Leland High School (San Jose, California)

Summary

Leland High School
Leland High School San Jose Logo.png
Address
6677 Camden Ave

,
95120

United States
Coordinates37°13′02″N 121°50′40″W / 37.217136°N 121.844326°W / 37.217136; -121.844326Coordinates: 37°13′02″N 121°50′40″W / 37.217136°N 121.844326°W / 37.217136; -121.844326
Information
TypePublic
Established1967
School districtSan Jose Unified School District
PrincipalPeter Park[3][4]
Faculty77.11 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades9, 10, 11, 12
Enrollment1,923 (2017-18)[2]
Student to teacher ratio24.94[1]
Color(s)     
Navy blue, Columbia blue, Gold[5]
MascotChargers
RivalPioneer
Information(408) 535-6290
Websiteleland.sjusd.org

Leland High School is a public high school located in the Almaden Valley in San Jose, California. Leland is one of the nine high schools in the San Jose Unified School District and is a STEM school.

History

Leland was founded in 1967.[6] It was named for Raymond B. Leland, who had served as principal of San Jose High School, and his son Gordon Leland, who had been a student at the school and had died in World War II.[7][8]

Awards and recognition

Leland has won accolades for its speech and debate team,[9] and more recently its FIRST Robotics Competition Quixilver 604[10] and its FIRST Tech Challenge Quixilver 8404[11] robotics teams.[12]

In 2021, U.S. News & World Report ranked Leland as the number 1 high school in San Jose Unified School District and number 68 in the state of California,[13] and the education ranking and review website Niche ranked the school as the number 1 high school in the district and number 77 in the state.[14]

In 2014, Leland was ranked number 20 in the United States for high standardized test scores between 2012-2014.[15] Newsweek ranked Leland High School 54th in the nation.[16]

During the 2004–05 school year, Leland High School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education,[17] the highest award an American school can receive.[18]

Notable alumni and staff

The Leland High School Quad.

References

  1. ^ a b Leland High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
  2. ^ "Leland High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
  3. ^ School, Leland High. "Staff Directory -Staff Directory - School Information - Leland High School". sjusd.org. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Leland High School Community Letter" (PDF). San Jose Unified School District. June 15, 2018. Retrieved August 15, 2018. San José Unified School District is proud to announce the appointment of Peter Park as the new Principal of Leland High School effective July 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Leland's Start". Leland Parent Club. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  6. ^ "Leland". San Jose Mercury News. January 9, 2008. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  7. ^ Seandel, Aaron. "Leland's Start". Leland Parent Club. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  8. ^ Craven, Wesley Frank; Cate, James Lea; Office of Air Force History (1983). The Army Air Forces in World War II, Volume One: Plans and Early Operations, January 1939 to August 1942. University of Chicago Press. pp. 505–506. ISBN 9781428915862. OCLC 493026918.
  9. ^ Carbone Lewis, Jeanne (March 23, 2006). "Leland's award-winning speech, debate team talks fund-raising". Almaden Times Weekly. Times Media, Inc. Archived from the original on September 26, 2007. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  10. ^ Baum, Julia (May 2, 2017). "Leland High team aces international robotics contest". The Mercury News. Bay Area News Group. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  11. ^ "Leland First Tech Challenge Team to Compete at FIRST Robotics World Championship April 12–20". Almaden Times. April 5, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  12. ^ "Youth Robotics Teams Inspire Record Crowds at FIRST Championship in Houston". Associated Press. April 21, 2019.
  13. ^ "High Schools in San Jose Unified School District". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  14. ^ "Explore San Jose Unified School District". Niche. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  15. ^ "High Schools With Highest SAT Scores". Business Insider. January 21, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  16. ^ "America's Top High Schools 2014". Newsweek. 2014. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  17. ^ U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 2003 through 2006 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed May 11, 2006.
  18. ^ "CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department" Archived August 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, Journal Inquirer, November 16, 2006. "The Blue Ribbon award is given only to schools that reach the top 10 percent of their state's testing scores over several years or show significant gains in student achievement. It is considered the highest honor a school can achieve." "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 1, 2008. Retrieved November 16, 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ Baxter, Kevin (May 6, 2014). "Steve Beitashour wants to play for Iran in World Cup". Los Angeles Times.
  20. ^ Stranzl, Frank (March 31, 2010). "Beitashour a Hometown Hero". San Jose Earthquakes website. Major League Soccer. Retrieved April 8, 2010.
  21. ^ "Sports shorts: Leland to honor alum Steven Beitashour Jan. 15". San Jose Mercury News. January 8, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  22. ^ "All-Mercury News baseball from the 1990s - Varsity Extra". mercurynews.com. May 20, 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  23. ^ "Jason Hardtke Baseball Statistics [1990-2001]". www.thebaseballcube.com. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  24. ^ "Jerry Hsu Biography". Emerica Skate. January 3, 2008. Archived from the original on February 18, 2010. Retrieved February 24, 2010.
  25. ^ "2005 Hall of Fame inductee biographies". San Jose Sports Authority. Archived from the original on August 3, 2010. Retrieved February 24, 2010.
  26. ^ a b "Leland High honors its own with Pat Tillman Legacy Classic". San Jose Mercury News. August 31, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  27. ^ "Low Takes Oath as Newest Assemblymember for 28th District - Assemblymember Evan Low Representing the 28th California Assembly District". asmdc.org. Archived from the original on December 22, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  28. ^ "Silicon Valley 40 under 40: Evan Low, city of Campbell". Silicon Valley Business Journal. December 13, 2013.
  29. ^ "The wrath of Leland | After School". Blogs at San Jose Mercury News. January 11, 2008. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  30. ^ Rodriguez, Joe (May 8, 2011). "Art matters, but art students matter more". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  31. ^ "Steven L. Smith: NASA International Space Station Program Liaison to the European Space Agency". Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, NASA. Retrieved February 24, 2010.
  32. ^ "Astronaut Bio: Steven L. Smith 8/98". Spaceacts.com. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  33. ^ Knight, Dennis (November 4, 2004). "Pregame Ceremony to Honor Local Hero". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved November 8, 2007. When Pat Tillman was a freshman at Leland High School, he didn't make the varsity baseball team, despite being one of the best players his age in the South Bay.
  34. ^ "Reggie Smith". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  35. ^ Knight, Dennis (April 2, 2009). "All-Mercury News basketball teams dating back to 1960". Varsity Extra – San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved June 17, 2015.

External links

  • Official website