Group photo of students on the first day of school
Group photo of teachers at a professional development event
2017 Baccalaureate Students at Ceremony Outside of Venue

Welcome to the San Mateo Union High School District!

  • Our Community

    The San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) serves approximately 9,000 9th through 12th graders in the communities of San Mateo, Burlingame, Foster City, Hillsborough, Millbrae, and San Bruno in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Peninsula. We serve the teens of our community through six comprehensive high schools, an alternative high school, a middle college program, and a program for newcomers to the country. Additionally, we serve adult learners through an adult school and we serve young adults through our Special Education Transition Programs.  

    Our Students and Educators

    Our students come from all walks of life, backgrounds and abilities, and SMUHSD ensures all receive the best possible education. We do this by treating the whole student – from emotional wellness to academic achievement – and ensuring that each student has the options, classes, guidance and overall support needed to have a fulfilling high school experience. 

    We achieve the highest standard of education and care for our students through employing high-caliber educators. In the San Mateo Union High School District, all staff members are educators who have chosen the noblest of professions - preparing the next generation to make a positive impact on our community and the world. All of our employees have an impact on our students…all are educators.