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San Jose's Leigh High School Under Review for Accreditation

San Jose's Leigh High School is under review for renewal of its accreditation, a voluntary process to rate a school's program and operation.

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    One of California's top schools in the South Bay is under close examination by education officials. Damian Trujillo reports. (Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016)

    One of California's top schools in the South Bay is under close examination by education officials.

    San Jose's Leigh High School is under review for renewal of its accreditation, a voluntary process to rate a school's program and operation. The Campbell Union High School District superintendent in a letter said campus officials and the district are working with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, or WASC, to renew Leigh High's accreditation.

    Leigh High, known as a California Distinguished School, currently has an accreditation good through next school year.

    WASC is looking at issues like the achievement gap, percentage of English language learners and Latino students, and examining how the school is increasing college and career readiness for all students.

    If the school fails to renew its accreditation, some educators said it could impact college admission for future students.

    Some parents at the school do not seem too concerned about the issue.

    "I'm actually pretty happy with Leigh High," parent Tracy Hudson said, who has three kids attending the school.

    The superintendent plans to hold a parent meeting on campus Monday night to discuss the accreditation issue.

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