Best High School in California#31
|Rating||10 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||San Mateo Union High|
|Location||400 Murchison Dr.
Millbrae, CA 94030
Mills 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 31st in the best public high schools in California.
The Mills High student body is mainly Asian Pacific with a smaller Hispanic population and has high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.2%||2|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||2%||24|
|Two or more races||5.7%||69|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 8.1%
10.5% 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, Mills High students are largely wealthy and rank 102nd in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California39th
Rating10 out of 10
Students at Mills High scored an average 78% 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 4.1% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||70% to 74%*||85% to 89%*|
|Boys||65% to 69%*||80% to 84%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||75% to 79%*||85% to 89%*|
|Hispanic||40% to 49%*||60% to 69%*|
|Multiracial||60% to 79%*||80% or more*|
|White||60% to 69%*||70% to 79%*|
|With Disabilites||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
|Limited English||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1241
The average SAT score for Mills High students in 2016 was 1241.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT90%
Rank in California29th
Rating10 out of 10
542 out of 603 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (90%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 4% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate32%
AP Pass Rank in California123rd
AP Pass Rate Rating8 out of 10
Mills High offers 14 AP courses. 32 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%. Mills High had 289 taking AP exams with a 239 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 86% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||83%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||32%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||17%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||18%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||19%|
|AP Courses Offered||14|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||0%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||0%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||0%|
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400 Murchison Dr.
San Mateo Union High
San Mateo, CA