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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

South San Francisco Unified has the best Graduation rates in San Mateo County

Being in Real Estate I get requests to live in the best school district.  They look at the API scores (http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr12/yr12rel96.asp).
I am married to a school teacher for 35 years.  Parents cannot expect that living in a good school district to manufacture Stanford Graduates.  I believe teachers are important but parents and family are more important.  You must lead by example.  You go to work everyday, and they learn to go to school every day.  When your children come home you ask what they learned, review their homework assignments, talk to them about the day,  help them with their homework assignments, get help if they need help and you are involved.  This needs to be done at all ages.  Yes they way you approach the subject needs to change, but cannot be eliminated.
I just read in the San Jose Mercury News (http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_22987359/california-graduation-rates-climb) that South San Francisco Unified School district had the highest graduation rate (94.1%) in all of San Mateo County.  It was almost the same as our southern neighbor Palo Alto (94.6%).  South San Francisco actually had a lower drop out rate (3.0%) than Palo Alto (4.7%)  Please feel free to view all the numbers of your choice at (http://dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/)  These are phenomenal numbers considering the fact you don’t have to pay a $1,000,000 for a home.  Homes in South San Francisco are in the $550,000- $800,000.  If you are interested in buying a home in South San Francisco give me a call at 877-Lee-Sells

San Mateo County Schools            Graduation Rate %             Drop Out Rate %
             Cabrillo Unified                                    85.2                                           9.1
             Jefferson Union High                         88.7                                           8.2
             La Honda Pescadero Unified           80.8                                           7.7
            San Mateo Union High                        90.3                                           6.6
             South San Francisco Unified            94.1                                          3.0              Countywide                                            83.3                                         11.0

    Several Years ago, I wrote about the Monte Verde Elementary School winning a grant from Google.  http://www.prucalvoices.com/2011/06/monte-verde-student-wins-doodle-for-google/

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