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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 well-performing sporting achievements, 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.
Oak Grove High School introduced student identification badges recently. As an alternative to school uniforms, Oak Grove High School mandated the badges be worn visibly while at the school, but as a matter of practice, most students do not.
Students must have 220 credits; including:
Elective Courses may be selected from the following areas:
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.
Students must pass mathematics, reading, and writing proficiency examinations. Students in designated special programs shall meet proficiency requirements contained in their individual education programs.
As of the 2008/2009 school year, the following Advanced Placement are offered at Oak Grove High School.
Oak Grove High School's official mascot are the Eagles.
The Varsity Football Team won 7 CCS Open School Titles. Assistant Coach Mike Holmgren (now Seattle Seahawks' coach), assisted the Eagles in their 1979 CCS Title. 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 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 of Oak Grove High School include:
- Alternative Placement Academy Community Day
- Andrew P. Hill High
- Apollo High
- Mt. Pleasant High
- Macsa Academia Calmecac
- Genesis High
- Foothill High
- Escuela Popular/Center For Training And Careers, F
- Escuela Popular Accelerated Family Learning
- Yerba Buena High
- Silver Creek High
- Santa Teresa High
- San Jose Conservation Corps Charter
- Piedmont Hills High
- Pegasus High
- William C. Overfelt High
- Independence High
- Phoenix High
- Latino College Preparatory Academy
- James Lick High
- Evergreen Valley High