San Jose High School

San Jose High School (HM1B01)

Location: San Jose, CA 95116 Santa Clara County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 21.004', W 121° 52.273'

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150 Years

Founded in 1863 during the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln, SJHS is the oldeest high school in Santa Clara County and second oldest in California. Its first classes were held in a 2nd floor room of J.G. Orbon's flour store, where Joseph Bowen, the founder and first teacher and principal taught classes. On January 1, 1868, SJHS was located on Santa Clara Street, where the first diplomas were awarded to high school students. In 1898, a new high school building was ready on Washington Square and declared at the time one of the finest high schools in California. On April 18, 1906, the building was destroyed by the San Francisco earthquake. After the earthquake of 1906, classes were held for two years in the Lincoln school building. On September 9, 1908, a new SJHS was dedicated on San Fernando Street, but with the growth of higher education in the early 1950s, SJHS was forced to relocate once again. The site is now San Jose State University. Since November 2, 1952, SJHS has been at this current location.

Graduates include leaders in education, athletics, the arts, business, philanthropy, and public service. These include three United States Congressmen, a San Jose Mayor and Cabinet member. As an International Baccalaureate World School, it continues to provide leadership models.
HM NumberHM1B01
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series.
Year Placed2013
Placed BySan Jose High Class of 1972, Native Sons of the Golden West & Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850, E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 1:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 599974 N 4134305
Decimal Degrees37.35006667, -121.87121667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 21.004', W 121° 52.273'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 21' 0.24" N, 121° 52' 16.38" W
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Area Code(s)408
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1155 E Julian St, San Jose CA 95116, US
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