School Details

West Hillsborough School

376 Barbara Way, Hillsborough, CA 94010
(650) 344-9870
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 363 students 13 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

91%
92%
56%
90%
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

97%
89%
46%
100%
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

100%
100%
65%
100%
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

92%
95%
60%
98%
98%
65%
95%
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

West Hillsborough School is a public elementary school in Hillsborough. The principal of West Hillsborough School is Jamie Adams, who can be contacted at jadams@hcsd.k12.ca.us. 363 children attend West Hillsborough School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 3% of the West Hillsborough School students have "limited English proficiency." 0.5% of the 363 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at West Hillsborough School is 13:1. The Nueva School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 50% 68%
Asian 37% 25%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Filipino 2% 2%
Unspecified 0.5% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.07%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.6%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 1521%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0.5% 0%
Limited English proficiency 3% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I don't know why the negative reviewers wrote what they did. Both of my children attended West and got into two very prestigious selective private schools on the Peninsula for which they were very well-prepared. All of the Hillsborough schools are excellent.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a great school for teachers. Many teachers take too many days off. The school always hires substitutes as babysitters to watch the students. If you would like your kids to spend time with babysitters you should come to this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have 2 children at West. There are many good teachers and dedicated staff but school has been having enough turnover in the past 5 years to be concerned about sustainability of quality.

  • (4 years ago)

    West is an absolutely amazing school. I loved everything about it. Teachers are excellent the academic program is stellar and everyone is really nice. It's really hard to find a public school this good. West really is the best!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    West is the most amazing school! the school focuses not only on academics but on the whole child (character responsibility etc). Fantastic teachers involved parents and a wonderful community make West the best!

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent school! Twice awarded CA Distinguished school. National Character Education Award for programs where the students help in our's and surrounding communities. Wonderful Principal just retired hired one of the best in the State as of Fall 06. Teachers are outstanding. Some of the best in the Country. Parents are on top of it and very involved. One of if not the best schools in CA!

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school very involved parent group and wonderful teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    I currently have 3 daughters attending West in grades K 3 and 5. West provides a quality education. The students are extremely motivated. The teachers encourage the students to do their best. The specialists help to round out the education. There are specialists in Spanish reading and music among others. Parental involvement is great. Combined the parents provide as much help as at least 3 or 4 extra teachers. I can say without exaggeration that West is one of the best elementary schools public or private in San Mateo County.

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