Who We Are

Welcome to Leigh High School, Home of the Longhorns
Leigh High School opened in 1962 and is one of five comprehensive high schools in Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD). Leigh serves residents in the areas of southwest San Jose and Los Gatos. Our school is committed to providing a well-rounded and dynamic educational, social, and emotional experience to our approximately 1800 students.
Leigh provides a comprehensive curriculum that includes instructional programs designed for college-bound, Special Education, and career technical education (CTE) students. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement (AP) and honors/accelerated courses. In addition to rigorous academics, Leigh boasts award-winning music, athletic, and visual arts programs and has sixty clubs to serve students' interests.
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Leigh's vision is to foster a learning community where we all strive for continual growth. 

Leigh’s mission is to create a safe, caring learning environment that prepares students for success in their post-high school lives. This includes engaging in meaningful activities, using appropriate tools, thinking critically, problem solving, and applying analytical skills. Students, staff, and parents share the responsibility for advancing the school's mission.


We work together to create a safe, inclusive community where everyone values diversity and feels a sense of purpose and belonging.



We learn through curiosity, collaboration, willingness to take risks, steady effort, and reflection.



We conduct ourselves with honesty and responsibility, fostering accountability in our authentic learning environment.

A Little History
Leigh High School was school was named for Hugh A. Leigh, a leading farmer/horticulturist in the Valley of Heart's Delight. Leigh once had 180 acres in the area. Mr. Leigh's daughter, Hughana Leigh Cross, once lived in a farmhouse on the site of the school.
Photo of Hugh Leigh's house today, located off Leigh Avenue near Hamilton Avenue. 
Leigh House
Take a peek into Leigh!
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