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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Silver Creek High School is a highly rated, public school located in San Jose, CA. It has 2,498 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
Address
3434 Silver Creek Rd
San Jose, CA 95121
Telephone
(408) 347-5600
Website
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Silver Creek High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1250
404 responses
Average ACT
30
57 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$135,923
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,771
National
$949
Median Home Value
$798,794
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.49 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.49 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 212 responses
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  • FANTASTICS
    23%
  • Prom
    15%
  • The Raider Games
    13%
  • Creekchella
    13%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Winter and Spring Dance Concert
    11%
  • Theater performances
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,498
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.59 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.59 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.59 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,070
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.81 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.81 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.81 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
$12,203/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.85 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.85 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.85 responses
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All the years I've spent at Silver Creek have been very eventful. I've learned many life lessons from the teachers I've had. Life lessons like your grades won't matter in the long run, what matters is your will to actually learn. My teachers have really impacted my academic career, they made me want become a better student because I believe they want me to reach my full potential. Other teachers weren't as helpful as they should've been but this taught me that I shouldn’t depend on anyone, I should take actions into my own hands, for example, going tutoring after school which Silver Creek provides. Everyday after school, in the library there are college students who come in and help the students who need it. This is one of the best things about Silver Creek. Besides all the academics, the students here are very nice and always help one another. You can always count on the student body to make events like nonfire and fantastics fun!
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My experience at Silver Creek High School has overall been great! The school is relatively clean even though there have been shortages on custodians. Academic wise, I have been enrolled in several different AP classes and I was prepared to take the AP exams and passed all of the exams I have taken. The teachers and other staff at Silver Creek genuinely care about your well being and wants everyone to be able to succeed and go to college, or if a person doesn't want to go to college they will explain to you what other options you can choose after completing high school. I will miss being here when I graduate because I would be leaving numerous clubs that I am part of and the many students that I have gotten to know.
Overall, I believe that Silver Creek High School is great! The campus is usually clean and students have access to a lot of resources like computer labs, a tutoring center, library, and a student support center. The school offers a variety of AP classes and most teachers prepare you for the exam. The teachers I have had genuinely care about their students and their success in school. Some of them usually have afterschool and lunch tutoring to help students who struggle in class. There are few teachers that are the opposite and many students prefer to skip class because of it. I would also like to suggest an increase of counselors and administrators since this school is overcrowded. There are many complaints about students' schedules and very few counselors to help them.