Hillsdale High School (San Mateo, California)

Hillsdale High School (San Mateo, California)


name = Hillsdale High School
motto =
established = 1955
type = Public Secondary
faculty = 81 [http://data1.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/NumTchsch.asp?cSelect=HILLSDALE%5EHIGH--SAN%5EMATEO%5EUNION--4169047-4133070&cChoice=SchTeach&Radio2=O&cYear=2005-06&cLevel=School&cTopic=Paif&myTimeFrame=S&submit1=Submit] (2005-2006)
principal = Andrew Bleich
students = 1,205 [http://data1.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/SchEnr.asp?TheName=hillsdale&cSelect=HILLSDALE%5EHIGH--SAN%5EMATEO%5EUNION--4169047-4133070&cChoice=SchEnrEth&cYear=2005-06&cLevel=School&cTopic=Enrollment&myTimeFrame=S&submit1=Submit] (2005-2006)
city = 3115 Del Monte Street,
San Mateo
state = California 94403
country = USA
campus = Suburban
colors = Columbia Blue, Scarlet Red
mascot = Knight
telephone = +1 (650) 558-2699
website = [http://www.hillsdalehigh.com/ http://www.hillsdalehigh.com/]

Hillsdale High School is an American public high school in San Mateo, California serving grades 9-12 as part of the San Mateo Union High School District. Hillsdale generally serves the residents of San Mateo and Foster City.


Hillsdale High School has received a number of notable awards:
*1956 American Institute of Architects design award for its Neo-Brutalist style
*1990 "Best of San Mateo County" by the "San Mateo County Times"
*1993 United States Department of Education, National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
*1999 Stanford University School of Education, first Professional Development School

Hillsdale was the birthplace of Broadway by the Bay, a community theater organization originally known as the San Mateo Community Theatre. Beginning in the summer of 1963, high school and college students from throughout the Bay Area gathered at the school to perform in a series of musical productions, presented in the school's little theater. The first three productions were Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. In 1966, rehearsals were held at the school for the theater group's first musical comedy, Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!", which was performed at the College of San Mateo. Beginning in 1967, performances were moved to San Mateo High School's auditorium, where they have been ever since. [Robert E. Nylund, San Mateo Community Theatre member, 1963-66]


The original 1955 campus is noted for the model it set for other area schools. In particular the use of natural lighting, landscaping, and a combination of exterior and interior passages. In 2000, SMUHSD residents approved Measure D [http://www.smartvoter.org/2000/11/07/ca/sm/meas/D/] which directly funded the repair and modernization of schools including Hillsdale. In 2003, the city of San Mateo, gave funding to Hillsdale, to put in Smaller Learning Communities [SLC's] , which gives students and teachers smaller classrooms, for more one-on-one time. Hillsdale also put in a new batting cage for the boys baseball team, and the girls softball team, also received a new turf field, in 2008. Also, the track field, was re-done in 2008, so that football games could be played at "Home", and there are two gym's [Homer P. Zugelder (Big) and Small] . and two theaters [Little and Big] . There are three levels of the high school, which all have accessibility ramps, and there is an elevator right beside the main office. There are two main hallways, divided into three "houses", which are Florence, Kyoto, and Marrakech. Many of the kids enjoy lunch-time activities in the "Great Court", and "Sir Cedric's Court".

ee also

*San Mateo County high schools


External links

* [http://www.smuhsd.k12.ca.us/ San Mateo Union High School District official website]
* [http://hillsdale.alumniclass.com Hillsdale Alumni website]
* [http://www.greatschools.net/modperl/browse_school/ca/6978 Great Schools profile]
* [http://data1.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/DQReports.asp?CDSType=S&CDSCode=41690474133070&lPage=d California Department of Education - DataQuest reports]

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