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San Mateo High School

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Motto Scholarship - Citizenship - Athletics
Established 1902
Type Public Secondary
Principal Yvonne Shiu
Faculty 71 [1] (2005-2006)
Students 1,502 [2] (2005-2006)
Location 506 N. Delaware Street, San Mateo, California, United States 94401
Campus Urban
Colors Orange, Black
Mascot Bearcat
Website http://www.smuhsd.k12.ca.us/smhs

San Mateo 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. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... The Principal is the chief executive and the chief academic officer of a University in Scotland and at certains institutions in Canada and other parts of the Commonwealth. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... San Mateo is a city in San Mateo County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... San Mateo Union High School District is located in San Mateo County, California. ...

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History

San Mateo High School has been recognized throughout its history for its academic achievement and the role it plays in the local community. In 1991, it was honored as a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. In 2005, the California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) organization bestowed a "Gold Standard Award for Academic Excellence" upon San Mateo High School. [1] The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created to honor schools. ... The Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building[1]) , ED headquarters in Washington, DC A construction project to repair and update the building facade at the Department of Education Headquarters building in 2002 resulted in the installation of structures at all of the entrances to protect employees and visitors from...


Legend has it that the bearcat mascot was the result of a disagreement about whether architectural adornments at the front entrance of the original building were bears or cats. During a 50-year celebration in 1977, the architect was asked to offer a definitive answer. His response: "They're owls." [citation needed] Binomial name Arctictis binturong (Raffles, 1821) The Arctictis binturong, also known as the Malay civet cat, the binturong, the Asian bearcat, and the Palawan bearcat, is neither a bear nor a cat but is a type of civet of the family Viverridae. ... For other meanings, see Bear (disambiguation). ... Cats may refer to: Felines, members of the animal family Felidae The domesticated animal, cat The musical, yeah right, I bet that this was really dumb. ... For other uses, see Architect (disambiguation). ...


The school's traditional arch-rival is Burlingame High School. This article is about a high school in California. ...


The school earned a Guinness World Record in 2005 for collecting 372,000 pounds (168,736 kg) of food from the local community for its canned food drive. The collected food was provided to America's Second Harvest and Samaritan House. [2] In 2006 the school collected more then 500,000 pounds (22,680 kg) of food. [citation needed] Guinness World Records 2007 edition. ... Americas Second Harvest--The Nations Food Bank Network--is a nation-wide food bank network of over 200 food banks that serve every county in the United States as well as Puerto Rico. ...


Campus

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San Mateo High School opened to its first 27 students in 1902 at a cottage on Ellsworth Street in San Mateo. The school moved twice in 1903 and to Baldwin Avenue in 1911 before moving to its present location in 1927. The original brick-dominated complex was sometimes referred to as "the high school that looks like a university." Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 528 pixel Image in higher resolution (855 × 564 pixel, file size: 89 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) taken by Zedla 05:38, 20 August 2006 (UTC) subject: San Mateo High School, San Mateo, California - main building circa 2005 (not the... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 528 pixel Image in higher resolution (855 × 564 pixel, file size: 89 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) taken by Zedla 05:38, 20 August 2006 (UTC) subject: San Mateo High School, San Mateo, California - main building circa 2005 (not the...


In 2001, the school undertook to demolish and entirely replace the original building in an effort to meet modern earthquake safety requirements. The new building was modeled after Hampton Court Palace in England.[3] Dedicated in August 2005, the new building strongly echoes the design and materials of the original in part due to strong public outcry about the decision to demolish the structure. On February 10, 2006 the campus Quad was dedicated to alumnus Merv Griffin, who donated US$250,000 to the school (US$125,000 of which was intended for the performing arts department).[4] Hampton Court redirects here. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mervyn Edward Merv Griffin, Jr. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


Demographics

2005-2006
  • 1,502 students:
White Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander African-American Filipino no response American Indian
32.2% 31.6% 20.6% 5.9% 4.3% 3.9% 1.3% 0.4%
  • 79 certified staff:
White Asian African-American Hispanic Filipino no response American Indian Pacific Islander
75.9% 8.9% 6.3% 6.3% 1.3% 1.3% 0% 0%

Source: California Department of Education


Notable alumni

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See also

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References

  1. ^ Gold Standard Award
  2. ^ San Mateo County Times
  3. ^ San Mateo High School
  4. ^ CBS News
  5. ^ Walter Afanasieff
  6. ^ Walter Afanasieff at the Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ Dennis Haysbert at the Notable Names Database
  8. ^ Kris Kristofferson at the Notable Names Database
  9. ^ Kris Kristofferson at the Notable Names Database
  10. ^ Lee Mendelson at the Internet Movie Database
  11. ^ Alicia Silverstone at the Notable Names Database

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... NNDB, ostensibly standing for Notable Names Database, produced by Soylent Communications, is an online database of biographical details of notable people. ... NNDB, ostensibly standing for Notable Names Database, produced by Soylent Communications, is an online database of biographical details of notable people. ... NNDB, ostensibly standing for Notable Names Database, produced by Soylent Communications, is an online database of biographical details of notable people. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... NNDB, ostensibly standing for Notable Names Database, produced by Soylent Communications, is an online database of biographical details of notable people. ...

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San Mateo Union High School District
High schools Aragon | Burlingame | Capuchino | Hillsdale | Mills | San Mateo
Continuation schools Peninsula
Alternative schools San Mateo Middle College High School
Closed schools Crestmoor

 
 

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