The East Side Union High School District (ESUHSD), established in 1950, serves over 24,000 students in grades 9-12 at 11 comprehensive high schools, 7 alternative education sites, 7 child development centers and 7 independent charter schools. The district offers a robust career technical education program through its magnet programs, CA Partnership Academies, and an ROP JPA. The Adult Education Program serves an additional 8,100 students. The district has the seventh largest high school student enrollment in the State and the largest in northern California.
Comprehensive high schools
- Andrew P. Hill
- Evergreen Valley
- James Lick
- Mt. Pleasant
- Oak Grove
- Piedmont Hills
- Santa Teresa
- Silver Creek
- W.C. Overfelt
- Yerba Buena
Continuation High Schools
Alternative High Schools/Programs of Choice
- College Connection Academy
East Side Adult Education Program
- Independence Adult Center
- Overfelt Adult Center
There are seven charter schools in the District which serve over 2,600 students.
- ACE Charter School
- Escuela Popular - Center for Training and Careers
- Escuela Popular - Family Learning Center
- Latino College Preparatory Academy
- KIPP San Jose Collegiate
- San Jose Conservation Corps
- Summit Public Schools: Rainier
East Side Union High School District employs:
- 1,051 certificated teacher
- 572 classified staff members
- 84 adult education teachers
Located in the city of San Jose, Santa Clara County (Silicon Valley), the district encompasses 180 square miles, which geographically parallels approximately 14 miles of the East foothills of the valley. The East Side community has a population of over 574,502 rich in racial and cultural diversity.
The student population is multi–cultural and is comprised of:
- 46.0% Hispanic
- 32.1% Asian
- 7.9% White
- 9.1% Filipino
- 3.5% African American
- 0.6% Native American
- 0.8% Pacific Islander
Over 40 native languages are spoken by East Side students. There are 3,607 students in the District's English Language Learners Program.
There are seven elementary school districts that feed into East Side Union High School District. The District has strong partnerships with these feeder districts, as well as with the community colleges and four-year colleges/universities in the area. Two examples of these partnerships are the Accel and College Connection Academy Programs. The District's Accel Program is located on a community college campus. Students in this program can take college courses while they are completing their high school graduation requirements. The College Connection Academy Program is a grade 7–13 program created in cooperation with Franklin-McKinley
School District and Evergreen Valley College with support from San Jose State
University. Students in this program attend middle school on a high school
campus and complete their high school graduation
requirements while attending community college.
The community has a tradition of involvement and interest in its schools. It is considered an ideal community because of its appealing climate, convenient geographical location and proximity to cultural centers and numerous institutions of higher-learning.