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San Jose, CA
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1750 South White Road
San Jose, CA 95127

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June 25, 2014
Some teachers have a closed door policy. Only two counselors for the school & never available. I feel really bad for students needing assistance & who R caught in the web of the system u r on your own.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
I Love Mt Pleasant. My daughter has been going there since she was a freshman. She is a Juniour now. Its a great school with really supportive staff.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
this school is actually not what its said to be. its a really good school. the teachers are really devoted to their jobs. and sure it may have its pros and cons. but no one really does anything to you unless you do something to them. it depends on who you hang out with. if you hang out with the right people your school year will be amazing.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2013
Last year was my first year in the US, I'll be a junior next year. Gangs and pregnancy do happen. But overall it depends on who you or your kid hang with. Even though 70-75% (I think) of the student are Latino but there are absolutely no racism (As far as I know). The staffs are ABSOLUTELY 100% the best that you can ask for. My teachers come really early in the morning and stay late after school just to help us. The AP classes have the best of best teachers. Some of our AP teachers even got on TV because of the records of passing AP students that they teach. The principal, vice principle, everybody in the office are just super friendly and helpful. Love this school so far :)

- submitted by a community member
August 30, 2012
Mt. Pleasant High School is a great school regardless of what others say. If you think it isn't a good school...you or your son/daughter probably don't follow the rules or don't go to school for the purposes schools are. Thanks to this school and the great help I received, I got accepted to 9 out of the 10 universities I applied to including USC, SCU, UCLA, UCB, UCI, SJSU, SFSU, Sac State, SDSU. Go Cardinals!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
December 14, 2011
I have a concern about gangs in Mt. Pleasant. Every morning, when I drop off my son, I've been seeing kids dressed in gang-related shirts and at the same time smoking in the corner of the back gate. Will it be possible if someone can do something about it? If you don't fix this, it will be a bad reputation for the school and more students will get inlvoled. Thanks.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2011
My son is a student at MP and is happy here. He has some terrific teachers who push him to reach his full potential. The staff is serious about cracking down on rule breakers and the enviroment is a friendly and safe one. We have attended many sports events at the school and are always impressed to see that it is a family enviorment. The rumors of gangs, fights and pregnant girls are just silly.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2010
Mt. Pleasant's API score is 693. That is incredibly low. The student pregnancy rate is higher than the API scores! That's why everyone calls it Mt. PREGNANT!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2010
This school is really nice! Everyone is friendly to each other. I just love this school, some people just slack off work that's why the test scores are so poor.

- submitted by a student
December 02, 2008
I have one daughter who recently graduated and one whose a senior and about to. They both have benefitted from attending MP. My older daughter is attending UC berkeley and younger on her way to UC Davis. As you can see, this school more than prepared my girls and I fully recommend this school. The environment is diverse and prepares the student for the world around them. Yes, there is bad and good, but so is live. Direction and support from the family is what makes the difference. If you are taking time to research this, then you know what I'm talking about. Good luck!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2008
MP is a great school! The teachers there definitely prepare their students for college.There is A LOT of opportunity for involvment whether it be a cultural club, sports, school government, etc. Which s somethig MP can offer that many schools cannot. Unfortunately MP can have a bad reputation, but what needs to be understood by all is that every school has its 'bad' kids who hook up into the wrong crowd, and often times it has nothing to do with MP, but the STUDENT'S decisions. The staff strives to prepare you for the next step after high school which is what a high school should do! The school is small, but it has a family atmosphere because everybody knows everybody! The only downfall is the certain staff members, coaches included, are not always willing to make that extra step and they should! Overall I would suggest MP to anyone and everyone!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 06, 2008
The best school i think i could have ever went to the teacjers and staff make us all feel like family and help everyone that needs it

- submitted by a student
December 02, 2007
The campus may not be as pleasant as it could be but the teacher are great!

- submitted by a student
August 08, 2007
The school has greatly improved. The paint has been refinished and we got new lockers last school year. The bleachers by the football field are new too. The students are nice and most aren't quick to judge. The teachers are really great and have a passion for what they do. Most of my friends that graduated this year(2007) went to UC's like Berkeley, Santa Barbara, Riverside, Santa Cruz, and other UC's. Almost every student goes on to continue their education in college. The school also has a lot of fun activities like the annual Cardinal Holiday, the homecoming rally's, Bonfire, and other fun events.

- submitted by a student
April 13, 2005
The school is diverse with good teachers. Communication paths between teachers and parents could use improvment. I've got a troublesome teen that has discovered drugs and gang activity at the school, and will either be tardy or at times will cut class. The dicipline seems lax until brought to the schools attention, and then they get involved. I attended Mt. Pleasant in 1969 and it was a great school. From a 1 to 10 (ten being the best)I would give it a 3 based on my sons current situation with the kids he is hanging out with. The Principal is excellent and strives to work out problems, however my son has become lost in their system. We will consider a private school next.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2005
After 4 years of experience at Mt. Pleasant, I find it impossible to come up with even one generally positive comment. There are the obvious issues of funding for materials and building structures that cannot be solved by individual schools. However, there are so many issues that are within the easy reach of each school to control. I have been denied assistance from the counselor assigned to my child with comments like 'he is old enough and should come in himself'. The office staff, with the exception of one or two people, is rude and not helpful to students and visiting parents. There is no consistency from class to class or grade to grade to provide logical transitions. There is no atmosphere of 'working together'. I feel that any success is in spite of the school rather than because of it.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2004
A great school with such great teachers. The atmosphere is okay.

- submitted by a student
August 26, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2004
Mt. Pleasant is a school that possesses a variety of qualities. Although there is a lack of academic opportunities and school spirit as a whole, the school does offer leadership roles along with extracurricular activities. They have student government (Class officers, Supreme Court Judges, Club officers, representatives, etc) but the only problem is that students are not energized or hyped to indulge themselves into activities. One fault is due to the school system since the events and 'spirit' in usually instilled and encouraged in few students and a clique forms. On the course view, AP classes are available: English Lang & Lit (2 classes), Spanish, US Government, etc. Staff and students alike do make an attempt to make the best out of their school, but their attempts are not quite fulfilling. Perhaps the best feature is the diversity and security. No racial tension dominates and there's police security everyday on campus.

- submitted by a former student
May 24, 2004
MPHS is more than just a place where you can earn an education--its a place where friendships flourish, citizenship is rewarded and a place where you can find out the kind of person you are, or want to become. This school does have its faults, but doesn't each and every school? I am a recent graduate, and the things that I learned from MP, you can't teach in a classroom. MP taught me very important life lessons and the importance of being a member of the community. I am still friends with those that I made there, and also hold much respect for the teachers I had there.

- submitted by a former student
May 22, 2004
I am currently a student teacher at Mt. Pleasant. From my experience, the staff is amazing and helpful. Teachers take their job very seriously as teachers, mentors and leaders. Students are either busting with spirit or extremely apathetic, but it is their choice. Many students go on the Ivy League schools. Many students also go on to join UC, CSU and community college campuses with ease. MP will prepare your child for their future and that is what education should be about: the future.

- submitted by a teacher
May 04, 2004
As a parent of five that have all attended MP I believe a school is only as great as the students that attend, the parents that are involved, the teachers that teach, the coaches that coach, the community and the administration that supports it. It is a joint effort to make something stand out from all of the others. I will say that MP is a diverse campus that has alot of heart. As far as excellent teachers not all but the majority are just that - as in any profession. Parents at MP have a choice of involvement from being a volunteer, to joining the Booster club, school site council and many more opportunities. We have 36 clubs on campus for students. Are we perfect? - no not for everyone. Will a student be safe on campus? - yes. Will your student get an education? - yes.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2004
This school isn't the greatest. It doesn't have enough books for all of the students. The teacher had to photocopy the pages out of the book. And you couldn't make out a lot of the words. I just don't think east side has enough money for good teachers and school supplies.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2004
I graduated from MP in 2002, and I am now at a four-year university. An education cannot be handed to you--you must earn it. Take into consideration how diverse the campus is, the number of ESL students, and the number of disadvantaged students there are. The extracurricular activities there are excellent, with many programs (social/educational/athletic) to accomodate the most random of students! MP definitely has their school spirit, with rallies, games, and *fantastics*. The school is small, but comfortable, where everyone knows everyone. It was a lot of fun, and makes for a well-rounded student, as you learn from all types of cultures, societies, and clubs. The teachers are wonderful, with a couple exceptions. Many of them like to form friendships with students/almost becoming mentors, and provide for an awesome learning experience.

- submitted by a former student
November 21, 2003
My son is a junior. Everyone he encounters during his day at MPHS is there to support him: administration, teachers, coaches, and support staff. With only a few exceptions in his three years, his teachers have been excellent. For those exceptions, the administration has provided wonderful academic and moral support. Thank you, MPHS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2003
it's a small school that is really bound together, it may be small but has twice the school spirit of any major high school.

- submitted by a community member
August 27, 2003
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- submitted by a former student

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Mount Pleasant High School
1750 South White Road, San Jose, CA  95127
(408) 937-2800
Last modified Mount Pleasant High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mount Pleasant High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top