Best High School in California#34
|Rating||10 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||San Mateo Union High|
|Location||1 Mangini Way
Burlingame, CA 94010
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.
|Native American Indian||0.1%||1|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||1%||13|
|Two or more races||7.9%||104|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 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
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California59th
Rating10 out of 10
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|
|Girls||65% to 69%*||90% to 94%*|
|Boys||55% to 59%*||75% to 79%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||65% to 69%*||80% to 84%*|
|Hispanic||30% to 39%*||70% to 79%*|
|Multiracial||60% to 79%*||80% or more*|
|White||70% to 74%*||85% to 89%*|
|With Disabilites||20% or less*||21% to 39%*|
|Limited English||21% to 39%*||21% to 39%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1226
The average SAT score for Burlingame High students in 2016 was 1226.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT43%
Rank in California201st
Rating7 out of 10
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
AP Class Enrollment Rate42%
AP Pass Rank in California45th
AP Pass Rate Rating10 out of 10
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 California state median of 55 percent.
|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|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||4%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||5%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||3%|
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1 Mangini Way
San Mateo Union High
San Mateo, CA