San Mateo Union High School District News

Save-the-Date! The October 8th Board meeting will feature a discussion on stadium lights! Staff’s report will outline the benefits for students of the installation of these lights, recommendations regarding ways to mitigate the effects of stadium lights on residents who live close to the schools, and the community engagement process. Please mark your calendar. To see the postcard mailed to the surrounding neighborhood of each of our five schools that do not have permanent stadium lights, view a community flyer so you can tell your friends, and to learn more background, visit


Stadium Lights: CEQA Open for Public Comment

Don't miss this year’s FREE Commission on Disabilities’ Transition to Independence Fair to be held on Saturday, October 10th at Hillsdale High School from 12pm – 3pm. The fair focuses on transitioning youth, ages 14-25, with disabilities to employment. Learn more at

Apply for Covered California - Affordable Health Insurance
We want our students and their families to be happy and healthy. Critical to health is having affordable and accessible health insurance. If you do not have insurance, please learn more about Covered California.

Mission...a statement of system purpose and critical means

The mission of the San Mateo Union High School District is to challenge and motivate each student to achieve full potential as a responsible member of our diverse community, in a safe learning environment that promotes intellectual growth, health, creativity, and respect for self and others.

Beliefs...fundamental convictions and basic values

We believe that:

  • Each individual has equal inherent dignity and worth.
  • Family is essential to the development of an individual's values.
  • Learning develops the aesthetic, emotional, intellectual, practical, and social aspects of the whole person.
  • Learning is a unique, personal, and lifelong experience.
  • Motivation is essential for reaching one's potential.
  • Higher expectations yield higher results.
  • Communities have a responsibility to the individual as individuals have a responsibility to the community.

Diversity enriches the community.