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San Jose, CA
Students enrolled: 539
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1290 Bal Harbor Drive
San Jose, CA 95122

(408) 928-7400
(408) 928-7401
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April 03, 2014
I have seen teachers go above and beyond to teach their students at this school. They write grants, hold fundraisers, and do whatever it takes to give their students the best resources and community experiences.

- submitted by a teacher

February 21, 2014
Great school, love all the teachers and support staff. My kids have done really good at this school. Ms Duncan has helped us a lot.

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2013
I love this school. My child enjoys going to school and loves the staff. The principal really cares about the students and parents. She's very helpful, friendly,and caring. The school is well maintained and provides a friendly and welcoming environment.

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2013
Awesome teachers, safe environment, my children are happy there. Teachers care about their students. Great school!

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2013
My son attends kindergarten here at Dorsa . So far we have been very pleased with the great principal and the caring involved teachers. Ms. Yolanda Villarreal is such a great teacher! We appreciate that she is so accessible. We also enjoy the energy she brings to the classroom that is shared with all of the students. We feel that our son is safe and very well watched over. Overall the school is Wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2012
The principal of Dorsa Elementary School is competent, experienced, dedicated, and hard working. I am sure the school has great potential with her leadership.

- submitted by a community member

December 17, 2009
i went there as a kid.. and now my kids are going there... i love dorsa elementary school... they have good teacher as well as the rest of the staff...

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2009
Dorsa is a school with wonderful children, dedicated and hard working staff, and a focused principal. We will be a Distinguised School this next year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 17, 2009
Dorsa utilizes current technology in every classroom and follows the RtI model of literacy instruction which helps to best meet the needs of the population.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 17, 2009
Dorsa school is a school of LEADERS who work as a team to ensure that all students reach their full potential. Our RtI model is very successful. A group of parent leaders support the school by running after school clubs, volunteer in various activities. The student leaders plan enrichment activities to promote school spirit. A very powerful Newscast program allows 4th and 5t grade students to experience what it takes to prepate and present the daily news, while all the teacher leaders collaborate and engage in powerful activities such as data analysis, cognitive lesson planning for student success.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 08, 2009
My daughter's go to Dorsa and to me it's the best school, they have both made great improvement thanks to the Dorsa staff and Mrs. Rodriguez.

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2008
This school has improved drastically since Ms. Rodriguez took over. Ms. Rodriguez has a great turnout in student and parent involvement. As for the teachers they are great. They are caring and show great interest in their students. Dorsa provides a variety of extracarricular activities, such as Sports for Kids, YMCA, MESA along with other programs.

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2008
a j dorsa is an outstanding school

- submitted by a student

September 09, 2008
this school it is excellent in everything , they always show support to the kids on everything, the principal always available for any question from the parents and she always take care for the best education for the kids... very good and nice teachers.

- submitted by a parent

August 14, 2008
The teachers are very caring! My students have had a well rounded education. The second grade team is wonderful!

- submitted by a parent

June 24, 2008
This is not a good school if you want your child to have a well rounded education and be taught all of the CA standards required for your child' s grade level. Reading is the only subject taught for the majority of the day and they don't take interest in the childs interests to engage them in school.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2004
This is not a good school. It's old, run-down and in desperate need of new structures and facilties. Also, this school does terribly when it comes to academics. It has some of the lowest test scores in the entire state. If you live in this area, I highly suggest that you send your children to either Meyer or Miller elementary instead. Even Cassell would be a better choice.

- submitted by a parent

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A. J. Dorsa Elementary School
1290 Bal Harbor Drive, San Jose, CA  95122
(408) 928-7400
Last modified A. J. Dorsa Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
A. J. Dorsa Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top