District Wide Broadcast Message

District Office will be closed on Monday, 4/17.

Welcome to Orchard School District

As one of the oldest teaching institutions in California, Orchard began as a school for settlers in 1862. With over a century and a half of academic history, we continue to educate today's young minds in becoming tomorrow's leaders.

As you visit the pages on this site, we hope to share our culture of excellence and commitment through our faculty, parents and staff. And we hope you agree that Orchard continues to create an environment that nurtures personal and academic achievement one student at a time.

Charcot Avenue Extension Project

Please revisit this site for updates or contact your City Council Member for more information. The City of San Jose wants to build a freeway overpass that will drop down onto Silkwood Lane next to Orchard School from the other side of I-880. See the Project Limits and Sections. See this public service announcement video link. A Community Meeting was held on March 22, 2017, and the next meetings will be in the summer of 2017. See the Schedule/Next Steps information. Updates will be posted at this site.

California School Dashboard

The California School Dashboard has been released! Click here to learn more about how California will report a school’s progress. Watch this video to learn more. The video will repeat in Spanish (el video va repetir en espanol). Click here for reports on all schools. There will be parent meetings on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:20 a.m., 2:40 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. in the MPR. 


Please be advised that the gates around the school will be closed 10 minutes after the start of school and will be opened ten minutes before dismissal.  As always our goal is to keep our students and staff safe.  Also, if a gate is closed, when leaving our campus, please make sure to close it when you leave.


Potter’s House Church Parking Lot 

Please note during pick-up and drop-off you will no longer be able to park your car in the Potter House Church parking lot. If you do you will be asked to remove your car. Starting on 1/9/17 they will chain-off the entrance to their parking lot. The property manager has also informed us they will have cars towed away.

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