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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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iStock_000039550184_Registration_Medium.jpgWant to get a "jump" on registering your student for the 2016-2017 school year? Priority One Enrollment started on January 6, 2016 and will end 11:59pm February 19, 2016. You can visit the District’s Office of Student Services, located at 640 North Delaware Street in San Mateo, to complete the enrollment process for the 2016-2017 school year. To schedule appointments for the Priority One Enrollment Window, please call 650.558.2251 or email enrollment@smuhsd.org to make your appointment.

During the Priority One Enrollment Window, students who have completed the residency verification and on-line enrollment form will be eligible to:

  • Receive priority assignment to their school of residence
  • Apply for a Sibling Transfer to another school within the District
  • Apply for an Intra-District Transfer to a non-resident school within the District (Not applicable to Shared Residencies or Caregiver Status by Board Policy 5111.1)

Under Quick Links, along the left hand side of this page in red font, you will find important links for NEW students to enroll in our district for the 2016/2017 school year. A new student is a student who has not previously enrolled in our school system. Also, you will find links for "Intra-District Transfers" for Returning Students for the 2016/2017 school year. An Intra-District Transfer applies to a current student who would like to attend a different school in our system. If you have any questions at all, please call 650.558.2251.


PBS Selects SMHS as Reporting Lab_v1.JPGSan Mateo High School's Journalism program has been selected by PBS as a Student Reporting Lab! This means our students will make news videos with PBS' guidance, and if PBS likes what the young SMHS journalists produce, the station will air it on national television to an audience of a half  million plus viewers! This is a wonderful opportunity for our students and a great honor for SMHS. PBS was drawn to SMHS, in part, by the high quality of Journalism's student-run website: www.thebearcat.net. As part of the program, PBS will fly Journalism Teacher Patsy Fergusson and Digital Photography Teacher Jane McCable to Washington D.C. for five days of training in July. And at the start of next school year, PBS will send professionals to our classrooms to help train students in the art of making TV news. The District team cannot wait to see what the future holds for Journalism students at SMHS.


Benjamin Cheng_Johns Hopkins_1.jpgCongratulations to Benjamin Cheng, a freshman at San Mateo High School (SMHS), who was recently awarded a national research grant from John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) to create a more efficient enzyme that will reduce the cost of producing biofuels. Benjamin is one of the 10 winning individuals or teams out of 254 applicants from across the United States who received this year’s CTY Cogito Research Award for aspiring middle and high school STEM researchers. Ten grants of $599 each were awarded to students who submitted outstanding proposals for research in science, technology, engineering, or math fields. Student researchers will use the funds to purchase equipment, rent lab space, or pay for other project-related needs. Benjamin and his fellow award winners will work with supervising mentors as they see their projects through to the end and write final reports on results. Congratulations Benjamin! To learn more about the program, click here. To read about Benjamin’s accomplishment, click here for the February 8th Daily Journal article about Benjamin's great work.


SMUHSD’s Board of Trustees invites you to the Thursday, February 11, 2016 regular meeting. The meeting highlights include an overview of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), information on a Measure M & O general bond refinancing that will result in significant taxpayer savings, and an update on the Superintendent’s mid-year 2015/2016 goals.  A link to the complete agenda packet can be found by clicking here. The public meeting will be held at the San Mateo Adult School, 789 E Poplar Avenue, starting at 7pm.


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More than 125 Mills students, along with parents and Music Director Doug Miner pulled off a major "card stunt" at Super Bowl 50. Students formed the message "Believe in Love" by perfectly placing 60,000 colored cards in the stadium during the half time show. They also distributed 60,000 "love" buttons and 60,000 informational cards for people to use during the game. Not only were their card stunt talents featured at Super Bowl 50, but 50 Leadership students, teacher Angela Reinhart Mullins, a group of teacher/staff chaperones, and transportation specialist Darrell Daily, participated in the half time show, singing and dancing with Cold Play! The District team is proud of Mills' efforts and happy that they created an unforgettable memory as a school community at Super Bowl 50! With their guest appearance at Super Bowl 50, Mills has some serious "bragging rights!"


Interpreter Service

The Attendance and Welfare Office 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 Asistencia y Bienestar 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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District Policies

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

Emergency Preparedness

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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