averigüe los detalles.




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SMUHSD Local Control Accountability Plan 2015-2016

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San Mateo Union High School's commitment to monitoring progress as we move forward with LCAP is a high priority for all stakeholders - staff, families, and community members.  The foundation of this LCAP is to improve the education and achievement outcomes for all students in the San Mateo Union High School District.  

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The goal of the Title III Improvement Plan is to identify the challenges the SMUHSD has had in raising English Learner achievement and to provide a guide on how to implement a sound and effective instructional program for all English Learners. 


Title III Plan Annual Update 2015-16

Title III Plan Annual Update 2015-16 Budget


The San Mateo Union High School District continues to be in Program Improvement for 2014-2015 school year.  For more information click on "SMUHSD Program Improvement."  "SMUHSD Program Improvement letter (Spanish)" "SMUHSD Program Improvement Letter (Chinese)"

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