San Leandro High School

San Leandro High School

San Leandro High School is a four-year public high school in San Leandro, California, USA. The school is a member of the San Leandro Unified School District. In 2007, the School District bought land for a new building to house the freshman class to relieve overcrowding at SLHS. This move has met with some opposition due to the separation of the freshman class from the rest of the school. The freshman (9th grade) campus is named the "Fred T. Korematsu Campus", after civil rights activist Fred Korematsu who had significant connections to San Leandro. As of the 2017-2018 school year, the campus had its status removed as a 9th grade only campus and now houses the math and foreign language department for all grade levels, with some exceptions.


San Leandro High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Students are allowed to take courses either as College Preparatory(CP), Honors(H) or Advanced Placement(AP).

Advanced Placement Courses are offered in(as of the 2019-2020 school year)...

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP French Language and Culture
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics 2
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History
  • AP Chinese Language and Culture
Turnbull & Asser

San Leandro High School Community Virtues

We are lifelong learners. We are leaders in training. Don't be part of the problem. Be part of the solution. Failure is not an option. Respect is a sign of strength. Discipline yourself so no one else has to. Stay calm at all times. If you have a goal, nothing is impossible. We come from greatness.

Fine arts

San Leandro High School has art programs including those deemed Advanced Placement, with classes ranging from sculpture to creative writing. The music program features marching band, jazz band, wind ensemble, freshmen band, freshmen orchestra, advanced orchestra, choir, and Notables. The drama department puts on theater and musical productions each fall and spring.

In 2011, with funding from the voter-approved Measure B school bond, the new Arts Education Center opened. The building contains a state of the art green screen room and control room, two sound booths, five classrooms, and a 552-seat performing arts theater.


Sports available at the school include football, cross-country, tennis golf, volleyball, water polo, basketball, soccer, wrestling, track and field, swimming, badminton, baseball and softball.

Awards and recognition

San Leandro High School was recognized by the California Department of Education in 1996 as a California Distinguished School.

In 2018, the College Board Advanced Placement named the San Leandro Unified School District a District of the Year for being the national leader among medium-sized school districts in expanding access to Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses to high school students while simultaneously improving AP Exam performance. The San Leandro Unified School District was one of 447 school districts across the U.S. and Canada that achieved placement on the annual AP District Honor Roll.


In 2014, the San Leandro High School student population was measured at 39.7% Hispanic, 25.3% Asian, 15.2% Black, 16.7% White, 0.5% American Indian, 1.5% Pacific Islander and 1.9% Multi-Racial.

Clubs and organizations

San Leandro High School has many clubs and organizations including:

  • African American Student Union: a social club for African-American students.
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID): a program to help students to get into 4-year universities. San Leandro High has also gained the title as a National AVID Demonstration School.
  • Distributive Education Clubs of America: a national organization for developing business and economics skills.
  • Jefferson Service Club:The San Leandro Jefferson Service Club is a group of student activists, who have come together as a grass-roots organization to make a long lasting impact in the community.

San Leandro also has three academies in partnership with the California Partnership Academies program. These academies are:

  • Business Academy: an academy that explains to students how to excel in the business world and teaches them how to market and sell products.
  • San Leandro Academy of Multimedia: an academy that is designed for students to learn about the creative arts, like photography, videography, and animation.
  • Social Justice Academy: an academy established in 2007 that teaches students how to give back to society, through community service projects.

Notable alumni

  • Chris Cannizzaro, former MLB catcher (New York Mets, San Diego Padres).
  • Jared Cunningham, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings).
  • Tamara De Treaux, actress who played the title character in motion scenes in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
  • Dennis Dixon, former NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills). In his senior season in high school of 2002, Dixon threw for 2,426 yards and 30 touchdowns and led the Pirates to a 12-1 season.
  • Curtis Goodwin, former MLB outfielder (Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles).
  • Arthur Larsen, tennis player, ranked number one in the U.S. in 1950 and number 3 in 1955.
  • Charles Leno, Jr., NFL offensive lineman (Chicago Bears).
  • Russell Means, leader of the American Indian Movement.
  • Julian Nash, former MLS forward (San Jose Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo).
  • Jarrad Page, former NFL safety (Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings) and minor league baseball outfielder (Los Angeles Dodgers).
  • Dawn Robinson, singer; founding member of R&B vocal group En Vogue.
  • Tim Stokes, former NFL offensive lineman (Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers).
  • Marviel Underwood, former NFL safety (Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers).
  • Icehouse Wilson, former baseball player (Detroit Tigers) and college football player (St. Mary's College)


External links

  • School Website

San Leandro High School

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