Vision Statement:  All San Jose Unified School District students are inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society.
Mission Statement:  San Jose Unified School District’s mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st century education.

Winter Recess

All SJUSD schools and offices will be closed from February 15–19 for winter recess.

Todas las escuelas y oficinas del SJUSD estarán cerradas del 15 al 19 de febrero debido a las vacaciones de invierno.

Superintendent Search Community Forum

The San Jose Unified School District Board of Education has selected Leadership Associates Search Advisors to conduct the search process for the selection of the next superintendent for San Jose Unified School District. Community input will be an essential component of the process. You are cordially invited to attend a district-wide Community Forum beginning at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the Willow Glen High School Library Media Center. Spanish interpretation services will be provided.

La Mesa Directiva del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José ha seleccionado a la firma de consultores Leadership Associates para conducir el proceso de búsqueda para seleccionar a la persona que ocupe el puesto de próximo Superintendente en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José.  Las ideas de la comunidad serán un componente esencial de dicho proceso. Les invitamos cordialmente para que asistan al Foro Comunitario para todos los integrantes de la comunidad del Distrito, que se llevará a cabo el miércoles, 24 de febrero de 2016 a las 7PM, en el centro de medios didácticos de la Escuela Preparatoria Willow Glen. Habrá interpretación simultánea al español.

Welcome to Ram Country!

Girl Soccer 2

Boy Soccer

Robotics 2

Girl Basket Ball


2013 Women's Swimming


Girl Soccer

Field Hockey


Girl Basket Ball

Willow Glen HS Dance and Cheer Teams

Willow Glen HS Dance and Cheer Teams were honored to represent the WG community at Super Bowl 50. They participated in the pre-game flag ceremony and the halftime show alongside Coldplay, Bruno Mars, and Beyoncé. They all thoroughly enjoyed this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Cheer and dance

To all the donors of a Tri-Tip Dinner

On behalf of the WG Cares students and families who received a WGAB tri-tip dinner from a caring & generous donor, thank you so much!  The purchases benefited our athletics program and 17 of our WG Cares families. Willow Glen is truly a community that reaches out to support all our students!

Upcoming Activities and Events


Share the Love Month: February is SHARE THE LOVE MONTH! Students are encouraged to share the love by completing the act of kindness of the calendar below. (See attachment)

Dodgeball Tournament is happening all this week and will continue the week we return from break. See Mrs. Hernandez in P102 with any questions! Team schedule is posted on the X wing at school.

Wish Upon A Star: Leadership is busy going through wishes made by students and staff. We are also working to raise money to help grant as many wishes as possible. Look for wishes to begin getting granted in March. Wish Upon a Star rally will take place March 25th. This is our final event!

Events to look forward to:

  • Mr WG: April 27th
  • Senior Panoramic Picture: April 27th
  • Senior Sunset: May 4th
  • Tiki Match: May 6th @ WGHS
  • Rampede Night Rally: May 13th
  • PROM: May 21st, Hayes Mansion
  • Farewell Rally: May 26th

Wish Upon a Star

Willow Glen High School is introducing our Wish Upon A Star project. Each student and staff member will have the opportunity to make one wish and the leadership students will work to grant those wishes.  For more information click on the Video or email Amy Hernandez (WG Activities Director) at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wish Upon a Star

Cash for College!

Seniors, be sure to save the date! Willow Glen High School will be hosting “Cash for College” on Thursday, February 11th. Drop-in anytime from 2:30 – 7:00pm in the library and get expert help with completing the online FAFSA or DREAM financial aid application.

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program - CAASPP

Last spring, schools and districts across California participated in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP. This set of assessments provides information on student progress under the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), supporting more rigorous instruction in San Jose Unified School District and increased expectations for students.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 852, each year school districts are required to notify parents or guardians of their pupil’s participation in the CAASPP tests. In addition, districts are required to inform families of their right to exempt their student from taking the CAASPP tests. For families wishing to exempt their student from a CAASPP assessment, a written request specifying the test(s) to be exempted must be submitted annually to the school site.

To learn more about the CAASPP assessments your student may take, or the exemption process, please click here.

Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil - CAASPP

La primavera pasada, las escuelas y distritos escolares de todo California participaron en el programa de Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil, también conocido por sus siglas en inglés como CAASPP. Este conjunto de evaluaciones proporciona información del progreso de los estudiantes con respecto a los Estándares Académicos, Comunes y Fundamentales del Estado (CCSS). Los resultados de la evaluación brindan apoyo para impartir enseñanza más rigurosa en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José con el fin de aumentar las expectativas académicas de todos los estudiantes.

De conformidad con las reglamentaciones del Código de California, Título 5, Artículo 852, cada año a los distritos escolares se les requiere que notifiquen a los padres y tutores acerca de la participación de sus hijos en los exámenes CAASPP. Además, a los distritos escolares se les exige que informen a las familias que tienen el derecho a pedir que se les exente a sus hijos de tomar los exámenes CAASPP. Las familias que no deseen que sus hijos tomen una evaluación CAASPP, deberán pedirlo por escrito, especificando cuál examen o exámenes no desean que tomen sus hijos y entregar dicha solicitud escrita a su escuela, cada año.

Para obtener más información de las evaluaciones CAASPP que podrían tomar sus hijos o sobre el proceso para pedir que a sus hijos se les exente de tomarlas, por favor haga clic aquí.

SAT Week Schedule

Monday February 29thPeriods 1, 3, 5 (7:35 – 2:30)
Tuesday March 1stPeriods 2, 4, 6 (7:35 – 2:30)
Wednesday March 2nd:  There will be NO BELLS on this day
Test takers: 
Report to test room at 7:35 
Released from test rooms at 12:35 

Non Test-takers:
Period 1	8:30 - 9:18 (48 minutes) 
Period 2	9:23 – 10:11 (48 minutes) 
Period 3 	10:16 – 11:04 (48 minutes)
BREAK	11:04 – 11:19 (15 minutes) 
Period 4	11:24 – 12:12 (48 minutes)
Period 5	12:17 – 1:05 (48 minutes)
LUNCH	1:05 – 1:35 (30 minutes)
Period 6	1:40 – 2:28 (48 minutes) 
Thursday March 3rdPeriods 1, 3, 5 (7:35 – 2:30)
Friday March 4thPeriods 2, 4, 6 (7:35 – 2:30)

Fall 2016 All-League Team

Field Hockey
  • Katie Davies - Co-Senior of the Year
  • Amanda Williams - Co-Senior of the Year
  • Chloe Stothers - 1st Team
  • Quincy Strasilla - 1st Team
  • Hannah Finucane - 1st Team
  • Abbie Meyer - 2nd Team
  • Sofia Diaz-Infante - 2nd Team
  • Connie Lucid - 2nd Team
  • Football
  • Anthony Navarro - 1st Team
  • Clay Wilson - 1st Team
  • Caleb Vander Esch - 2nd Team
  • Renato Oyarzun - 2nd Team
  • Isaac Ramirez - 2nd Team
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Katie Carley - Sophomore of the Year
  • Melissa Izquierdo - 1st Team
  • Matija Skracic - 2nd Team
  • Heather Wright - Honorable Mention
  • Nataly Weir - Honorable Mention
  • Boys Water Polo
  • Jason Arita - Sophomore of the Year
  • Cole Scheler - 1st Team
  • Cole Muesel - 1st Team
  • Nick Butelet - 2nd Team
  • Jakob Strasilla - 2nd Team
  • Girls Water Polo
  • Anna Fry - Junior of the Year
  • Aria Leone - 1st Team
  • Cheyenne Costa - 1st Team
    Fall team

    Congratulations to Senior Caleb Vander Esch

    Congratulations to Senior Caleb Vander Esch for his commitment to University of South Dakota. Caleb has been recruited to play wide receiver for the Coyotes next season. During his Senior year, Caleb amassed 34 catches for 450 yards and 8 touchdowns.

    AP Government Class invites Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren to visit WGHS!

    A huge thank you to Zoe Lofgren and Scott Partridge’s AP government students for an outstanding visit!  What began as an invitation to visit his class, turned into a campus tour, classroom visits, and a presentation/Q & A session for any interested students.  Congratulations, students, on an excellent event!  Thank you, Zoe Lofgren, for your presence and for sharing your experiences and thoughts with WGHS. Our students received an amazing experience!

    Zoe Lofgren

    WGHS Principal’s Coffee

    Please join Principal Randy Schmidt to hear about Willow Glen High School news and upcoming events.   This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and hear about our wonderful school.   Scheduled coffees are at 8 am in the library on: Feb 11th 2016 (Thur), Mar 10th 2016 (Thur), Apr 7th 2016 (Thur)

    Crab Feast Dinner Dance and Auction

    The Willow Glen Performing Arts Boosters invite you to their annual Crab Feast Dinner Dance and Auction on February 27, 2016.  90% of the WGPAB’s funds are raised at this fun event to support the 700+ students participating in performing arts at Willow Glen Middle School and Willow Glen High School.  Tickets are available now at and you can click here for more information.  We hope to see you there!

    WGHS Newsletter

    If you are interested in receiving the weekly WGHS newsletter, please send your email request to our Parent Club coordinator at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Newsletters are mailed every Monday and contain information regarding upcoming events, etc.  This is a great way to stay informed!