School Details

Andrew P. Hill High School

3200 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95111
(408) 347-4100
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2236 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • East Side Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Andrew P. Hill High School is a public high school in San Jose. The principal of Andrew P. Hill High School is Bettina Lopez, whose e-mail is Lopezb@esuhsd.org. 2,236 students attend Andrew P. Hill High School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 21% of the Andrew P. Hill High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 65% of the 2,236 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Andrew P. Hill High School is 18:1. Valley Christian High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 60% 48%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Filipino 3% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 10%
Asian 29% 27%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 26450%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.05% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 31%
Limited English proficiency 21% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    UNBELIEVABLY THE DISGUSTING EXCUSE FOR COUNSELORS LITERALLY EXPLAINED IN DETAIL TO MY SIXTEEN YR OLD HOW TO DROP OUT WHEN HE APPROCHED THEM DURING CLASS HOURS HOW HE LOST INTEREST IN SCHOOL AND AFTER HAD HIM CALL ME URGENTLY TELLING ME TO COME DOWN IMMEDIATELY TO SIGN A FORM I QUESTIONED THE COUNSELER ISNT IT STATE LAW ALL 6/18 YR OLD HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL? HE SAID NOBODYS CHECK TO SEE IF HE MOVED OUT THE AREA THATS YOUR BUSINESS??? BULLS$$%T!! NEVER GAVE HIM ALTERNATIVES NEVER TRIED TO FIND OUT WHY?

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers I don't have a problem with but the COUNSELORS make you wonder how they even got the job. They are utterly sh*t. When it comes to students wanting to changes to their schedules the counselors NEED the parents to tell them how to do their job.

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to this school. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND IT! The consulars are horrible even the teachets said so. And the math teacher is as bad as the advisors are!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have a Junior who started as a Freshman at this school on an interdistrict transfer and I have been completely satisfied. There have been no issues that are unique to this school that I don't hear from other parents at other ESUHSD schools. This year I entered my Freshman and am not regretting it for a moment. People look at me strange that I moved my children out of a supposed "good" school. My children have made wonderful friends and the teaching staff is completely competent. This school has made and is still feeling their way through a major turnaround. Cudos!

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter is in her freshman year there and she loves everything about it. Her teachers love her too. She's happy they're happy she has straight A's so i'm happy. I think parents are becoming too lazy and relying to heavily on schools to raise their kids. Good habits start at home.

  • (2 years ago)

    Dis is a gr8 skool i thinnnkk evrry1 should come her cuz i do and its awesoom

  • (2 years ago)

    I am thinking about coming to Andrew Hill instead of Oak Grove because I have heard great things about the IB program and their Medical Magnet. However when I call the office they never pick up and they don't post anything about their classes online so contacting them is difficult. It makes it seem like the staff aren't very proactive as I have also heard before. I'll just have to find out. ) Very excited though..

  • (2 years ago)

    this school by far the worst school i been to no offense but the staff are not the very helpful my son had to wait 2 period long just for violating the school dress code on the first day of school i understand if you make him wait like a week after school started but on the first day ? that just wrong i never been to a school that doesn't let the student go on the first day. Further more this school should change their school dress code is too strict and worry more about the student who problem not gonna pass high school if you continue to let them do what ever they please also there is no security at all my son told me there only one police man that is just not enough at least have more security maybe it would be a better place.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a current student I say that the best that Andrew Hill offers are the amazing teachers who want to see all of their students succeed. I have yet to have a teacher who simply doesn't do anything although I've heard of a few who do. I would say that the problem lies within the administration of the school. This year has brought some changes to the administration but there is still a lack of promotion to succeed and do more that what is asked of the students. You will rarely ever see the head principle around talking to an audience or even to a performing group at a school event if they were to show up at all. The only times I have heard her speak in front of an audience were at graduations or if there were "important" guest speakers visiting. Other than that the best of Andrew Hill are the teachers who devote incredible amounts of time and effort to the students which includes the whole lot. Also there are the handful (compared to the whole school) of students in programs such as IB and Medical Magnet who truly excel and strive for more. Not to say that the rest of the school doesn't at all but they don't have much motivation for which I blame the admin.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is known for unsatisfied with school system is so terrible. Or maybe it the staff always blaming on the system. The stuff always seem to be very unclear and unaware about student record they give you the run around. This is an disappointment to see our children has to go through this! Andrew staff lacks of understanding how to work the system they have no knowledge of communication with parents and other staff at other school. Andrew staff has poor knowledge of how to plan how to prepare student for back to school. I strongly believe it not the system. They kept blaming it the system. They've been using this line for over 20 yrs. It works cause parent has no choice. This school is a concern for me... if this is the behavior of the staff member so lack of polish and gentleness limited to lacking in social and indifference to the needs of others. Can't even think of what kinda of education the children is getting. I would hate to see them teaching our kids to be lazy carefree un-prepared just find something to blame on.. this would stuck!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school here. The only thing bad is the staff but other than that this school has great programs and opportunities for student to choose from. This school has the reputation of being bad and the students being mean and such but really the students here are great. They're very nice. Don't listen to the schools reputation until you experience it yourself.

  • (4 years ago)

    Many people have said this school was super horrible and people are mean and such. In my opinion people are very warming here. The only reason that I am unsatisfied with this school is that the school system is terrible. They are super slow at everything for almost all events it takes them forever to finish. Even school picture day is being held back for almost a whole semester. But the teachers are great here.

  • (5 years ago)

    By far one of the best schools in the area. The staff is comprised of educators who truly care deeply about every student who attends this school. The students who attend Andrew P. Hill are generally kindhearted people who are independent and very educated. Although there are some people there who do not care much about education they generally avoid the rest of the school population and do not bother anybody. Every year Andrew P. Hill produces students that are accepted to some of the most prestigious universities in the world. These include Columbia Stanford Harvard UC Berkley UCLA Yale and others. These students also tend to receive multiple scholarships. If any parent wishes the best for their child he/she would enroll their student in Andrew P. Hill and allow their child to blossom through this school's multiple programs that include IB AP Bio Tech Nursing Green Academy and Hill Academy.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is awful. The staffs are lazy and cold. Some teachers are good but there are some awful teacher there too. They are rude and heartless and it doesn't seem like they even like kids and some teacher cannot teach at all. My daughter thought she has to worry about the students but no she has to worry about the staffs.

  • (5 years ago)

    I loved my experience at AH and given another chance I would go there again. Although my home school is Independence High I caught wind of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and decided to take the VTA home every day until I got my license. If you (or your student) is dedicated to getting an excellent education (and of course an excellent chance of getting into some of the best universities around) then use the IB program. I've also heard wonderful things about the Nursing Academy and the Biotech program and if those fields interest you then I encourage anyone to give those programs a try. Although there is a brand-spankin' new building I know that from the outside looking in AH doesn't look all that stellar. It's really really the teachers and driven students that make the difference. The administration...not so much.

  • (5 years ago)

    On one hand you have some of the lowest performing students making it a program improvement school. Despite the fair share of underachievers I feel the school has been doing everything to help the students. For those that are struggling and DO care the library is opened after school tutoring. There are also many teachers that truly care and stay until at least 5 or 6 everyday for students that ask for the extra help. On the other hand you have the highest achieving students that transfer over from their home schools and travel here every morning (some even come from Milpitas) to be a part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Aside from IB the school offers plenty of AP classes and a nursing/biotech academy. People just need to give Andrew Hill a chance. I have teachers that were skeptical about working here at first but love it now.

  • (6 years ago)

    Here's my honest opinion if your child has no will to succeed he/she will fail. Andrew Hill does not promote success as greatly as other schools. The only thing that keeps this school going is the International Baccalaureate. The drive these students have is astounding. It is a school within a school. Get your kid in IB make him or her thrive.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter was a studen there I found that being the only caucasion that I could see we felt that we were discriminated against at every turn. The school is older & fresh paint would help it a lot. All together I would say send your kid to another high school but definitely not Andrew hill.

  • (6 years ago)

    Current administration is simply incompetent.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a sophomore at Andrew Hill and I can honestly say I really didt want to entere there but then when i started freshmen year it was great!They have multiple groups activities and oppurunities! IB programs BioTech MultiMedia Academy etc. I like it alot!I really dont like how its too crowded this year!

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