San Jose High

Summary:

San Jose High is a public high school located in San Jose, California, serving grades 9-12 with a student population of 934 and is part of the San Jose Unified School District.

While San Jose High has a predominantly Hispanic student population (85.22%), the school has consistently underperformed compared to the district and state in academic metrics. Only 40.08% of 11th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, and just 20.09% scored proficient or better in Science, significantly lower than the district and state averages. The school's four-year graduation rate has also declined from 94.7% in 2018-2019 to 83.3% in 2022-2023, with a corresponding increase in the dropout rate. Additionally, San Jose High has a very high chronic absenteeism rate of 40.5%, more than double the state average.

Compared to nearby schools like Independence High and Yerba Buena High, San Jose High significantly underperforms, with lower proficiency rates, graduation rates, and higher chronic absenteeism. The school's high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds (67.56% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch) and underperforming subgroups, such as English Language Learners and Special Education students, suggest the need for targeted interventions and support to improve student outcomes.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 275 N. 24th St.
       San Jose, CA  95116-1143


(408) 535-6320

District: San Jose Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1325th of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,007 Help


Feeder schools for San Jose High:

Elementary:    Anne Darling Elementary
    Empire Gardens Elementary
    Horace Mann Elementary
    Selma Olinder Elementary
Middle:    Muwekma Ohlone Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  20.9 Help
Number of students:  934

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
85.2%
Asian:
7.5%
White:
3.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  67.6% Help


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Compare Details San Jose High ranks worse than 56.5% of high schools in California. It also ranks 6th among 7 ranked high schools in the San Jose Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 33.22. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of San Jose High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (85.2%), Asian (7.5%), White (3.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 67.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the San Jose Unified School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at San Jose High is 20.9, which is the 4th best among 7 high schools in the San Jose Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at San Jose High is $13,007, which is the 3rd highest among 7 high schools in the San Jose Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

San Jose High:

SchoolDigger ranks San Jose High 1325th of 2346 California public high schools. (See San Jose High in the ranking list.)

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San Jose Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Jose Unified 711th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for San Jose High

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Rank History for all students at San Jose High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 38.01 748th 1653 54.7%
2005 37.58 867th 1901 54.4%
2006 39.14 859th 1968 56.4%
2007 41.02 849th 2063 58.8%
2008 48.06 716th 2117 66.2%
2009 54.08 618th 2238 72.4%
2010 59.24 530th 2281 76.8%
2011 51.72 741st 2367 68.7%
2012 43.87 934th 2354 60.3%
2013 43.55 968th 2426 60.1%
2015 47.94 1020th 1994 48.8%
2016 41.29 1175th 2039 42.4%
2017 30.71 1370th 2021 32.2%
2018 35.08 1305th 2017 35.3%
2019 40.61 1195th 2133 44.0%
2021 39.29 774th 1290 40.0%
2022 44.59 1049th 2123 50.6%
2023 33.22 1319th 2335 43.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at San Jose High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.09 299th 938 68.1%
2019 60.93 184th 941 80.4%
2021 32.96 310th 467 33.6%
2022 42.82 455th 1044 56.4%
2023 28.60 864th 1315 34.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at San Jose High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 23.76 1209th 1539 21.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at San Jose High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.29 1170th 1862 37.2%
2019 45.73 1034th 1937 46.6%
2021 40.38 700th 1126 37.8%
2022 45.95 954th 1943 50.9%
2023 37.95 1189th 2237 46.8%
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Rank History for Female students at San Jose High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.64 1269th 1760 27.9%
2019 34.18 1189th 1833 35.1%
2021 33.54 728th 1054 30.9%
2022 42.70 986th 1858 46.9%
2023 36.73 1175th 2106 44.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at San Jose High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.52 490th 1052 53.4%
2019 27.54 826th 1117 26.1%
2021 20.08 512th 555 7.7%
2022 39.05 591st 1161 49.1%
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Rank History for Male students at San Jose High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.82 1184th 1834 35.4%
2019 41.93 1049th 1880 44.2%
2021 35.78 716th 1122 36.2%
2022 42.32 989th 1916 48.4%
2023 27.71 1389th 2195 36.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at San Jose High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.20 379th 581 34.8%
2019 41.14 394th 582 32.3%
2023 28.40 537th 727 26.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at San Jose High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.91 1194th 1742 31.5%
2019 38.26 1125th 1814 38.0%
2022 41.95 1048th 1861 43.7%
2023 30.99 1342nd 2132 37.1%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for San Jose High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 185 20 73 520 5 n/a n/a 0 803
1989 291 11 53 407 4 n/a n/a 0 766
1990 332 10 37 347 4 n/a n/a 0 730
1991 333 17 31 381 1 n/a n/a 0 763
1992 336 26 70 533 1 n/a n/a 0 966
1993 288 30 80 588 0 n/a n/a 0 986
1994 250 19 88 594 2 n/a n/a 0 953
1995 276 34 104 617 4 n/a n/a 0 1035
1996 276 34 104 617 4 n/a n/a 0 1035
1997 281 22 119 592 7 n/a n/a 0 1021
1998 260 24 130 570 3 n/a n/a 0 987
1999 258 17 134 563 5 n/a n/a 0 977
2000 232 25 155 631 10 n/a n/a 0 1053
2001 212 23 154 613 9 n/a n/a 0 1011
2002 197 27 191 689 12 n/a n/a 4 1120
2003 197 27 191 689 12 n/a n/a 4 1120
2004 183 31 178 666 15 n/a n/a 0 1073
2005 179 30 165 637 25 n/a n/a 14 1050
2006 141 29 115 621 35 n/a n/a 20 961
2007 122 43 115 710 11 n/a n/a 20 1021
2008 93 24 100 731 8 n/a n/a 0 956
2009 83 21 96 767 5 2 20 0 994
2010 89 17 103 808 3 4 12 0 1036
2011 102 25 107 882 3 8 25 0 1152
2012 91 28 110 898 5 7 10 0 1149
2013 79 24 114 879 5 7 11 0 1119
2014 72 21 124 882 6 9 12 0 1126
2015 49 11 118 836 5 6 9 0 1034
2016 41 19 113 866 4 8 8 0 1059
2017 44 23 98 916 4 6 10 0 1101
2018 42 20 92 848 4 5 10 0 1021
2019 45 22 87 880 2 7 11 0 1054
2020 43 20 83 841 3 3 16 0 1009
2021 45 19 79 831 3 4 13 0 994
2022 42 12 67 785 0 3 16 0 925
2023 36 13 70 796 1 2 16 0 934

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at San Jose High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 803 50.8 15.8 n/a
1989 766 51.2 14.9 n/a
1990 730 50.2 14.5 n/a
1991 763 49.1 15.5 n/a
1992 966 49.9 19.3 36.9
1993 986 55.0 17.9 40.2
1994 953 50.6 18.8 40.6
1995 1035 49.9 20.7 44.3
1996 1035 49.9 20.7 44.3
1997 1021 41.7 24.5 50.7
1998 987 47.4 20.8 58
1999 977 50.8 19.2 44.7
2000 1053 51.7 20.4 41.2
2001 1011 53.6 18.9 41.4
2002 1120 58.1 19.3 48.5
2003 1120 58.1 19.3 48.5
2004 1073 53.5 20.1 65.5
2005 1050 45.2 23.2 55.6
2006 961 52.2 18.4 57.2
2007 1021 48.5 21.1 53.7
2008 956 48.0 19.9 71.9
2009 994 47.8 18.8 72.5
2010 1036 52.9 19.5 63.4
2011 1152 n/a n/a 63.6
2012 1149 54.0 21.2 n/a
2013 1119 54.4 20.5 66.6
2014 1126 53.7 20.9 65.9
2015 1034 51.0 20.2 69.4
2016 1059 52.0 20.3 73
2017 1101 55.4 19.8 74.4
2018 1021 54.3 18.7 77.3
2019 1054 46.1 22.8 71.7
2020 1009 n/a n/a 73.7
2021 994 51.0 19.4 61.7
2022 925 51.0 18.1 60.8
2023 934 44.6 20.9 67.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio San Jose High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 803 50.8 15.8 n/a
1989 766 51.2 14.9 n/a
1990 730 50.2 14.5 n/a
1991 763 49.1 15.5 n/a
1992 966 49.9 19.3 36.9
1993 986 55.0 17.9 40.2
1994 953 50.6 18.8 40.6
1995 1035 49.9 20.7 44.3
1996 1035 49.9 20.7 44.3
1997 1021 41.7 24.5 50.7
1998 987 47.4 20.8 58
1999 977 50.8 19.2 44.7
2000 1053 51.7 20.4 41.2
2001 1011 53.6 18.9 41.4
2002 1120 58.1 19.3 48.5
2003 1120 58.1 19.3 48.5
2004 1073 53.5 20.1 65.5
2005 1050 45.2 23.2 55.6
2006 961 52.2 18.4 57.2
2007 1021 48.5 21.1 53.7
2008 956 48.0 19.9 71.9
2009 994 47.8 18.8 72.5
2010 1036 52.9 19.5 63.4
2011 1152 n/a n/a 63.6
2012 1149 54.0 21.2 n/a
2013 1119 54.4 20.5 66.6
2014 1126 53.7 20.9 65.9
2015 1034 51.0 20.2 69.4
2016 1059 52.0 20.3 73
2017 1101 55.4 19.8 74.4
2018 1021 54.3 18.7 77.3
2019 1054 46.1 22.8 71.7
2020 1009 n/a n/a 73.7
2021 994 51.0 19.4 61.7
2022 925 51.0 18.1 60.8
2023 934 44.6 20.9 67.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for San Jose High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $13,007

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on San Jose High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1195th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 1319th of 2335 High schools
 0.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Jose High)39.240.1
 0.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Jose Unified)52.854.8
 2.1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (San Jose High)14.69.1
 5.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (San Jose Unified)37.432.9
 4.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (San Jose High)13.529
 15.6%
   11th Grade Science (San Jose Unified)34.942.6
 7.7%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.7
 1.3%
12th Grade Science (San Jose High)24.96
 18.8%
   12th Grade Science (San Jose Unified)27.710.6
 17%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students1054934
 11.4%
African American2213
 40.9%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian8770
 19.5%
Hispanic880796
 9.5%
Pacific Islander72
 71.4%
White4536
 20%
Two or More Races1116
 45.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients71.7%67.6%
 4.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about San Jose High

Students at San Jose High are 85% Hispanic, 7% Asian, 4% White, 2% Two or more races, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 934 students attended San Jose High.

San Jose High ranks 1325th of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

San Jose High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Anne Darling Elementary
Elementary : Empire Gardens Elementary
Elementary : Horace Mann Elementary
Elementary : Selma Olinder Elementary
Middle : Muwekma Ohlone Middle


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