Burlingame 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)558-2899
 Location 1 Mangini Way
Burlingame, CA 94010
Charter School No

Burlingame 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 34th in the best public high schools in California.



The Burlingame High student body is mainly White with a smaller Hispanic population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific17.5%230
Native American Indian0.1%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander1%13
Two or more races7.9%104

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 6.2%

7.7% 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, Burlingame High students are largely wealthy and rank 78th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 59th in California

Students at Burlingame 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 5.7% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls65% to 69%*90% to 94%*
Boys55% to 59%*75% to 79%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander65% to 69%*80% to 84%*
Hispanic30% to 39%*70% to 79%*
Multiracial60% to 79%*80% or more*
White70% to 74%*85% to 89%*
With Disabilites20% or less*21% to 39%*
Limited English21% to 39%*21% to 39%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Burlingame High students in 2016 was 1226.

College Admission Test Participation

7 out of 10

Rank: 201st in California

276 out of 639 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (43%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 22% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 45th in California

Burlingame High offers 14 AP courses. 42 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 95% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Burlingame High had 246 taking AP exams with a 222 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 95% percentile and significantly above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 90% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 42% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 18%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 16%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 37%
AP Courses Offered 14

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate4%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate5%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.4%6
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.1%2

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.6%22
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.2%29


Burlingame High
1 Mangini Way
Burlingame, CA

10 out of 10 1


San Mateo Union High
San Mateo, CA