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Willow Glen High School

6 reviews
2001 Cottle Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6330

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Unfortunately, my child’s first year at this school wasn’t a good experience. I am disappointed in the lack of communication and assistance from the teacher and office staff, I would mark this school very low.
Posted by a parent on 7/22/2019
We have been impressed with our freshman's experience at WGHS. She seems to be well prepared for sophomore year academically. Her social experience has been positive, and being part of a sports team and Leadership plays a big role in that. The administration is communicative and responsive. The school is large, but has a lot to offer in terms of extracurriculars: sports, performing arts, dance, etc.. The school has a strong sense of community, and programs like Leadership and WG Cares really help make it stronger.
Posted by a parent on 4/23/2018
this school is quite great. My child loves it way more than his previous one. I just want to say thanks to the teachers who help him through his transition time.
Posted by a parent on 8/8/2016
" if child has learning problems they do npot look at IP." Submitted by a parent As a student who has had an IEP and now a 504, I have been contacted each year for a meeting. If I talk to my teachers, they will help meet my needs in anyway the document allows. I have never had an issue with my 504 at Willow Glen High.
Posted by a student on 8/28/2013
I reviewed this school when my daughter was a sophomore. Now she is a junior at University. She took some AP classes at WGHS and was a good student but I did worry and wonder whether she was really being prepared for college. You don't really know until they get there. So, now I know. I would say that she was well prepared in terms of language arts and science - because of the AP classes, perhaps? She got short-changed on the math. She's been short-changed in math since middle-school. I believe this is probably because teachers are not paid enough to attract enough good mathematicians to the profession. Perhaps, also, because of the persistent prejudice against girls in math. I don't blame the school or anyone in particular. My daughter is finally in calculus and doing okay-it's been a long haul. All in all, I'd say WGHS is a good school - as good as they can be under all the circumstances. One of the biggest plusses is the small, but very active group of parents who are so involved in the extracurricular activities. With the terrible funding of public schools parents have to be involved. You especially have to stay connected to your kid - that is where the rubber meets the road.
Posted by a parent on 2/14/2013

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San Jose schools - Willow Glen High School is located at 2001 Cottle Avenue, San Jose CA 95125. Willow Glen High School is in the San Jose Unified School District. Willow Glen High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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