Students enrolled 671
School leader Parisa Nunez

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1401 Turlock Lane
San Jose, CA 95132

(408) 923-1950
(408) 937-4846
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4 stars
Based on 36 ratings

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August 13, 2014
My child went to Ruskin from the middle of 3rd grade. It was a great year. My child learned a lot from there. In his old school he did not learn that much.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2014
Ruskin has been a disappointment all year, the staff has continued to cover up their short comings.

- submitted by a teacher
April 05, 2014
I grew up in San Jose, CA, and went to Ruskin from K-5th grade. The school always had programs meant to encourage students to achieve, and the school secretary was especially nice. :)

- submitted by a community member
April 05, 2014
This school is wonderful. They had a good science lab when I attended but I am not sure if they still have it due to the budget cuts. They also have a very friendly office staff that makes everyone feel very welcome.

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2013
Ruskin is a great school. The teachers are very knowledgeable and dedicated. One of the best schools in San Jose.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2011
I have 2 kids attending this school. I have no complaints as far as there academic goes. The teachers here gave my kids a excellent foundation. Without building a foundation for your child, they would be lost. My kids are continuing to thrive in every aspect. Teachers always say that education starts at home but I believe with a push from the right mentor, our kids will succeed.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2011
We LOVE Ruskin. Kindergarten was a wonderful experience for our son. There are numerous activities and events and this school works really hard to supplement the ever decreasing budget to maintain the diverse and enriching atmosphere. The Principal and PTA president are AMAZING.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2011
My daughter, and niece goes to this school. They have the best manners and they learn a lot. Teachers are great. We love this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2010
I love this school, a great place for my kids to have education

- submitted by a community member
June 12, 2010
Ruskin has a diverse group of talented teachers. They treat each student as if they were their own child and children are excited about going to school. This allows for a good relationship between the teacher and the student. This is a very big blessing for me as a parent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
Ruskin has good principal and good teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Parents, teachers, and staff work together to make this school succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Ruskin is a california distinguished school. i am very happy that my kids go to ruskin

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
Ruskin is an amazing community of partnerships between students, families, parents, teachers, and administrators. It is like a big family.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 17, 2010
they have caring teachers and they do their best to give our children the knowledge they need

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 16, 2010
The students are hardworking and creative and the parents are supportive and caring.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2009
I am a parent and two of my boys go to ruskins school - they really love their schools and I am glad to see tremendous academic progress they are making every day. Go Ruskins!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2009
Everything about this schol, the pricipal, teachers, volunteers and programs offered.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The best elementary school in the area. Students consistently get top scores in standard tests.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2009
Ruskin is a great school due to the students, parents, and teachers. I had over My daughter goes to the middle school now and she loved it. My son goes there now and is having trouble with bullying. Principal doesnt do much except act like shes doing something. Other than this have had a great 7 years at Ruskin.

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May 06, 2009
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January 20, 2009
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July 31, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2008
Great school, great teachers and great staff!! This is my daughter's second year at Ruskin and she loves her school.

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May 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 11, 2008
It's The Best School I ever Seen! It is the neatest and cool school!

- submitted by a student
November 20, 2007
Ruskin is a great school overall. The academically scores are very good, but more important is that it has a well balanced curriculum. Children receive hands-on science at the science lab, diversified math groups, a huge library, music instruction, etc. The environment at Ruskin is community oriented. The teachers are exceptional. The Principal and administrative staff are outstanding. Ruskin is a California Distinguished School, for good reason.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2007
Great school. My son has made a few good friends at Ruskin. Both my husband and myself are impressed by how much he has grown academically in just one year at Ruskin. However, we are a bit disappointed that this year he has been put into a 'combo' class. He said that the homework is 'too easy.' We are worried that he won't be able to gain as much this year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 28, 2007
***** Great School! My daughter love it! Kathy

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2007
I love Ruskin! It was my former school fro 3 years! I found the best friends, teachers, and great activities. Ruskin has made me love school!

- submitted by a student
July 02, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
November 07, 2006
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- submitted by a student
September 12, 2006
I could never imagine my daughter at another school Ruskin is #1 in my book! My [daughter] has been a student at Ruskin for three years now and she has grown academically sooo much, thank you Ruskin teachers and to the awesome Principal as well.

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May 08, 2006
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March 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2005
Great school, great principle. My kids love it.

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no rating October 18, 2005
Best scoring api elementary school

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2005
My daughter has done kG there and she had a great experience. I like the school a lot too.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2005
Our daughter started from KG and is now in Grade 1 in this school. I am happy with the academic programs though at that level, it very much depends on the philosophy of the teacher. e.g in Kg, there were some teachers whoc believed in homework while there were others that didn't. Ruskin is not our home school. We had transferred into it due to its reputation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 08, 2005
I'm new to this school, but it's rated the best among our school district. My transfer application recommended by my friend is accepted.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2005
My child has attended Ruskin since kindergarten and just completed fourth grade. There are many wonderful teachers at Ruskin, however, there are also teachers who are not as professional as they should be. Parents need to be aware that test scores and extracirricular activities are not the only things that make a school great! Parents need to ask questions and listen to their children. If your child is lucky enough to have a teacher that loves being a teacher then he/she will probably have a great experience at Ruskin. If the teacher is not happy, your child will not be happy and will not learn as much as he/she should. My son's experience in fourth grade was a negative one and he didn't progress (academically) as he should/could have. His previous experiences at Ruskin were great(he had the best teachers)! Ruskin needs stronger teaching teams in grades 4&5.

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May 16, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
April 02, 2005
I have a 4th grader in Ruskin since Kinder, she has enjoyed and grown immensily with the help of her piers. I also have 3 more kinders going in next fall. I know that this schol academicly will help all my children to succeed in school. I truely recomend Ruskin to anyone who has high goals for their childrens academic acheivment. With parental involvment in their childs future the teachers will help you get to your goals.

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December 12, 2004
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Ruskin Elementary School
1401 Turlock Lane, San Jose, CA  95132
(408) 923-1950
Last modified Ruskin Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ruskin Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top