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Prospect High School

Prospect High School's Background and History

Prospect High School, established in 1968, is located on the west side of the Santa Clara County’s Silicon Valley. Our 14-building campus is spread over 29 acres near the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Located within the city limits of Saratoga, our students reside in the communities of San Jose (80%), Campbell (15%) and Saratoga (5%). Prospect is at the crossroads of the tenth largest city in the United States and several smaller communities, and our student population reflects those demographics.

PHS has a population of approximately 1,550 students, 72 certificated staff (teachers, admin and counselors) and 28 support staff (clerical,custodial, cafeteria, and aides). Our class size average is 32 students per academic class. We stress a standards-based curriculum in an atmosphere that is safe, challenging, and supportive.


Prospect's Motto: Choose Success!

In 2013, Prospect adopted the schoolwide motto, "Choose Success!"  The concept of "Choose Success!" can be applied in all aspects of students' lives:
  • Choose Success in the Classroom –  come to class on time, prepared, and ready to learn.
  • Choose Success during Study Hall – Study Hall is a daily 30-minute opportunity for students to meet with teachers and peers to review concepts, practice skills, study for tests, prepare for projects, etc.  
  • Choose Success and Get Involved – become a part of our campus and participate in sports, school clubs, and school events. Parents are encouraged to get involved through our many booster clubs and the PTSA.
  • Choose Success with Naviance – utilize this valuable resource for high school and post high school plans.