Silver Creek High School (San Jose, California)

Silver Creek High School (San Jose, California)

Infobox Secondary school
name = Silver Creek High School

city = San Jose
state = California
country = USA
colors = Silver, Orange, and Black
district = East Side Union High School District
mascot = Raider
grades = 9-12
established = 1969
type = Public high school
faculty = ~80 "(2006)"
enrollment = 2,403cite web | url= |publisher = California Department of Education | title=DataQuest, Silver Creek High School | accessdate=05-11-2007] "(2007-2008)"
motto ="We lead, others follow"
principal = Thelma Boac
yearbook = SC Galleon
newspaper = Raider Review
website =
address = 3434 Silver Creek Road
campus = suburban

Silver Creek High School is a secondary school located in San Jose, California which is operated by the East Side Union High School District.


Code Red

On the morning of May 8, 2007 Silver Creek was locked down after police notified school administrators of possible armed suspects in the area. Three suspects crashed their getaway car two blocks from the school, fleeing from a nearby home. One of the three suspects was apprehended. No students were injured. [ NBC11 Report May 8, 2007]

Transformer Explosion

On September 26, 2007 during 7th period the school's transformer exploded, knocking out power and canceling classes for two days. The cause remains unknown but believed that the transformers short circuited. [ [ San Jose Mercury News - Transformer explodes at Silver Creek High in San Jose; campus closed Thursday ] ] [] [ [ Transformer Explosion Closes San Jose School For 2nd Day - News Story - KNTV | San Francisco ] ]
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Silver Creek is one of only eight high schools in the nation to produce two Olympians. Millard Hampton, a graduate of Silver Creek, won a Gold Medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in the 400-meter relay and a Silver Medal in the 200-meter dash. Andre Phillips, also a Silver Creek graduate, won a Gold Medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in the 400-meter hurdles. [ [ Silver Creek ] ]

Silver Creek holds an annual Track and Field invitational titled "Hampton Phillips Classic" held at San Jose City College. The Track and Field meet in named after Millard Hampton and Andre Phillips. Silver Creek's Track and Field team remains in "Mt. Hamilton Division" in the Blossom Valley League.Silver Creek's Cross Country team also remains in "Mt. Hamilton Division" ever since the Blossom Valley League was created. In the year 2008 the boys' Frosh-Soph won 1st place in the "Mt. Hamilton Division" championships. The field events athletes scored more than the second place team did.

The AP Program at Silver Creek is the best in its district. Offering 18 AP Classes. Its AP Calculus Program is one of the best in the nation. For the past 6 years, students taking the AP Calculus BC Exam have had a 100% passing rate, all with scores of 5's. ON the other hand, AP Calc AB have also had 100% passing rates for 4 consecutive years so far. In 2007 it was the first time, that all AB students have passed with all 5s and one 4.

Silver Creek was shown on the television show MTV "Made" featuring a girl student trying to be made into a football player. [ [ MTV's 'Made' in Los Altos - Los Altos Town Crier ] ]

Track Records


- 54' 11"
*High Jump - 6'10"
*Shot Put - 57'
*Discus - 180'


*100m - 11.7 (1978)
*200m - 24.7 (1978)
*400m - 55.2 (1976)
*800m - 2:11
*1600m - 4:46.7 (1983)
*3200m - 10:34 (1982)
*4 x 100 meters relay - 48.2 (1978)
*4 x 400 meters relay - 3:54.85 (2003)
*100 m hurdles - 15.00 (1993)
*300 m hurdles - 43.34 (2000)
*Pole Vault - 9'6" (2005)
*Long Jump - 18'11 1/2" (1974)
*Triple Jump - 37'8 1/2" (1995)
*High Jump - 5'2 (1982)
*Shot Put - 43'2 (2003)
*Discus - 144'5 (1982)


As of 2006-2007, the school enrolls 2,379 students. The student demographic in 2007 is 56% Asian (Pacific Islander included), 31% Hispanic, 9% White, and 5% African American. In 1969 the student demographic was 68% White, 29% Black, 1.5% Hispanic, 0.5% Asian, and 0.5% Native American.

Notable alumni

*Matthew Fazzi American Rock Star. Guitarist of Taking Back Sunday
*Boris Bandov Former pro soccer player
*Millard Hampton: 1976 Montreal Olympics - Gold Medal (4 x 100 m relay) and Silver Medal (200 m)
*Andre Phillips: won a Gold Medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in the 400-meter hurdles
*Cindy Le: Heiress to the Lee's Sandwiches fortune
*Anthony Telford: Major League Baseball player. cite web | url= | title=Anthony Telford Baseball Statistics | | accessdate=05-11-2007]


ee also

*Santa Clara County high schools

External links

* [ Silver Creek High School website]
* [ Silver Creek High School profile provided by]
* [ Silver Creek High School information]
* [ greatschools Silver Creek High School]
* [ East Side Union High School District website]

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