San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District, California

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San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District
Foster City, California
San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Cynthia Simms
Enrollment:11,204
Graduation rate:N/A
Number of schools:20
Budget: $139.4 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Colleen Sullivan
Board members:5
Term length:4
San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District is a school district in California that serves the city of Foster City, California. It is the 145th largest school district in California, serving 11,204 students in 20 schools with an operating budget of $139.4 million.[1][2]

About the district

San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District is located in San Mateo County, California
San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District is located in central San Mateo County in Foster City, California. It is located in the 14th largest county in California. According to the 2010 United States Census, Foster City is home to 32,129 residents.[3]

Demographics

Foster City outperformed in comparison to the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2011, median household income and percentage of residents living below the poverty level. The United States Census Bureau found that 63.0% of Foster City residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 30.5% for California as a whole. The median household income in Foster City was $115,053 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The poverty rate in Foster City was 4.2% compared to 15.3% for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Foster City (%) California (%)
White 45.5 57.6
Black or African American 1.9 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.1 1.0
Asian 45.0 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.6 0.4
Two or More Races 5.0 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 6.5 37.6

Party Affiliation, 2013[4]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 185,134 51.31
Republican 69,925 19.38
American Independent 7,693 2.38
Libertarian 1,852 0.51
Peace and Freedom 735 0.20
Green 2,521 0.70
Americans Elect 14 0.00
Other 754 0.21

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[5]

Superintendent

Cynthia Simms is the current Superintendent of San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District. She has served in this role since July 2011. Simms earned her Bachelor's degree from Bethany College, earned Master's degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Denver. Simms earned her Doctoral degree from the University of Denver. Simms is also the author of "A Handbook for Coping with Decelerating Resources."[6]

School board

The San Mateo-Foster City Elementary Board of Trusteees is composed of five members serving four-year terms.[7]

Lynwood Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Chelsea Bonini At-large 2017
Ed Coady At-large 2017
Lory Lorimer Lawson At-large 2017
Colleen Sullivan At-large 2015
Audrey Ng At-large 2015

School board elections

See also: San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District elections (2013)

Members of the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary Board of Trustees are elected to four-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013.[8] Three seats were up for election in 2013 and two seats will be up for election in 2015.

Budget

San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District published its annual budget on the California Ed Data website.[9]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2010-2011 $64,242,035 62.1% $2,350,095 2.3% $10,435,901 10.1% $8,832,397 8.5% $17,608,404 17% $103,468,832
2011-2012 $62,206,978 44.6% $2,344,251 1.7% $11,262,111 8.1% $9,668,938 6.9% $53,956,760 38.7% $139,439,038
Averages: $63,224,506.5 52% $2,347,173 2% $10,849,006 9% $9,250,667.5 8% $35,782,582 29% $121,453,935

Teacher salaries

San Mateo-Foster City Elementary Unified School District employed 523 K-12 teachers during the 2011-12 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary Teachers Association for 2011 through 2014:[10]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA + 44 or less 45,657 65,204
BA + 45 45,811 68,796
BA + 60 46,264 72,071
BA + 75 46,863 85,863

Schools in San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District

Enrollment

San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District serves 11,204 students in 20 schools.[1]

District schools

San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District operates 20 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District
Name
Abbott Middle
Albion H. Horrall Elementary
Audubon Elementary
Baywood Elementary
Beresford Elementary
Borel Elementary
Bowditch Middle
Brewer Island Elementary
College Park Elementary
Fiesta Gardens International Elementary
Foster City Elementary
George Hall Elementary
Highlands Elementary
Laurel Elementary
Meadow Heights Elementary
North Shoreview Elementary
Park Elementary
Parkside Elementary
Sunnybrae Elementary
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Academic performance

California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests (CST), the California Modified Assessment (CMA) and the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), measures the achievement of California content standards for grades 2-11. STAR results include English and mathematics in grades 2-11, science in grades 5 and 8-11 and history/social science in grades 8, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are five STAR benchmarks to indicate a student's proficiency. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards, which is the desired achievement goal for all students. The following table compares the percentage of district students who score at a "Proficient" or "Advanced" level with the statewide averages from the 2011-2012 school year.[12]

STAR Performance Comparison
Subject District average (%) State average (%)
English Language Arts 66 54
Mathematics 63 50
Science 73 57
History/Social Science 61 48

Contact information

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San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District
1170 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404
Phone:(650) 312-7700

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