About San Jose High School

Vision & Mission

Through more than 30 community meetings and a series of online surveys and focus groups over the 2016-2017 school year, San José Unified collected input from students, staff, families, and community members to shape an updated Strategic Plan to guide our work over the next three years. The Board of Education adopted the following key objectives on June 22, 2017.

At San José Unified, we are preparing today’s students to be the thinkers, leaders, and creators of tomorrow with . . .

    A rigorous curriculum that inspires all students to discover their own greatness.

    An innovative workforce that knows the lessons we learn are just as important as the lessons we teach.

    A unified community that elevates opportunities for all.

    Enhanced resources that make the extraordinary ordinary.

    An efficient system that asks and answers the questions, “Why?” and “What if?”


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.