Morgan Hill Unified School District

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Morgan Hill Unified School District
Abbreviation MHUSD
Headquarters Morgan Hill, California
Steve Betando
Board of Trustees
Robert Benevento, President

The Morgan Hill Unified School District operates ten elementary schools (K-6), three middle schools (7-9), and three high schools in the greater San Jose, California area.


The district has 400 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) teachers serving 8809 students. The District Office is located in Morgan Hill, California. It covers 296 square miles (767 square kilometers), stretching from the southern area of San José to the north to about midway between Morgan Hill and Gilroy to the south.

The District is governed by a publicly elected seven-member Board of Education. Ongoing management is provided by a Superintendent hired by the Board.


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 9-10. By August 2006, the school was fully staffed and supported all grades 9-12. The land for the school (120 acres) was donated by the Sobrato family, in honor of Ann Sobrato.


School Facts[Note 1]
School Name City Students FTE Teachers Pupil/Teacher Ratio School Level Low Grade High Grade
Ann Sobrato High School [1]
[Note 2]
Morgan Hill 1538 65 23.7 High 9 12
Barrett Elementary School Morgan Hill 485 26 18.7 Primary K
[Note 3]
Central Continuation High School
[Note 4]
Morgan Hill 160 6 26.7 High 10 12
Charter School Of Morgan Hill
[Note 5]
Morgan Hill 475 13.2 (?) 21.8 (?) Primary K 8
El Toro Elementary School Morgan Hill 572 25.6 22.3 Primary K 6
Encinal Elementary School[Note 6] Morgan Hill 161 6 26.8 Middle 5 6
Jackson Elementary School Morgan Hill 547 26 21 Primary K 8
Lewis H. Britton Middle School
[Note 7]
Morgan Hill 1189 47.3 25.1 Middle 6 8
Live Oak High School [2]
[Note 8]
Morgan Hill 1721 74.9 23 High 9 12
Los Paseos Elementary School San Jose 403 20 20.2 Primary K 5
Martin Murphy Middle School San Jose 831 34.6 24 Middle 6 8
Nordstrom Elementary School Morgan Hill 633 29 21.8 Primary K 5
P. A. Walsh Elementary School
[Note 9]
Morgan Hill 434 22 19.7 Primary K 5
Paradise Valley/Machado Elementary School Morgan Hill 521 25 20.8 Primary K 5
San Martin/Gwinn Elementary School San Martin 564 27.8 30.3 Primary K 8


  1. ^ Based on 2002–2003 school year data
  2. ^ Established in 2004. Ann Sobrato High School was named for Ann Sobrato (1915–2000), a successful San Francisco Bay Area real estate investor and developer. The Sobrato Family donated the 120 acres of land where the school is built.
  3. ^ Kindergarten
  4. ^ Alternative school. Originally located on Monterey Street several blocks north of the downtown area; moved to former Burnett School facilities in 2013.
  5. ^ Charter school; established 2001. Five-year charter renewed 2006. Although occupying the buildings of the former Encinal Elementary School from 2003-on, it is not under management of Morgan Hill Unified School District.
  6. ^ Closed in 2003; space subsequently occupied by Charter School of Morgan Hill.
  7. ^ Established ca. 1976 on former campus of Live Oak High School. Named after Santa Clara County educator and former principal of Live Oak Union High School, Lewis Henry Britton (January 14, 1881 –June 24, 1946).
  8. ^ Established 1904 as Live Oak Union High School
  9. ^ Established 1952

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