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Welcome to Evergreen Valley High School's Website!

EVHS is an amazing school that has achieved so much in its short existence.  Since opening its doors in 2002, EVHS has grown to a student population of 2885 students.  While this may seem like a large number, we are very proud that our students, parents, and faculty feel there is a closeness one would find in a small community.  EVHS is a warm community where the staff is proud of their work and our students are proud to attend Evergreen.  Our students know they are privileged to attend one of the best schools in the South Bay and they enjoy their years at EVHS.

The test data at EVHS is a testament to student achievement and teacher effort. Students and staff earned an outstanding Academic Performance Index score of 866 in 2012-13 which was the last year APIs were posted in California.  Approximately 2200 Advanced Placement exams were taken by over 1000 students in 2016-17 school years and the scores exceeded the national averages.  Eighty-seven percent of EVHS seniors self report moving on to the collegiate level with the rest are entering the workforce, vocational careers, or the military.

The school offers twenty-one different Advanced Placement Courses for college credit. Eleventh and Twelfth graders have the option to apply to the ACCEL mid level college program at Evergreen Community College, and the ability to attend over 30 courses at the Silicon Valley Career Technical Education Center (formerly named CCOC).  EVHS also offers a full selection of courses that meet the California State University, University of California, and private college entrance requirements including advanced coursework in all content areas.

The EVHS Counseling Department, teaching staff, and administrative team communicates with parents via email, School Loop, and multiple parent nights throughout the year.  Additionally, all students have access to the online Naviance program for the purpose of college and career  planning.  The school webpage itself provides much information about the school including a daily email bulletin.  Our counseling program also offers a comprehensive multi service program (MST) which assists students and parents by connecting them with community services.

Our student government and our Leadership class lead our school activities which includes lunch time activities and entertainment, rallies, dances, haunted houses, and more. There are dozens of large events held yearly which includes the day and night rallies during homecoming, our famous Winterfest, and the Battle of the Classes.

EVHS is very proud of its thriving and exciting extra and co-curricular offerings which include a full orchestra, band, wind ensemble, guitar program, choir, drama, visual arts, competitive robotics, and computer science. There are 15 boys/girls sports including football, track and field, volleyball, basketball, badminton, soccer, baseball, softball, cross country, water polo, swimming, tennis, golf, wrestling, and cheerleading.  EVHS athletics has won 17 Boy’s Division Titles and 24 Girl’s Titles with 8 teams becoming CCS Champions.  Additionally, there are about 100 student clubs in which to participate. EVHS is also home to the Child Development Center which offers day care for qualifying families throughout the district. This program is run with the support of EVHS students who work in the center.  Feel free to browse these offerings on the website.  

Students, we know you will enjoy your days at EVHS because being a Cougar is like having a second family!

Parents, please jump right in by joining our PTSA, helping out our Athletic and Band Booster programs, joining our Latino Parent Coalition and English Learners Advisory Committee, or by attending our Site Council meetings.

Please stop by our Parent Center if the main administration building (D104) with any questions you might have.  Feel free to contact us through our email addresses on School Loop or by calling the school.  We look forward to speaking with you and to seeing you at school events.

Go Cougars!

Lauren Kelly

Principal

kellyl@esuhsd.org