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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Leigh High School is a highly rated, public school located in San Jose, CA. It has 1,691 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
Address
5210 Leigh Ave
San Jose, CA 95124
Telephone
(408) 626-3405

Leigh High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1290
386 responses
Average ACT
30
149 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$122,484
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,900
National
$949
Median Home Value
$874,373
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 100 responses
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  • The Make-A-Wish event we hold every year
    21%
  • Homecoming Week
    18%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Football games
    9%
  • Love Fest
    6%
  • Spring Fling
    6%
  • Marching band every fall
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,691
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,449
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.3%
41%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,748/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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I am parent and I thought academically my children had a very good education. Some teachers were sought after more than others, as with any school. My children, I have twins, took AP courses beginning their SO year and did well. This was helpful in getting them into the college of their choice. All in all academically a good school. There were a number of clubs to choose from, the sports are ranked high, they finally got a full time person to help prepare the students for college, which was great! I felt both my kids participated in everything they could getting involved with clubs, sports and school culture. They are currently making any positive improvements as well in and around the school.
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Great community, great teachers. Many teachers have been teaching for 10+ years. My time at Leigh was not only filled with memorable moments in both academics and extracirriculars, but it also gave me a sense of community with passionate teachers and a rich support system. Administration is attentive and responsive. The variety of classses is continuously evolving to offer every student the oppurtunity to excel in their interests. Great school!
My experience at Leigh High School was transformative. Going into high school I was very shy and sheltered. Now as a senior, the feelings of uncertainty and fear I felt as a freshman are gone. This is because Leigh High School provided me with amazing resources and countless options which allowed me to discover who I was. I soon became comfortable enough to join the tennis team, Key Club, Chinese Club, NHS, LINK Club, and many more. By senior year I had opened up and felt so comfortable with who I was that I even joined leadership! The teachers are kind and the facilities are decent, but the atmosphere was the game changer. There were no distinct "popular" or "nerdy" kids, instead people joined groups that they were generally interested in. There is a lot of overlap of interests and mixing amongst all students. It was this mixing and community based environment where I was able to truly have a great high school experience!