School Details

Lynbrook High School

1280 Johnson Avenue, San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 366-7700
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1837 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Fremont Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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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  • Fremont Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Fremont Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lynbrook High School is a public high school in San Jose. The principal of Lynbrook High School is Gail Davidson and can be contacted at gail_davidson@fuhsd.org. 1,837 students attend Lynbrook High School and identify mostly as Asian; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Lynbrook High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 4% of the 1,837 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lynbrook High School is 21:1. Prospect 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

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 80% 51%
Hispanic 3% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 29%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 2%
Filipino 0.6% 3%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.6%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 10511%
Unspecified 0% 0.09%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 10%
Limited English proficiency 5% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    To those who are reading the negative reviews submitted by "parents" and students please spend a day in this school. Most students enrolled are neither snobbish nor extremely wealthy. There are a myriad of students with different personalities in this school but most are very friendly. The parents and students complaining about "lack of human skills" or "students being smart due to private tutoring" are horribly mistaken. Indeed the AP classes are difficult but there are teachers and other students who are willing to tutor your child if the need arises. There are also tutorial periods for students to ask a teacher questions do their homework or study for an upcoming quiz/test. The occurrences for bullying theft etc. at this school is EXTREMELY rare and are almost unheard of. The teachers at this school are also extremely friendly and bonds with students well (I know because I am a student myself). Overall this school is excellent and studying at this school could almost ensure you a spot into a Ivy League school or at the very least a UC. Keep up the good work Vikings!

  • (1 year ago)

    The school is amazing! Most of the teachers are caring the current principal is a fantastic role model and the parent involvement is outstanding. The support system is strong. I couldn't be happier with a school and its staff.

  • (1 year ago)

    Not all the steller students are steller naturally. I estimated about 30% of these students steller or not steller gets private tutoring. There are like 5% that are just born smart. Don't buy a house here. Many parents pay for private tutoring. It is the snobbish people that move here. Don't let the false information in suckering your hard earn dollar. If u have the money to waste plus paying for private tutoring etc then go for it.

  • (1 year ago)

    Please don't be fool to buy a house here. It is not the school that is good. It is the type of students that move here. The students along with their parents make the 80% effort and the teachers only 20%. It is just common sense that you cannot make an average to below average student smart. Don't let the API score fool you. Don't waste your money on buying these huts which they called homes in 95129 area code. 1.2 million for a dump of between 1300 to 1600 square feet of nightmare.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very worry about what I heard from other students about how this school really is. Most of the students are very stuck up thinking they are from affluent families and behaving like they are the cream of the crops. LOLS LOLS LOLS. The affluent people do not live here in West San Jose. They are in Los Altos Hills certain parts of Palo Alto Atherton Los Gatos certain parts of San Francisco etc. This school have way too many arrogant students which make them go several steps behind those students that are well rounded. Just remember this there are other schools in California (the one in Cerritos CA) and out of state that beat your score. I am afraid to say that this school will have plenty of students with lack of human skills.

  • (2 years ago)

    And the house prices keep going up!! Thanks Lynbrook for doing such a great job. Interesting to read someone say "Sports not emphasized much although they do excel in a few areas tennis water polo track & field." I wonder how much that new stadium cost the taxpayers.

  • (2 years ago)

    The school has strong support provided by the teachers to any student. Students are urged to pursue their own interests despite the strong science and mathematics emphasis already in place.

  • (3 years ago)

    We moved to this area specifically so my kids could attend this school - my son is a sophomore in his second year at Lynbrook. As advertised Lynbrook provides a challenging academic environment offering multiple AP honors and advanced technical coursework and has a great record for test scores & college placement with its graduates. Although the campus itself appears a bit dated classroom equipment is top notch. However I suspect that most of the steller academic results are due to students' home environments (parents) rather than from teachers. Sports not emphasized much although they do excel in a few areas tennis water polo track & field. The school has more clubs than I've ever heard of a school having and a very tight-knit student body. Extracurricular activities are wholesome - don't ever hear of kids getting into any kind of trouble around here. The school is addressing the perception that Lynbrook students lack social skills by implementing a program to practice presenting public speaking and working in groups. School population is mainly Asian/Indian - we are not - caucasians are definitely in the minority. But that has never been an issue for my son.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great community low crime rate respectful students. Bullying is almost unheard of and most of the students focus on their academic life over their social one. Although most of the school is composed of Asians (76%) racism homophobia etc are considered uncommon and looked-down upon. Even with the curriculum already significantly harder than myriad other public schools students still strive for 3.8 unweighted GPA's. Compared to straight-A students from other schools Lynbrook students generally do much better in college. The sport teams may not be considered dominant with a few exceptions but the academics more than make up for it. Non-Lynbrook attendants may complain that they "study too much " and have "no social skills " but in fact they do. Lynbrook students not only successfully display social collectiveness but they also accomplish leadership ingenuity. Regardless pupils work independently with aptitude as well as amicably without bigotry. This rating is not composed of biased comments; it is based upon average statistical facts and observations. Although I wrote this in a third person's viewpoint I am currently attending Lynbrook as a sophomore. Go Vikings! (

  • (4 years ago)

    Studies on a college level. Excellent curriculum with several Honors and AP classes offered. I have a senior here and I'm very pleased. The school is safer then other high schools.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school provided an outstanding education for anyone interested in progressing to competitive higher educations. Quite frankly the majority of these graduates have taken multiple college education courses and/or advanced placement courses. The year I graduated there were over 30 valedictorians recognized because they all had straight A's with AP credits and quite a few service project hours. Some of the courses are quite difficult but this is good preparation for college courses. There is a high number of asian population students and many have parents with higher education. I generally scored above average and am now a doctor. I would send my kids to this school if I had the choice.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent academic school. One of the best high schools in the area if you son or daughter want to go on to a top notch University. However this is a terrible High School for competitive sports. By competitive I mean Football/Wrestling/Baseball. Their basketball team has done well though. Sorry but badmiton is not a comptetitive sport!! It does not take that much skill to hit a piece of plastic with a tennis racket. The few real athletes that stand out never get the respect they deserve and the coaches that want to build up the sports program do not get the respect or finanacial help they deserve. I spoken to a number of college recruiters (Berkeley UCLA Harvard) who had told me that the academic achievement of Lynbrook's students are very impressive but these kids have not social skills and this is hurting them.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was a student. The student body is very competitive and intelligent. Most students go on to top universities. You'll meet so many of the smartest people here. Bullying is almost unheard of in Lynbrook High. Large Chinese(taiwanese) American Student body and a good number of Indian students study in lynbrook high.

  • (6 years ago)

    Lynbrook is briefly an amazing school. I can see why everyone is trying to move here - LHS IS an exceptional school! Friendly students and caring teachers. Not as large as Monta Vista and not as hardcore as Lowell yet LHS is just as good or even better than those other schools! Large Chinese and Indian student body. Most teachers are organized and teach very well although there are a few bad eggs. Excellent sports and extracurriculars. Lynbrook's cross-country coach is highly dedicated and very well-known. Dance band orchestra and many other extracurriplars are simply amazing. For many students this school is highly competitive but ultimately it's entirely up to the student to be either highly competitive or non-competitive. Excellent college preparation unforgettable experiences - highly recommended school!

  • (7 years ago)

    I think it is an excellent school. It is extremely competitive and kids work very hard to do well in this school. If you can survive and do well in this competitive environment you are well prepared to handle pressure of any top university!

  • (7 years ago)

    Lynbrook's scores are improving and it's a great school

  • (7 years ago)

    From my experience Lynbrook is an amazing school. The environment inspires my daughter to do her best. Their Speech and Debate team as well as their FBLA program are also remarkable. The amount of parent involvement is moderate because all the students are so self-sufficient that there is really no need to check over things as a parent. The teachers are also very involved. In general if your child has the opportunity to attend Lynbrook don't hesitate to enroll them!

  • (7 years ago)

    Lynbrook is a great school. My son was a senior last year and I was very pleased with the career guidance the school career office provides. The administration staff is very pleasant and helpful. The school staff goes beyond their duty to help students in their college application process. There is some inequality amongst the teachers of the same subject. They push students to the extreme in a way that the students do not get enough time to focus on other subjects. The teachers need to understand this. Otherwise academically speaking the quality of education is very good and teachers are very pleasant to talk to. Overall a great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Lynbrook is an execllent school. It provides a wonderful environment for students to learn and excel in extracurricular activities as well. I have three kid in that school and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the school.

  • (8 years ago)

    There are so many overachievers at Lynbrook the teachers don't invest time in the average student.

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