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5140 Country Lane
San Jose, CA 95129

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4 stars
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October 25, 2013
My son started Kindergarten at Country Lane this year. So far we love the school and especially his teacher. The volunteer community is very active at this school, which makes things run very smoothly in the classroom and at the school. I also like the diversity of students at this school. There is a good cultural mix. Overall we love the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2013
Too much concern over funding versus delivering education. Principal is not approachable. Parent volunteers are putting in too much work. Some teachers are great, esp 3rd grade. My child is happy at school so that's a positive. However they need to challenge the child in STEM education.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
My daughter is in 5th grade this year. Her experience has been wonderful. Teachers are passionate and they are excellent at getting the students motivated in learning.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Great diversity, motivated and encouraging teachers, a sizable parent volunteer community and excellent academic results. Couldn't ask for anything better than this! I hope the school maintains just the right balance it currently has and not lose essence like a lot of Cupertino schools have in the rat race to bump up their academic scores.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2013
The new principal is very rude. She yelled and did not take bullying on school ground seriously.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2013
While I like most everything at this school, it is the principal's treatment of some of the students that is the most disappointing. She does not hesitate to walk right past students and act like they are not there while others she openly enjoys. I have seen this on too many occasions. We teach our children to treat everyone nice, yet their principal does not do this to them. She gives them every reason to believe she does not really like them, but rather seems to tolerate them. Very sad to see. Very hurtful to children who look to adults in authority for acceptance.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2012
One son just graduated from here and we have found it to be an excellent school. I'm appreciative of the support the teachers had for his nut allergy. It has good diversity among students. Kids are generally well-behaved and there are lots of involved parents. Most of the teachers, with exception of one, were quite good, caring and had high expectations.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2012
Worst school in the Bay Area, they only care about keeping their score high so they can get funding. They DO NOT CARE about the kids learning. If your kid is not fast enough, you have to teach them at home, get a tutor or at the end of the year, the school will "request you to transfer" your kid to another school in order for them to keep their unrealistic high score. Classes are full of "stay at home moms" that like to volunteer as class moms but the worst part is that they enjoy playing "power wars" and they just do what they want or what their kids want without thinking about what is good for the whole group.Avoid this school at all cost and send your kid to a more nurturing and "real" school.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
Any school can have good and bad teachers. Most teachers in the school are caring except one(4th grade teacher). She seems to be busy with her own kids who are always waiting for her after school. This is unprofessional as it's very inconvenient to ask her any question after school. She is not just unprofessional, she doesn't know how to teach some of the new algorithms in everyday math. If your kid is placed in her class next year, you'll know who is this person. Don't just be fooled by the api of school, stay top of the education by teaching your kids at home. Also, JIJI math-program is life saver especially when your math teacher is so bad. If I had to rate the school based on this particular teacher, I'll give zero star.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2012
My son is finishing KG, so we only have one year experience with the school, but we like this school so far. I can't comment on every KG teacher, however my son has been exposed to four teachers because the school practices flex-groups (grouping kids by level of readiness/knowledge) and he has not complained. I have experience with two teachers - one who assessed my son before KG and talked to me about pros/cons of sending kid to KG early/holding back a year and my son's primary teacher. Both seem very qualified and pleasant. My son's teacher is nice, strict, energetic with appropriate education and good experience. I volunteer in class and I believe she does a great job. She also provided me with good suggestions I used at home. It's a shame that CA curriculum is very disappointing (to me as European). I also dislike the use of Jiji contrary to almost everyone else (no need for 5-y/o to use computer). I wish CA board of education considered curriculum from countries where children actually have to learn something in much shorter school time (most European 1st graders spend 4 hours in school vs. 7 hours in Country Lane). As far as public schools go, this one is great.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2011
One of the best schools in the area. Children learn concepts and independent thinking. School has integrated Jiji(Mind research math) which visualizes the math concepts. Parents participation is also great. No doubt this school attracts more students than it's originally designed for. I had to remove one star just because of miserable traffic congestion and difficulty in parking in the whole area. The school parking is not designed for some 600+ kids but less than 60 kids. School could make this efficient by designing more drop off/pickup zones and/or making K-2 & 3-5 class start 20-30 minutes apart from each other. Hopefully school administration pay heed to this.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2010
I have two children at Country Lane and I am very, very happy with the balance of challenging academics and student support. Special education has been terrific, and teachers have been responsive and helpful. A great place!

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2010
Country Lane is a great school. The teachers are willing to challenge their students and the last principal was amazing. I look forward to seeing where the new principal will lead us.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
Great neighborhood school where many parents are very involved and great freindships are made.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2009
Country Lane has been a great experience for our kindergartner. His teacher has been excellent, keeping us very involved in his growth over the past year. The school is near a marque district (cupertino), and offers comparable education without suffering from that district's hyper-competitiveness. Emphasis on academics: our son has homework most days, along with monthly packets and challenge packets..whew! I do wish the school offered a little more advanced /gifted/accelerated programs, but those that are available are great. Overall, I'm very happy with the education my child is getting.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2009
My son is in Grade 1. We are very satisfied with the teaching tacniques. Other than studies ,kids are also engaged in many other activities like doing plays often.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 09, 2008
I've been a parent at CL for 4 years and I am very satisfied with the education my child receives. What is more important my child is even more satisfied than I am. She gets very upset if she has to miss school and I see how happy she is after the full day at school. All teachers we had were absolutely fantastic and loved their job. I can see a lot of dedicated parents involved in the school's life. We have Cornerstone, Art Vista, Math Olympiad and other parent volunteer opportunities. In addition, the AR (Accelerated Reader) program is a great addition to the school library and a great help for children to enhance their reading skills. Overall, it is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 28, 2008
I've been country lane parent for two years.And I love the school.overall I'm very satisfied in every way.

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May 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2008
I Love Country Lane School. I've been a Country Lane parent for 12 years, with all 4 of my children going there from Kindergarten through 5th grade. The teachers are caring and manage to maintain a fun yet challenging environment for learning. I always was encouraged to help in the classroom, drive on field trips, serve in the Home and School Club and even contribute my own professional skills. Truely a wonderful place to raise your kids. Culturally diverse, yet not dominated by any certain nationality. The principals have been great too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 09, 2008
My son attended Country Lane School for 1st thru 3rd grade. The school had 3 principals in 3 years. Finally in 3rd grade I removed him and enrolled him in Ponderosa Elementary in Sunnyvale. Moreland School District seems to only care that you live in a great neighborhood, the teachers for 2nd and 3rd and the principal were not people I would care to subject my child to again.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2008
Sadly this is our last year with students at CL. This school provides an excellent education along with a nuturing school climate. The school's involvement with Project Cornerstone creates a safe caring environment for the students. The parent involvement is fantastic as well. I just love the balance of diverse cultures that make this school so unique.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2007
my kids used to go here they loved it i wouldn't bring them anywhere else they made many friends there all kind and the other parents and staff are amazing they put so much effort it to make the school absolutly ( sorry for the misspelling) wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2007
Good School. Professionals are dedicated and trying to do their best irrespective of issues involved with closing of many schools in the district. I just wish they had better math curriculum. Many extra-curricular activities have been canceled(Budget cut ?).

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2006
Almost worth having more children, just so we can never leave. The families are fantastic and our kids have made lasting friendships.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2006
Country Lane is a great school. A lots of projects for kids. Safe place. My kids love it.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2006
We love the kindergarden program, it is great and so are the teachers. Really a wonderful, diverse and academically rich school.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2006
Highly impressive school. Excellent parent participation (home & school club) that accomplishes a great deal to support the school. Good teachers, new principal is learning her way but successfully. If your emphasis is academics - Country Lane is the best school in the Moreland District. If your child is not academic focussed or has special needs (special ed) be cautious. For special needs students the team are excellent, but can be overwhelmed. Be sure to discuss your child's special needs well in advance before enrolling.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2006
Currently, our child attends this school and is in Kindergarten. We didn;t realize how academic this school was until we started meeting with our childs teacher and working on monthly homework assignsment would take home. We are very happy with this school. We see how our child gets challenged everyday and he seems to learn a lot of new things everyday. There is a lot of parent involvement at this school, plus a lot of extra-curricular activities afterschool. We are very pleased with this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2006
My son is attending this school since kindergarten. Now he is in second grade. It is a great school with excellent teachers and great Principal. Extra curricular activities are very good. Parent`s involvement is fantastic.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2005
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- submitted by a administrator
November 16, 2005
COuntry Lane Elementary School is the top school in the Moreland School district. It is very comparable to other school in the area (i.e. Marshall Lane, Argonaut Elementary, Blue Hills Elementary, etc...) There is a lot of parent involvement at Country Lane. The school has done very well academically, as well as achieving an API over 912 just the past year. What an accomplishment. We feel confident our child is getting a good education.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
no rating August 18, 2005
We are excited to start kindergarten there next week!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2005
Great school! Principal was good about communicating with parents and was very involved overall. Unfortunately, she was leaving to go to a Middle School in the same District. Parent involvement is high. They have a music program that your child can be involved in. Teachers are young and innovative! I would highly recommend this school to anyone moving into the area!

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2005
We moved to the Country Lane neighborhood primarily for the good reputation of the school. Now that our child has completed 2 years there, our opinions have changed dramatically. While the academic curriculum is fine, the constant changes that the superintendent has implemented (ie continual shifting around of principals) leaves the school in perputual flux. These changes unfortunately contribute to an atmosphere of chaos and often leave parents wondering what he will do next. There needs to be more consistency and stability in order for this school to be successful. Also, there is so much emphasis on STAR testing that one may wonder what is more important, the children or the school district's reputation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 02, 2005
We are excited for our son to attend in the fall for kindergarden. We have only heard good things!

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2005
The school is going downhill fast. There have been 5 different principals in the last 6 years. The new superintendant, who has been in charge for two years now, is so focused on STAR test results and underperformers that Country Lane, which is one of the better schools in the district, gets little attention. There is no sports program--that is not important to the district. The music program survived only through significant effort of the parents. Parent involement was high but decreased significantly last year because the new principal did not want parents to be too involved. There will be a new principal next year so it is hard to say what will happen.

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April 04, 2005
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April 04, 2005
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April 04, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
March 24, 2005
Our child is now in the 2nd grade at Country Lane and we have been very pleased with the education she is receiving at this school. This year alone, she will have: participated in the science fair, delivered several presentations to her class/teacher (including a biography book report), participated in the art docent project, walked 7 miles in the walk-a-thon fundraiser, met every other week with her brownie troop.....and so much more! I feel she is receiving an outstanding education, yet the workload is not so overwhelming that she can still enjoy being an 8 year old! I'd also like to mention that the principal worked w/parents & students to create a student-written newspaper this year! Kudos to the educators at Country Lane.

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March 14, 2005
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February 26, 2005
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January 10, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
December 27, 2004
A wonderful all around school. My daughter attended CL from K-5 and we were sad to move on! If we are in the area my son will attend CL as well. What we loved - very involved parents, wonderful experienced teachers, and a diverse student body. I always felt like part of a community when I visited and helped out at the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2004
Is a great school, but is a really big campus. Concerned about the number of entraces into the campus.

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March 06, 2004
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Country Lane Elementary School
5140 Country Lane, San Jose, CA  95129
(408) 874-3400
Last modified Country Lane 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.
Country Lane Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top