In 2010, the Milpitas Unified School District spent $8,092 per student. In 2010 the district spent 66% on instruction, 30% on support services, and 4% on other services.
I love this school! I'm currently a student in MHS and no problems at all (:
No school can provide the entire educational experience. The majority of any student's learning is done at home and requires support and encouragement from family--mainly parents. It is up to parents to jump-start the learning process and to follow through until the child is ready to make it on their own. That said, schools compliment what is encouraged at home and should provide the student sources of information from which to further their education and later careers. I graduated from MHS in 1999. MHS was a great school in terms of people. The faculty, staff and students overall were a great collection of people. The education provided was geared toward the individual strengths of each student. Standard level courses were accompanied by honor and advanced placement classes for those students looking for a challenge. I don't remember any major problems regarding fights and certainly don't recall any incidents of drug-use and such. I went to Santa Clara University and now am pursuing a law degree. MHS was a good stepping stone.
... MHS however is not exactly the school you'd think of when you want to be in an above average community. Everything from its students to its facilities are average and quite frankly that is not something to be afraid of. In current schools, there isn't much to be concerned about other then a school being below average. If you think that the high school that you choose will ultimately determine your future and your future paycheck, then I suppose you aren't planning on doing anything more than the average person... and guess what, this school will be perfect for you!
The California Standards Test (CST) is an annual exam used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards. The CST is one of the five components of the STAR Program.Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 2 through 11 in English language arts and math, in grades 5, 8 and 10 in science, and in grades 8, 10 and 11 in history/social science. In grades 9 through 11, students may also be assessed in math and science, depending on course enrollment.How is it Scored?
Students receive one of five ratings: far below basic, below basic, basic, proficient or advanced. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) is used to measure student mastery of specific skills as determined by the state. Students must pass both sections of the exam in order to graduate from high school.Which Grades and Subjects?
Each student is assessed in grade 10 in English language arts and math. Students can retake the exam up to five times after grade 10.How is it Scored?
The CAHSEE is an untimed pass/fail test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Calaveras Hills High School 1.4 miles|
|Lamb-o Academy 1.8 miles||n/a|
|Milpitas Community Day School 2.9 miles||n/a|
|Piedmont Hills High School 4.3 miles|
|County Community School 4.4 miles|