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About Live Oak

Live Oak High School is a comprehensive high school in the Morgan Hill Unified School District (MHUSD), serving students in grades nine through twelve. Live Oak is located in Morgan Hill, in the southern part of Santa Clara County, a fast growing suburban area that has managed to retain the aura of a small town. Students reside in the cities of Morgan Hill and San Jose, as well as the unincorporated areas of San Martin and the Coyote Valley. (MHUSD spans the second largest geographic area of California school districts.) The student population reflects the rich ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the community.

Live Oak recently celebrated its 100th anniversary! The original Live Oak High School was located at the current site of Britton Middle School in Morgan Hill . Live Oak has undergone significant remodeling and technology infrastructure upgrades over the past few years, including a new theater and amphitheater area, new locker rooms, replacement of the school’s front façade, and a new digital marquee.


It is the Vision of Live Oak High School to graduate students who demonstrate College and Career readiness to become productive workers and contributing global citizens. Our students will be ethical, critical, independent thinkers, informative navigators, and lifelong learners in order to be leaders and valuable participants in the 21st century.

Mission Statement

The Mission of Live Oak High School is to provide a challenging, high quality educational environment. We are committed to equity and success for all students. For this purpose, all teachers will incorporate real life tasks, differentiated instruction, varied modalities, and appropriate technology to extend learning beyond the school environment. This community of learning will encourage all students to identify their unique abilities and talents to develop their college and career readiness. Thus, our students will become knowledgeable, skilled, responsible, adaptive, and creative global citizens.

Beliefs about Students and Learning

  • We believe that there should be a curriculum for all students that reflects clear expectations, high academic standards, and meaningful assessments.
  • We believe that students learn best when they are well-known, valued, and connected to a wide variety of advocates such as teachers, counselors, staff, administration, and parents.
  • We believe students learn best when they are actively engaged through a variety of modalities and learning styles.
  • We believe that students learn best in an environment that is emotionally and physically safe, is mutually respectful, is prejudice free, and is well-maintained with up-to-date facilities and equipment.
  • We believe that all students should develop the necessary skills to succeed in their desired post-secondary pathways.

What is an ACORN?

Extending branches for success… What is an Acorn?live oak mural design

Adaptive Life-Long Learners

Collaborators and Communicators

Ongoing Problem Solvers and Independent Thinkers

Respectful and Responsible Citizens

Navigators of the Future through Technology and Innovation