The East Side Union High School District encompasses a 180 square mile area of San Jose, bordering on "Silicon Valley" in Santa Clara County. It is one of California's largest high school districts (grades 9-12) with an enrollment of over 25,600 students. The District operates eleven comprehensive high schools - Andrew Hill, Evergreen Valley, Independence, James Lick, Mt. Pleasant, Oak Grove, Piedmont Hills, Santa Teresa, Silver Creek, William C. Overfelt, Yerba Buena, one continuation school (Foothill), and three alternative schools (Apollo, Pegasus and Phoenix). There are five charter schools in the District - Escuela Popular, KIPP San Jose Collegiate, Latino College Preparatory Academy, Leadership Public Schools, and San Jose Conservation Corps. The charter schools serve an additional 1,745 students. The District also administers an Adult Education Program that serves over 27,000 adults.
The student population is multi-cultural and is comprised of 48% Hispanic, 29.8% Asian, 7.9% White, 9.1% Filipino, 3.3% African American, .9% Native American, and .8% Pacific Islander. Over 56 native languages are spoken by East Side students. There are 4,414 students in our English Language Learners program.
East Side employs 1,187 certificated, 610 classified staff members and 94 adult education teachers.
There are seven elementary school districts that feed into East Side Union. The District has strong partnerships with these feeders, the community colleges and four-year colleges in the area. Accel, an alternative education program, provides students the opportunity to take college courses while they are completing their high school graduation requirements.
The East Side community has a population of over 434,000 and is rich in racial and cultural citizens. The community has a tradition of involvement and interest in its schools. They have approved over $760 million in bond measures over the past ten years to improve and remodel existing facilities and to build a new high school. – less–ZoomInfo