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Colleges That Change Lives.jpgThe Hillsdale PTO and Colleges that Change Lives present...

Finding The Right College Fit – A Conversation About The College Search
Featured Speaker: Colleges that Change Lives Executive Director Maria Furtado


May 9, 2016, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Hillsdale High School, 3115 Del Monte St., San Mateo

See the event flyers in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) is dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college
search process.

Sponsored by the Hillsdale High School PTSO and HHS Career Center. Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) is dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. Simultaneous Spanish & Mandarin interpretation will be provided. See information in English, Spanish and Chinese at www.smuhsd.org.


US News and World Report_Best HSs.jpgSchools of the SMUHSD have again been ranked among the most outstanding public high schools in the U.S. in 2016. Two media rating systems that regularly analyze the top public secondary schools in the nation using their own specialized calculations – one is produced by U.S. News and World Report and the other by the Washington Post – provided the results. In the former listing by U.S. News and World Report, Burlingame High School secured a California ranking of No.80 and a national rating of No.490; Mills High School was ranked No.152 in the state and No.946 nationally. In the latter analysis by the Washington Post, dubbed “America’s Most Challenging Schools,” five of the District’s schools received notice of laudable academic achievement. In order of national ranking, they were: Burlingame High School, No.622; Aragon High School, No.686; San Mateo High School, No.712; Mills High School, No. 904; Hillsdale High School, No.1,438. Burlingame, Aragon and San Mateo were the highest-rated public high schools in San Mateo County, according to the Washington Post. Congratulations to all of our students and schools for your hard work and your commitment to always striving to do your very best. See the complete press release.


Formerly known as the Future Homemakers of America, FHA-Hero club officially voted this year to change the name to FCCLA (Family, Consumer and Career Leaders of America). This voting took place in Riverside, California their our annual State Leadership Meeting. At this conference, students were able to hear from motivational speakers, experience the thrill of competing, participate in industry tours, learn about colleges and careers, and attend the formal banquet Monday night. Some of the competitions included: Culinary Arts, Fashion Design, Entrepreneurship, Event Planning, Child Development, Interior Design, and more. A huge congratulations to Hillsdale Students: Alexandra Ramirez, Julia Salvato, and Lauren Lazalde, for taking 3rd place in the state for their Teen Night Club Entrepreneurship Plan. Another sophomore, Reese Walker,  received 1st place in the state for her Interior Design Project “Go Green Living Room Design”. She walked home with a full one-year scholarship to FIDM, and scholarships to the Art Institute and Design Institute of San Diego. Congratulations also to Haley Deming and Karina Camacho who did a stellar job competing in Interior Design and Child Development!


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.


Cap Spring Concert May 3.jpgCapuchino's Performing Arts Department presents this year’s FINAL Spring Concert and Awards Ceremony featuring the Capuchino Symphony Orchestra, and selected student ensembles from the Orchestra and Guitar classes! The event will be on Tuesday, May 3rd, at 7:30pm at the Samuel Johnson Junior Performing Arts Center at Capuchino High School, 1501 Magnolia Avenue, San Bruno. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for seniors and students with school ID. Mark your calendar! We welcome all community members to join our final concert of this school year!


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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Learn about the resources available to students and families when crisis or emergencies happen.

SMUHSD Local Control Accountability Plan 2015-2016

SMUHSD LCAP Annual Update (English)

LCAP Data Addendum (English)

SMUHSD LCAP Summary (English)

SMUHSD Resumen del Plan de Rendición de Cuentas (LCAP)


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.  

Local Educational Agency Plan

Title III Improvement Plan

2014 SMUHSD Title III 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. 


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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To book athletic facilities, theaters, classrooms, and meeting spaces, visit Facilities Use page.