Silver Creek High School (San Jose, California) Silver Creek is one of only eight high schools in the nation to produce two Olympic Champions. Millard Hampton, a graduate of Silver Creek, won a Gold Medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in the 400-meter relay and a Silver Medal in the 200-meter dash. Andre Phillips, also a Silver Creek graduate, won a Gold Medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in the 400-meter hurdles.
Silver Creek holds an annual Track and Field invitational titled "Hampton Phillips Classic" held at San Jose City College. The Track and Field meet in named after Millard Hampton and Andre Phillips. Silver Creek has won several CCS, League, and State titles in Track and Field and Cross Country. Silver Creek's Track and Field team remains in the top "Mt. Hamilton Division" in the Blossom Valley League. Silver Creek's Cross Country team also remains in "Mt. Hamilton Division" ever since the Blossom Valley League was created. The Wrestling team has also remained in the top division for at least two decades, and was undefeated in the 2016-17 season. Overall, typically half of the school's 14 varsity sports compete in the Mt. Hamilton Division.
The AP Program at Silver Creek is the largest in its district, offering 28+ AP Classes.
Silver Creek is also the only school in the district that offers a Japanese language program.