School Details

South Hillsborough School

303 El Cerrito Avenue, Hillsborough, CA 94010
(650) 344-0303
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 294 students 12 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

85%
92%
56%
97%
93%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hillsborough City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
89%
46%
84%
95%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hillsborough City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
100%
65%
96%
98%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hillsborough City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
95%
60%
98%
98%
65%
98%
97%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hillsborough City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South Hillsborough School is a public elementary school in Hillsborough. The principal of South Hillsborough School is Jane Fletcher and can be contacted at jfletcher@hcsd.k12.ca.us. 294 students go to South Hillsborough School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 6% of the South Hillsborough School students are "limited in English proficiency." 0% of the 294 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at South Hillsborough School is 12:1. San Mateo Park Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 68%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian 18% 25%
Filipino 1% 2%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.6%
Unspecified 1% 0.6%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 1521%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 0%
Limited English proficiency 6% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    South School is a great community. The teachers are really great the parents are really involved. Principal Jane Fletcher is a gem. She is a real Southern lady and has a gentle but very firm way of keeping everyone in line.

  • (4 years ago)

    I will be moving from Tahoe next year my daughter has attended a rating 10 (LT Environmental Science Magnet School) school here since Kindergarten I am zoned for a rating 5 school and am concerned about sending her there even though it's only 400 feet from my place I will be living. I was wondering if they allow inter-district transfers I will be living 2 miles from this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm sold on the school. Great resources. The teachers are amazing....average tenure is about 10 years. The parents still irk me but I've been checking out various private schools in the area and they have nothing over South except for the prestige. And boy if they ever lose that they're done.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have graduated south elementary and my time spent their was amazing I got a good education and now am striding to get into good high schools as I graduate Crocker Middle school.

  • (6 years ago)

    It actually lives up to all the hype! Better than we could have hoped for! Great kids excellent teachers involved parents led by our incredible principal.

  • (6 years ago)

    My oldest daughter just graduated from South School having attended from Kindergarten. Her final two years at South were excellent preparation for Middle School. The emphasis on study skills and differentiated learning is valuable and effective. The newly adopted science program is solid and popular with the students; South also encourages all students to participate in it's annual Science Fair (mandatory in 4th and 5th). In my opinion the school has made great strides under Mrs. Fletcher's leadership over the past three years. She is a 'principled' Principal and a strong leader. The active and spirited parent volunteers are a contribution to the school. Teachers are dedicated and effective; we've had some that will always have a place in our hearts and memories of South.

  • (7 years ago)

    You will not find a better Principal than Jane Fletcher she is truly amazing.

  • (9 years ago)

    What is impressive about West School is that the teaching team committment is 100%. Many of the teachers have taught at this school for over 10 years - and did not retain their position because of tenure - so there is no dead-wood. Parental involvement is extremely high - compared to my experience in Palo Alto. The school offers a structured education very critical for elementary education - I believe this is much better compared to the Nueva curriculum.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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