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3701 Rue Mirassou Drive
San Jose, CA 95148

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March 20, 2014
This school is amazing! It is a bright, cheery space. The students are involved in many activities and the school has lots of technology like SmartBoards in every room. My kids love going here and want to participate in all the activities offered--especially Hip-Hop!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
My kids are transferred to Clark and find Clark to be more challenging in academics. Teachers at Clark tend to teach each subject area more in depth. Clark's kids work harder, get more involved in math (like Math Olympiad), and almost every kid learns one kind of musical instruments. The school is probably under-resourced in staffing and teacher-to-student ratio is not great. However, I think the school is doing a great job in getting the kids to learn a lot. Clark's teachers are over-worked... so be easy on them.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2013
I agree up to some point with the last parent review, when she/he said that the school has high scores because parents can afford to pay after school programs, I witnessed it when I asked one of the girls in my daughter's kindergarten class where she had learned to read so fluent, she told me she was in programs after school and like many other kids were. As a stayed home mom I volunteer and supported my daughter the most I could but sometimes I did feel that my daughter was being left behind academically because they have such high expectations on a 5 year old. Her teacher was great though very supportive with her specially because her home language is Spanish she was in a program for few weeks to help her catch up. I have been thinking of moving my daughter to a dual language immersion school but it's hard to decide when this school is very well equipped. Overall I have no complaints, exempt that snacks in kindergarten are brought by parents to share with the class and only certain things that keep my little one hungry; however she learned so much AAnd I'm just thankful to see great teachers caring for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2013
Don't be fooled by the nice houses around this school. This was my son's first year here and just say I've been losing a lot of sleep. Before attending this school my son use to wake up every morning excited to go to school. That has changed completely. Now he asks me is the weekend here yet. He doesn't enjoy going to school like he use to. His teacher is so moody. After talking to numerous parents I've been told not to bring up any concerns you have about your child's teacher. Unless you want your child's teacher to give your child a hard time at school. It's so sad to have parents tell me that. It worries me when I send my son off to school. Living in a more upscale neighborhood you would think the school would be better. Unfortunately these teachers are not held accountable for any of their acts due to the teacher's union. Teachers cannot reprimanded for anything. Teachers are untouchable. The reason why the schools scores high in these affluent areas is that parents can afford to send their kids to after school programs, its not because the teachers here are good teachers. In conclusion don't think just because your paying more for a house the schools are better

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2012
My son just graduated from the school after staying here for 6 years. Overall, this is wonderful school from academic, to environment, to activities, to teachers caring, to parent involvement, to students themselves. This school is very compatitive to private schools and other great schools in Palo Alto and Cupertino. My son likes the school so much that he doen't allow us to move out Evergreen at all, although some of his friends are in Cupertino and Palo Alto. I recommend parents being more active to the school events, more thinking, more caring, more volunteers, to build better community.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
First let me say if you do not have a child that goes to this school why are you making these specific comments? It sounds like you are attacking a teacher without all the facts and then ranting about whatever comes into your mind. By the way, the teacher that you have named is one of the best, caring,creative,inspiring people I have ever met.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
I would like to respond to the review by someone claiming to NOT have children at Clark, yet they seem to have teacher names and THINK they know other details such as a specific incident that might have happened at the school, API importance of the district/school, the amount of homework, and that students at Clark have "suicidal thoughts" due to the pressures put on them by the school. Really?! First, this person must be an unhappy parent that is referencing something to do with their own student, or it is some with an axe to grind for some other reason. If it is an actual parent, how dare you mention a teacher by name and not even talk to them directly, which I really doubt you did, because if you had, you would know the teacher mentioned is NOTHING like what you stated. Very cowardly of you. If your issue is with this teacher, then why are you slamming the entire school/district? The teachers at this school put no more pressure on the students than do the parents. The goal from all involved at this school is to create successful and productive citizens in the local and global communities. How DARE you speak this way of this wonderful teacher and the school/district.

- submitted by a teacher
May 10, 2011
I am consistently impressed by the quality of education in this school. Way much better than expected.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2010
plenty of parent volunteers, computer equipments, extra curriculum activities, friendly teachers and principle, safe environment,

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2010
Excellent school. My son started his first grade in this school since the school started. I have 2 kids going to this school. The teachers and parents are very involved with the kids education in this school. The principal has been a great support to this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2010
My kids have been in this school since the school opened. The school is good except for the secretary. I have had a very bad experience with her.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 25, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 08, 2009
This school has the best staff and teachers possible. Everybody really cares and the teachers always help out, a lot. This place is wonderful and I would recommend it for anyone and everyone.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
Best school and great teachers ...The students really get involve in the activities, especially the odessey of the mind program ....

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 31, 2009
This is a great school, my son will be in fourth grade this year, it seems every year he changes his mind about who his best teacher is, since all the teachers are doing excellant jobs, it is hard for him to decide...

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
I love this school. Seems a little ridiculous to rezone the boundaries and have enrollment go down forcing the transfer of some amazing teachers. Why? I ask. Seems like more sense to keep the boundaries and keep the children and keep the teachers....you already had the resources to handle it...all they are doing is moving the problems around in the meantime losing teachers that have made Carolyn Clark the school that it is.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2009
This is a great school. This was my child's new school and I did see a lot of improvement. I like the way the school keeps parents involved. We made the right decision for my child.

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April 04, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2008
Great school! Great teachers! A wonderful learning environment for all the students that attend.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
July 29, 2008
An excellent school, great environment for a kid. Most teachers and the Pricncipal get my Kudos. A perfect balance and averry healthy envronment

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 27, 2008
I'm quite impressed with this school. There are so many extra activities after school for my kid to be involved in. He's a 1st grader and I've gotten him involved in chess club, piano, and run & walk club. They also have Arts Attack program for the kids. The PTA has a lot of family activities as well. Amount of h/w is ok too.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2008
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May 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2008
This I a CA distunguished school so my kid love it plus the the teachers don't give a lot of homework and encourage them to work hard.

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2007
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November 21, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 29, 2007
I have two children (6th grader, and 2nd grader) attending this school since it opened 4 years ago. The teachers are caring and responsive. Academic program is challenging. However, the children are given too much homework everyday.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2007
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August 31, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2007
The quality of academic programs is excellent. Music, art and sports are also awesome. Parent involvement are also good.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2007
Great school. Very motivated teachers. Prompt response to queries from parents. My kid has fun but also seems to be learning so much each semester.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2006
I have a 1st and 2nd grader in their 2nd year at Clark. I think some teachers are better than others, but overall a great school. I think homework is average; they could use a little more. Teacher's have always responded quickly to email which is great. It needs more after school activities. It could also make better use of its website, which is not used much. After all, this is Silicon Valley.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
I have two boy's that started new this year to Clark, I was nervous, but they seem to be doing great. They do have quite a bit of homework, but I feel this is very good for them. The only problem I see in the school is one of the teachers. Other than that teacher this is a wonderful school with a great principal!

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2006
My son has attended kindergarten and first grade here. The school has very good teachers who were selected to come to this brand new facility 2 years ago. The principal and office staff are friendly and responsive. The school has many more students than originally anticipated. The parking and student drop-off is horrendous but new parking lot and student entrances are being made to ease the gridlock. The parent involvement seems limited to a dedicated core of parents. The PTA could definitely do a better job of including parents. I have volunteered to help with events and then was never again contacted. That said, the PTA puts on some very nice family events. There is a YMCA daycare facility on-site. I don't think the art program has started yet but funds were raised to buy materials for 'Art Attack?'. Music is at teacher's discretion and some are motivated to do it.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2006
I have a child in kindergarten. I am very happy with the school, equipment and teacher.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2006
Access to teachers is minimal at best. They are virtually unaccessable. If you're teacher ignores your email requests you have very little recourse.The kids are pushed way too hard.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2005
I found this school to be very nice and the staff to be courteous.

- submitted by a parent
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Carolyn A. Clark Elementary School
3701 Rue Mirassou Drive, San Jose, CA  95148
(408) 223-4560
Last modified Carolyn A. Clark Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Carolyn A. Clark Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top