Morgan Hill Unified School District

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Morgan Hill Unified School District
MHUSD-logo.svg
AbbreviationMHUSD
Established1903
HeadquartersMorgan Hill, California
Location
Superintendent
Steve Betando
President of the
Board of Trustees
Robert Benevento
WebsiteOfficial Site

The Morgan Hill Unified School District is a public school district operating eight elementary schools, two middle schools, and three high schools in Silicon Valley, California. Its jurisdiction covers all of Morgan Hill, California and San Martin, California, as well as Coyote Valley and the Santa Teresa district of San José, California. Alongside its traditional schools, MHUSD, in special partnership with The Tech Museum of Innovation and Stanford University, operates four specialized public "focus academies", in STEAM, Maths & Music, Engineering, and Health Sciences.

MHUSD schools have been awarded as National Blue Ribbon Schools, California Distinguished Schools, and California Gold Ribbon Schools.

History[edit]

Live Oak Union High School was established in 1903. At the organization of Live Oak Union, previously existing rural school districts Highland, Burnett, San Martin, Machado and Morgan Hill were included, and, in August 1921, Coyote, Llagas and Uvas districts were added to what eventually became Morgan Hill Unified School District.

In September 2004, Ann Sobrato High School was opened to grades 9 through 10. By August 2006, the school was fully staffed and supported grades 9 through 12. The 120-acre tract (49 ha) for the school was donated by the Sobrato family, in honor of Ann Sobrato.

Administration[edit]

The district has 400 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) teachers, serving 8809 students, across 14 schools. The district is governed by a publicly elected seven-member Board of Education, while management is entrusted to the Superintendent, who is selected by the Board.

The district's jurisdiction area covers 296 square miles (767 square kilometers) in southern Silicon Valley, stretching all of Morgan Hill, California, all of San Martin, California, all of unincorporated Coyote Valley, and the Santa Teresa district of San José, California.

Academics[edit]

Focus Academies[edit]

Alongside its traditional schools, MHUSD, in special partnership with The Tech Museum of Innovation, a leading Silicon Valley institution, operates 4 specialized public "focus academies", through its innovative Tech Academies Initiative:[1] Focus Academies will provide the opportunity for students to specialize their studies within broad fields (engineering, STEAM, maths, music, health sciences), allowing for greater, in-depth learning within subjects within programs designed by noted subject matter experts, including scientists from The Tech Museum of Innovation and Stanford University medical professors.[2][3]

Awards and rankings[edit]

MHUSD schools were awarded as California Distinguished Schools in 1989, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2004, and 2012.

Jackson was awarded as a National Blue Ribbon School in 1999.[8]

Four schools in the district were awarded as California Gold Ribbon Schools in 2015, including Sobrato and Live Oak, which were also awarded as California Exemplary Programs in 2015.

Schools[edit]

Highlighted schools are MHUSD Focus Academies.

Elementary schools[edit]

School Facts
School Name City Students FTE Teachers Pupil/Teacher Ratio Grades Notes Website
Barrett Elementary School Morgan Hill, California 485 26 18.7 K-5 [1]
El Toro Health Science Academy Morgan Hill, California 572 25.6 22.3 K-6 MHUSD Focus Academy
The 1st elementary-level health sciences program in California.
Program created in partnership with Stanford University and The Tech Museum of Innovation.
[2]
Jackson Academy of Maths & Music Morgan Hill, California 547 26 21 K-8 MHUSD Focus Academy
Designated as California Distinguished School in 1997.
[3]
Los Paseos Elementary School Santa Teresa,
San José, California
403 20 20.2 K-5 [4]
Nordstrom Elementary School Morgan Hill, California 633 29 21.8 K-5 Designated as California Distinguished School in 1995, reconfirmed in 2004. [5]
P.A. Walsh STEAM Academy Morgan Hill, California 434 22 19.7 K-5 MHUSD Focus Academy
Program created in partnership with The Tech Museum of Innovation.
Designated as National Blue Ribbon School in 1999.
Designated as California Distinguished School in 1993.
[6]
Paradise Valley Engineering Academy Morgan Hill, California 521 25 20.8 K-5 MHUSD Focus Academy [7]
San Martin/Gwinn Elementary School San Martin, California 564 27.8 30.3 K-8 [8]

Charter schools[edit]

School Facts
School Name City Students FTE Teachers Pupil/Teacher Ratio Grades Notes Website
Charter School of Morgan Hill Madrone,
Morgan Hill, California
475 13.2 (?) 21.8 (?) K-8 Charter established in 2001 and renewed in 2006, 2011, and 2016.
Designated as California Distinguished School in 2012.
[9]

Middle schools[edit]

School Facts
School Name City Students FTE Teachers Pupil/Teacher Ratio Grades Notes Website
Lewis H. Britton Middle School
Morgan Hill, California 1189 47.3 25.1 6-8 Partnership with The Tech Museum of Innovation
in the Math, Engineering, & Science Achievement (MESA).
Designated as California Gold Ribbon School in 2015.
[10]
Martin Murphy Middle School Santa Teresa,
San José, California
831 34.6 24 6-8 Named after Martín Murphy, Californio pioneer of Morgan Hill, San Martin, & Gilroy.
Designated as California Gold Ribbon School in 2015.
[11]

High schools[edit]

School Facts
School Name City Students FTE Teachers Pupil/Teacher Ratio Grades Note Website
Ann Sobrato High School Madrone,
Morgan Hill, California
1538 65 23.7 9-12 Ranked in top 100 best public schools in California[9] Named for Ann Sobrato,
Bay Area real estate tycoon & matriarch of the Sobrato Organization.
Designated as California Gold Ribbon School in 2015.
[12]
Live Oak High School Morgan Hill, California 1721 74.9 23 9-12 Established in 1904 as Live Oak Union High School.
Designated as California Gold Ribbon School in 2015.
[13]
Central High School
Madrone,
Morgan Hill, California
160 6 26.7 10-12 [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Tech Museum of Innovation - Tech Academies
  2. ^ Morgan Hill Life - El Toro School will Transform into Health Science Academy this Fall
  3. ^ MHUSD - P.A. Walsh Moving Forward through Innovative Tech
  4. ^ MHUSD - Paradise Valley Engineering Academy
  5. ^ MHUSD - P.A. Walsh STEAM Academy
  6. ^ MHUSD - Jackson Academy of Maths & Music
  7. ^ MHUSD - El Toro Health Science Academy
  8. ^ National Blue Ribbon Schools 1982-2018
  9. ^ "21 Bay Area Schools in the Top 100 High Schools in CA".

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