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Hillsdale High School is a public high school in San Mateo, California serving grades 9–12 as part of the San Mateo Union High School District. Hillsdale generally serves the residents of San Mateo and Foster City.
Hillsdale High School has received a number of notable awards and events:
Hillsdale was the birthplace of Broadway by the Bay, a community theater organization originally known as the San Mateo Community Theatre. Beginning in the summer of 1963, high school and college students from throughout the Bay Area gathered at the school to perform in a series of musical productions, presented in the school's little theater. The first three productions were Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. In 1966, rehearsals were held at the school for the theater group's first musical comedy, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, which was performed at the College of San Mateo. Beginning in 1967, performances were moved to San Mateo High School's auditorium, where they have been ever since.
The original 1955 campus is noted for the model it set for other area schools. In particular the use of natural lighting, landscaping, and a combination of exterior and interior passages. In 2000, SMUHSD residents approved Measure D  which directly funded the repair and modernization of schools including Hillsdale. In 2003, the city of San Mateo, gave funding to Hillsdale, to put in Smaller Learning Communities[SLC's], which gives students and teachers smaller class sizes, so individual students can be given more attention. Hillsdale also put in a new batting cage for the boys baseball team, and the girls softball team, also received a new turf field, in 2008. Also, the track field was re-done as a turf field in 2008 so that football games could be played at "Home" and other sports could have access to the field as well. There are two gyms [Big (Homer P. Zugelder) and Small], and two theaters [Little Theater and Auditorium]. There are three levels of the high school, which all have accessibility ramps, and there is an elevator right beside the main office. There are two main hallways, divided into three freshman and sophomore "houses", which are Florence, Kyoto, and Marrakech, and two junior and senior "houses," which are Cusco and Jakarta.