About San Jose High School

Vision & Mission


All San Jose High students are inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society.


San Jose High’s mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with finest 21st century education.


San Jose High, founded in 1863, is the second oldest public high school in California. We are a small comprehensive high school of less than 1000 students in grades 9 through 12. Our challenging academic programs, diverse student body, and support of dedicated alumni and parents make SJH truly one-of-a-kind.


We have over 500 computers, digital projectors and document cameras in all classrooms, and a wireless network that allows us to integrate technology into the curriculum.