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Majestic Way Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 526 students

 
 

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Posted January 17, 2013

My daughter is a kindergartener at Majestic Way. I have not had many good experiences with the staff at the school district office. Most of the district staff I have met with are at times very unprofessional and uncaring. This seems to be the main complaint I have heard from other parents about this school district. That said, I have found the COMPLETE opposite at Majestic Way. Principal Duong is AMAZING, as are the teachers and support staff. I appreciate the open communication, PTA and the automated emails/ phone calls. The people who work at this school certainly care about students. People I have come in contact with that deserve accolades are Stormy the office receptionist, Mrs. Hack the school counselor, Mrs. Odom (an awesome kindergarten/1st grade teacher) and the outstanding PTA. The only area of improvement I can see for this school is an organized litter clean-up team, more monitoring of drop off and pick-up (parents don't always follow the rules), a higher quality hot lunch vendor and a before/after school provider for kindergarteners. The school is working on security improvements- which is wonderful. My daughter has blossomed since coming to Majestic Way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

I couldn't be happier with Majestic Way. I was always against public schools but with one child in public and the other in private I can say I was very wrong. My daughter is thriving and has had excellent teachers who motivate and are very positive. (side note, one of the only public elementary schools around that has a music program!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2012

My duaghter is attending the school. She is well taken care of. During the years, we are witnessing the school is becoming better and better. Thanks for the hard work of all the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2012

My son is attending Majestic way this year 2011-2012 and it will BE HIS LAST! In november my son was threated by a Parent who was on campus dropping his child off. Told him he would hold him down and let his child hurt my son.....I WAS NOT NOTIFIED of this situation until my son came home and told his father and WE HAD TO CALL the school and ask what happened! The Principle said she spoke to the adult and implied my Son and 6 of his friends with all the same story were not telling the truth! I feel like the Principle should have done what she would have done if an adult would have told her that! COMMON SENSE.....and its apparent she has none. Kid on Kid bullies are such an issue these days that it blows me away that this school or the district for that matter would allow a ADULT on campus to bully a child. I called and left a message with three people at the District Office and surprisingly enough none of them responded to me....... I thought Parents should be aware of how this school works!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

Majestic Way has been a great school overall. Thanks to the Staffs and Teachers for their devotion and especially to Ms. Carol Mar, the Principal, for her leadership that have brought Majestic Way to great achievements today. However, this week a letter from Ms. Mar was handed out to parents and students advising of her departure to another school for a special project which I know for a fact that it was just an non-sense of such an excuse. How would we replace a principal who has been doing so good so far and will definately be doing great in years coming. I just do not get it. I have 2 kids going to Majestic Way and they both are receiving great comments from their teachers: awesome students with wonderful smiles and caring attitude and with excellent academic records. They almost broke into tears when knowing that Ms. Mar is leaving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2009

There are so many good things, I can say about Majestic. My son, who is Autistic has been attending Majestic Way since the 2nd. grade; he is now in the 4th grade. As a parent of a child with special needs, I can say that other schools he has attended have been a disappointment in regards to the dedication of their staff & the programs available to the community, this has been very stressful to say the least. My son arrived at Majestic not knowing how to read nor fully write sentences. Today, my little one is able to read, write his own sentences & is doing very well in math. I have to thank Mrs. Langlois, Mrs. Hack, & Mrs. D and the rest of the amazing support team. You guys have been a blessing to our family. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

As a grandparent involved with my grandson's education I think the educators we have had so far seem to care greatly about the success of our grandson and his education.


Posted August 15, 2007

Majestic Way School is great. The school has made great strides in improving their scores and working with the students and parents. The teachers, office staff and princiapl are wonderful to work with and are concerned with the students first above all else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2006

This is a good school for ESL kids, but for those who don't have this need, it is too slow. My children go to different school now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2004

PTA board geniunely cared about the advantages the students had in their education and concentrated in ways to improve their classroom and school environment.
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

876

Change from
2012 to 2013

-10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

876

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-10

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students67%
Females78%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner68%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females83%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
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 disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner85%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
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 Students59%
Females64%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asian65%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students79%
Females80%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner81%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
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 Students88%
Females84%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learner77%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students89%
Females90%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learner84%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate86%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
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 Students76%
Females82%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students82%
Females86%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner82%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students75%
Females74%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
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 disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner69%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Asian 52%
Hispanic 26%
Two or more races 9%
White 5%
Black 2%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/AN/A
English language learners 41%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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San Jose, CA 95132
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