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
    B-
  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 1,660 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
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
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1150
145 responses
Average ACT
27
38 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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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.21 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Rallies, dances
    37%
  • Night sports games
    30%
  • Senior games for sports
    20%
  • I don't usually go to school events
    13%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,660
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 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
$10,403/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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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.
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It is a great school! I went to this school for all 4 years of high school and i believe that no other high school could have provided me with such high education. I encourage those parents who are looking for a high school for their children to go to, to look into Willow glen high school.
I greatly enjoy how the majority of the school knows every other student and are not afraid to talk to each other. Willow Glen High supports and encourages their students to speak up not only in classes but in our beliefs. Every club creates a bond between students that can help the community, other students, and to help voice ourselves. Counselors and teachers are more than welcoming to help guide students in their career path and life goals. This school encourages students to celebrate their culture, especially the wide range of latin ethnicities. Willow Glen High is a smaller school compared to others but I believe that this is why it makes it great. It is where a small community can encourage the students in their studies, hobbies, and their future goals.