Who We Are
San Leandro High School offers challenging curriculum and electives, creative opportunities in the arts, and an extensive variety of sports, clubs and extracurricular activities. We also offer several “small schools within a school” academies for students to find a niche and pursue their interests. We continue to work to improve our programs. We recently updated our six-year plan and were accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We encourage you to review these opportunities further. Full course details are provided in the SLHS course directory provided to each student in the spring.
History of San Leandro High School
The first San Leandro High School opened at Bancroft and Estudillo Avenues in 1926. In the 1930’s, San Leandro changed from an agrarian to a residential community with sub-divisions replacing cherry orchards. San Leandro High was a part of the Oakland School District. World War II saw rapid transformation of the community. Industrialization and a rapidly growing population created the need for newer and larger schools. On September 12, 1949, students moved into the building which now houses San Leandro High. The old high school building became Bancroft Junior High. A local election in 1952 unified the two schools under the San Leandro School Board, until then an elementary District. The old building on Bancroft and Estudillo was replaced by the present Bancroft Middle School in 1955 at the same time John Muir Middle School opened on the West side of town. Pacific and Lincoln High schools were added in the 1960’s to meet the peak of the post-war baby boom. When enrollments declined, Pacific was closed in 1983 leaving San Leandro High with two feeder Middle Schools and Lincoln Continuation School. In the fall of 2010, the high school opened the Fred T. Korematsu Campus exclusively for the ninth grade. The mission of the school is to give special support to ninth graders as they transition into high school.
SLHS Community Virtues
We are life long learners.
We are leaders in training.
Don’t be part of the problem. Be part of the solution.
Failure is not an option.
Respect is a sign of strength.
Discipline yourself so no one else has to.
Stay calm at all times.
If you have a goal, nothing is impossible.
We come from greatness.
SLHS Vision Statement
- All students are prepared to be productive members of society.
- All students enter SLHS with a four year plan for high school.
- All students leave SLHS with options for success:
- 4 year college
- Community College to four-year college
- Vocational or Trade School Admittance
- Public Service