FOSTER CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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461 BEACH PARK BLVD
SAN MATEO, CA 94404
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Phone: 650-312-7522
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: San Mateo-foster City Elementary School District
  • Students/Teacher: 25:1
  • Students/Grade: 143.3
  • Number Students: 860
  • Number Teachers: 34
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5654
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 65
  • Principal: Mr David Holcombe
  • 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

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    School Reviews (34 Reviews)
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    Posted 2014-03-05
    "I'm a student of foster city school . My first teacher was the best . My second and tird teacher is the best too . I wish I would stay in foster city school longer. (:I love foster city school!:)"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-21
    "I have only been in Foster City for a year and this was the home school for our children. As many of the older post suggest, this school lacks in diversity and education. Yes, the school looks newer than most schools in the area, and all of the improvements to beautify the school are great, but what's a pretty school with a mediocore education? Like the early posts, Many of the teachers are cold and act as though it is a chore to teach. The homework is not homework at all, but just worksheets. The older students, are accepting or friendly of new students at all! My children did not receive a warm welcome at all, unlike when they entered other schools in the past. I can't Wait to leave ths city and this school. And I feel sorry for any "new" students that have to attend this school."
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    Posted 2013-06-14
    "I am posting this to help prospective parents decide if this school is a good match for them. I researched many schools before choosing Foster City. I wish I had known more then. This school does not offer a "10" education. There are almost 900 students and only one principal. He has more than he can handle. The kindergarten has awesome teachers but after that there may be 1 excellent teacher per grade and 5-6 mediocre. There is no differentiated learning. All 150 students per grade are given the same work. The reading level is tested only in a "does this child meet the grade level standard" way and the child's actual reading level is never tested. There are tons of worksheets. Several of the lower grade level teachers have cold personalities. Why are they teaching if they don't like kids? There are many involved parents but the different ethnic subgroups makes the school feel less unified. The statistics listed for this school are incorrect. There is no way this school is 30% Caucasian. More like 20% and over half of those are from non-English speaking homes. If I had it to do over I would choose a smaller elementary school or go private."
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    Posted 2013-01-24
    "Reading through these posts, it's clear they are very dated. Some of the comments are true and some no longer apply. For the API scores, I really assumed it would be awesome, which is why I can't give it 5 stars. First off, our kinder teacher was just amazing. If you are lucky to have her you should consider yourself blessed. But after that, it has been hard to find the same level of teachering - it is hit or miss. Class sizes are too big and no extras - homework is too easy, way too many worksheets, no project based learning. But I think that is a general problem with CA schools. Large class sizes, no budget, "no kids left behind" and over worked/underpaid teachers. You shouldn't avoid this school for those things, you will find this at all public schools. Our PTA is strong and we raise a lot of money - paying for things that get cut at other schools. Our construction is complete and looks great. There are now two drive through lanes so parking is not as big of an issue. The campus is on complete lockdown throughout the day. The kids go to bathrooms in pairs. Nice community of parents, they are involved and they care. Overall good kids too."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-06-01
    "I think it's important to realize that the slow progress in refurbishing this school isn't the teacher's fault, or anyone' s for that matter. Education funds are scare everywhere, and the current physical condition of this school by no means reflects the teacher's abilities to provide superior stimulation and education for our children. I think the teachers are doing an outstanding job with the tools they have to work with."
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