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School Profile

School Mission & Profile

Mission Statement

Mt. Eden is a comprehensive college preparatory high school dedicated to educating a diverse community of learners. MEHS teaches critical thinking skills to provide students with the expertise needed for college and career success in the 21st century. Scholars will reach their fullest potential in a safe learning environment that is staffed with caring adults. The intersection of academic competence and social conscience is achieved through an integrated pedagogical, co-curricular, and extra-curricular program.

Vision Statement

Mt. Eden High School will be a recognized leader in preparing students to participate in a global economy.  We believe in the collaboration of staff, students, parents, and community to develop a culture of college and career readiness. We consciously emphasize the values and skills that will produce life-long learners.

The School

Mt. Eden High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school in the city of Hayward, located in the Bay Area, approximately 30 miles southeast of San Francisco. The student body consists of approximately 2000 students representing a wide range of ethnic backgrounds. More than 32 different languages are reported as the first language of students.

Six Period Day

On a 6 period day, students take 6 classes a day all year long. Some students opt to take an additional  “0” period or “7th” period class or both.

College Attendance

Approximately 25% of Mt. Eden graduates attend a four-year university or college; 65% attend a two-year community college.

Honors/Advanced Placement Courses

These courses are designated by “H” or “AP” in the course title and are weighted in the GPA.

  • AP U.S. History
  • AP Government
  • Economics Honors 
  • AP Language & Composition      
  • AP Literature       
  • AP Calculus AB  
  • AP Calculus BC   
  • AP Statistics  
  • Chemistry Honors
  • Physiology Honors           
  • AP Physics
  • Spanish III Honors
  • AP Spanish                      
  • AP Spanish Literature                
  • French III Honors
  • French IV Honors
  • Japanese III Honors
  • AP Drawing      
  • AP 3-D Design                                        

Note: Many Mt. Eden students take college courses at the local community college (Chabot College).

Grading System

Grades A, B, C, D, F. GPA weighted.

Two GPA’s given on transcript: the state GPA represents sophomore and junior year grades only and excludes P.E. The total GPA includes all classes for four years.

Class Rank is calculated on the basis of the total GPA.

Graduation Requirements

Mt. Eden students must earn 220 units to graduate and earn a diploma.