School Details

Adrian Wilcox High School

3250 Monroe Street, Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 423-2400
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1872 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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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 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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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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  • Santa Clara Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Adrian Wilcox High School is a public high school in San Jose. The principal of Adrian Wilcox High School is Bonnie Billings, whose e-mail is bbillings@scusd.net. 1,872 students attend Adrian Wilcox High School and identify primarily as Filipino; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 13% of the Adrian Wilcox High School students have "limited English proficiency." 47% of the 1,872 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Adrian Wilcox High School is 22:1. St. Lawrence Academy 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
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

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
Filipino 7% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Hispanic 35% 31%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 26% 22%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 25%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.5%
Unspecified 0.1% 8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 41%
Limited English proficiency 13% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Wilcox is an excellent school. It has great teachers great staff and great programs. My son absolutely loves his school. Go Chargers!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is absolutely terrible. While walking through school I am enveloped in the smell of burning tar from the construction that has been happening for what seem likes forever or the smell of the rotten creek that runs through campus and I unfortunately have to cross everyday. If I were to even start to complain regarding the rudeness of the staff at this school I would run out of characters. Also our "lovely" principal loves to constantly compare our test scores to our cross-town rival Santa Clara High School. Sorry to break it to you but these are two very different schools STOP COMPARING THEM. I am only giving one star due to the face that that is the lowest score I can give. The only thing I "like" about this school is that I only have to deal with it for a few more months.

  • (2 years ago)

    My school is Wilcox High school Santa Clara CA. I want to know about the feedback of this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    i was a student at this school and i just recently moved out of state. i miss all the people ther becaue everyone was so nice and there was a lot of diversity. the teachers stayed after school and during lunch to help the students. the sports are pretty good considering weve beat Santa clara 29 yaers in a row now.. yea buddy.. go chargers.. i miss it dearly and i will always be a charger at heart.

  • (4 years ago)

    From the perspective of a student I think there are a lot of things that I appreciate about Wilcox (our wonderful Theatre and our facilities that are undergoing a retrofitting) and the programs that are offered are extraordinary although some are at about the same level that Santa Clara offers. However a few programs like the Drama program which I m in is unbeatable. There are a few teachers that are so-so and less but a lot of the teachers and staff I ve met so far are extraordinary and are excellent role models for students and even some of the teachers with less seniority.

  • (5 years ago)

    I absolutely love this achool. The teachers are caring and bend over backwards for their students. I have a Senoir and a Freshman so I would know.

  • (5 years ago)

    I graduated from Wilcox and I have to say that there may be a lot of negativity that has circulated over the past couple decades however this school is guaranteed to expand your childs mind boundaries and overall life experience. I would send my children to Wilcox! GO CHARGERS!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has great rec sports. Not to mention thier football team is wonderful. As well as there education. They have great teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter's transition from a Catholic high school to Wilcox has been an incredibly positive experience for her. Her grades are very good and her attitude is great. She loves her teachers especially her two algebra teachers that co-teach the class. She hasn't had any problems with her peers and is very focused on challenging herself academically. She wishes now that she had gone to Wilcox from the beginning of her transition to high school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Its a good school but there is a lot of controversy amongst the student body. The teachers are awesome especially Jessica Mc Laughlin. She rocks!!

  • (6 years ago)

    We think Wilcox is great. Lots of opportunities to become involved in athletics clubs etc. Academics are also great. The teachers are into helping students succeed. Very diverse student body. We highly recommend WHS.

  • (7 years ago)

    Wilcox is an excellent school. There are great teachers and plenty of activities for the students. Like any school you won't find out how good it is unless you take the time to get involved. A student can get a top notch education but they have to want it. My kids were able to go on to do very well in college and thought their senior year at Wilcox was more difficult than their first year of college because they took the top level of classes at Wilcox. This was their choice alone. The amount of parent involvement is not as high as could be but that is a large part of the social economics of the families.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent teachers and great dicipline.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is a really great school. The kids there are really nice and friendly. There aren't very many problems that go on during school or anything. The teachers are great. It is a really good choice of a high school to go to. I am really glad that I go here!

  • (8 years ago)

    Wilcox is a wonderful school. Most of the teachers there are great and a lot of the learning done by the students is fun due to the teachers' methods of teaching. The extracurricular activities like sports excels in Santa Clara and the parent involvement is quite good. I would recommend Wilcox High School to anyone looking to have the best high school years of their lives.

  • (8 years ago)

    Both my kids studied at Wilcox. In academics Wilcox is above average but not excellent. The physical sciences (Chemistry & Physics) are poorly taught (except biology and AP chem which are good). Math is very good. English is also good and foreign languages (Spanish & Japanese) are good. One good thing about Wilcox is that they encourage good students to take as many AP classes as they want (unlike Cupertino schools). Sports programs are really good. My kids really enjoyed them. No comments on parental involvement (I am one of the uninvolved parents). I think Wilcox should focus on improving their sciences (Chem & Physics).

  • (9 years ago)

    Wilcox is not a very good school. Most of the teachers there act like they have no like for the career they chose. There are a few noteable exceptions to this but most of the teachers I feel should not be teachers. The students there are very stuck up (mostly rich preppy kids) If you have any reguard for your child what-so-ever please do them a favor and steer them away from Wilcox

  • (9 years ago)

    Wilcox is a great school.

  • (9 years ago)

    A very good school. Don't be drawn into the hoopla of the Fremont Union's High Schools with high test scores and such. A kid can go be successful anywhere. This school is a fun school. Teachers are excellent! Sports are great! There is a diversity of students. No majorities everyone is special. Academically it is pretty good.

  • (9 years ago)

    i went here and i thought this was a great school and well known for the great hard work found in many of the students and teachers. I would recommend this school .

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