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Ralston Intermediate School

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2011:
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Posted April 10, 2014

It is a great school with excellent teachers and parents involvement. Excellent and well rounded academic and sports programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2014

Ralston isn't as bad as the other reviews say it is. I go there now as an 8th grader. About the staff, the principle, dean, vice principle, etc., were wiped out. I started sixth grade with one group of staff in which I hated them all. My second year we got a new group, and it was a huge improvement. Sadly, the principle is not there anymore so again we brought in a new one. Along with him we have two more deans (a grand total of 3 now, one for each grade). There isn't much wrong with this except for one thing. When I graduate this year and our principle gives his speech about how much we have developed as an individual, how will he know? He would only have known us since the beginning of the year. Besides this flaw, Ralston deserves more credit than it is given. We have the best PE program in CA. Also, we are involved with the community. I am in student government and we have done tons of things for our community, and even things for places halfway across the world. In fact, we were invited to We Day, the best experience of my life. No matter how much I know I want to get out of this school, I also know how much I will remember and miss of my time here.


Posted September 14, 2013

Ralston has a terrible AS qualification program. I have to agree with a few other posts that talk about this matter. My best friends didn't get in and they both scored higher than me on a few things. I asked the teacher if I had qualified and he/she told me that I had some of the highest scores in the school. Teachers are not supposed to tell students that. I graduated 3 years ago but my little brother tells me that these things are still going on. He knows a few people there that got in but were not in in the two years before and some people who didn't get in that were in it with high A's the two years before. The As teachers are absolutely great (with the exception of one) but the placement is bad. I understand that the school has a lot of students and they sometimes mess up with schedules but I have to say the administration does not look good. There as been four principles in the last four years and a lot of teacher changes. The school has been undergoing construction which likely dug a hole in the school's budget but they can at least put aside some money to put in some quality administrators. I'm sure there are a few gems there but at least read the students files carefully.


Posted June 6, 2012

I used to think Ralston is not a good school, as we were thinking (like some other parents) move to Palo Alto; but after 2 years experience and soul searching, we love this school. The principals are very responsive consider a large school like Ralston, some of the teachers are really good, Colt, Akin, Jay, All PE/Music teachers; The API is kept climbing. I think over time, this school will get better and better. Like every school, you will experience all different kind of students and teachers, I think such experience is valuable for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2012

I agree with other reviews, that this once excellent school has been declining over the past 5 years. The once strong administration has been replaced by a weak, unresponsive group. They do not respond to parent concerns or address issues as they come up. The math and science at this school is far below par. A couple of teachers in these departments are very poor. Students unlucky enough to have one of these teachers will experience a set back. Even with parent complaints, these issues have never been addressed. Although most students at this school are well behaved, the disrespectful and disruptive behavior of some students is never addressed by the staff or administration. With over 1000 students, safety is a concern with this lax attitude of the administration. There are a few bright spots. The instrumental music program is strong. Overall, our family has witnessed a sharp decline in the 8 years that we have had children enrolled here. With the principal leaving, our hopes are that they will find a strong replacement and finally address some of the problems with the teaching staff. With the growth (+200 students in 5 years), new and creative ideas are needed--not status quo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2012

Ralston is a good school with some bad spots. I graduated last year and I think your experience with Ralston pretty much depends on which teachers you get. There are a lot of really great ones (Colt, Webster, all the PE teachers, Matilla, Rosas, Duncalf, Natoli, Sveda, Means, etc). But, if you get one of the bad teachers (Mugs, Frey, Lyn), that class will literally ruin your year. There is no reason why some teachers haven't been fired yet, because their classes are confusing and they don't teach. But, if you avoid them, Ralston will be a fantastic experience. There is bullying, but just as much as any other school. Ralston was an average experience for me, because the really bad teachers cancelled out the really amazing ones.


Posted January 18, 2012

My feedback is extremely positive. The school's API scores are comparable to many Palo Alto public schools and the school administration and teachers are excellent. We had my daughter transfer from Notre Dame to Ralston in 7th grade because we felt that she wasn't getting the right challenge that she was used to the Belmont Redwood Shores public school system. My daughter is in Carlmont now and she still misses her Middle School teachers a lot. Teachers like Mr Rosas are so supportive of the childrens' efforts. My son is in 7th grade now and has always been on the Prinicipal's list and continues to shine in school. The Principal, Vice Principal, Dean, Maths, Science , Music teachers are all fabulous and our family absolutely love this school. My son who is a high achieving disciplined well rounded student owes a lot to this school. So does my daughter who is a freshman in high school now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2011

I'm very 'meh' about this place. Some teachers are good, some are the pits. My daughter's science teacher this year is loading them with busy work (a coloring assignment for 7th graders, really?) so I'm taking it upon myself to supplement her work with books/activities I'll buy on my own. If there's ever an issue with another student (bullying, teasing) get out that student directory and email the other parent and cc the teacher but don't expect the faculty or administration to do a darn thing. The music program and advanced math/reading are some of the highlights. A few teachers truly shine, motivating/challenging kids and keeping parents informed but there are an equal number of lemons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2011

As with any school, you get good and bad at Ralston, in this case adding up to mediocre. There are a few truly excellent teachers, but many of the classes are not challenging, or are ineffective babysitting services. The PE program is strong. There is little sense of community, and there is a lot more bullying and hazing behavior than is reported. There are bright spots: teachers like Mr. Colt in English, and the new Mandarin program. If your child is surrounded by a strong clique of established friends, they may like the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

Ralston has few good teachers, the ones that were are retired, and the rest are neurotic. I cant stand the mediocre teaching environment, the principal is nutty and the vice and dean are unreliable. Do Not Send your kids here. I did not enjoy it at all and have since moved into a private school.


Posted March 10, 2011

I graduated last year, and I can honestly say that my experience here was terrible. I am a 4.0 student, and that made no difference in the treatment. There are far too many students in such a crowded space, and the new administrative staff is terrible. They do not know the kids at all, and act like we are all in gangs. None of the teachers like the administrators. Overll, bad.


Posted May 25, 2010

I could not disagree more with some of these positive posts. There was a complete administrative change a few years ago - new Principal, new Vice Principal and new Dean. If your student is an A student then you will love this school. If your student requires any sort of help or intervention then watch out. Communication from teachers is terrible. There are no systems in place so every teacher does their own thing with grading and parent communication. Good luck trying to get a teacher to email you back in a timely way. A handful of the teachers are fantastic but many should just retire and get out of the way. This is a big school of over 800 kids and many of the mediocre teachers use that as an excuse for why they haven't done their job. This school has been a huge disappointment for our
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

Ralston keeps impressing us everyday. Everything you want from a middle school, they have. Awesome administration, engaged teachers and a myriad of student personalities so everyone feels they can fit in and make friends. The sports program is top notch. It has motivated my child to become more fit and now gym is one of her favorite classes. The honors classes challenge students and encourage creativity. Overall, we couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

This school feels like an extension of family. There is genuine care, concern and teamwork at one of the most critical junctures of a student's life. The bridge between young child and soon to be high school student is traversed with great support, by a strong team of caring, dedicated participants.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Ralston is a great school, both our kids went there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

All my children go/went to Ralston Middle School, and I have to say, I couldn't be any more happier! I mean, advanced or not, Ralston's curriculum is very advanced. I am extremely happy with the teachers, strict yet fun! And the bus is SO convenient, since my husband and I are working like crazy in this economy, the bus is VERY convenient for those who live anywhere in Redwood Shores. The best school for any kids! The environment there is very safe too. No hanky panky. This is by far the best! Even in the base classes, the kids education is very advanced. Just ask my oldest daughter who is currently studying at Stanford!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

I am a student at Ralston Middle School and it is a great school. 5 stars from me!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2009

Ralston is an above average school with a strong parent volunteer base, some excellent teachers, some poor teachers and staff and a new principal, who joined the school two years ago. Some teachers have been on staff for decades and do not have email. The science and math programs, although taught to standards, are uninspired. The strengths are with the music department and physical education where this school excels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2008

This is a fantastic school. My daughter transfered here from a private school and their experience was far below average. This school is better because they have more hands on learning and they do not have that Montessori method. Also, they have lots of discipline as my child used to be a very talkative student which affected her grades, when she first started this school, she was very chatty because she knew alot of people there. The teachers fixed her and she is not as talkative as she used to be and she has way better grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

I went here from NDE and I was soooo glad I transfered!!! Its the best school ever!!! Go Rams!!!
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

907

Change from
2012 to 2013

-14

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
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This school's
API score

907

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-14

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
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10 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Females84%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability53%
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Math

All Students74%
Females74%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students97%
Females96%
Males98%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Females89%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability63%
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to state90%

Math

All Students73%
Females71%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability41%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students63%
Females61%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability58%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state64%

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Females85%
Males76%
African American75%
Asian88%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability47%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state59%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students31%
Females23%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to state31%

Geometry

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students74%
Females76%
Males72%
African American67%
Asian90%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability37%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state57%

Science

All Students83%
Females83%
Males83%
African American67%
Asian95%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability52%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 53%
Asian 24%
Hispanic 12%
Two or more races 4%
Black 2%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/AN/A
English language learners 3%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 10%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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2675 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002
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Phone: (650) 637-4880

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