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Welcome to Orchard

As one of the oldest teaching institutions in California, Orchard began as a school for settlers in 1856. 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.

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Next Board Meeting is May 3, 2016
       Closed Session 6:00 - 7:00 PM
       Open Session 7:00 PM

Click Here for Announcement - School Board Vacancy
       Accepting Applications at the District Office
       Deadline - April 22,2016 at 4:00p.m.

School Board Vacancy

Interviews for applicants for a vacant seat on Orchard School District's Board of Trustees will be held on May 3, 2016 (approximately 6:00pm) at the Orchard School District Board Room. The address is 921 Fox Lane, San Jose, CA 95131.

Application Deadline is April 22, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. Applications may be obtained at the District Office or click here for a PDF version of the application. A timeline of the vacancy selection can also be viewed here.

For further information please contact Dr. Joel Ruiz Herrera, Superintendent, via email to jherrera at orchardsd dot org or at (408) 944-0397.

Measure E Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee Member Recruitment

Currently, Orchard School District has 7 open seats for the Measure E Citizen's Oversight Committee (COC). The terms are for 2 years every 2 years (maximum of 3 terms consecutively). The District is recruiting individuals that will be able to provide service to the Community and the District by serving on the COC. This committee only meets 2 to 3 times per year. You can apply by completing the online application immediately.

Please review the Committee's Purpose and Responsibilities and you are encouraged to apply if you believe you meet the requirements. Applications will be reviewed and the final appointments will be approved by the Board.



California’s New Testing Program
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is the new statewide student assessment system. Click here for more information. The online Practice and Training Tests are available here for anyone to try out.

Take a step back in time to learn about the roots of Orchard School District founded as a political subdivision on May 19, 1856. Take the History Tour.