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San Jose, CA
Students enrolled: 538

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5800 Calpine Drive
San Jose, CA 95123

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(408) 225-6556
(408) 224-6964
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March 25, 2015
Excellent hard working caring teachers and staff. Yes, there are a few kids who are a little rough around the edges but its like that at every school. Over all the kids there are great and the principle makes sure she disciplines when needed. Anderson is a multi culture school they have quite a few special Ed classes which is fine by me because children need to learn diversity and compassion toward one and other. You get what you put in . The school needs more parent volunteers. If your involved your children will do well. My kids are happy at Anderson.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2015
This school has very good teachers but very rude and creul students. My 11 year old goes here and she feels bullied. BARK had helped her but some students tell her she is a liar and fake. I would recommend this school to have better punishments.

- submitted by a community member
February 01, 2015
My kinder student went to Alex Anderson she repeated kindergarden there. Now she goes to George Miner for kinder again. She is doing much better here. She tells me that she feels better and comfortable with teacher and school environment. Now she loves to be at school. As a parent I feel comfortable and happy that my daughter likes to go to school and be there to learning well.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
They promote and reward students for positive behavior such as being safe, academic , respectful and kind, which they refer to as B.A.R.K. which ties into their school mantra. The principal is very interactive with the children and the staff is awesome

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
Alex Anderson Elementary School is an awesome school. From the first day of school the staff, principal and Home and School Club are warm and welcoming. I love the fact that they focus on positive behavior while helping the kids show school pride with what they call B.A.R.K. (Be safe, Academic, Respectful and Kind ). The staff and faculty are constantly looking for this behavior and reinforcing it by handing out B.A.R.K. slips when they see it. The students then in turn in their BARK slips to their classroom dog houses. This is where the teachers then pull out 2 class winners weekly and/or daily classroom prize winners. It is refreshing to see the behavior on the positive versus focusing on the negative. The Home and School Club goes out of their way to make sure every parent and student feels welcomed and appreciated. If Anderson were to win this, I would love to see a big push on technology, we are in great need of a computer lab to help our kids keep up with the community in Silicon Valley.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
I am giving Alex Anderson Elementary School a four start rating. This isn't because their test scores are exemplary, but because the faculty and staff and it's supporters are. They are located in a tough community. There is very little parental commitment and support. This is not due to lack of want, but social and economic challenges. The Alex Anderson staff does dynamic things and accomplishes a great deal with what little they receive. The Home and School Connection (their PTA) work endless hours to improve the life of these children and support the faculty and administration. I am no longer at Anderson, but I feel this school and it's supporters deserve a huge shot in the arm and a little recognition. That is why I am choosing to nominate Alex Anderson Elementary School and ring a loud bell in their honor, instead of my child's current school. Thank you for the opportunity to speak out on their behalf!

- submitted by a community member
August 24, 2013
Anderson is a hidden Jem. The staff is amazing . The teachers are caring and didicated . I am so blessed to have such a great school in my neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2010
Anderson is a very nurturing school, The entire staff have one thing in common, the children are their first priority. The principal is by far the best principal I have come in contact with. Overall GREAT SCHOOL!!

- submitted by a community member
February 23, 2010
The staff is amazing and cares for all students. A very positive place to be! The kids are great, but parent involvement could be better.

- submitted by a teacher
December 19, 2008
i am not happy with the faculty at the school. there is no support or positiveness at all. I am looking forward to transferring my child to another school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2008
My boy just entered the kindergarten. His teacher is wonderful. The new principal is awesome. Hope that during this year Andreson school will increase API scores and will get better rating. Really good school with a winnig team !

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2008
My son just joined the kindergarten. His teacher is wonderful. The new principal is awesome. Hope that during this year Andreson school will increase API scores and will get better rating. Really good school with a winnig team !

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2007
Several of the parents/teachers lack respect for the children. The Principal only listens but not hears what you have to say.

- submitted by a administrator
November 02, 2005
All 3 of my children have attended or are currently attending Anderson. All 3 are GATE students and we've had great years at Anderson. There's a couple of teachers I'll request my children not get, but they've always been very accomodating to my request. 2 of my kids were in the Merger Community and I'm sorry they've discontinued the program before my 2nd could complete it and my 3rd could have a chance to begin it. However, I understand and my kids are still excelling in their learning. The office staff is also quite wonderful. The ladies (Georgia, Luanne, Irene, etc.)are always very kind and willing to help the parents and the students. They rock!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2005
My sone goes to grade 1 and his tacher is very good.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2005
The academic programs are some of the best around, teachers are involved and caring and spend time with their students to ensure understanding of the lessons. The principal is very involved with the teachers, classes, and students. She provided a stamp club and other lunchtime opportunities for students and brought a lot of student support by bringing science camp, student council, peacebuilders, and interactive assemblies to our school. Our school encourages all students to excel and wants to see the arts and sciences continue to be important as the students also learn and meet standards set by the state. I am very happy that my child attends Anderson and have heard the same from most parents. It is a positive, safe, and exciting place for my child to learn.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2005
Anderson is well organized and provides a wonderful learning environment for students. The teachers are familiar with all of the students in attendance. I found it easy to work with the teachers and the principle has been most understanding and proactive in the school.

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April 19, 2005
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April 13, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
I am happy with the quality of the teachers in this school. My son has made steady progress in all areas of academia.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2004
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- submitted by a student
January 20, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2003
The teachers and staff at Alex Anderson work hard to help all students meet the state standards and still make school a safe and fun place to be. Parents are asked to be active participants in their children's education and I have always felt welcome and an important part of my child's educational success. Teachers are highly qualified and teach the new standards so that our children will succeed in future years. The Principal is actively involved on a daily basis and I have seen her in classrooms almost every day. Safety is also a priority at Anderson. Outside doors are kept locked and recesses are adequately covered. Teachers and the principal also help before and after school with the traffic so that students may arrive and depart safely. My children are aware of the rules in the classroom and the school and we feel that positive behavior is a priority at Anderson. This year they are using the Peace Builders Program and will focus on positive and preventative alternatives to use when disagreements occur. We will be practicing them at home as well.I am glad my children are attending Anderson and know that they will be well-prepared for Junior High when they leave.

- submitted by a parent

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Anderson (Alex) Elementary School
5800 Calpine Drive, San Jose, CA  95123
(408) 225-6556
Last modified Anderson (Alex) Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Anderson (Alex) Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top