I'm a student at sjh and I can tell you that the only reason that this school gets all its 'hype' from is the IB program. That's it. Gangs. Drugs. Graffiti. A normal class that does not include IB or Honors, has about5% of students learning. The rest, well that's there future.
I am currently a senior and am about to graduate in a few weeks and I can honestly say that this is one of the best public school anyone can attend. This school only gets a bad rap from things done in the past. The school offers challenging programs such as the International Baccalaureate program and the Engineering Project Lead the Way Program. We have a caring administration and an accepting an and diverse student body! We also have new science and engineering buildings that will be open in 2010! SJHA is a stepping stone towards a great future! Go Bulldogs!
I am a current junior at san jose high and believe we are one of the best schools in california if not the best we have many great programs that are over looked because everyone assumes we are a bad school because of our past.we have a big portugues club,catt club,key club,ib program,Mesa,latino club, and many more if im taking the time to write about my school so much its because i really do care class of 2011
I have seen great students come out of this school, the complain that I have is trying to have the Administrative Staff help with any form or appointment, they have the worst attitude as if they are to occupied all the time and never have the ability to give a smile or a simple caring answer. The times I've need their help I've came out more fustrated and upset then when I first went to seek their help. They need attitude adjustments.
As a community member I have seen a great turn-around over the last two to three years in the school's look! The students have always been friendly but with the new buildings as well as the new sign and clean grounds the school looks great!
Im a currently a student at San Jose High Academy, and I can say that this school has gone through major changes since my siblings have attended this school. This school is a great school, because its one of the most diversed and welcoming schools i have been to. The staff members have changed so much throughout the years, but i have to say that all the teachers that have worked here, have put some much effort in making these students learn. I have never seen any teachers, who are willing to dedicate their time to students who need help in their school work and other personal stuff. Yes, there is a huge gap between the IB students and the Non-IB students in test scores and how they overall interact with each other. But overall, everyone is friendly and caring. This school is recommended for anyone.