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9-12
Public
San Jose, CA
Students enrolled: 2,368
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3434 Silver Creek Road
San Jose, CA 95121

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(408) 347-5600
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December 04, 2014
This school sucks,some people bully others for being different and teachers don't do anything about it. The classes this year are way too full i stayed without a Spanish class for 3 weeks because they didn't have a teacher last but not least the dress code is too strict... Honestly i don't recommend this school.

- submitted by a student
April 28, 2014
I went here from 09-12, this school is decent, but way too many thugs and drugs. And the clothing rules are insane

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2014
I am a student of class'13. I only attended Silver Creek High School for only 2 years it means since I was a junior. Teachers are very nice and helpful, they always help student when they need. You will have so much fun if you choose this school. Sometimes I wish I had a chance to change the time, I would have gone to Silver Creek earlier, as a freshmen to enjoy my high school. Good luck to all of you who are planning to be a Raiders. :)

- submitted by a student
August 07, 2012
I just registered my son as a freshman, and I couldn't be more excited. My daughter graduated in June '12 after 4 years there, and had her pick of several universities, including almost every UC, University of Colorado at Boulder, U of Oregon, U of the Pacific, SFU, and NYU; nearly everywhere she applied. (This after admitting that she 'dogged' sophomore year.) This school helped her get a well-rounded education in a safe environment. Did she love every teacher? No, but show me a high school for which that's not the case, public or private. She never had any problem getting into AP classes (as opposed to EV), and did very well on the AP exams. She took 7 classes for which she received college credit. Today, at registration, I ran into teachers who remembered my daughter and asked about her. I was greeted cheerfully by administration and staff. Students were volunteering, and were poised and helpful. When I had to make a schedule change, it was handled cheerfully and professionally. Even better, lately the parent community has been more involved, and as a result the whole campus seems even more welcoming. Save your money for college tuition. This is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2012
I'm a freshman here at Silver Creek right now. I really have to say that this is an AMAZING school. The campus may not be as great as EV's, but it certainly doesn't matter. The teachers here are caring, and stay after school for tutoring! Also, the Leadership/ASB class holds many fun events that gets everyone's school spirit to show. FANTASTICS and Homecoming were VERY fun, and the best out of other schools that I have been to in the district. There are also a wide variety of AP classes here, I'm taking AP Chemistry next year. And, there is really no "gang problem" here. I have never seen a single fight here before. All in all, this school is amazing, and if you don't do anything in high school. then yes. It'll be really boring. Any incoming freshmen should come here to Silver Creek. They may not like it at first, but the school will grow on to them. They will love it here, I guarantee it. Go Raiders! :D

- submitted by a student
March 27, 2012
This school os horrible. I am a sophmore an the people below saying there is no gangs and fist fights has obviously never seen the handball courts or the corner by the N building. Fights occur at least once or twice a week but nothing seems to happen. The staff doesn't seem to care and most teachers are horrible! I was unlucky to get some of these teachers. I really don't recommend this school unles the student stays away from all drama.

- submitted by a student
January 17, 2012
Very excellent , has amazing teachers and staff . Plus has the MOST AP class in the whole district. Students are very decicated and involved with school activities. No gang problems here.

- submitted by a student
June 24, 2011
Bad excuse for a school. I see an extensive amount of unprepared students and everything goes too slow. They never get things done.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2011
What makes Silver Creek is the time and dedication that the teachers and administration to give to their students. On top of their regular teaching day, teachers/principals are there every day and night of the week - sometimes 'till 9 or 10 - every school day for student activities and tutoring. This allows for any student to succeed if they want to...including in AP classes. SCHS doesn't have a lottery for their AP classes...If a student wants to challenge themselves, all are welcomed to. But the best thing about the school is how the student leaders typically run the school activities. It isn't teacher driven; it's student driven. All of this is what gives Silver Creek that family quality that the students talk about.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2011
This school is great. Most people think it's filled with fights and gangs prowling around looking for people to hurt, but that's far from reality. Silver Creek is very safe. Whoever wrote the review below about there being fights everyday, obviously doesn't attend the school because that's not true. I'm only a freshman but during this entire year, I haven't seen a single fight on campus. Also, everybody that I have met is nice and doesn't mean any harm. I feel like I'm on a great path going to Silver Creek.

- submitted by a student
April 22, 2010
I guess as a parent, our main concern is the safety and discipline in the entire school and the performance of the school as a whole. Now that the year is almost over, I can honestly say that I am very satisfied with everything. I feel that my daughter who is a freshman, is safe for the fact that the principal is very visible. And the teachers are very helpful. All school has its ups and downs but I believe with everyone's help, teachers, parents and the student's themselves, most of it can be eliminated. As a parent, we need to instill in our kid's mind the importance of education and make sure that we communicate with the teachers. My daughter is doing well in this school and I appreciate also the teachers help and concerns.

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March 13, 2010
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- submitted by a student
March 06, 2010
There are a lots of fights everyday. I don't think this is a good school.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 13, 2010
I am currently a freshman at this school. So far, Silver Creek has been an amazing experience. Sure, there are times I'm completely sick of it, but that's just school in general. Homework is super exhausting when the teachers pile it on you. Hopefully, when I'm older I will appreciate the tremendous amount of work they give us. The teachers here are very intellectual in the subject they teach. They inspire us to do good in every class we have. The variety of electives are magnificent and the clubs are very unique. I would enjoy attending this school for the next 3 years.

- submitted by a student
February 03, 2010
More than half of the school year has gone by and I can absolutely say that I love this school. The people there are friendly and don't make the enviroment feel hostile at all. There are great classes like Japanese, Naval JROTC, and many more other interesting and AP classes. The clubs available to join are also extraordinary and very fun to participate in. Also, the advice that a lot of the teachers give are really good and can aid in study and help in the future.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 24, 2009
Its the bestest school ever! Not to mention the people are great and the teachers are even better. I love love love schs!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
staff keeps on top of student attendance and parent involvement and have always been available for conference.

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September 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2009
It's halfway through the school year and I cannot explain how proud I am of this school. You will not regret it, it has what every high school should have. I got a very low GPA in middle school, and when I came to this school, I realized how focused and determined everyone is. The teachers here are GREAT, and fun to work with. The whole staff is very reliable and supportive BUT that weird lady in the office. No offense! Okay, the point is that if you want a good career and a very established education then attend this school. I made tons of new friends, and there are LOTS of after school activities.

- submitted by a student
March 21, 2009
We do not have a gang problem at Silver Creek. There are some students who are involved with gangs on campus just as there are at any school on the east side. However, they are a very small minority. We have the most AP classes in our district, our API scores keep going up, our CAHSEE pass rate is one of the highest in our district. Ask some of our students about the gang problem, they will tell you it is inconsequential.

- submitted by a teacher
March 19, 2009
As an SCHS alumni, I love this school. The teachers definitely did strive to be involved in the students lives. Sports were an important part of my HS life also. It is up to the student to have to drive to excel, and the teachers need to be there to push and support. I feel like the drive and encouragement were there. I continued onto a CSU school, and am currently finishing pre reqs for a Physician Assisting program. I would recommend this HS to anyone!

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February 05, 2009
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February 04, 2009
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February 04, 2009
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January 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 26, 2009
Pulled out my daughter and transfered her to a private school due to bad environment like gangs. Not a secured place. What a big difference when I pulled her out from this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 04, 2008
I am curious about the parent dismayed by the lack of staff enthusiasm. How do you know the staff is not on the same page regarding student expectations? As a teacher at this school, I would invite them to come and visit classrooms, lunch hour, after school tutoring, to see first hand just how dedicated and enthusiastic this staff is.

- submitted by a teacher
September 02, 2008
I have a lot of faith in Silver Creek High School's potential. However, I as a parent have been dismayed by the lack of enthusiasm by the staff. I do not see teachers and administrators reaching all students and motivating them to excel. Teachers are not on the same page in terms of student expectations. Students napping in class must say a lot about the type of teaching taking place. Concerned parent

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2008
I love this school. The teachers are very educated. Most of the students and teachers are very friendly.

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August 25, 2008
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April 30, 2008
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January 25, 2008
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December 26, 2007
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October 29, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 21, 2007
Silver Creek High school is a great school 'i feel secure and welcomed every day' teachers always encourage you to do your best! =]

- submitted by a student
August 02, 2007
Great school with great enviroment. I feel secured here. We're striving for the best, and really making great improvement. Staffs and teachers are really nice, and we're a wonderful family.

- submitted by a student
June 23, 2007
i think silver creek high school is a very educated school. even though there were many occassions concerning violence, overall the teachers and other staff members try their best to teach and educated all students very well.

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August 30, 2006
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August 12, 2006
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- submitted by a student
April 13, 2006
I am new to this school. From what I see the positive changes to this school. I believe it is on the right track.

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March 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2006
This, in my opinion, is one of the best schools in California. One of the most spectacular aspects of this school is the 'scthjp' or in other words, the Silver Creek Thunderously Hip Japanese Program. This is a program that looks good on transcripts towards UCs and is headed by Matt Hall, a former Stanford Graduate. This program is ranked top ten in the world! Year after year, this program leads or is top 5 in the national Japan Bowl. That, in my opinion is an amazing feat. Furthermore, the program is fun for students and includes sushi days, annual trip to Japan, and even a homestay event. This program makes silver creek stronger, along with the many AP classes that are offered. The teachers are freindly and are willing to talk to parents. This is a great school!

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February 07, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 01, 2006
Great school with great programs. Offers more AP classes than any other school in the district with great teachers to bring the best out of its students. Last year there were 12 valedictorians. Competitive academic environment where students always strive to do their best -a former student

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January 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2005
I have 3 children have gone and are going too Silver Creek,all the teachers have been under standing, there open too suggestion they have help me find help for my studens, thay stared as SDC studense too regulur classes

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September 08, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 30, 2005
Great School...great programs...teachers are for the most part nice except for a select few.

- submitted by a former student
August 22, 2005
My daughter had to apply for another school because she felt she has become stagnant in her studies here. Rules are lax and there's not enough challenge.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2005
Though noted for its ap classes and academic excellence, silver creek high school lacks in unity among the students and order and discipline during school functions, such as fantastics.

- submitted by a student
July 15, 2005
The real quality of Silver Creek is underrated. There are plenty of academic opportunities given to the students and many excellent teachers! Not only does Silver Creek excel in an academic sense, its extracurriculars are extraordinary as well. SCHS's ASB puts on a spectacular nearly 100% student-ran Homecoming and fantastic every year. The students at Silver Creek are indubitably prepared for the college environment from inside the AP classrooms to the programs and activities there that structure their independence and adulthood.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
Due to budget cuts, some valuable programs are suffering. My students wanted to take Drama, but that program was cut one year ago. My student is constantly participating in a fundraiser...

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
This school is better then expected. My daughter is involved in sports and clubs and is having a productive and fun freshman year. She has not had any gang related encounters or felt threatened or intimitated at any time. These were my biggest fears. Acadmeically she is being successful, her major complaints are regarding inability to hear announcements and homework being given at the bell. The school is addressing these issues through it's web site and the future looks positive.

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January 12, 2004
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Silver Creek High School
3434 Silver Creek Road, San Jose, CA  95121
(408) 347-5600
Last modified Silver Creek High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Silver Creek High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top