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Lyndale Elementary School

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Posted January 18, 2011

Execellent teachers comming from past student. Great challenging academic programs. I just miss all of my teachers!


Posted August 25, 2010

The teachers at this school work hard, very hard, almost too hard. Many stay late into the evening despite the obvious safety warnings issued by the district to staff. The new principal appears more interested in pleasing the district than helping/encouraging the staff or connecting with the students. Her "positive" attitude toward the students is fake and unauthentic by all accounts. The staff lacks morale and is overworked. Many have to buy classroom supplies & constantly have to worry about things being stolen. The graffiti problem is embarrassing. There is a special education program there, however it lacks a play ground, adequate material & adequate funding. Some teachers on the staff really want to help children, however the lack of respectful leadership hampers most efforts. A lot of teachers are now bitter & disillusioned. This school, and district in general, needs to work on overall morale if they want growth.


Posted September 24, 2008

As a concerned parent of my childrens education, Lyndale school is under acheving. With a principal that can not help those students that are starting to fall in between the cracks due to the no child left behind law. ( Hello lets be realistic this is when the students start to fall behind ) Lyndale lacks after school programs and tutoring. The school its self needs a face lift, these poor children are attending a school that looks like a jail house. The playground needs to be updated!!!! as well as the restrooms and classrooms. The teachers look overwhelmed and stressed because the ratio per class is 33 to a teacher. My concern is where the funding money is going it surly isnt to the school and definitley not to the students. Now a days parents are the ones providing classroom materials due to lack of funding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

My son is in Kindergarten and really enjoys his teacher. His teacher provides my son with what he needs and challenges him when he needs it. It has been a great experience for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2008

Lyndale lacks staff that actually care about helping the students, both academically and personally. A teachers job is not just academics, it may include social/personal skills not taught at home.There are some excellent teachers and then there are some teachers that are not which is typical.The principal is unliked by parents as well as teachers. The schools facility is neglected to say the least. Egg from Halloween still coats some windows and walls. Parental involvement is slim due to the fact that most parents are Spanish speaking. Restrooms are worse than most gas stations. With a principal who believes that the school's condition is the students fault, how can things ever get better. Bottom line, its East Side San Jose and it's probably the best for this district; which in no way discredits or excuses the fact the way and who the school is run by is unfortunate for unfortunate children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

Lyndale is ok, but, the problem is the principal that is in the school now. She is too strict, and not kid friendly at all. The school policies she puts out there does'nt seem to reflect the Alum Rock district policies, like the stiff dress codes, the student attendance she sent out seems harsh. I realy liked the other principals that were there in the past, and made going to school fun, and children were very comfortable to aproach these principals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2007

I dont really care much for Lyndale. My daughter went there for 3 years. They dont have much programs like evergreen school district does.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2004

Very good school overall. Concerned with students and academics.
—Submitted by a parent


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794

Change from
2012 to 2013

+25

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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794

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3 / 10

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The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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English Language Arts

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
47%
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 46% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

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 65% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%
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 Students45%
Females50%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students62%
Females63%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner61%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate87%
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 Students27%
Females39%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
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

Math

All Students58%
Females52%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
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
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 Students65%
Females76%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate74%
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 state58%

Math

All Students79%
Females81%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate77%
Parent education - high school graduate78%
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 state67%
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 Students57%
Females59%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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 disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state64%

Math

All Students52%
Females38%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%

Science

All Students43%
Females27%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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 disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%
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 State average
Hispanic 85% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 11%
Black 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
White 1% 26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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13901 Nordyke Drive
San Jose, CA 95127
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