Mount Pleasant High School (San Jose, California)

Mount Pleasant High School (San Jose, California)
Mount Pleasant High School
1750 South White Road
San Jose, California, 95127
 United States
Coordinates 37°20′46″N 121°48′30″W / 37.3462°N 121.8082°W / 37.3462; -121.8082Coordinates: 37°20′46″N 121°48′30″W / 37.3462°N 121.8082°W / 37.3462; -121.8082
Type Public
Opened 1980[1]
School district East Side Union High School District
Principal Teresa Marquez
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1798[2]
Color(s) Red and black   [2]
Athletics conference CIF North Coast Section Bay Valley Athletic League
Mascot Cardinals[2]

Mount Pleasant High School is a public high school located in San Jose, California. It is a part of the East Side Union High School District.


Steve Poizner

After selling his high-tech businesses, Steve Poizner worked at the school as an instructor, writing about it in Mount Pleasant: My Journey from Creating a Billion-Dollar Company to Teaching at a Struggling Public High School, a book released in April 2010. Poizner invoked hyperbole while describing the school, including exaggerating crime and graduation rates at the school and in the neighborhood.[3] Ira Glass and This American Life exposed the differences between Poizner's account and the true story of the school, with Glass calling the story "obviously and provably untrue."[4][5][6] Mount Pleasant's high school principal, Teresa Marquez, cancelled Poizner's visit to the school, then Marquez and students protested the book at a book signing.[7][8] The book reached the fifth position of the New York Times bestseller list, but that was possibly through altering of the sales data by ResultSource, a book marketing company.[4][9]

Notable alumni

See also


  1. ^ "California School Directory". California Department of Education. Retrieved 2007-01-15. 
  2. ^ a b c "CIF Directory". Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Roberts, Jerry (2010-04-08). "Capitol Letters: When it rains, it pours". Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Maclachlan, Malcolm. "Hundreds reportedly received unsolicited copies of Poizner memoir". Capitol Weekly. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Shelve Under Fiction? Steve Poizner's Book Lambasted for Misjudging San Jose Neighborhood, School". LAist. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Public radio's Ira Glass calls Poizner book 'so obviously and probably untrue'". Los Angeles Times. 2010-04-26. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  7. ^ Saunders, Debra J. (8 April 2010). "Republican volunteers at school - oh, the horrors". San Francisco Gate. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  8. ^ Greene, Jessica (2010-04-02). "Outraged Protesters Confront Poizner at Book Signing". KNTV. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Internal Affairs: The mysterious case of Poizner's best-selling book". The Mercury News. 2010-05-02. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 

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