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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Mount Pleasant High School is a public school located in San Jose, CA. It has 1,271 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

Mount Pleasant High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1110
244 responses
Average ACT
26
29 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$86,363
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,040
National
$949
Median Home Value
$593,678
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 106 responses
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  • Ralleys
    22%
  • Football games
    20%
  • Cardinal holiday games
    18%
  • Dances
    12%
  • Food festivals
    12%
  • Poetry slam
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,271
Free or Reduced Lunch
64%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,744
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,804/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.60 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.60 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.60 responses
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I like is all the friends, memories, teachers, and the years I've loved going to high school and being myself.
I was suicidal before in my freshman year but my Leadership teacher at that time, his name is Mr. Mosqueda. He helped me and he is been supportive from the start of high school to my graduation and to now, he's always there for me like a mentor, role model, and a good friend! What I like is the education and I've been on my game and succeed! One change, maybe more events for more student engagement.
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As a public school, Mt. Pleasant High School provided a more safe environment that other high schools in the East Side. I never felt like I was in danger and the staff was always helpful and interactive with the students in class settings. I remember the campus improving in cleanness by the time I reached my senior years. I’m glad that the younger classes will have a greater experience than I did at Mt. Pleasant. Though I will say, the food is still my least favorite part about the school.
Love this school! Although I wish there were more rigorous AP classes. Great school spirit, lack of teachers, but this school is great in teaching especially the math department. There should be more foreign language classes rather than Spanish alone. Campus is beautified, but school should out more focus on teachers and classes.