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Morgan Hill Highlights

Morgan Hill is a city of just over 45,000 residents, located at the southern end of the Santa Clara Valley, 10 miles south of San Jose and 70 miles south of San Francisco. Positioned on the southern extreme of the Silicon Valley, Morgan Hill is an important edge community with the potential for providing ancillary services to major firms in the heart of the Silicon Valley, San Francisco Peninsula and East Bay regions.

Morgan Hill prides itself on being a family community located in an area with beautiful hillsides surrounding a valley providing a peaceful atmosphere and a superior quality of life. With the addition of the City’s Community Center and Playhouse, Aquatic Center, Sports Complex, indoor Recreation Center and library, children and adults alike are drawn in to the community as a whole.

The Morgan Hill Unified School District encompasses 296 square miles and serves the ethnically diverse population of Morgan Hill, San Martin, a small portion of south San Jose, and areas of Santa Clara County from Bernal Road in San Jose south to Church Street in San Martin. The Morgan Hill Unified School District serves approximately 9,100 students.

Fourteen schools

6 Elementary Schools (K-5)
2 Elementary/Middle School (K-8)
2 Middle Schools (6-8)
2 Comprehensive High Schools (9-12)
1 Continuation High School (10-12)
1 Community Adult School      

Other Highlights

  • Home School Program (K-8)
  • National Blue Ribbon School (Jackson Elementary – 1999)
  • California Distinguished Schools (P.A. Walsh – 1993; Nordstrom – 1995; Jackson – 1997)
  • Title I Achieving School Award, (Barrett Elementary, 2006-07)
  • Extensive program offerings at the high school level, including advanced placement/ honors classes, award winning agriculture, journalism, music, drama, dance and art programs; clothing, computer, welding, woodworking and many more elective opportunities
  • Extensive technology labs supporting the instructional program
  • Outstanding high school athletic programs for boys and girls with numerous League and Section championships
  • Award-winning bands at both middle schools and high schools
  • Strong parent / community support
  • Teachers Aid Coalition – a community-based group of local business owners donate money and supplies for district classrooms
  • Booster organizations including: athletics, music, agriculture, and grad
  • Community Partnerships
  • Silicon Valley Engineering Council Summer Academy partnership with Santa Clara University, Santa Clara County Office of Education and San Jose State University
  • American Institute of Mathematics (AIM)   

MHUSD Non-Discrimination Policy

The Governing Board of the Morgan Hill Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education.  Morgan Hill Unified School District programs and activities do not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, age, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or the perception of one or more of such characteristics.  The board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities.

Reference Board Policies 0140 and 1312.3

Policy Manual

District Wide Student Diversity – 2017-18

Hispanic, 50%

Native American, 0.6%

Asian, 8.5%

Pacific Islander, 0.4%

Filipino, 2.3%

African-American, 1.7%

White, 31.3%

Other or Not Reported, 5.2%

Languages in MHUSD

English Language Learners 15%
(of total student enrollment in 2019)
  • Spanish  86%
  • Vietnamese 2.84%
  • Punjabi 1.12%
  • Arabic 1.12%
  • Mandarin 1.05%

Employee Group Representatives

Morgan Hill Federation of Teachers (certificated)
Gemma Ables, President
16450 Monterey Road, Suite 5-7,
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Morgan Hill Classified Employee Association (classified)
Danielle Nunes, Chairperson
District Office
Morgan Hill Educational Leaders Association
Patrick Buchser, President
Principal, Jackson Academy for Math & Music

Student School Calendars

2019-20 School Calendar
2020-21 School Calendar