San Mateo County Special Education School

101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 802-5460

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Public Grades K-12 246 students 3 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

San Mateo County Special Education School is a public high school in Redwood City. The principal of San Mateo County Special Education School is Theresa Anderberg, who can be contacted at 246 children attend San Mateo County Special Education School and are mostly Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Pacific Islander. 39% of the San Mateo County Special Education School students are "limited in English proficiency." 31% of the 246 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at San Mateo County Special Education School is 3:1. San Mateo County Rop School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 39% 48%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 22% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 13%
Filipino 19% 9%
Asian 14% 6%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Unspecified 0% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 47%
Limited English proficiency 39% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Camp Glenwood is where I used to work I had to retire because out at the camp they reclaim their own water and that facility was old and had not been checked by the state for years when I was exposed to noxious fumes that gave me sores in my mouth. I was told by the doctor that I could not have any more exposures. The school district said that they could not say that I would not be exposed again. I could not work there at the camp. What is odd is the boys living in the sleeping dorms were only 20 feet away from my classroom. NO ONE wanted to address that not even the local newspaper. I made many complaints and finally the state sent an inspector out...that was in 2007. I I was asked to teach Eng. and I would have to go back to sch. for an Eng. credential . I retired early and only wish that I would have done it prior to being exposed to the chemicals at Camp Glenwood. So that is the school district the good news is I have heard it is being run much better...I still wonder how many young boys were exposed to those chemicals and if the reclaiming facility is still being inspected.

  • (7 years ago)

    I don't like the school where my son is 'temporarily placed.' Ratio between student and adult is great but there was no interaction between them (during the time I observed the class) The teachers were talking to each other while the children with special needs were just on their own. During the circle time there was just a 'one man show' again there was no interaction between the teacher and students (with special needs); Video is used to promote vocabulary (duh!) which I think is not appropriate with the children with special needs not even with typical children. This school I am referring is the SMC ECE at Tower Road. I wouldn't recommend this school to any parent at all.

  • (8 years ago)

    Since this is a very special school ratings don't pertain. The teachers for my son were excellent and very compassionate helpful. I would send my special child to this school again and again.

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