CAPUCHINO HIGH SCHOOL

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1501 MAGNOLIA AVE
SAN BRUNO, CA 94066
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Phone: 650-877-7320
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: San Mateo Union High School District
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 275
  • Number Students: 1100
  • Number Teachers: 70
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6900
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Shamar Shanks
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
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  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
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  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (28 ratings)
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    School Reviews (20 Reviews)
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    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-04
    "Capuchino High School This a great school. Health does not involve anything to do with the bible as a comment previously mentioned. The teachers here are really helpful and they take the time to help the student comprehend the subject as long the student is willing to learn. The reputation Capuchino has bee misunderstood. Capuchino is a great school not only because its an IB school, but because of the environment it has to offer. It has diversity and it is a life learning experience. It is a place of prosperity, it makes the student and the parent feel welcomed."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-02-19
    "I am a very satisfied parent of two Cap graduates class of 2006 and 2011. I found the staff to be extremely capable, hardworking and accommodating to my very different students' needs. The leadership program creates an extremely exciting and spirited atmosphere that is Cap's greatest strength. My girls really LOVED coming to school every day. A large A+ goes to Principal Shamar Shanks who expects student's to bring their best every day and is willing to help them one on one if they ask. My students always received attention and help from their caring teachers and supportive counselors. The IB diploma program was extremely rigorous yet effectively prepared our student for Boston College where she is currently a sophomore who feels indebted to her principal, counselors, teachers and staff for preparing her to work hard and earn success. I have one more child and look forward to four more years at Capuchino High School!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-08
    "I am a Cap alumni of the past graduating class, 2012. I have to say many people have a bad presumption of Cap, but unless you actually go to the school you'll realize this is the best high school in the district. The teachers are amazing! If you need help they will aid you, if you care for your grades then they will make the time for you. The administration are tough because they want the best learning environment possible, which is reasonable. I loved Cap, made many new friends, I have strong bonds with me teachers who led me to success. The IB program is great and rigorous, I actually completed the full diploma program, was the captain of the basketball team, did swimming and joined clubs! The atmosphere is wonderful this school has prepared me for my future. Now I attend UC Berkeley as an undergrad and will continue to thank Cap for everything it has done for me."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-05-15
    "This is a good school with the only IB program on the peninsula BUT be aware that they teach Catholic dogma in their health classes and try to teach the bible as literature."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-05-14
    "My son is in Cap's pre IB classes and he'll be finishing his fresman year in 2 weeks. The school environment is safe, new constructed buildings are in progress with new facilities to enhance positive learning. The teachers are very helpful and hard working. The principal and vice principals are very involved with student activities. My son's classes are challenging but we believe that Cap will prepare him for college and his choosen carrer."
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