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About This School

San Jose High School is a public high school in San Jose. The principal of San Jose High School is Tom Scheid, who can be contacted at tom_scheid@sjusd.org. 1,036 students go to San Jose High School and are mostly Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 28% of the San Jose High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 64% of the 1,036 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at San Jose High School is 19:1. San Jose Community High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 9% 27%
Hispanic 77% 52%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Filipino 2% 2%
Unspecified 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 33271%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.8%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 48%
Limited English proficiency 28% 27%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I am currently a senior and am about to graduate in a few weeks and I can honestly say that this is one of the best public school anyone can attend. This school only gets a bad rap from things done in the past. The school offers challenging programs such as the International Baccalaureate program and the Engineering Project Lead the Way Program. We have a caring administration and an accepting an and diverse student body! We also have new science and engineering buildings that will be open in 2010! SJHA is a stepping stone towards a great future! Go Bulldogs!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a current junior at san jose high and believe we are one of the best schools in california if not the best we have many great programs that are over looked because everyone assumes we are a bad school because of our past.we have a big portugues club catt club key club ib program Mesa latino club and many more if im taking the time to write about my school so much its because i really do care class of 2011

  • (4 years ago)

    It's a great mix of kids and the International Baccalaureate program is outstanding.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is now under a new administrative staff hopefully this attitude will change! Go Bulldogs!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have seen great students come out of this school the complain that I have is trying to have the Administrative Staff help with any form or appointment they have the worst attitude as if they are to occupied all the time and never have the ability to give a smile or a simple caring answer. The times I've need their help I've came out more fustrated and upset then when I first went to seek their help. They need attitude adjustments.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a community member I have seen a great turn-around over the last two to three years in the school's look! The students have always been friendly but with the new buildings as well as the new sign and clean grounds the school looks great!

  • (5 years ago)

    Im a currently a student at San Jose High Academy and I can say that this school has gone through major changes since my siblings have attended this school. This school is a great school because its one of the most diversed and welcoming schools i have been to. The staff members have changed so much throughout the years but i have to say that all the teachers that have worked here have put some much effort in making these students learn. I have never seen any teachers who are willing to dedicate their time to students who need help in their school work and other personal stuff. Yes there is a huge gap between the IB students and the Non-IB students in test scores and how they overall interact with each other. But overall everyone is friendly and caring. This school is recommended for anyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am currently a student at SJHA and I personally think its a great school. What makes it even better is that it is an IB school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to this school 6 years ago and now I have graduate from UC Berkeley and got a great job at IBM and much of it was due to this high school. Here is my review -Security very poor. -Academic the school average assessment score is not that great because of the big difference between IB students and non-IB students. There is a big gap in academic in this school; IB students tend to score higher on all tests while the non-IB students do really poor. Lots of advance course offering here! This school also helps students improve in academic in many ways free SAT course approve students to take college classes beyond high school level(MS. Hope advised me to take Math Calculus 2 3 and Linear Algebra at SJCC). -Extracurricular activities we are not good at any this but we do have a wide offering! Go Bulldogs.

  • (7 years ago)

    San Jose High has wonderful caring teachers who are also very qualified and interesting. The student body is very diverse but almost everyone gets along with everyone else. The IB program is challenging but students can succeed in it if they put in the effort. I feel sorry for my friends who go to schools that are not as friendly and full of stressed-out kids.

  • (7 years ago)

    Sure it has a great IB program like all high schools that offer an IB program but truth to be told San Jose High Academy is not a safe place. It's not even clean. There are gangs and graffiti everywhere and even some of the IB students are out there just to socialize and what is a little bit disappointing is that some of the teachers encourage this sort of fraternization/favoritism. Guidance Counselors aren't really present to guide the students and you are left standing there with virtually no one to assist you. Library is great on the contrary and so is the Principal and the Vice Principal Ms. Donna Hope.

  • (8 years ago)

    As an active San Jose High alumni I would totally reccomend this high school to all students. It offers the prestigiuos I.B. program that is open to all students vs. the A.P programs which you must test for to be in. Not only this but it is also a wonderful and diverse campus where you meet different groups of students. S.J.H.A is also full of traditions that bring back many Bulldog alumnis such as the annual Big Bone and March Madness to name a few. I remember having the one on one attention with all my teachers through out the years because of the size of classes. It offers mariachi orchestra band drama and many art classes. S.J.H.A has a variety of sports from the traditional footbal to field hockey swimming cheerleading wrestling and more that have been financially helped by the active parent Booster Club.

  • (8 years ago)

    San Jose High Academy is a fantastic school with great leadership students diversity and choices.

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent school! Great caring teachers especially if the parents are involved and engaged... Great IB Program that can help your child not only get into the best colleges but also start college as a sophomore. My daughters feel safe and a sense of family!

  • (8 years ago)

    San Jose high academy is a great school. Though the school does not have th greatest API scores this year it has shown remarkable improvement in API score. It was also listed as one of the top 250 high schools in the country. The programs at this school are outstanding and the staff is very caring and well qualified.The IB (international baccaulaurette) program attracts students from all over Santa Clara and even Alameda county schools.

  • (9 years ago)

    The International Baccalaureate program offers a comprehensive education and a diploma recognized anywhere in the world.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school! The principal Mrs. Doss is a wonderful individual. She goes well beyond the call where her students are concerned (I've witnessed this first hand). Her connection to her student body as well as her presence on campus help our young adults feel safe and protected. My family researched many different 'college bound' programs in various high schools in the Santa Clara County. San Jose High's International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is the best in preparing our youth for a successful future. The faculty and staff are friendly approachable and do an excellent job in communicating with the very diverse population San Jose High has. If you are looking for an academic program that will more than just prepare your child for college San Jose High is where you want them to be.

  • (10 years ago)

    Under new leadership and boasting a very enthusiastic staff San Jose High is a great school where our kids feel safe and are academically challenged.

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