BOREL MIDDLE SCHOOL

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425 BARNESON AVE
SAN MATEO, CA 94402
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Phone: 650-312-7670
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: San Mateo-foster City Elementary School District
  • Students/Teacher: 21:1
  • Students/Grade: 316.7
  • Number Students: 950
  • Number Teachers: 45
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4803
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Connie Mccarley
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (42 ratings)
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    School Reviews (38 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-12
    "There are a lot of things to like about this school. The instruction is generally good, although many teachers use points and grades as behavioral consequences. The teachers are up to date on what Common Core has in store for them but can improve how they communicate that to parents. My child's English teacher has done a very good job of scaffolding instruction to build on what he already knows. Like many middle school math teachers, there seems to be an over-emphasis on answers over process but the method of instruction is sound and assessments are fair. What seems to be the biggest challenge for Borel is how to transition new 6th graders to a much different school structure than elementary school. While basic study skills are introduced, some classes jump immediately to multiple choice exams and a much more high school way of instruction. In many ways 6th grade has more in common with 12th grade than the 5th grade they just completed. Teachers need to be much better and more competent users of schoolloop as a tool for revision, intervention and parent communication. It has so much potential that is not currently being realized."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-16
    "Disappointed in teachers the way they deal with the ADHD students. Disappointed in teachers with there following through with what they tell you in a meeting. I'm hoping next year will be better."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-12-22
    "I'm trying to check up on my daughter grades, having some problems, getting into it, unfortunately, I'll get there. I would like to thanks the teacher for thier patience, and the time thier giving to help the children in Borel. Also all the staff in the office especially the principal, the smile and for welcoming us as we enter the office. Thank you all! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-29
    "I am totally new to this school and I'm not so sure I'm satisfied with it, I mean, one of my teachers was very mean. Not just to me but to the whole entire class. On the first day of school, she gave us ridiculous homework! She told us to color a map of the world she gave us and then label ALL the countries, in the world ( plus the oceans and the countries weren't even drawn on it, no borders, no anything, just land)! I took 5-7 hours on it and I probably even left out alot, I mean seriously, ALL the countries with no borders!, Then the next day she gave us a pop quiz on it ( but she let us use our hw)but still, many people flunked it. I almost failed since there were no grids on the hw, it was very hard to tell the placing of each country. But the rest of my teacherswere pretty good.."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-09-18
    "I graduated from Borel in 1963, when it only had 7th and 8th grades. It was a very different time then. Girls were not allowed to wear pants, only dresses and skirts. I got an excellent education here. At that time, they had very innovative classes in math, science and english. I was able to then go to Aragon, college (with a 4.0) and McGeorge Law School. I hope all the students here are able to appreciate this school."
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