Details overview

Hours 8:15 AM - 2:45 PM
School leader Blanca Herrera
District Mt. Pleasant Elementary
Transportation options None

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Engineering
World languages
Mathematics
Music
Performing arts
Science
Technology
Visual arts
Instructional / curriculum models used Project-based
Standards-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Teacher-run

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
3
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Dance
Drama
Improv
Media arts None
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Spanish

Support

8
Facilities
including: Computer lab
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Playground
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Tutoring
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school
Hispanic 78%
Asian 7%
White 4%
Black 2%
Filipino 2%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Pacific Islander 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school
English learners 49%
Female 51%
N/A 49%
Male 49%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 58%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

4
Girls Sports
including: Soccer
5
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
6
Clubs
including: Technology club
Girls sports Basketball
Soccer
Softball
Track
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Soccer
Track
Clubs Community service
Homework help / Study buddy club
Robotics club
Student council / government
Technology club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 6:00 PM
After school program offered Yes

Culture

Parent involvement (misc.) Parents are to volunteer 3 hours a month
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Valle Vista Elementary School
  Robert Sanders Elementary School
  Private or school in other districts
Students typically continue on to these schools Mt. Pleasant HS
  Latino College Prep HS
  Summit HS

Awards

Community service award Commendation by City of San Jose
Year received 2012

Teachers

10
Staff
including: Dance teacher
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Computer specialist
Dance teacher
Music teacher
PE instructor
School psychologist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Foothill Clinic
Partner website Http://www.sjffcc.org/
Partner Silicon Valley Ed. Foundation
Partner website Http://svefoundation.org/svefoundation/
Partner Alum Rock Counseling
Partner website Http://www.alumrockcc.org/
Partner Kiwanis del Pueble de San Jose
Partner website Http://www.pueblo-de-san-jose.kiwanisone.org/

Enrollment

Learn more Www.idajewacademies.org
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application deadline 02/13/2015
# of applications received 150
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 130
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

Student diversity CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Students by group CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014