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Milpitas, CA
Students enrolled: 3,004
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1285 Escuela Parkway
Milpitas, CA 95035

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(408) 635-2800
(408) 635-2851
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March 02, 2014
I don't really like anything about this school except for the technology and football program.

- submitted by a student

August 22, 2013
I think this place rocks, with the exception of a couple of teachers. Cheryl Rivera ROCKS!

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2013
This is a good school. Great teachers and awesome Principal. This school has 2012 API of 825 and progressive improving year over year. I love this school and it is in a great location.

- submitted by a parent

December 22, 2011
I love the facilty and staff that are at MHS. I love the way the teachers teach you. Also the campus is safe!!1

- submitted by a student

March 10, 2011
Looks like things are getting better. It went from 7 to 8. People that I know went here are doing good in life.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
December 15, 2009
Great all around school. Excellent academics and athletics. Great for all around educational experience and personal growth.

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2008
this school provides a great learning environment for my children, and that the kids are like family and help each other out with school work and everyday stressors.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2008
I loved Milpitas High School! Being the large school that it is, since it's the only high school in town, I still had a rewarding and memorable experience. The school tries their best to reduce class sizes, and their efforts are more than substantial considering major budget cuts. If you don't like the idea, send your kids to private. Both the AP teachers and those that teach electives or regular classes are knowledgeable. In terms of administration (Chuck Gary, Ken Schlaff..attendance), they are easy to contact and are very helpful in dealing with matters, as are the counselors (Beth Harke for instance) I mean, as a student, I think that the parents who complain are those who don't let their children experience high school to its full extent. Encourage your children to become involved, tell them to utilize the available resources in addition to maintaining academics.

- submitted by a student

October 17, 2007
I had a very positive experience while attending Milpitas High. It offers plenty of clubs, extra-curricular activities, and a strong atheletic program that students can partake in if they want to get involved. There are many of AP courses taught by qualified teachers. The counselors were very helpful and ecnouraging. However, considering the large size of the campus, there was a lack of parent involvement. I was part ot the PTSA for some time, and there were not a lot of parents who showed up at meetings and events targeted for parents. However, those that did dedicate their time to school were passionate and were at a majority of the school functions. The principal was very approachable and friendly.. It is a melting pot for diversity. I don't believe that overall test scores reflect the student body-- a majority of my class went on to prestigious universities and community colleges.

- submitted by a student

September 06, 2007
Principal and Counselor are great supporter when students' need academic support. Most teachers are very responsive to parent's inquiries, but there's also a few would never return phone call or email.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 14, 2007
Milpitas high school is awesome most of the teachers are friendly and great. Besides some teachers, MHS is awesome!

- submitted by a student

June 21, 2007
As a parent and educator, I am appaled at the low quality of educational programs, standards, expectations, and results in standard test scores for MHS. Don't blame these on 'ethnic diversity.'

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2006
I think the principal just cares about his reputation in the community and doesn't take care of the school. There's no communication among the teachers. I'll ask my kid's teachers about cell phone policy, attendance policy, and get 6 different answers! Also, the discipline here is nearly non-existent. I'm switching my kids to a private school. They do have a great band program though.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2006
good school. nice sports activities.

- submitted by a student
no rating
June 07, 2006
Okay school. Some teachers good, some bad.

- submitted by a student

April 19, 2006
Many choices of classes to choose from. Most teachers are pretty good. Very good science dept. Large campus is good so that it can prepare you for college. Also, I think larger class sizes can teacher students how to become more independent and work for themselves. There is plenty of help if your child needs it. Overall, it is a very good school.

- submitted by a student

January 11, 2006
Academics -Milpitas HS is a wonderful academic institution that encourages all their graduates to attend college. Most end up attending a UC such as UC Berkeley or UC Davis however we do have years with outstanding students who go to more prestigious schools such as Stanford or MIT. -The school offers many AP and Honors classes to prepare you for college and I think a lot of students take advantage of it. -I am a student at UC Davis now and I think that Milpitas HS has really helped me prepare for the rigors of college. Extracurriculars -We had a fantastic football program the year that I played for Milpitas however the program has seemed to take a nose dive since then. -There are tons of programs that students can get involved in including honors societies and social clubs. Parent involvement -I can't comment on this because I don't really know for sure.

- submitted by a student

August 18, 2005
This school is good, the students all have a great form of salutation toward visiting people. I have three daughters who have attended this school, they all are leading their lives successfully now.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2005
My son is a freshmen, so this year he needs the proper guidance to do well in advancing to each new level for the years to come. I am not impressed with the way the first semester started out. The first Orientation they had during school was a big mix up for alot of the kids. The class he was in before attending the orientation did not specify if he should return to the same class or go on to the next period. He received his first cut along with half of the other students in his class. What a great way to get started. When I asked the Teacher why this happened the reply was, 'I thought they all knew what to do.'

- submitted by a parent

December 31, 2004
I am a Freshman in Milpitas High School, and in teenage terms... it rocks. The teachers are awesome; supportive, encouraging, and disciplined. I'm taking part in an Art Exploration class, and my teacher is very enthusiastic to see our work, and never judges them. Everyone is artistic, according to her, and this helps boosts my fellow classmates' self-esteem and for me as well. Our parents learn about how we, the students, are currently doing through PTSA (parent teacher student association), and what we need to improve on. This gives parents a great opportunity to learn what their child's interests are and possibly (and hopefully) motivate them to pursue future goals. Well, that ends my rating for this wonderful school, and I hope other students such as me will decide to go to Milpitas High School. Hope to see you soon!

- submitted by a parent
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Milpitas High School
1285 Escuela Parkway, Milpitas, CA  95035
(408) 635-2800
Last modified Milpitas High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Milpitas High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top