Tennyson High School

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Tennyson High School
27035 Whitman Street
Hayward, California, 94544
United States
Coordinates 37°38′31″N 122°3′59″W / 37.64194°N 122.06639°W / 37.64194; -122.06639Coordinates: 37°38′31″N 122°3′59″W / 37.64194°N 122.06639°W / 37.64194; -122.06639
Type Public high school
Established 1957
School district Hayward Unified School District
Principal Lori Villanueva
Faculty 196
Teaching staff 156
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,312[1] (2014)
Color(s) Columbia Blue, Black ‹See Tfm›    ‹See Tfm›    
Nickname Lancers
API average 593 (2009-2010)[2]

Tennyson High School is a high school in Hayward, California formed in 1957.


Tennyson is within one mile north of the South Hayward BART station. The school is bordered to the west by the Amtrak Capitol Corridor route, with a train signal and gates installed there. Student fatalities from trains have been reported.[3][4]


Tennyson offers Advanced Placement classes.

There is something magical that I feel as I traverse through the hallways and rooms of my alma mater. It's as if Tennyson High School is entering upon a new era. The times in which we teach are calling for the boldness, for the creativity, and for the faith to tear down the walls that trap our students from reaching opportunity.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Tennyson High School had an API growth score of 657 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Tennyson High School's 2012 base score was 658 and the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.


Tennyson High School offers a wide range of interscholastic athletic teams for our students. In order to play a sport the student-athlete must fill out all the following forms located on the bottom of this page. The student-athlete must have a current physical (within a calendar year of the end of the season of sport), medical insurance and their parent or guardian permission before they can participate. If a student-athlete does not have insurance they can pick up low-cost insurance for the school year from a provider that contracts with HUSD. These forms are available at HUSD or in Tennyson High School's Main Office. Student-athletes must also be on track for graduation and maintain a minimum of a 2.0 Grade Point Average.

If you have any questions please contact our Athletic Director: Hugh Lenahan

Associated schools[edit]

Local schools which transition into Tennyson High include: Cesar E. Chavez Middle School, King Middle School, Winton Middle School, and sometimes Ochoa Middle School

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