School Details

Oak Grove High School

285 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, CA 95123
(408) 347-6500
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 2395 students 20 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.
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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

Oak Grove High School is a public high school in San Jose. The principal of Oak Grove High School is Martha Brazil and can be contacted at brazilm@esuhsd.org. 2,395 students attend Oak Grove High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Filipino. 15% of the Oak Grove High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 42% of the 2,395 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Oak Grove High School is 20:1. Edge School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 4%
Hispanic 51% 48%
Filipino 4% 9%
Asian 26% 27%
White, non-Hispanic 13% 10%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 26450%
Multiracial 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 31%
Limited English proficiency 15% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    In my kid's science class they never had tests and watched inappropriate movies like "The Hangover" and "Pirates of the Caribbean." Administrators lied straight to my face. And it took complaining to the superintendent of schools to find out 24 out of 31 kids failed my kid's algebra class. The armed San Jose Police constantly patrolling the school are very necessary. Good students can still learn. Average students will suffer from a very poor learning environment. Miserable teachers and administrators have job security at Oak Grove.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is the best school in California .best teachers highly experienced and the students are also good and accept any kind of cultural difference all in all the school is great and have many opportunities....

  • (3 years ago)

    the school was a great experience and i had a lot of fun there. i hated leaving it was probably the best 4 years of my life. people say that there's a lot of violence and gang related problems but that really doesnt affect students staying on the right academic path. i would send my kids here! CLASS OF '11

  • (4 years ago)

    Pro Education Teachers Diversity Con Education Administrators Environment I put Education in both categories is b/c it depends. You may receive a quality education if you are in high level courses OR you may complain all year long of clueless/miserable teachers if you have average/below average ones. Sad but true. Good/bad teachers are a pro b/c they come to work everyday knowing what they're up against. They take turns keeping an eye on students & taking no pleasure in doing so at all. Most administrators (minus counselors principal) are rude AND lazy. It's difficult to bring up your situation w/o becoming annoyed or provoked. Most of the time you hear "I don't know" when in fact if you push the situation enough he/she DOES know. The environment is clean but the (Student) bathrooms are the worst. Police patrol the area all the time-Giving it a juvenile delinquent atmosphere.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a wonderful multi-cultural atmosphere which deals with the reality of student life.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great Teachers Coaches and Band Director. Great programs for all kids that seek out being involved. I have had two students go thru OG They earned a great education and are well on their way to graduation from universities. Students who want an education can be educated they just need to put in the effort. Go OG Football 2009-2010

  • (6 years ago)

    I loved this school...it was challenging and enocuraged me to do better in my life and made me a better person...Class of '07

  • (8 years ago)

    Graduated from Oak Grove and found that they have excellent educational opportunities such as high level science and math. They also have excellent sports programs and the music department was very successful. The racial mix was perhaps the best part of attending Oak Grove in that one learned to interact with many groups of people. The only thing I didn't like is that some things felt very political -which I suppose you'd find anywhere.

  • (8 years ago)

    I had daughters in the class of '02 and '04. They have very positive memories of their 4 years at OG. I was a very involved parent- School Site Council PTSA Spirit squad and District Safety Council. Parent involvement was severly lacking with the exception of the Band and Color Guard. If you really want to know what's going on...get involved! Ms.Lawrence Mr.Certa and the third Director (sorry forgot his name) were wonderful and it was a shame to see them transferred but I'm sure they went where they were most needed and could have the most positive overall impact.

  • (8 years ago)

    Has a great amny extracurricular programs but does not reach the academic level as well as wanted.

  • (9 years ago)

    For the motivated student this can be a great school. Children who have problems with self starting might have difficulty.

  • (9 years ago)

    My two daughters went to Andrew Hill High School and Oak Grove. Personally I prefered Oak Grove because of its diversity and large amount of extracurricular activities.

  • (10 years ago)

    Good location and teachers. Have AP-level courses

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