Welcome to the Millbrae School District! The Millbrae Elementary School District is a TK-8 district situated in northern San Mateo County adjacent to the San Francisco International Airport. The District operates five schools: Green Hills Elementary, Lomita Park Elementary, Meadows Elementary, Spring Valley Elementary and Taylor Middle School within the city of Millbrae.
The city of Millbrae is a small suburban community with a population of 21,532 covering 3.2 square miles. It is a city of small businesses with no major industry. The District enjoys a positive working relationship with the City of Millbrae. There are quarterly Joint School Board/City Council meetings scheduled each year. This collaborative relationship extends to programs in conjunction with the Sheriff’s and Fire Departments, the Millbrae Library, and the Department of Park and Recreation. Additionally, the schools receive active support from local service organizations: Millbrae Rotary and Lions, Peninsula Chinese Business Association, the Millbrae Community Foundation, Parent Teacher Associations at each school, and the Millbrae Education Foundation.
The community has changed in past years with the District reflecting the ethnic and socio-economic changes of the City. There are multiple family dwellings and apartments. A large portion of the Millbrae community has been residents of Millbrae for a number of years and many are retired. The District’s enrollment has also grown over the past five years. The enrollment in 2010 was 2,159 growing to 2,428 in 2015. The student population is ethnically diverse with over 33 languages spoken as primary languages other than English. The March 2015 Language Census Report shows the most common languages to be: Spanish: 27%, Cantonese: 27%, Mandarin: 14%, Arabic: 3.6%, Japanese: 5.9%, Korean: 3.2%, Tagalog: 3.2%, Tongan 3.2%. The Millbrae student population is 20% Limited English Proficient (LEP), 22% Fluent English Proficient (FEP), and 52% native English speakers. The English Language Development Program (ELD) has 572 students identified for services in 2015-2016 with 90 students reclassified as Fluent English Proficient in spring 2016. In addition, 516 students (21% of the total student population) were eligible for free or reduced lunch. Forty seven (47) students were identified in foster care or homeless. There are planned city development projects in the works at the local Millbrae BART Station, expected to generate school-aged children beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.
Child care is in high demand and the District continues to partner with other agencies to assist in providing before and after school care. Parents have access to child care with Happy Hall located at Green Hills and Meadows Schools, A Child’s Way located at Spring Valley and the ASES Program located at Lomita Park School. Taylor Middle School students have access to after school homework club and to an after school program located at the Millbrae Community Youth Center in partnership with the Millbrae Park and Recreation Department and the Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club.
The District continues to accelerate in achievement. The District’s Academic Performance Index (API) score reached 900 in 2013, surpassing the state and county average. Each school’s 2013 API is as follows: Green Hills 898, Lomita Park 852, Meadows 928, Spring Valley 907 and Taylor Middle at 902. All schools in the Millbrae Elementary School District are California Distinguished Schools as follows: Green Hills School awarded in 2014 and 2006; Lomita Park School awarded in 2010 and 1987; Meadows School awarded in 2015 and 2014; Spring Valley School awarded in 2014 and 1995; Taylor Middle School awarded in 2013, 2001, 1994 and 1986 in addition to a National Blue Ribbon Award in 1996. Lomita Park School is a Title I school and has received the Title I Academic Achievement Award in 2011 and 2012.
The Millbrae Elementary School District is fully committed to the long standing tradition of excellence in education. Progressing forward on the 21st century learning continuum, see our Strategic Plan/MSD Vision 2020 HERE and our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) for 2016-2017 HERE.
As we look to the future, we will continue to partner with our administration, community organizations, ensuring all our district's students are well-prepared to meet the demands of today's fast-paced, global society and helping to to provide the best education for college and career readiness for all students in the Millbrae School District.
Vahn A. Phayprasert