Evergreen, San Jose

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Evergreen is located in San Jose, California
Location within San Jose
Coordinates: 37°18′35″N 121°47′01″W / 37.3096638°N 121.7835622°W / 37.3096638; -121.7835622
CountryUnited States
CountySanta Clara
CitySan Jose
Zip Codes
95148, 95121, 95138, 95135,95111

Evergreen, also known as Evergreen Valley, is a large district of San Jose, California, located in East San Jose.


Evergreen was originally part of Rancho Yerba Buena, a Mexican-era rancho grant given to Antonio Chaboya, a member of a prominent, local Californio family, by Governor José Figueroa. The Chaboya family played an important role in the development of the area and is memorialized in Evergreen through various place names, such as Chaboya Middle School, Chaboya Park, Chaboya Road, and the Chaboya neighborhood of Evergreen.

Evergreen was the site of gliding experiments in 1911 by John J. Montgomery, an important figure in pioneering aeronautics. In his honor the local community has established John J. Montgomery Elementary School, Montgomery Park (City of San Jose).[1]

Montgomery's last glider, named "The Evergreen", after the San Jose district, was restored by the Smithsonian Institution and is currently on display at the San Diego Air and Space Museum in San Diego, California.


Evergreen is located in East San Jose. The Alum Rock district is located north of Evergreen and Silver Creek Valley (sometimes considered part of Evergreen) is located south of Evergreen. To the east of Evergreen is the Diablo Range.

Waterways in Evergreen include Thompson Creek and Silver Creek.


Math, Science, & Social Studies Building of Evergreen Valley College.

The area is served by Evergreen Elementary School District and East Side Union High School District. Evergreen Valley High School with an API score of 10 in 2016 and Silver Creek High School with an API score of 9 in 2016 are the primary comprehensive high schools to serve Evergreen.[2]

Evergreen Valley College is at the base of the foothills of the Diablo Range.[3]


Evergreen area is served by two libraries as part of San Jose Public Library System:

Evergreen Valley College also has its Library and Educational Technology Center.


Traditional Californian Spanish style homes in Evergreen.

Plazas and parks[edit]

Vineyards at the corner of Yerba Buena and San Felipe.



  1. ^ "San Jose, CA - Official Website - Montgomery Hill". www.sanjoseca.gov. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
  2. ^ "East Side Union High School District - School Boundaries". www.esuhsd.org. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
  3. ^ "Evergreen Valley College: About". Archived from the original on 2011-08-21. Retrieved 2011-08-06.
  4. ^ "Evergreen Branch Library".
  5. ^ "Village Square Branch Library".
  6. ^ "Facility Directory Table List | City of San Jose". www.sanjoseca.gov. Retrieved 2020-03-29.
  7. ^ "Facility Directory Table List | City of San Jose". www.sanjoseca.gov. Retrieved 2020-03-29.
  8. ^ "Facility Directory Table List | City of San Jose". www.sanjoseca.gov. Retrieved 2020-03-29.
  9. ^ "Facility Directory Table List | City of San Jose". www.sanjoseca.gov. Retrieved 2020-03-29.

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Coordinates: 37°18′35″N 121°47′01″W / 37.309664°N 121.783562°W / 37.309664; -121.783562