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Shirakawa (George, Sr.) Elementary School

Public | K-8

 
 

Living in San Jose

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $320,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,460.

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted November 12, 2013

My child started out here three years ago and its just been one problem after another. Out of those three years we have had only One great teacher. His first teacher wouldn't always teach in english! Bring her kid to class and it wasn't to "help" out. Now for his thrid year we a ten year teacher who tells kids "you'll be your mothers problem in ten mins." Who doesn't care about her students anymore and just gives them packets of easy "busy work". There a new principal, compared to last one there is NO leadership or involvement. If it wasn't for her front staff the school would fall apart. Those two wonderful at least. Don't send your child here if actually care about what kind of education they are getting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

I think you guys should know that this is a really great school. The teachers push the students to succeed while having fun. One of my favorite teachers are Miss Ly. Although people say she's very strict, she can also be fun. People like her make great teachers. A lot of her students get 600s on STAR tests. She works VERY hard.. Months before STAR Tests or any other big tests like benchmarks, she uses her free time to help us study. In the morning, she'd come in early to review for us. During lunch, instead of eating, she'd be helping us review. After school, if you need any help, Miss Ly will always be there for you. Also, Miss Ly is a GREAT teacher. Sure she may give us a lot of homework sometimes, but that's good. I've been having Miss Ly for 5th, 7th and 8th grade. Thanks Miss Ly! We love you and we miss you! There are also other really great teachers out there too. Ms Roberts is very caring and sweet. I had her for 4th grade. :) Actually, all of the teachers are great. Not only the teachers, but the students and principal. The students are VERY welcoming to new students. Best school ever. I'm now a freshman in high school and I miss Shirakawa a lot. haha.


Posted March 27, 2013

I been here since kindergarten I love this school! Staff members, students,more are friendly! Recommended !!!!


Posted December 13, 2012

My two kids had stayed in Challenger School since preschool, then I transferred them to Shirakawa school when they entered 2nd / 3rd grade. my kids love Shirakawa school right away. The school has lots of activities, even field trips. Teachers and principal are very dedicated to their work. School bus drivers and office administrators are very friendly. They have created a fair, safe and encouraging environment for kids. We are very satisfied with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2012

This School is rising every year under the guidance of dedicated principal and hardworking teachers. I am glad that my son is going here.The school performance in last CST test has improved a lot which showed their dedication and hard work. This year i am noticing that teachers here are trying to find new and creative ways to teach the children the math and English subjects which according to me is quite commendable. I am particularly impress with their math curriculum and activities. They have well- balanced homework for students. The school encourages parent involvement. I am the parent who is very much involved in my child education. It is very important for every parents to focus on their child education at home and work with them at home, then your child will do well in school. We send our children to school to educate and its we the parent have to mentor them at home. And encourage them to do well in their studies. The onus is not just on teachers only to educate our child but on us too at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2012

Can you tell which comments were written by 8th graders who were held to higher standards than they were used to? Don't let a few snotty kids who didn't like their 8th grade teacher be the few reviews you read. I have worked here for 5 years and we have a dedicated staff, a strong principal, and 98% of the students are awesome. Yes, we are understaffed and need more parent involvement, but I would enroll my student here without hesitation.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 28, 2012

i've been there for 3 years and oh god it sucked. if your looking for a school with a viarity of kids just turn around and leave.if you go to a diffrent school give your self a pat on the back.kids are mean and some teachers don't give a cracker about kids


Posted September 1, 2011

This school is overall good compares to other Franklin-Mckinely schools in terms of studies,ambience and location wise. What i like most that i am seeing steady improvement in my kid's performance in Maths and Language.The principal and teachers are very approachable too if you have concern relating to your child educational development needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2011

My son's teacher was so dedicated to helping him do his very best. The principle helped make this school safe for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2011

WORST SCHOOL EVER! its awful!!! not recommended! all work and no play! mean and rude teachers! BOOOO!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

This school is best among other san jose public school so they say. This is my son's first public school experience.He goes to second grade and his class constantly emphasis on maths and reading curriculam. Also new principal seems actually very dedicated and approchable towards the betterment of school progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2010

I must say I feel lucky to be attending such a superior school. Last year my son was in kindergarten. I was nervous for him due to the fact that my son was in a daycare/ preschool that had no real foundation for reading and writing. My son went into that class unable to write his alphabet, his name, or read. His teacher took the time to notice his strengths and weaknesses. She showed superb teaching skills and took my son from ground zero to an acheiver. His teacher would send home honest updates on his progress each week, every time we had parent teacher conferences it was the same- pure honesty and helpful advise of different resources to better my childs education based on his own level of learning. I am pleased knowing my child has a better understanding of what a teacher should be, a true mentor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

The staff is knowlegable and fair. Most of the teachers enjoy being there teaching the kids. I help out a lot and even the upper grade kids seem to like their teachers and enjoy class (as much as most kids seem to).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

the teachers are passionate, the students are alive, spirited and seem to enjoy the staff and campus.


Posted August 9, 2009

I wish this school had music class. I was hoping my son would continue practicing trumpet in band, but when I asked, they had discontinued music classes. Very disappointing!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2006

This school is very nice outside ! If your child doesn't have any special needs,it seem ok ,but when your child is in special needs it really is terrible.They don't have enough services and don't care much about how to help your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2006

Has good sports program and some parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2006

Shirakawa school has many extracurricular activities. They provide after school sessions, GATE programs, some sports, and contests. Some teachers may focus more in language, science, math or social studies. The staff of Shirakawa are big on safety. Their discipline is also great. Shirakawa focuses more on how kids could be involved in their school more than adults. They emphasize on students independence.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 22, 2005

In my experience I do not agree with the teacher's reward method.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2005

I must say, Shirakawa Elementary School has over met any expectations I had for a Kindergarten school. Starting into Kindergarten, my son has had to face some difficult situations; homelessness, loss of father, no steady routine, etc., I was worried about him. But I have to give it to the Principal Pat Perez, she listens and instantly takes action. She listened to me, we had a meeting with his teacher and decided to change his class and attendance time, all of which lead to almost instant progress. She offered me contact information for counseling, etc. but did not interfere or overstep her grounds on pushing me into anything. His teacher Mr. Tim Garcia was an exceptional kindergarten teacher. I had alot on my plate but with the suppport of the staff at Shirakawa, my son passed and got to participate in the graduation ceremony receiving a diploma and everything.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

866

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2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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API score

866

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2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank (2012)
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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77%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

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49%

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48%

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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
91%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

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26%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Females67%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asian70%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students70%
Females73%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner68%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females68%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students79%
Females79%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner61%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate71%
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students68%
Females72%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students76%
Females82%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner59%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Females70%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females70%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students61%
Females61%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females79%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students79%
Females87%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner41%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Females79%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students76%
Females83%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students94%
Females94%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate95%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)90%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females70%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students13%
Females23%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students66%
Females65%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students81%
Females83%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Asian 43%
Hispanic 42%
Two or more races 4%
White 4%
Black 2%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/AN/A
English language learners 43%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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San Jose, CA 95112
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