« Back to compare
/ / School Profile

Contact this school

1280 Johnson Avenue
San Jose, CA 95129

School website
(408) 366-7700
(408) 257-0551
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Lynbrook High School address.

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
December 15, 2014
Obviously there are a lot of mixed reviews about how Lynbrook is, I think this is mostly based on how people respond to a high-pressure environment. For example parents reviews might be influenced by what their kids say about it. This school has a very large amount of very motivated people, but it's less the school and the teachers than the students themselves that push up LHS's test scores. Almost everything that is done at this school is done to look good on their college applications. The stress level that is experienced here makes cheating a huge problem because of the workloads and lack of time and sleep that everyone gets. Staff are trying to fix the problem this year but from what I can see it isn't working very well. One great thing about all of this is that the pressure that the students have on them to constantly excel in everything makes a great atmosphere of camaraderie, and the people at this school are some of the nicest that I have ever met. Some people may disagree with what I say here but this is how I see it after going here for two years. What I do know is that every day Lynbrook pushes me to learn as much as I can and to be the best I can be.

- submitted by a student
June 26, 2014
Lynbrook offers a very inclusive learning experience. The teachers have a great track record for being progressive and involved in their students complete education. They are highly skilled and motivated, making Lynbrook a highly regarded school. I feel that students are well monitored, encouraged and motivated. Lynbrook prepares their student's not only for college, but to succeed in life. All aspects of learning is taken into consideration. The basic's such as math, science, liturature, & the arts, music, dance, & sports are all important. Lynbrook is considered be one of the "top high schools in the Bay Area", It had been raked one of the "top five public comprehensive secondary schools in California". There is such a high demand for parent's to have their children go to Lynbrook, that the housing market in the immediate area's have skyrocket, which increases the tax base, which again increases the funding for the school's. Additional families that move into the area are so involved with the best education for their children, many of the bond measures, for school funding, are continually supported. Lynbrook offers an outstanding curriculum & extra curriculum program to all.

- submitted by a community member
June 08, 2014
Some comment come from parent who just want to maintain their house value, do not fooled by some parent statement "studying at this school could almost ensure you a spot into a Ivy League school ", The parent and student do the 80% job and teacher only do 20% , a lot of parent are complaining this. Do some research before buy a million house there.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2013
To those who are reading the negative reviews submitted by "parents" and students please spend a day in this school. Most students enrolled are neither snobbish nor extremely wealthy. There are a myriad of students with different personalities in this school but most are very friendly. The parents and students complaining about "lack of human skills" or "students being smart due to private tutoring" are horribly mistaken. Indeed the AP classes are difficult but there are teachers and other students who are willing to tutor your child if the need arises. There are also tutorial periods for students to ask a teacher questions, do their homework or study for an upcoming quiz/test. The occurrences for bullying, theft, etc. at this school is EXTREMELY rare and are almost unheard of. The teachers at this school are also extremely friendly and bonds with students well (I know because I am a student myself). Overall this school is excellent and studying at this school could almost ensure you a spot into a Ivy League school or at the very least a UC. Keep up the good work Vikings!

- submitted by a student
May 27, 2013
The school is amazing! Most of the teachers are caring, the current principal is a fantastic role model and the parent involvement is outstanding. The support system is strong. I couldn't be happier with a school and its staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2013
Not all the steller students are steller naturally. I estimated about 30% of these students steller or not steller gets private tutoring. There are like 5% that are just born smart. Don't buy a house here. Many parents pay for private tutoring. It is the snobbish people that move here. Don't let the false information in suckering your hard earn dollar. If u have the money to waste, plus paying for private tutoring, etc, then go for it.

- submitted by a student
April 11, 2013
Please don't be fool to buy a house here. It is not the school that is good. It is the type of students that move here. The students along with their parents make the 80% effort and the teachers only 20%. It is just common sense that you cannot make an average to below average student smart. Don't let the API score fool you. Don't waste your money on buying these huts which they called homes in 95129 area code. 1.2 million for a dump of between 1300 to 1600 square feet of nightmare.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2013
I am very worry about what I heard from other students about how this school really is. Most of the students are very stuck up thinking they are from affluent families and behaving like they are the cream of the crops. LOLS LOLS LOLS. The affluent people do not live here in West San Jose. They are in Los Altos Hills, certain parts of Palo Alto, Atherton, Los Gatos, certain parts of San Francisco, etc. This school have way too many arrogant students which make them go several steps behind those students that are well rounded. Just remember this, there are other schools in California (the one in Cerritos, CA) and out of state that beat your score. I am afraid to say that this school will have plenty of students with lack of human skills.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2012
And the house prices keep going up!! Thanks Lynbrook for doing such a great job. Interesting to read someone say "Sports not emphasized much, although they do excel in a few areas: tennis, water polo, track & field." I wonder how much that new stadium cost the taxpayers.

- submitted by a community member
July 06, 2012
The school has strong support provided by the teachers to any student. Students are urged to pursue their own interests despite the strong science and mathematics emphasis already in place.

- submitted by a student
March 23, 2011
We moved to this area specifically so my kids could attend this school - my son is a sophomore in his second year at Lynbrook. As advertised, Lynbrook provides a challenging academic environment, offering multiple AP, honors and advanced, technical coursework and has a great record for test scores & college placement with its graduates. Although the campus itself appears a bit dated, classroom equipment is top notch. However I suspect that most of the steller academic results are due to students' home environments (parents) rather than from teachers. Sports not emphasized much, although they do excel in a few areas: tennis, water polo, track & field. The school has more clubs than I've ever heard of a school having and a very tight-knit student body. Extracurricular activities are wholesome - don't ever hear of kids getting into any kind of trouble around here. The school is addressing the perception that Lynbrook students lack social skills by implementing a program to practice presenting, public speaking and working in groups. School population is mainly Asian/Indian - we are not - caucasians are definitely in the minority. But that has never been an issue for my son.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2011
Great community, low crime rate, respectful students. Bullying is almost unheard of, and most of the students focus on their academic life over their social one. Although most of the school is composed of Asians (76%), racism, homophobia, etc are considered uncommon, and looked-down upon. Even with the curriculum already significantly harder than myriad other public schools, students still strive for 3.8 unweighted GPA's. Compared to straight-A students from other schools, Lynbrook students generally do much better in college. The sport teams may not be considered dominant, with a few exceptions, but the academics more than make up for it. Non-Lynbrook attendants may complain that they "study too much," and have "no social skills," but, in fact, they do. Lynbrook students not only successfully display social collectiveness, but they also accomplish leadership ingenuity. Regardless, pupils work independently with aptitude, as well as amicably without bigotry. This rating is not composed of biased comments; it is based upon average, statistical facts and observations. Although I wrote this in a third person's viewpoint, I am currently attending Lynbrook as a sophomore. Go Vikings! (:

- submitted by a student
September 20, 2010
Studies on a college level. Excellent curriculum with several Honors and AP classes offered. I have a senior here and I'm very pleased. The school is safer then other high schools.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2010
This school provided an outstanding education for anyone interested in progressing to competitive higher educations. Quite frankly, the majority of these graduates have taken multiple college education courses, and/or advanced placement courses. The year I graduated there were over 30 valedictorians recognized because they all had straight A's with AP credits, and quite a few service project hours. Some of the courses are quite difficult, but this is good preparation for college courses. There is a high number of asian population students, and many have parents with higher education. I generally scored above average, and am now a doctor. I would send my kids to this school if I had the choice.

- submitted by a student
March 26, 2010
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
February 09, 2010
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
January 15, 2010
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
September 29, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
September 22, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
February 22, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
no rating January 15, 2009
Excellent academic school. One of the best high schools in the area if you son or daughter want to go on to a top notch University. However, this is a terrible High School for competitive sports. By competitive, I mean Football/Wrestling/Baseball. Their basketball team has done well though. Sorry, but badmiton is not a comptetitive sport!! It does not take that much skill to hit a piece of plastic with a tennis racket. The few real athletes that stand out never get the respect they deserve and the coaches that want to build up the sports program do not get the respect or finanacial help they deserve. I spoken to a number of college recruiters (Berkeley, UCLA, Harvard) who had told me that the academic achievement of Lynbrook's students are very impressive, but these kids have not social skills and this is hurting them.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2008
I was a student. The student body is very competitive and intelligent. Most students go on to top universities. You'll meet so many of the smartest people here. Bullying is almost unheard of in Lynbrook High. Large Chinese(taiwanese) American Student body and a good number of Indian students study in lynbrook high.

- submitted by a student
May 21, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2007
Lynbrook is, briefly, an amazing school. I can see why everyone is trying to move here - LHS IS an exceptional school! Friendly students and caring teachers. Not as large as Monta Vista, and not as hardcore as Lowell, yet LHS is just as good or even better than those other schools! Large Chinese and Indian student body. Most teachers are organized and teach very well, although there are a few bad eggs. Excellent sports and extracurriculars. Lynbrook's cross-country coach is highly dedicated and very well-known. Dance, band, orchestra, and many other extracurriplars are simply amazing. For many students, this school is highly competitive, but ultimately it's entirely up to the student to be either highly competitive or non-competitive. Excellent college preparation, unforgettable experiences - highly recommended school!

- submitted by a student
November 24, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
October 19, 2007
I think it is an excellent school. It is extremely competitive and kids work very hard to do well in this school. If you can survive and do well in this competitive environment, you are well prepared to handle pressure of any top university!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2007
Lynbrook's scores are improving and it's a great school

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
April 12, 2007
From my experience, Lynbrook is an amazing school. The environment inspires my daughter to do her best. Their Speech and Debate team as, well as their FBLA program are also remarkable. The amount of parent involvement is moderate because all the students are so self-sufficient that there is really no need to check over things as a parent. The teachers are also very involved. In general, if your child has the opportunity to attend Lynbrook, don't hesitate to enroll them!

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2006
Lynbrook is a great school. My son was a senior last year and I was very pleased with the career guidance the school career office provides. The administration staff is very pleasant and helpful. The school staff goes beyond their duty to help students in their college application process. There is some inequality amongst the teachers of the same subject. They push students to the extreme in a way that the students do not get enough time to focus on other subjects. The teachers need to understand this. Otherwise academically speaking, the quality of education is very good and teachers are very pleasant to talk to. Overall, a great school.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a former student
August 24, 2006
Lynbrook is an execllent school. It provides a wonderful environment for students to learn and excel in extracurricular activities as well. I have three kid in that school and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2006
There are so many overachievers at Lynbrook, the teachers don't invest time in the average student.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2006
Lynbrook is a high-achieving school with a stellar academic reputation. This does not mean, however, that curriculum is dictated by standardized testing. Faculty are generally happy at Lynbrook, and it shows in the quality of instruction. Teachers aren't afraid to bring creativity into their classrooms. The students also tend to be very involved in their school. One of the great student programs is Link Crew, which involves upperclassmen (juniors and seniors) helping freshman acclimate to the rigors of high school. There art department (including music) and foreign language department are both strong. The school just has an overall positive atmosphere.

- submitted by a teacher
April 03, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a former student
no rating April 01, 2006
Parent involvenment very high.Kids are highly motivated.Excellent teachers.I am very happy with the school.Lots of extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2006
Very high quality in math and language; provide more choice to student who has different interests

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2005
Very nice campus and teachers. Student background is very balanced.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
November 15, 2005
Great school. Excellent academic programs and extra curricular activities. Sometimes students only get 6 instead of 7 courses.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2005
10th grade needs to improve the academic level a lot !!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2005
Nice place, smart teachers, and impeccable hot lunches.

- submitted by a former student
September 13, 2005
This is the perfect high school size, not too big not too small. Students are overall responsible and attentive. The biggest drawback, as with all great schools, is too much competition. It should not just be about taking the most AP classes, getting into the best UC, but about what you have actually learned to make you a better person.....

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
August 26, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
August 16, 2005
The school has great academic programs and if the student requires higher level of classes, they will provide guidance to students to attend local junior college. The Administrators at the school are extremely helpful and they give several presentation to inform parents and students throughout their high school years of the choices in College, Junior College, Career schools and what it takes to get there. Lynbrook has one of the best music/band department that I know of. They have about 200 students and it's like a secondary family for the children. The older students give guidance to the younger ones. My daughter was in band and she had made friends with older and younger students alike. They also have great art classes. All kids are encouraged to participate in one or more sports program offered by schools. They have sports programs offered throughout the academic year. Parents are very much involved.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2005
Academics are very strong here, especially in math and science. Extracurriculars focus on future career interests- business, speech and debate. Parental involvement is moderate, given the general demographic of the area.

- submitted by a former student
June 08, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2005
Lynbrook HS is a very competitive school. Students compete a lot to get the best grades. Many teachers are wonderful and try to also make the learning a fun experience. They are very supportive. The counselors are very nice as well trying to find you a career to one day follow and take appropriate classes for that. I do recommend LHS to new freshmen.

- submitted by a former student
May 03, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a teacher
January 06, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
November 17, 2004
Lynbrook is an excellent school. The staff is caring and helpful, and the students are a joy to work with. The kids report that they feel supported and generally happy, though they do feel the school culture's pressure to succeed can be pretty stressful.

- submitted by a teacher
July 12, 2004
Lynbrook has provided a positive environment for our child. He has been motivated to learn, and has been a self starter. The teachers have been helpful, and the staggered but longer class periods seems confusing, but provides a more in-depth learning experience. There could be more teacher and parents communication to insure problems are dealt with in a timely fashion.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2004
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a former student
May 17, 2004
Although Lynbrook is a great school academically, it's not for parents who have children with special needs. They seem concerned with keeping test scores and the school's reputation highly, so they funnel out many of the special needs students to the alternative program at Cupertino High. One upside to Lynbrook is the College Advantage program that allowed me to take my senior year at De Anza. That experience allowed me to be a competitive student at UCLA and future graduate student (Fall 2004).

- submitted by a former student
February 19, 2004
Great school! Lynbrook has a great college guidance department as well as a top-notch faculty. This school has been known to send its graduates nationwide to highly-regarded institutions. If your kid is willing to learn, there is no better place.T.N. Class of '97 BA University of Chicago 2001

- submitted by a former student
November 22, 2003
Lynbrook is a great school because there are great people working together, that keep this schools reputation, the best. A proud graduate (class of '77'). I am privligded that Lynbrook will take my child through the most important four years and a school that will open doors and make all things possiable there after. I am confident and proud to be a part of a school with so many great qualities and top notch education, oppertunities and avenues to excel, which Lynbrook has to offer and much much more! One of the great teachers / councelor at Lynbrook is Mr. Ramszy. He is one of many I respect and admire, he is a role model and knows students, a experienced councelor and excelent teacher, who cares and gives all his students, wisdom and grace. This school just keeps getting better. My success was groomed and nurished because of the people who made Lynbrook the best there is. Sincerely, Denise Roberts

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2003
This is one of the best school in Silicon Valley. I am proud to be one of the alumni of Lynbrook. All of the teachers I had were wonderful and I am proud to say that there were many life-long skills which I learned at Lynbrook.

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2003
I think this is the greatest public high school! It is on 100 best high schools by Newsweek, and most of the students here are eager to learn. One of the reasons might be the involvement of parents. In addition, more than half of the students here are Asian, which is surprising.

- submitted by a community member
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: December 15, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Lynbrook High School
1280 Johnson Avenue, San Jose, CA  95129
(408) 366-7700
Last modified Lynbrook High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lynbrook High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 63 reviews. Top