School Details

Yerba Buena High School

1855 Lucretia Avenue, San Jose, CA 95122
(408) 347-4700
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1661 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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 High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

Yerba Buena High School is a public high school in San Jose. The principal of Yerba Buena High School is Tom Huynh, whose e-mail is huynhtom@esuhsd.org. 1,661 students go to Yerba Buena High School and identify as Filipino, Hispanic, and Asian. 25% of the Yerba Buena High School students have "limited English proficiency." 89% of the 1,661 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Yerba Buena High School is 18:1. Leadership Public Schools - San Jose 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

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 6% 9%
Hispanic 55% 48%
Asian 34% 27%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.9%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 31%
Limited English proficiency 25% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Amazing school spirit dedicated passionate teachers and staff friendly and kind students who do not discriminate in any way. Protective and safe environment with at least two police officers and many members of the staff walking around chill enough to start a conversation but attentive enough to keep you safe. If you are planning to attend this school ignore its old reputation and enter it with a fresh state of mind. Participate as much as you can and gorge yourself in school activities such as dances (always fun with or without a date) Spirit Week/F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C.S. sports and clubs! It may seem somewhat intimidating but exploring what's outside of your comfort zone will lead you an unforgettable high school experience. In that sense you will get the most out of what the school has to offer. Most individuals who rate this school lower than it should be usually have an outside bias due to the past reputation (it has completely changed now no gangs/fights at all) and are generally inactive in many of the activities offered. Simply incorporate yourself to the school and your high school experience will be worthwhile. - J.S.

  • (2 years ago)

    Let me see...all's I can say is if the area you live in says go here then go here. Then you might even be able to walk and not have to deal with a really really really far away commute or bus ride or walk on the stinking Expressway because it has only partial sidewalks on it which stop often. If you go under the Expressway it's creepy. And if you walk down Tully Road past the library you'll get at least 3 people hitting you up for money either on Tully Road or Senter Road in order to get to Andrew Hill. Hey homeless leave my kid alone! Avoid the homeless and go to YB.

  • (2 years ago)

    I don't care what other people think about this school it is honestly a pretty good school. Sure it may LOOK bad but you wont know unless you truly go there. I am so tired of people saying that it is a terrible school. The teachers push the students to try their hardest! They ASB club is raising everyone's spirit during the spirit events. This is school also has spirit weeks and F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C.S(which is a one night event with the four classes competing against each other) . So please give this school a chance it's not as bad as you think.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has a bad reputation of violence before i attend it. At first I had trouble being a freshman because i was afraid i might get hurt in all the fight. But as year went pass the violence died down and i was beginning to love the school teachers and all the great friends I met. I slowly begin to realized my personality and attitude changing because of the life lesson i was taught by the teachers. I love this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is alright some great teachers some bad teachers (math). Some of the staffs are great but some of them are to strict..literally to strict. Cops usually hang around the campus doing nothing..and thats pretty much it wouldn't recommend parents transferring their sons/daughters here if they care for there future.

  • (5 years ago)

    My friends may not like it but I loves this school. It IS a great school and I love being there. I have many great teachers who taught me a lot of things including pieces of lessons in life.

  • (5 years ago)

    Personally I dislike the students and their behaviors.They haven't been respecting authority and staff members.On the other hand some students are achieving their goals.Plus there are extra activities after and before school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school! All the teachers are great! A bit dirty but the education there is okay but still a good school to go to.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school is only good when you study and have caring parents.

  • (6 years ago)

    You have to study to like the school. Education is a daily process.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is an awesome school period. I really enjoy the classes especially because the teachers are extremely cool and outgoing. They are always supporting you and pushing you to get ahead and not stay behind. Of course this school has a bad reputation for gang activity and whatever but trust me when I tell you if the student is dedicated nothing else matters

  • (10 years ago)

    Some good teachers but the student has to be smart enough to be in their class otherwise they will be stuck with not so great teachers which will require an ambitious independent learner to move up the ranks.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have two daughters here at YB and we like this school very much. The principal is very dedicated to the safety of our children. He is always present at all times and is very friendly with parents. Mr. Moser really makes the parents feel welcomed. The teachers and programs are really great. I like the fact that the students are in uniform it has brought such a positive change to our school.

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter attended this school for two years and she reallly loved it. It was really hard for her when we told her that we were moving to stockton but with the school and her friends she made it through. She is really thankfull for those teachers who helped her and the Adelante Mujer Hispana Club which she started it at her new school in Lodi which is Tokay High.

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