All the answers given by real estate agents are true. All these schools have been equally good in past and still maintaing their standards (in comparison with Cupertino schools) and some have done exceptionally well in last few yrs (like westmont high in campbell).
West San Jose neighbourhood (Moreland school district). Look at their website for school boundaries. Be careful though, cause some schools maybe not be very good. In Moreland Bakers and Country lane have also been excellent. EDS is coming up and has a very high parent involment.
Marshall lane, Forest hill are excellent choice too.
Prospect high and Westmont high are good.
In general, all the CA schools are showing good growth in API scores (else the district closes down the school because it faces state funding issues). Lack of funds have made the district much more strict in taking their academics lightly. Plus the teachers also fear loosing job (lay offs) - if they donot perform well.
Its difficult to describe the neigbourhood - but looking at the school website should give you an idea.
I think, the zip codes to make a search are 95129, 95008 (though all may come under these schools).
W. Campbell Ave, Prospect rd, Latimar Ave, Doyle rd, some part of campbell comes in West San Jose school (moreland school) - the main streets are Rincon Ave, Bucknall rd, San Tomas Aquino......
Moreland school closed down their Latimar Ele. school because of funding problem as the school was unable to meet the state standards. (as per some of my internet search).
(this is something no real estate agent will tell you). :-))
If you are looking for Ele. level - I would go for Moreland and Campbell schools. High school (the combination is Prospect high and Westmont high - but still not to the level of Lynbrook high in terms of academic achievement).
Hope this helps.