Andrew Hill High School

Andrew Hill High School

Andrew Putnam Hill High School is a secondary school located in San Jose, California which educates students in grades 9-12. It is part of the East Side Union High School District (ESUHSD). As of 2007, the school principal is Ms. Bettina Lopez.

The school mascot is the falcon. The school colors are black and gold. The school's enrollment is approximately 2200.

There is an ongoing movement to make the school a charter school. However, this push was rejected by district trustees [] , though the effort is continuing [] . If the effort succeeds, Andrew Hill will become the largest charter school in Northern California.

As of 2006, 45% of the school's students qualify for the free lunch program, compared to the district average of 25%.

This school is famous for its IB and MAGNET program.


Andrew Hill High's demographics is close to that of Yerba Buena High School's, and is roughly 60% Mexican American and 30% Vietnamese American. []

Bell Schedule

Period 0 7:00 A.M. - 7:54 A.M.
Period 1 8:00 AM - 8:57 A.M.
Period 2 9:03 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
Brunch 10:00 A.M. - 10:15 A.M.
Period 3 10:21 A.M. - 11:21 A.M.
Period 4 11:27 A.M. - 12:24 A.M.
Lunch 12:24 - 12:54
Period 5 1:00 P.M. - 1:57 P.M.
Period 6 2:03 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Clubs and Organization

* Andrew Hill Fitness Club - Mr. Allamandola
* Animal Rights - Mr. Redhill
* Anime Club - Ms. Stein
* Ballroom Club - Ms. Barbella & Ms. Haertling
* Black Student Union (BSU) - Mrs. Gwananji
* California Scholarship Federation (CSF) - Mr. Scott Lee
* Club Med - Ms. Metz
* College Prep Club- Mr. Moradkhan
* Culinary Club - Ms. Haertling
* Drama Club- Ms. Stegeman
* Falcons For Christ - Mrs. Bao Vy Nguyen
* Fashion/ Modeling Club - Ms.Shrestha & Mrs. Farmer
* Freestyle Dance Club- Mr. Del Rosa & Ms. Mansubi
* French Club- Mrs. Anderson
* Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) - Mr. Redhill
* Graphic and Web Design Club - Mr. G
* Health Occupations Students of American (HOSA) - Ms. Metz & Ms. Peters
* Hip-Hop Club - Ms. Gonzales
* Interact Club- Mr. Shih
* Journalism - Mr. Donschikowski
* Indian Club - Sukhvir Singh & Sandeep Singh
* Katipunan Filipino Club - Sgt. Major Moreno
* Key Club - Mr. Goodman
* Latino Student Union - Ms. Gonzales
* Lifeteen - Sgt. Major Moreno
* Make A Change (MAC) - Ms. McCusker & Mr. Guven
* Make-up Club -
* Medical Peer Group (MPG) - Ms. Metz
* Model United Nation (ModelUN) - Mr. Uhler, Ms. Kun-Szabo, and Mr. Winsatt
* National Honor Society (NHS) - Mr. Sarringhaus
* RAZA Unida - Mr. Castano
* Red Cross Club - Mr. McLoskey
* National Science Bowl - Mr. Hink & Mr. Shih
* Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) - Mr. Dinh & Mrs. Bao Vy Nguyen

Notable alumni

* Captain Jason M. Dahl, pilot of United Airlines Flight 93; Hillsdale Elementary School was renamed Captain Jason M. Dahl Elementary School in his honor [Herel, Suzanne. "School to get a hero's name; Flight 93 pilot was a graduate of San Jose's Hillsdale Elementary." San Francisco Chronicle. March 23, 2002. News; page A-1.] [Sinisi, J. Sebastian. "School named for pilot 9/11 hero who lived in metro area honored." The Denver Post. March 27, 2002. Denver & The West; page B-03.] A building was also named "Dahl Hall" in his honor. The hall is located at the science building.
* Mervyn Fernandez, former wide receiver in the CFL and NFL.
* George Achica, former lineman in the USFL and NFL.


* [ The Promise of Andrew Hill High School] , San Jose Mercury News
* [ Principal Reflects on Nine years of Puente Success] , Puente News

ee also

*Santa Clara County high schools

External links

* [ Andrew Hill Wiki]
* [ Andrew P. Hill High School website]
* [ Andrew P. Hill High School profile] provided by
* [ East Side Union High School District website]

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