Aragon High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District San Mateo Union High
Type Public
 Phone (650)558-2999
 Location 900 Alameda de Las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA 94402
Charter School No

Aragon High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 30th in the best public high schools in California.



The Aragon High student body is predominantly Asian Pacific with a sizeable White population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific29.2%416
Native American Indian0.2%3
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander3%42
Two or more races10.3%146

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 11.1%

14.1% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Aragon High students are largely upper income and rank 141st in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 64th in California

Students at Aragon High scored an average 74% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 6% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls65% to 69%*90% to 94%*
Boys55% to 59%*80% to 84%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander80% to 84%*90% to 94%*
Hispanic20% to 24%*60% to 64%*
Multiracial60% to 69%*90% or more*
White65% to 69%*90% to 94%*
With Disabilites20% or less*21% to 39%*
Limited English20% or less*21% to 39%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Aragon High students in 2016 was 1249.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 21st in California

700 out of 682 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (103%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 3% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 52nd in California

Aragon High offers 18 AP courses. 31 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 82% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Aragon High had 350 taking AP exams with a 318 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 94% percentile and significantly above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 91% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 31% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 13%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 14%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 17%
AP Courses Offered 18

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate2%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate2%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate2%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.9%12
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.3%4

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.7%24


Aragon High
900 Alameda de Las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA

10 out of 10 1


San Mateo Union High
San Mateo, CA