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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Willow Glen High School is an above average, public school located in San Jose, CA. It has 1,697 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
About Willow Glen High School...
Address
2001 Cottle Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
Telephone
(408) 535-6330
Website

Willow Glen High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1160
180 responses
Average ACT
28
43 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$90,303
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,689
National
$949
Median Home Value
$658,000
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Rallies, dances
    34%
  • Night sports games
    28%
  • Senior games for sports
    19%
  • I don't usually go to school events
    13%
  • Marching Band shows
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,697
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,156
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,403/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Willow Glen High School Reviews

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Willow Glen High School has been great. There’s a wide variety of classes, the school rallies and dances are really fun, and students enjoy participating in the sports teams. The teachers and staff at WG vary... some are excellent and very patient and helpful, while others are a little too set in their ways and are less willing to work with you. But as is any school. Overall, I have really enjoyed attending WG and would recommend it to anyone!
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Willow Glen is located in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the country! The teaching staff either REALLY cares or could not care less. If you are brown get ready to feel as if you do not matter. Classmates will make comments on your brownness and you just have to sit there and take it. The school is very sports oriented, so the staff LOVE all athletes and make it very obvious.
Overall my experience at Willow Glen for the years has been good. The one thing I love the most is that the staff really focuses on bringing the school together as one community. There are a lot of events that go on that try to connect students with other students. For example, a big part of Willow Glen is Buddies Club. It’s a place for disabled and non disabled students to bond and do activities together in hopes of making school a little more friendlier. It is really cool to see students put their differences aside and come together. Another cool thing about Willow glen is that we have a college and career center to help juniors and seniors plan for college. The counselors there really devote their time to making sure you have all the resources you need to go to the school you want after high school. Having such a caring group of advisors that want to help me succeed has made me grow to love my school even more.