2015- 2016 Stats
Strong Academic Program

  • Comprehensive curriculum including college-preparatory education, athletics, art, music, and drama.
  • 18+ Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered and 1286 tests taken by 586 students in 2015 with 83% scoring a passing grade of 3 or higher and 38% scoring a top grade of 5.
  • Outstanding College and Career Center hosts over 140 college visits each year.
  • For graduates of the class of 2015, 96% continue their education: 60% attend a wide variety of four-year colleges including private and out-of-state schools, and 37% attend two-year colleges. 23% are attending University of California and California State University schools.
  • 95 National Merit Semifinalists, 285 Commended Students, 8 Presidential Scholars, 23 National Merit Hispanic Scholars, and 2 National Achievement Program Scholars since 2006.
  • Implementing National Common Core standards and Smarter Balance testing in 2016.
  • Maximum 6-year accreditation granted by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 2013.
  • The only school in San Mateo County to be named a California Distinguished School in 2013 (also in 1986 and 2007).

Diverse Student Body & Experienced Faculty

  • Rich ethnic diversity among over 2,260 students; 47% Caucasian, 38% Hispanic/Latino, 5% Asian, 4% African American, 4% Pacific Islander, and 2% other.
  • Students reside in Atherton, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, and Redwood City.
  • Outstanding faculty and staff.
  • Over 145 credentialed and highly experienced teachers and administrative staff of which 56% hold masters and doctorate degrees.
  • M-A’s Partnership for Success received the San Mateo County Boards Association’ Kent Award in 2015
  • Rachel Andres, Math Teacher, was named 2010 San Mateo County Teacher of the Year.
  • Marei Kane, English Teacher, was named 2012 San Mateo County Teacher of the Year.
  • The Culinary Arts/Living Skills CTE program was awarded a Program of Excellence award by the California Department of Education for 2011-2017 and 2014–2017.
  • Lance Powell, AP Environmental Science and Environmental Chemistry teacher, was awarded the 2014-2015 Environmental Protection Agency’s Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators at ceremonies at the White House.

A Tradition of Service

  • Awarded Second Harvest Food Drive Blue Diamond Award for “Outstanding Food and Fund Drive Donor” in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 for raising over 60,000 pounds of food. M-A is the only high school in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties to receive this honor, on level with companies such as Google and Cisco.
  • More than 650 Menlo-Atherton local families benefit from the annual school-wide canned food drive.
  • 80 upper-class Freshman Transition Leaders support the academic and social success of first-year students.
  • More than 100 students participate in state-honored Leadership classes supporting school, local, and global communities.

Excellent Facilities & Technologies

  • 30-acre suburban campus with new library complex, 14 updated science labs, staff center, cafeteria, art and ceramics rooms, band room, and 99 classrooms with Smartboards.
  • Five new classrooms and outdoor facility used for our after-school homework support programs
  • Digital Media Arts facility, with state-of-the-art digital photo, multi-media, and video production studios, opened in fall 2012.
  • The 492-seat Center for Performing Arts features world-class acoustics and Broadway-level facilities for drama, music, and performance.
  • Athletic complex includes two gyms, turf field, all-weather track, baseball, softball, grass practice field, pool, weight room, wrestling room, 2 dance studios, and recently remodeled trainer’s room.
  • Over 1,900 computers available for instructional use, including iPads, Chromebooks, desktops, and laptops.
  • Began phase one of $52 million bond project for a new 2-story, 21 classroom building with outdoor student dining facilities


 2015-2016 Championship Athletics – GO BEARS!

NorCal Champion
Girls Volleyball

NorCal Finalist
Boys Basketball
CCS Team Champions
Girls Volleyball, Girls Soccer

CCS Individual Champions
Folashade Akinola, Wrestling, 160
Chelsea Wilson, Wrestling, 106
Izzi Henig, Swimming, 50M Freestyle, 100M Freestyle
Haley Arrington, Kate Denend, Izzi Henig, Sophie Murff, Swimming, 4 x 100 Relay

PAL Champions 
Girls Varsity Cross Country, Girls Open Cross Country, Boys FS Cross Country
Varsity Football, Girls Varsity Volleyball, Girls Varsity Tennis, Girls Golf,
Girls Varsity Basketball, Boys Varsity Basketball, Boys JV Basketball, 
Boys Freshmen Basketball, Boys Varsity Soccer, Boys JV Soccer, Girls JV Soccer, 
Boys Tennis, Boys Golf, Girls Varsity Swimming, Girls JV Swimming, Boys JV Swimming,
Boys JV Lacrosse, Boys Varsity Volleyball, Girls Varsity Track, Girls JV Track
PAL Meet/Tournament Champions
Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Girls Varsity Swimming, Girls Track
Girls JV Swimming, Boys JV Swimming

WBAL Champions
Girls JV Lacrosse

Coaches Honored
Eric Wilmurt, Cross Country, PCA Double Coach Award
Tom Sorenson, Boys Tennis, CCS Honor Coach


PAL Commissioners Cup Champions:

2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

The Commissioners Cup is awarded annually to the Peninsula Athletic League school that best exemplifies the league's commitment to sportsmanship and excellence in athletics. Points are awarded to each varsity team in each sport that they participate in, by the order of finish in league play and for sportsmanship.

Special Interest Opportunities

  • Hundreds of students are actively involved in more than 80 clubs and social organizations, including nationally ranked Robotics Team, Outreach Club, National Honor Society, and Key Club.
  • Award-winning Advanced Jazz Band Earned Gold medals at the Delta, East Bay and Anaheim Heritage Music Festivals in 2014-2015.
  • Award-wining orchestra performed at the elite National Band and Orchestra Festival at Carnegie Hall in spring 2015.
  • Orchestra was invited to perform at the prestigious Heritage festival of Gold in Washington DC in spring 2016.
  • The Environmental Club program “Behavior Change or Climate Change” won the competitive statewide environmental 2011 Climate Generation contest.
  • M-A’s Professional Development program received a Kent Award from the San Mateo County School Boards Association in 2010.