Students enrolled 518
School leader Gail Smith

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500 Rough And Ready Road
San Jose, CA 95133

(408) 928-8400
(408) 928-8401
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3 stars
Based on 11 ratings

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September 11, 2013
A great school awesome teacher esp Mrs. Ahn she is very good with kids and all the teachers are willing to help them when its needed

- submitted by a community member
September 03, 2013
Ben Painter Elementary School has its good and not so great points. The kindergarten teachers do a lot field trips. Our child was advanced and the teachers provided enough learning material for the very slow to the very advanced. There are many many parental involvement. One of the strength of this school are the free lunches and caring parents who donated their times and raise money for the school. The draw back is the school is very old and damaged. The drinking fountain busted and water squirted every where. It has not been fixed over a year now. The children's bathrooms do not have toilet seat cover and often not well supplied with tissues. The bathroom door is broken which could easily be fixed but nothing has been done in spite of parental complaint. Security is not good at this school as anyone can come through open gates and scoop up an unsuspecting child. The bullying is pretty intense at Ben Painters. Our child didn't want to come to school because she was bullied. It's a common theme here. Overall, it's a good school with lots of room for improvement. Teachers work very hard with parents to help students learn.

- submitted by a parent
December 25, 2010
I like Ben Painter School very much I have two kids that are attending Ben Painter school and have a third child starting 2011. Just like other schools we have had our bumps here and there but with the wonderful staff and a wonderful Principal Ben Painter has, we are smooth sailing. My children are doing well in school my kids come home every day from school and we talk for two hrs just about what they have learned it's wonderful.The amount of homework they give the children is I think fair they give a little of each subject.I am there almost everyday taking my kids lunch and I always see the Pincipal and teacher's making sure the kids are safe and eating there lunch.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2010
I love this school! This school has great teachers that are kind and fair. The principal is responsible and generous. The programs you can do there are very fun. If I had to leave this school,I'd be miserble.

- submitted by a community member
March 03, 2009
Well, my childs teacher uses wrong tenses....her English skills are....lacking. I will leave it at that. I cannot for the life of me figure out why she is so sought out!

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March 02, 2009
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November 15, 2008
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no rating July 10, 2008
I am a very happy this year with the teachers my kids have got. Ms.Moyoli is so caring and so in to her students.Also Mrs. Nielson is the best kindergarten teacher a kindergartner can have.Mrs. Heffner is an awesome 3rd grade teacher . I was so relieved that my children had good teachers ,these 3 teachers are amazing ! Last but not least Mrs.Avila and Mrs. Smith are great i'm so thankful for all of them.

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July 11, 2007
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- submitted by a staff
September 05, 2005
Very disappointing! teacher we deal with is not up to par! we will be selling our home and moving

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March 31, 2005
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Ben Painter Elementary School
500 Rough And Ready Road, San Jose, CA  95133
(408) 928-8400
Last modified Ben Painter Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ben Painter Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top