School Details

Abbott Middle School

600 36th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7600
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 749 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

71%
71%
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57%
65%
55%

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
  • San Mateo-Foster City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
96%
86%
68%
71%
60%
49%
58%
52%

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
  • San Mateo-Foster City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
40%
50%
50%
64%
57%
0%
12%
31%
55%
63%
52%
67%
72%
67%

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
  • San Mateo-Foster City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Abbott Middle School is a public middle school in San Mateo. The principal of Abbott Middle School is Cathy Ennon. 749 children attend Abbott Middle School and are mostly Hispanic, Filipino, and Unspecified. 16% of the Abbott Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 40% of the 749 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Abbott Middle School is 18:1. Grace Lutheran School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 44% 30%
Filipino 4% 4%
Unspecified 4% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 32%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% %
Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 11198%
Asian 13% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 30%
Limited English proficiency 16% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This school isn't very good. Many of the kids at this school socialize way too much and they often don't seem to have courtesy of others. I thought this school had a "no gum allowed" policy but I guess I'm wrong because this school is covered in leftover gum. Truly a fiasco.

  • (11 months ago)

    Most of the teachers truly care about the students. The principal is a veteran and takes care of business.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have heard nothing but good about Abbott and the fact that it is a year round school gives me even more reason to send my grandson there. He has gone to a year round elementary school which is great. I feel three months is way too long to be out of school loose too much of what they learned. I have been searching for a good year round middle school for my grandsons and have decided that Abbott is best for them with all they have.

  • (3 years ago)

    Abbott Middle School is an awesome year round school. It's the BEST middle school in San Mateo County.

  • (4 years ago)

    Abbott has been a great place for my son. With only a few exceptions the teachers have been top-notch they are experts their subjects and they hold the kids to high standards. There are also many ways for kids to connect sports music student government science club drama etc. They discipline kids appropriately and consistently and the school runs smoothly. In three years my son had one teacher who was incompetent and that teacher was fired (not easy to do in a public school). Another teacher was competent but played favorites. Those are my only complaints.

  • (6 years ago)

    Pros Amazing music department; dedicated teachers; good selection of electives. Cons only Spanish is offered; no grass for PE; year round schedule doesn't mesh with elementary.

  • (7 years ago)

    I don't really like the YR thing and how that the last day of school is June 25. Also how they only have a 2 month vacation while others are having like 3 months!

  • (7 years ago)

    Abbott Middle school is a very high standard school safe has good sports and much more other great stuff. I think the arts are very great for children to get involved.

  • (7 years ago)

    The change to a YR schedule is an example of how parents are totally disregarded. An incredible fiasco.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great drama program. Diverse group of kid with a very deicated staff. PTA is very involved. Ask about their positive points program which rewards students for good grades and behavior.

  • (9 years ago)

    The physical education department is running great and I think they are producing good young athletes. They also have emphasis on streching which is important for kids.

  • (9 years ago)

    While our daughter loved the performing arts and musical programming here and excelled academically administration and staff weren't receptive to creating partnerships with parents. We found educators resistant to parent input. There are racial cliques and some tensions.

  • (9 years ago)

    Strong level of parent involvement makes this a fun school to teach for.

  • (11 years ago)

    One of the best features of Abbott Middle School is the yearly school musical. Kids get a wonderful introduction to performing in a high quality pruduction with a very supportive environment.

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Overall score

(based on 24 ratings & reviews)

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