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School Locator/Boundaries

School Locator

To find out the high school based upon an address, click on "School Locator.

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Boundaries Board Policy

Board Policy 5116

The Board of Trustees shall establish school attendance boundaries in order to maximize the efficient use of district facilities and effective administration of district schools. The Superintendent or designee shall periodically review school attendance boundaries and, as necessary, make recommendations to the Board for boundary adjustments.

 When reviewing school attendance boundaries, the Superintendent or designee may consider the following factors to ensure boundaries align with approved facility capacity:

1. School enrollment data,

2. Facility capacity and design, including potential commercial and residential developments

3. School feeder patterns

4. Federal, state, or court mandates

5. Community input

6. Student safety

7. Transportation capacity

8. Community and neighborhood identity

9. Geographic features of the district

10. Educational programs  

cf. 7160 - Charter School Facilities) 11. Other Factors

(cf. 5116.1- Intradistrict Open Enrollment)

(cf. 5117 - Interdistrict Attendance)

In order to alleviate overcrowding, the Superintendent or designee shall place some students in a school outside of their attendance area. Parents/guardians of students who are attending schools outside of their attendance area shall be notified of the school their child will be attending as soon as possible.

(cf. 3541 - Transportation Routes and Services)

General Provisions

The Board of Trustees recognizes the values accruing to students by having a broad exposure to all facets of a democratic society during their period of school attendance and opposes segregation in any form in the public schools, be it racial, socio-economic, or political.

The prime consideration governing all policies must be the securing of the best education for all students by providing educational opportunity for each individual.

As far as possible, it is in the best interest of each student that he/she be a part of a student population with a broad and varied socio-economic and ethnic composition. 

All attendance area changes should grow out of careful study with ample time for consideration and reaction by all concerned.

Each school should be a comprehensive school, offering wide and deep course offerings.

A student must attend the high school serving his/her area of residence, unless assigned to another school of attendance by action of the Board of Trustees. (students may be transferred to another attendance area under provisions in Board Policy)

Boundary Changes Affecting Attendance Area

When a family is affected by an assignment or an attendance area boundary change, without physical change of the location of the home, children already attending a high school shall not be considered to have changed their area of attendance. However, children (including those from the same family) who are entering high school for the first time shall be considered to attend high school in the newly assigned attendance area.

Aragon High School

Beginning at the junction of the western boundary of the district and the extension of Skyline Boulevard and Crystal Springs Road, easterly along Crystal Springs Road to its intersection with El Camino Real, southerly on El Camino Real to its intersection with Fourth Avenue, easterly on Fourth Avenue to its intersection with Bayshore Freeway, continuing easterly and south easterly on East Third Avenue to the San Mateo-Foster City, city limits, south along city limits to State Highway 92 and west along Highway 92 to its intersection with the Southern Pacific right-of-way, southerly along the Southern Pacific right-of-way to Twentieth Avenue, westerly along Twentieth Avenue to El Camino Real, southerly along El Camino Real to its juncture with Twenty- fourth Avenue, westerly along Twenty-fourth Avenue to the Alameda de las Pulgas, westerly to Pico Avenue, westerly on Pico Avenue to Twenty-sixth Avenue, westerly on Twenty-sixth Avenue to its terminus, westerly on a straight line extension of Twenty-sixth Avenue to Highway 92, thence westerly and southerly along Highway 92 to the southern boundary of the San Mateo Union High School District. 

Note: The boundary between the Aragon and San Mateo attendance areas is the middle of those portions of the above thoroughfares common to both.

Note: The boundary between the Hillsdale and Aragon attendance areas is the middle of those portions of the above thoroughfares common to both, except that residences on Twenty fourth Avenue and on Pico Avenue will be in the Hillsdale attendance area.

Burlingame High School 

Beginning at San Francisco Bay and the extension of the Burlingame-Millbrae city limits, westerly along the city limits to the western boundary of the district, thence southerly along the western boundary to the line of the extension of Denise Drive (including all residences on Darrell Road south of Denise Drive), easterly on Denise Drive to Robinwood Lane, easterly on Robinwood Lane to Hayne Road, easterly on Hayne Road (900 Hayne Road is the lowest house number included) to the extension of Jewel Place, northerly on Jewel Place to San Raymundo Road, westerly on San Raymundo Road to Robin Road, northerly on Robin Road to Ralston Avenue, easterly along Ralston Avenue to the boundary between 1148 and 1144 Barroilhet Avenue, southwesterly along that boundary to Barroilhet Avenue, easterly along Barroilhet Avenue to its intersection with El Camino Real, northerly on El Camino Real to Peninsula Avenue, easterly along Peninsula Avenue to North Humboldt Street, northerly along North Humboldt Street to the Burlingame-San Mateo city limits, easterly along the city limits to San Francisco Bay.

Note: All residences whose addresses are in the Burlingame Elementary School District are assigned to Burlingame High School. 

Note: The boundary between the Burlingame and San Mateo attendance areas is the middle of those portions of the above thoroughfares common to both, except that those residences whose addresses are on the boundary streets from Chester Way and Barroilhet Avenue to the intersection of the extension of Denise Drive and the western boundary of the district are assigned to the Burlingame attendance area.

Capuchino High School 

Beginning where the extension of San Felipe Avenue meets San Francisco Bay, westerly along that extension and San Felipe Avenue to El Camino Real, southerly along EI Camino Real to its intersection with the Millbrae-San Bruno city limits at Park Place, southerly and westerly along the Millbrae-San Bruno city limits to the western boundary of the district, northerly along the western boundary to its intersection with the district's northern boundary, easterly along the northern boundary to San Francisco Bay.

Note: All residences whose addresses are in the San Bruno Park Elementary School District are assigned to Capuchino High School.

Note: The boundary line along San Felipe Avenue is the middle of the street. All addresses along the boundary line on El Camino Real are assigned to Mills High School.

Note: The Junipero Serra County Park is a part of the Capuchino High School attendance area.

Hillsdale High School

Beginning at the intersection of the San Mateo-Foster City, city limits and State Highway 92, westerly along Highway 92 to the Southern Pacific right-of-way, southerly along the Southern Pacific right-of-way to Twentieth Avenue, westerly along Twentieth Avenue to El Camino Real, southerly along El Camino Real to its juncture with Twenty-fourth A venue, westerly along Twenty-fourth Avenue to the Alameda de las Pulgas, westerly to Pico Avenue, westerly on Pico Avenue to Twenty-sixth Avenue, westerly on Twenty-sixth Avenue to its terminus, westerly on a straight line extension of Twenty-sixth Avenue to Highway 92, thence westerly and southerly along Highway 92 to the southern boundary of the San Mateo Union High School District, thence easterly along the southern boundary of the district to the intersection of the O'Neill (Marina) Belmont sloughs and the Foster City, city limits, thence easterly on Baffin to the intersection of Edgewater Boulevard, northerly on Edgewater Boulevard to the line separating Neighborhoods 7 and 8, and then northerly along the wide waterway that flows north-south to the east of Edgewater Avenue continuing through Central Lake and Leo J. Ryan Park to the intersection of West Parkway and East Hillsdale Boulevard, and thence westerly along East Hillsdale Boulevard to its intersection with Edgewater Boulevard to its intersection with the extension of the San Mateo-Foster City, city limits, and thence along the city limits to the intersection of the San Mateo-Foster City, city limits and Highway 92. 

Note: All Foster City addresses in the areas commonly known as neighborhoods 8 and 9 are assigned to Hillsdale High School.

Mills High School

Beginning at San Francisco Bay and the extension of San Felipe Avenue, westerly along that extension and San Felipe Avenue to El Camino Real, southerly along El Camino Real to its intersection with the Millbrae-San Bruno city limits at Park Place, southerly and westerly along the Millbrae-San Bruno city limits to the western boundary of the district, southerly along the western boundary to its intersection of the extension of the Burlingame-Millbrae city limits, easterly along the Burlingame-Millbrae city limits to San Francisco Bay. 

Note: All residences whose addresses are in the Millbrae Elementary School District are assigned to Mills High School.

Note: The boundary line along San Felipe Avenue is the middle of the street. All addresses along the boundary line on El Camino Real are assigned to Mills High School.

Note: The Harry W. Tracy Water Treatment Plant is part of the Mills High School attendance area.

San Mateo High School

Beginning at San Francisco Bay and the most easterly point on East Third Avenue, northerly along San Francisco Bay to the San Mateo-Burlingame city limits and extending westerly along the San Mateo-Burlingame city limits and extending westerly along the San Mateo-Burlingame city limits to North Humboldt Street, southerly on North Humboldt Street to Peninsula Avenue, westerly along Peninsula Avenue to El Camino Real, thence southerly along El Camino Real to its intersection with Barroilhet Avenue, extending westerly on Barroilhet Avenue to the boundary between 1144 Barroilhet and 1148 Barroilhet, thence along that boundary to Ralston Avenue, Ralston Avenue to Robin Road, southerly on Robin Road to San Raymundo Road, San Raymundo Road to Jewel Place, southerly on Jewel Place and its extension to Hayne Road at 900 Hayne Road, westerly on Hayne Road to Robinwood Lane, thence westerly on Robinwood Lane to Denise Drive, Denise Drive and its extension to the western boundary of the district (excluding all residences on Darrell Road south of Denise Drive), thence southerly along the western boundary to its intersection with the extension of Crystal Springs Road, thence easterly on Crystal Springs Road to its intersection with El Camino Real, southerly on El Camino Real to its intersection with Fourth Avenue, easterly on Fourth Avenue to its intersection with Bayshore Freeway, continuing easterly along East Third Avenue to its intersection with the Foster City, city limits, southerly along the San Mateo-Foster City, city limits to its extension with Mariners Island Boulevard, easterly on Mariners Island Boulevard/Edgewater Boulevard to its intersection with East Hillsdale Boulevard, easterly on East Hillsdale Boulevard to its intersection with West Parkway, southerly through Leo. J. Ryan Park to Central Lake, southerly through the wide waterway that flows north-south to the east of Edgewater Boulevard to the line separating Neighborhoods 7 and 8, to its intersection with Edgewater Boulevard, easterly on Edgewater Boulevard to Baffin, and southerly on Baffin to the Belmont Slough and the district's eastern boundary.

Note: The boundary between the Burlingame and San Mateo attendance areas is the middle of those portions of the above thoroughfares common to both, except that those residences whose addresses are on boundary streets from Chester Way and Barroilhet Avenue to the intersection of the extension of Denise Drive and the western boundary of the district are assigned to the Burlingame attendance area.

Note: The boundary between the Aragon and San Mateo attendance areas is the middle of those portions of the above thoroughfares common to both.

Note: All addresses in the area commonly known as Foster City neighborhoods 1 through 7 are assigned to San Mateo High School and the addresses in neighborhoods 8 and 9 are assigned to the Hillsdale High School.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

35160 Authority of governing boards

35160.1 Broad authority of school districts

35160.5 District policies; rules and regulations

35291 Rules

35350 Transportation of students

35351 Assignment of students to particular schools

GOVERNMENT CODE

53311-53317.5 Establishment of community facilities district

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION

Article I, Section 31 Discrimination based on race, sex, color, ethnicity

COURT DECISIONS

Crawford v. Huntington Beach Union High School District (2002) 98 Cal.App.4th 1275

Crawford v. Board of Education (1976) 17 Cal.3d 280

Jackson v. Pasadena City School District (1963) 59 Cal.2d 876 

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

Policy SAN MATEO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: July 15, 2010 San Mateo, California