Mount Pleasant High School (San Jose, California)

at , San Jose, 95127 United States

Mount Pleasant High School (San Jose, California)

San Jose , CA 95127
United States
Contact Phone
P: (408) 937-2800


Mt. Pleasant High School is a public high school located in San Jose, California. It is a part of the East Side Union High School DistrictSteve PoiznerAfter selling his high-tech businesses, Steve Poizner worked at the school as a volunteer teacher, writing about it in Mount Pleasant: My Journey from Creating a Billion-Dollar Company to Teaching at a Struggling Public High School, a book released in April 2010. Poizner invoked hyperbole while describing the school, including exaggerating crime and graduation rates at the school and in the neighborhood. Ira Glass and This American Life exposed the differences between Poizner's account and the true story of the school, with Glass calling the story "obviously and provably untrue." Mt. Pleasant's high school principal, Teresa Marquez, cancelled Poizner's visit to the school, then Marquez and students protested the book at a book signing. The book reached the fifth position of the New York Times bestseller list, but that was possibly through altering of the sales data by ResultSource, a book marketing company.Notable alumni Jeneba Tarmoh, member of the 2012 USA Olympic team, gold medal winner, 4x100m Relay Jhonen Vasquez, comics artist and creator of the popular animated series Invader Zim

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Ellie D.

WTH! Attended my Nieces 2015 Graduation which was at the Civic Center in downtown San Jose, a pivotal moment for a Senior graduating. We were all very... Read more

Sherry M.

My son and daughter started football and cheer and their practices are held at this high school. It used to be my arch rival back when I was in high... Read more

Francis B.

This school needs a makeover, there basketball court looks sooooo depressing. They need a lot of work here.
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