San Leandro High School
is an American four-year public high school in San Leandro, California
San Leandro is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. It is considered a suburb of Oakland and San Francisco. The population was 84,950 as of 2010 census. The climate of the city is mild throughout the year.-Geography and water resources:...
. The school is a member of the San Leandro Unified School District
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. Lincoln High School and Lighthouse Independent Study Center are alternative educational programs for the San Leandro Unified School District In 2007, The San Leandro Unified School District bought land to build a new building to house the freshman class to relieve overcrowding at SLHS. This move has met with some opposition due to the separation of the freshman class from the rest of the school.
San Leandro High School is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Students are allowed to take courses either as College Preparatory, Honor or Advanced Placement.
Advanced Placement Courses
- English Literature AP
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Statistics
- Chemistry AP
- AP Biology
- World History AP
- U.S. History AP
- American Government AP
- French Language AP
- Spanish Language & Literature AP
- Studio Art AP
- Ap Computer Science
San Leandro High has art programs including those deemed Advanced Placement. With classes ranging from sculpture to creative writing, San Leandro students are exposed to creative arts. The music program has been to state competitions and the drama department puts on theatre and musical productions each fall and spring.
As of 2011, San Leandro High School has a new music building with an amphitheater and a sound system.
Awards and recognition
San Leandro High School was recognized by the California Department of Education
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in 1996 as a California Distinguished School
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As of 2010, the San Leandro High School student population is 39.7% Hispanic, 25.3% Asian, 15.2% Black, 16.7% White, 0.5% American Indian, 1.5% Pacific Islander and 1.9% Multi-Racial.
Clubs and organizations
San Leandro High School is home to many clubs and organizations including:
AASU (African American Student Union):
a social club for African-American students.
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(Advancement Via Individual Determination):
a program to help students, reach the opportunity to get into 4-year universities. San Leandro High has also gained the title as a National AVID Demonstration School.
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(Distributive Education Clubs of America):
a national organization for developing business and economics skills.
Jefferson Service Club:
The San Leandro Jefferson Service Club is a group of students activists, who have come together as a grass-roots organization to make a long lasting impact in our community.
San Leandro also has three academies in partnership with the California Partnership Academies program. These academies are:
an academy that explains, to students, how to excel in the business world, and teaches them how to market and sell products.
SLAM (San Leandro Academy of Multimedia):
an academy that is designed for students to learn about the creative arts, like photography, videography, and animation.
Social Justice Academy:
an academy established in 2007 that teaches the students how to give back to society, through community service projects.
- Tamara De Treaux
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(1959–1990), actress who played the title character in motion scenes in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
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- Dennis Dixon
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, starting quarterback for the Oregon Ducks
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. In his senior season of 2002, Dixon threw for 2,426 yards and 30 touchdowns, leading his team to a 12-1 season.
- Curtis Goodwin
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(1972-), MLB outfielder from 1995-1999.
- Russell Means
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, leader of the American Indian Movement
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- Julian Nash
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(1983-), soccer forward for the Houston Dynamo
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- Jarrad Page
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(1984-), safety for the Kansas City Chiefs
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- Marviel Underwood
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, safety who played for the Oakland Raiders
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- Icehouse Wilson
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, Class of 1930, former baseball player (Detroit Tigers
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) and college football player (St. Mary's College
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