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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Branham High School is a highly rated, public school located in San Jose, CA. It has 1,802 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.

Branham High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1260
345 responses
Average ACT
29
106 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$133,117
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,422
National
$949
Median Home Value
$975,549
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 119 responses
  • Make a Wish, dances
    26%
  • Homecoming Rally
    15%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Homecoming Competitions
    11%
  • Sports events
    11%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,802
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$91,623
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.2%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,725/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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Branham is a diverse and comforting campus. As the walk you do not see people seperated into different groups;consequently, they are merged and no one feels left out. Personally, my family was facing struggles not having the technology at home that was needed. Branham heard me out! They annually have the "make a wish" rally and I along with many others were granted gifts that were very much needed. Branham allows supports their students and make sure they do not miss opportunities simply because of money. Not only do they help money wise but emotionally as well.Branham has great staff that are always checking up on you. Even with distance learning we have a specific teacher that checks up on us once a week. Overall, Branham has great staff and an amazing support system.
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I took part in various activities at Branham Highschool: marching band, student government, ROTC, and several clubs. The campus is very diverse and spirited. The school is filled with the kindest and most caring teachers and staff. There are countless clubs and organizations on campus; essentially every hobby out there has a club for it! Branham allows students to take on leadership roles by actively participating in clubs or creating their own club.
Branham High School has the sweetest and most interactive teachers! I love the classroom environment. My one main issue is the constant construction taking place on campus which makes it hard to get from one place to another. The student diversity is really great with many clubs to make you feel included at all times. Safety-wise, I have gotten chased onto campus, but atleast the staff was very helpful. I've only tried my friends' school food making me always bring my own lunch.