Hillsborough

Hillsborough is an incorporated town in San Mateo County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is located 17 miles (27 km) south of San Francisco on the San Francisco Peninsula, bordered by Burlingame to the north, San Mateo to the east, Highlands-Baywood Park to the south, and Interstate 280 to the west. The population was 11,273 as of 2013.

Hillsborough is located on the Rancho San Mateo Mexican land grant which was purchased by William Davis Merry Howard, son of a wealthy Hillsborough, New Hampshire, shipping magnate, in 1846. Howard settled his family in this area, which attracted wealthy San Franciscans. Hillsborough is near Burlingame. In 1910, Hillsborough residents voted to incorporate.

Hillsborough has its own highly regarded and -ranked public elementary and middle school system, but no public high school. High school-aged children can attend one of several schools in the San Mateo Union High School District, generally assigned by residential address. The town is also home to a small number of independent schools. The Hillsborough school district is ranked as the #1 school district in California and one of the top ten school districts in the country.[citation needed]

  • The Nueva School, a nationally recognized independent school serving gifted and talented students.
  • Crocker Middle School, a public middle school, located on Ralston Avenue, named after William H. Crocker.
  • West Elementary School, a public elementary school, located on Barbara Way.
  • South Elementary School, a public elementary, at 303 El Cerrito.
  • North Elementary School, a public elementary, at 545 Eucalyptus Avenue.
  • The Bridge School, a school serving students with physical and speech impairments.
  • Crystal Springs Uplands School, a college preparatory middle and high school.

 

Primarily a residential suburb of San Francisco, Hillsborough has many mansions and other points of interest within the town's borders dating from the early 20th century.

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