88 out of 10GreatSchools

Santa Teresa High School

San Jose, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 2145


Santa Teresa High School
6150 Snell Road
San Jose, CA 95123
(408) 347-6200
Santa Teresa High School is located in San Jose, CA and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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My experience with this school has been terrible. Unless you have a stellar student that can effectively manage their own school life balance theirselves then you will struggle and have no chance of success for your student here. No resources or options are provided for those students that need them. They are left to fall through the cracks with all attention paid to those students who are less likely to need any intervention or assistance with their studies.
Terrible. Don't send your children here unless you like them being verbally and mentally abused.
Our son recently graduated from STHS and his four years there were nothing short of what we could have only hoped for. At first, we debated enrolling him in a private high school. However, after careful consideration and speaking with an assortment of families and students at ST, we decided that he would attend Santa Teresa (our neighborhood high school).The main draws for us were:- The music program. Our son participated in the Guitar Ensemble for his 4 years, reaping the rewards of an exacting and passionate teacher in Mr. DeRose, and the camaraderie of his peers in the department. Each year, ST took home top honors at the District Guitar Fest. Its extensive music program that includes Band, Symphony, Jazz Band, and more, likewise is highly noted for creating top talent musicians at the high school level. Annual and bi-annual trips around the country added to the extracurricular highlights of ST's Music program.- The sports and extracurriculars were another draw for us and our son, who played varsity water polo and swam on the swim team. His coaches were eager listeners, encouraging their student athletes to excel in all areas of their lives while keeping their priorities (academics) at the top.- The school's diversity was another compelling reason for us to enroll our son at ST. Its remarkably equal mix of Caucasian, Hispanic, Pan-Asian, and African-American serves as a microcosm of Silicon Valley as a whole, and ensured students have a grasp on the dynamic cultural differences and similarities that exist between Americans and global thought-leaders.- The teachers and staff are genuinely interesting individuals, coming from diverse backgrounds themselves. One of his English teachers had served as a college professor; another came to teaching after a career in tech; and yet another discovered his passion for teaching and coaching years ago. Our son benefited greatly from not only their knowledge, but their unique styles & expectations.After our son's 4 years at ST, I can honestly say that it lived up to all of our hopes. He became a dedicated learner, a leader on the sports and music squads, a friend to all, and an eager participant in our world. He will be headed to an out-of-state 4-year college this fall and we know that his years at ST have prepared him for all of the many changes that he will face there. I strongly recommend STHS.
Useless counselors! They do not care, period. There are some good teachers but many of them are awful. They don't reply to emails from parents, don't update school loop in a timely manner (sometimes not at all), and don't provide opportunities for students to try and improve their grade if they are failing. I feel like if you have a kid that is smart and generally does well in school, they will be fine at this place, but if your kid is not a good test taker, needs more guidance and support, you are out of luck. These teachers are there to get paid, not to help student's succeed. Very disappointed!!
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