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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Mission San Jose High School is a top rated, public school located in Fremont, CA. It has 2,014 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.

Mission San Jose High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1450
960 responses
Average ACT
33
328 responses
AP Enrollment
50%
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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
$127,374
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,188
National
$949
Median Home Value
$863,800
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
54%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • Multicultural week
    38%
  • Homecoming
    36%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,014
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$100,725
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.9%
42%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 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
$9,941/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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Mission San Jose High School Reviews

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MSJ may seem like a good school on the outside but that is because the students really work their butts off to meet their parent's standards. There is a really unhealthy obsession with grades and "getting that A" type of mentality. Most teachers are not that good, and due to the low pay they receive, are pretty agitated. Freshman are now self-studying for AP exams even if they have not took a single AP class just so they can look "competitive" to the UC system. Students often sleep no more than 6 hours a night usually becuase teachers assign a lot of homework paired with many students' general laziness. Some students also develop mental issues such as depression. Would not recommend to anyone trying to have a normal high school experience. If you like to challenge yourself and don't clown around, but also know your limits, welcome aboard the Caffeine train. Next stop, Depression Dunes!
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Old facilities & classrooms, lack of adequate sports equipment (new swimming pool though). Some awesome, caring teachers here as well as some interesting & questionable ones. With people here overall being quite academically driven, intelligent, and talented, it's easy to slip into the toxic "Mission mentality", in which students feel intense pressure to challenge themselves beyond their academic limits (e.g. taking 6 weighted classes, taking higher level classes to not look stupid,etc.); this is not everyone though. Mental health has also been openly discussed at this school. While we might not have a football team, we get pretty lit & united during homecoming :') All in all, MSJHS wasn't that bad!
Mission exists in its own predominantly upper middle class second generation Asian immigrant bubble. Among students, peer pressure makes a heavy focus on grades and standardized testing scores insidious. Often, students take courses and participate in activities for the sake of looking good on college apps. The school offers sixteen different AP courses, but electives such as drama and woodshop are discontinued due to lack of signups. There are many inactive clubs at the school because people participate just for another item to paste into their activities list. Many students are oblivious to the world outside of their college rat race and fail to understand that their success is largely attributed to having better resources and opportunities than other people.