The quality of academics at this school surpasses those of any other. The AP programs and teachers are extremely dedicated and prepare the students for college education by providing a high level of in depth academics. The history classes as well as science and math accomodate those learning above their grade levels and provide the oppportunitiy of achieving college credit.
Highly competitive, excellent curriculum, parents more often than not place too much emphasis on grades instead of learning. Highly qualified teachers.
Academically, Leland is one of the top schools in San Jose. This is in large part, due to the student body and their attitude towards school. At Leland, students are highly driven but oddly enough this may be one of Leland's downfalls. With the highly competative nature of Leland students, many will be pushed to do better while others will feel inferior and settle in to mediocrity when, if they were to go to any other school, would be in the top 5% of their class. Music and art are almost nonexistant but Leland's speech and debate is the best program in the nation. This and many other clubs and organization are available at Leland. Sports are also available but rarely are the pride of Leland's student body.
Excellent teachers, high standards. Students and parents very motivated.
I am very impressed by the level in which Leland high school has excelled in last few years. I am pleased to have my children attending this school. Leland's college acceptance percentages is very high.
I attended Leland from 94-97 and was suprised at how much the jocks thought they were so great. They picked on a lot of kids; worse than any of the other high schools in the district. My friends and I were skaters and bikers and got in many fights with the jocks(mostly football, some baseball).
I attended Leland from 1984-1987. My parents had transferred from southern California and wanted to find a home near a good school. Even 20 years ago, Leland H.S. was above the rest, its great to see the school has continued the good education in test scores, teacher quality, extra curricular groups and has moved along with the current technologies.
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