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Northwood Elementary School

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Posted April 4, 2014

High academics including with good music & PE programs, caring principal, teachers, and friendly environment. This school is very warm and welcoming to a diverse population of students. so far this has been a great school for my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

northwood elementary school is reasonably good. school starting to have more programs after school. teachers have high standard. i'm happy with the direction the school is going.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2012

A most excellent school choice. Wonderful neighborhood. A creative, caring, and dedicated school staff. Talented teachers. Great parent involvement and successful PTA. A marvelous music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2012

Working moms and dad:This school offers FREE after school programe for the kids,home work help,and activities everyday until 6:00pm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2011

I love this school. The teachers are very dedicated and spend much of their own time helping student before, during and after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

Good school. good teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2009

My son attended kindergarten here at Northwood. I never felt safe leaving my child at this school. The campus area is wide open with a park right next to the school with no fence. The campus was dirty and I didn't care for the teacher's attitude. I was very happy when we finally got him transferred.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

I have found Northwood Elementary to be a great school. My daughter has learned a lot and the teachers are very dedicated towards their students. My daughters reading and writing skills have improved and her vocabulary has increased. Her teacher Ms. La Tendresse seems to be doing a great job with her students. She is always coming up with new activities to help the students learn life long lessons. Great Job!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

For me northwood is really a number 1 school.My kids have a lot of improvements.When it comes to academics they're really number 1. All the teachers are great! especially mr. Wong. Keep it up! be proud you are a teacher the future of the kids depends on you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2007

Thank you mrs. Kramer(5th grade teacher at Northwood)without your help,my daughter wouldn't be an 'A' student at Morrill middle school in 6th grade!.You are a great teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

My son was at Northwood last year. We had a tremendous experience. Northwood is a great school for kids. They have music (violin lessons, etc), corous, Sciene is wonderful! My son love it. We also had opera for kids! It was fun. Congratulations for a good teachers, Principal and parents that are involved too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

I have two children my daughter has been attending Northwood since kinder and is now in fourth grade and my son is in kinder I have been pleased with all the teachers , they have been informative and helpfull and I know I will be blessed through out the years with my son ,cant wait!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2006

I have 2 boys in Northwood School, and I am very pleased with the education they are receiving there. The teachers are positive and motivated in their approach to help the children succeed. They offer various programs to aid the children if they are struggling in certain area's. I have been very impressed with this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I feel very fortunate to have my daughter attending Northwood. I have found that the principle and teachers at Northwood work hard to make sure that all the children are learning in a positive environment. The teachers are happy to have parent involvement and participation and I feel very much a part of the team responsible for my child's education because it's easy to interact with the staff and know what's going on in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

I like this school, the teachers are good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2005

I think Northwood School is an outstanding school. I have 2 boys there, one is in First and the other is in Second grade. I think the only thing they need is some more yard duties, and watch the older kids that like to pick on the younger kids. Or they need some tuff moms to put those 'out of controll kids' in place. The teachers there are wonderful, and the kids learn so much from them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2004

I have had 2 children in Northwood (a third will go there soon). It is a great school. Great teachers, good population.
—Submitted by a parent


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902

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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902

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9 / 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.
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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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students82%
Females85%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino69%
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 disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner83%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students89%
Females87%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipino95%
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learner89%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
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 Students41%
Females48%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asian56%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females75%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner81%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate79%
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 Students80%
Females83%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner68%
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 graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students92%
Females93%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learner95%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate91%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate97%
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 Students81%
Females80%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino55%
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 disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner72%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students84%
Females77%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner78%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students85%
Females77%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner78%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)90%
Parent education - college graduate77%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Asian 51%
Hispanic 17%
Two or more races 8%
Black 3%
White 3%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/AN/A
English language learners 44%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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2760 East Trimble Road
San Jose, CA 95132
Phone: (408) 923-1940

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