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The San Mateo Union High School District believes - all students have the right to participate fully in the educational process, free from discrimination and harassment.  These rights are assured to students by CA Education Code Section 200 and Penal Code Section 422.55.

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Special Board Meeting/Study Session January 27th

iStock_000027741267Medium_Row of Chairs.jpgThe Board of Trustees of the SMUHSD invites the entire community to a special Board meeting/study session on Tuesday, January 27th that will include first a budget and finance review followed by a discussion and in-depth look at possible locations for the District’s first charter school, Design Tech (D-Tech), approaching its second year of existence. Attendees interested in the Design Tech agenda item will learn of the strengths and weaknesses of each of the possible future locations for D-Tech, increase knowledge about the process involved in locating property for a school, and will have the opportunity to help the Board consider the many different variables of finding a more permanent home for D-Tech.  Due to the anticipated size of the meeting, the study session will take place at Hillsdale High School’s Main Theater, 3115 Del Monte Street, San Mateo. The study session commences at 5:30pm with the budget and finance review. The District team estimates the introductory presentation related to D-Tech will commence at approximately 6:30pm, but all invested community members are encouraged to arrive in advance of 6:30pm to ensure they do not miss any element of the discussion. Hope to see you there.

Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 1/21/15

SMUHSD Ranked 5th Best Bay Area School District


The 2015 Niche (School) Rankings are in! The SMUHSD is ranked 5th best District in the the San Francisco-Oakland metropolitan area, 1st in the County, and 25th in the entire state (out of about 1,000 state districts)! Thank you to all students and families who took the time to offer their positive feedback about their school experiences, and our teachers, staff and trustees who work tirelessly to ensure our community's teens have a diverse high school experience that prepares them for a bright future. Image: www.k12.niche.com.

Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 1/20/15

Acclaimed Author Dr. Laura Kastner Speaks at SMUHSD in February

Save the Date!
February 3rd
"Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for Raising Successful Tweens and Teens"
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7pm
San Mateo Performing Arts Center
Join the Peninsula Parent Speaker Series, formerly known as ParenTeen Quest, and the SMUHSD for a discussion with nationally-acclaimed author and professor, Dr. Laura Kastner. Learn all the details by clicking here.

Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis
Published: 12/18/14

Interpreter Service

The A/W Office provides on-site interpreting services for Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin) speakers.  Limited English Proficient (“LEP”) parent/guardians speaking languages other than Spanish and Cantonese/Mandarin will be provided language assistance services by the Attendance and Welfare Office.  Please contact:  KindyLee Mackamul, Director of Attendance and Welfare, if you need assistance regarding enrollment and school assignment matters.

Interpreter available in any language upon request.

Response to the Grand Jury Report

On July 11, 2013 the San Mateo Union High School District received a Grand Jury Report, "Capital Appreciation Bonds: Ticking Time Bombs."  At the September 12, 2013 board meeting the Board of Trustees approved the response letter from the district to the Grand Jury Report "Capital Appreciation Bonds: Ticking Time Bombs."  To read the response letter click on "Response Letter." 

Public Notice-First Five-Year Review for Burlingame High School

The Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) will conduct the First Five-Year Review of the effectiveness of the remedy for the Burlingame High School site (Site) located at 400 Carolan Avenue, Burlingame, California 94010.  For more information click on the attached notice. Public Notice for First Five-Year Review Burlingame High School 


District Calendar

Local Control Accountability Plan: SMUHSD

LCAP Year 2014-2015

SMUHSD LCAP and Annual Update Template (English)

SMUHSD LCAP Summary (Spanish)

SMUHSD LCAP Summary (Chinese)

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.  

District Policies

The District Policies are now on-line.  To access click on "District Policies."

Local Educational Agency Plan

Title III Improvement Plan

2014 SMUHSD Title II Improvement Plan

Title III Year 2 and Year 4 Improvement Plan Assurance

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. 


The San Mateo Union High School District continues to be in Program Improvement for 2012-2013 school year.  For more information click on "SMUHSD Program Improvement."  "SMUHSD Program Improvement letter (Spanish)" "SMUHSD Program Improvement Letter (Chinese)"

Student Nutrition Services

To access the Prepayment Form click on "form ."


Rental of SMUHSD Facilities

Facilities Use

To book athletic facilities, theaters, classrooms, and meeting spaces click on Facilities Rental.