Oak Grove High School (San Jose, California)

Oak Grove High School (San Jose, California)
Oak Grove High School
Oak Grove High School memorial
285 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, California,  United States
Coordinates 37°15′10″N 121°49′12″W / 37.2528°N 121.8199°W / 37.2528; -121.8199Coordinates: 37°15′10″N 121°49′12″W / 37.2528°N 121.8199°W / 37.2528; -121.8199
Established 1967
School district East Side Union High School District
Principal Martha Brazil
Enrollment 2,822
Color(s)      Royal Blue (Traditional)
     Gold (Michigan Yellow)
Mascot Eagle

Oak Grove High School is a secondary school located in San Jose, California which serves students in grades 9–12. Average student enrollment is 2800 students, compared to the state average of 900 students. The school is part of the East Side Union High School District (ESUHSD). As of 2010, the principal is Martha Brazil

Oak Grove High School has a history of athletic success, particularly in football (C.C.S. Champion years: '78, '86, '97, '99, '04, '07, and 08'), basketball, track, soccer, and many other sports competitions. The school's mascot is the eagle.


I.D. badges

The use of badges was discontinued for the 2010-2011 school year because of budget cuts.

Graduation requirements

Students must have 220 credits; including:

  • English — 40 credits (4 Years)
  • Social Studies — 30 credits (3 Years)
  • 1 year of World History
  • 1 year of United States History
  • 1 semester of American Government
  • 1 semester of Economics
  • Math — 20 credits (2 Years)
  • 1 year of Algebra 1 / Course 1 or higher
  • Science — 20 credits (2 Years)
  • 1 year of Bio. Science
  • 1 year of Physical Science
  • Physical Education — 20 credits (2 Years)
  • Fine Arts or Foreign Language — 10 credits (1 year)
  • Electives — 80+ credits

Elective Courses may be selected from the following areas:

  • Art
  • Business
  • Consumer & Homemaking Ed.
  • English, Foreign Language
  • Industrial Ed.
  • Math
  • Music
  • Physical Ed.
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Vocational Ed. (CCOC)
  • Unit Requirement:

The unit requirement for graduation is 220. To complete the unit requirement, students may select the elective courses listed above. The California High School Exit Exam (or CAHSEE) is also a requirement for graduation.

  • Proficiency Requirement:

Students must pass mathematics, reading, and writing proficiency examinations. Students in designated special programs shall meet proficiency requirements contained in their individual education programs.

Advanced Placement

As of the 2010/2011 school year, the following Advanced Placement are offered at Oak Grove High School.


  • Academy of Finance
  • Academy of Hospitality and Tourism
  • Anime Club
  • Art Club'
  • Art History Appreciation
  • B-Boys
  • Black Student Union
  • Bullying Club
  • Calculus Club
  • Chess Club
  • Christian Club
  • Club Everytown
  • California Scholarship Federation (CSF)
  • Eaglebots
  • Environmental Action Club (EAC)
  • Filipino Student Union
  • French Club
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Interact Club
  • Junior Statesmen of America (JSA)
  • Key Club
  • Knitting Club
  • National Honors Society (NHS)
  • Paintball Club
  • Red Cross Club
  • Rock Climbing Club
  • StarCraft Club (SCC)
  • Tech Deck Club
  • Theatre Club
  • Vietnamese Student Union (VSU)


Oak Grove High School's official mascot are the Eagles.

The Varsity Football Team won 7 CCS Open School Titles. Mike Holmgren (now Cleveland Browns' President) was an assistant coach for the Eagles when they won the CCS title in 1979. Only nine freshmen ever made the varsity football team since 1967, not counting playoffs, and a total of 28 sophomores made the varsity.

In 2008, Cal-Hi Sports named Varsity Football Head Coach Ed Buller was named as California's High School Football Coach of the Year award after leading the eagles to a victory in the 2008 Open Division Central Coast Section for varsity football.


Every year, monologues and one-act plays are performed by the Advanced Drama classes. There, students are allowed to come watch the shows during class periods. Along with Drama, Musical Theatre also hosts the annual Broadway Review in December and the Senior Show, directed by seniors, in May. In addition, the drama department puts on a fall play and spring musical. Recent productions include Grease, The Miracle Worker, Cabaret, Alice in Wonderland and The Wiz.

Spirit Week

Spirit Week is annually held during the week of the Homecoming Dance. During Spirit Week, class competitions and spirit days are held. The freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior class all wear their class colors. On the Friday of the Homecoming Rally, a skit called Spirit Patrol is performed by graduating seniors. Spirit Patrol is a senior directed skit and it is where the seniors cross dress with their partners and perform a dance during the rally. Spirit Patrol has been part of the homecoming tradition since 1992.


Fantastics is an annual night rally held by the ASB Officers and Leadership members. Fantastics will consist of a class skit, class pyramid, and various class competitions. 2009 was the first time that Oak Grove holds Fantastics, an event that almost every district of the East Side Union High School District hosts. The theme of 2009 is "Super Heroes". The freshmen's super hero theme is Power Rangers, the sophomore's Super Mario Brothers, the junior's Justice League, and the senior's theme Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Notable alumni

Notable alumni of Oak Grove High School include:

See also

External links

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