Students enrolled 494
Hours 8:15 AM - 2:40 PM
School leader Doug Paganelli
Transportation options Yes
District Alum Rock Union Elementary School District
After school Yes

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1241 Mcginness Avenue
San Jose, CA 95127

(408) 928-8650
(408) 928-8651
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4 stars
Based on 14 ratings

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April 24, 2014
Ryan school is an amazing place to learn. The staff is amazing. Teachers do all they can to help make the students successful. The principal is a great leader and has made many changes. I attended Ryan school and my children also attended. It is a wonderful community of caring people. A place that cares about your student.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2014
I had the opportunity to visit the school last week and I must say that I was so impressed with Thomas P. Ryan Elementary School. The staff was welcoming, and the students were well behaved and hard workers. 5 Stars!

- submitted by a community member
February 07, 2012
The school prepares well for Ocala and eventually Mt Pleasant, but that is about it. Entering a university is unlikely. The entire system needs a complete re-evaluation. Success rate is low. It is too difficult to improve due to budget issues and ongoing challenges of the local community. If you can help it, don't risk your kids. Send them to the west side with acceptable API scores or at least sit down with your kids everyday to advance their learning. If you don't know the material, learn with your kids. It will create a good bond and they will still advance more than doing nothing. Entering a university can be intimidating and discouraging to your child if they aren't prepared.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2012
awesome school...i used to go there for elementary now im a freshmen in high school :) i loved that school!

- submitted by a community member
October 26, 2009
Exceptionally caring wonderful teachers, an amazing supportive principal, fabulous parents, students who are hardworking, bright, kind and industrious = A model school, a safe nurturing place for our precious children

- submitted by a teacher
August 15, 2009
Excellent teachers, GREAT principal, Magnificent collaboration between teachers, parents, and students. Ryan is a cut above the rest and is truly a place of love and strong community.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2009
Thomas Ryan is a great school. The principal is an awsome person constanly striving to organize everything best for all his students.

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November 22, 2008
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February 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2006
I think the school has gotten a little better. I think that the teachers need to ask for more involvement from parents. The school needs to have more activies so that the kids are excited when going to school. The teachers are good people but require more training, in my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2005
I think the academic programs have improved over the last 2 years. The school should offer extracurricular activities, but I don't believe they have the budget for the programs.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2003
The best teachers I have ever seen, in such a poor district and impoverished areas in the Bay.

- submitted by a community member
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Thomas P. Ryan Elementary School
1241 Mcginness Avenue, San Jose, CA  95127
(408) 928-8650
Last modified Thomas P. Ryan Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Thomas P. Ryan Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top