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Burlingame High School Ranked as One of U.S. Top Schools by Newsweek

Six schools in the San Mateo Union High School District made the list.

Burlingame High School was ranked among the nation's best by Newsweek magazine. (Photo: Patch Archive)
Burlingame High School was ranked among the nation's best by Newsweek magazine. (Photo: Patch Archive)

Written by Kari Hulac, Joan Dentler, Bea Karnes

Burlingame High School was ranked No. 280 on Newsweek magazine's list of the top high schools in the U.S. for 2013.

Bay Area schools fared well on this list of 2,000 schools, with six in the top 114, including Monte Vista High in Cupertino (No. 103) and Mission San Jose in Fremont (No. 114). 

In the San Mateo Union High School District, Capuchino was joined by Aragon (ranked No. 208), Burlingame (ranked No. 280), Hillsdale (ranked No. 711), Mills (ranked No. 529) and San Mateo (ranked No. 543) and high schools.

Newsweek's list highlights schools in the nation that turns out college-ready grads. The formula is based on graduation rate, college acceptance rate, AP tests, SAT scores and other similar factors.

According to the Newsweek articleAragon High School has a graduation rate of 99 percent, 97 percent of students are college bound, and students scored an average of 1707 on the SAT and 26.4 on the ACT. 

Meantime, Burlingame High School has a graduation rate of 99 percent, 99 percent of students are college bound, and students scored an average of 1649 on the SAT and 25 on the ACT.

Capuchino High School boasts a graduation rate of 92 percent; 89 percent of its students are college-bound; and it scored an average of 1503 on the SAT and 20.5 on the ACT. 

Hillsdale’s graduation rate is 97 percent; 94 percent of its students are college-bound, with an average of 1,606 on the SAT, and 24.2 on the ACT.

Mills High School has a graduation rate of 92 percent; 97 percent of students are college bound; and students scored an average of 1703 on the SAT and 26 on the ACT. 

San Mateo High School’s graduation rate is 90 percent, with 95 percent of its students headed for college with an average SAT score of 1,715 and 27.1 on the ACT.

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