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San Jose, CA
Students enrolled: 544
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5345 Avenida Almendros
San Jose, CA 95123

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(408) 225-5675
(408) 224-8748
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March 27, 2015
Del Roble is a wonderful School. The principal is kind and responsive to parents. Our kids love her. The school has a yearly Science Fair, Harvest Festival, and other community events. They have a great after school YMCA program that offers a summer program. My kids had free swimming lessons over the summer.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2014
This is a horrible school The principal is so rude and disrespectful and I don't NOT like my child being blamed for something she honestly didn't and the school does nothing about bullying my daughter got punched in he face and she got blamed for it and that too they posted the video online and e students who did this to her were okay they weren't even called into the office horrible school that I do not recommend I especially don't like the teachers

- submitted by a community member
April 07, 2014
The principle is definitely putting every ounce of energy into helping this school succeed. She is very attentive to parents and knows all the children attending the school. I agree with other parents that she is amazing. BUT it is a small school that is overwhelmed with students and underfunded. I know they are trying they're hardest but as a parent that has nephews and nieces going to schools with better facilities and a little better funding there is a significant difference. I especially see a difference in how the class size affects the learning environment. It is worrying when the teachers themselves admit to you that they are a bit overwhelmed by the class size and can't attend to the needs of the kids like they would like. Really wish they could catch a break and get more funding to match the dedication of its principle and staff. Unfortunately, we are looking at other options because the class size is definitely making us feel like its holding our child back.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
Del Roble is a great school. I love the fact that the principle knows each of the students by first name and is always involved in all the activities. The front office always has a welcoming demeaner and you don't feel as if you're being a bother. I have five children attending and each of their teachers are great. I am able to contact each of them directly without a problem. Being a working mom, it helps a lot.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
My grandchildren attend Del Roble Elementary School. They are both in third grade this year and so far love their teacher. This to me has started their school year off great. I plan on coming to San Jose in September and look forward to visiting the school and classroom. This is their second year in this school and so far their parents are happy with the staff.

- submitted by a community member
June 15, 2013
I had an amazing experience attending this school. I am about to enter my senior year and I still have a close relationship with the principal and secretary of the school.

- submitted by a community member
August 07, 2012
I have been trying to call the school to see what kind of after school programs they have for Kinder it states on the answering machine school will open on 8/6/2012 but I get no answer can anyone help? Thanks

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2012
I am so impressed with the principal of Del Roble. She works so hard to support this community. She doesn't wait for parents to come to her. She goes to the parents - even visiting homes. You will always find a few elitist parents who base everything on test scores and how many carnivals are held each year. But, our principal works to bring parents into the school. She has improved technology and brought an English Language class for our many bi-lingual students. She respects the different cultures at our school and doesn't cater to any particular group. We are not a rich community and our families have many needs. You won't find too many principals and staff that give parents a ride to school and give school supplies to students who are needy. I can't wait until my next child enters kindergarten at Del Roble next year.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2012
I cannot believe that someone wrote that horrible school. I have two sons who are attending in this school . I know all the teacher here, they are very knowledgeable. The principal is very friendly and helpful. I love this school, and I wish my third one can still join in Kindergarten of this school

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2012
This used to be a great school but, despite concerned and caring teachers, but the principal has allowed this school to consistently fail its students. Parents are isolated from the school and all of the fun events which used to take place there have been disposed of. The school consistently fails to reach its API or provide even a proficient level of education.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2011
My children LOVE DEL ROBLE! The staff is wonderful and the Principal is EXCELLENT!! This school should be very thankful to have such a hard working staff.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2011
Wow! I can't believe the most recent rating someone posted. I was afraid of this school too when I read the the test scores and the rating on this site. The principal, Mrs. Ross does her best to work with the students staff to be a good school regardless of ratings and test scores. I think if you have problem with the school, make an appointment with Mrs. Ross and speak directly to her with your concern. Don't come here and knock a school down when I've personally seen the teachers do what is possible to give my child the best education they can.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2011
Horrible School, do not see how people have rated it this high. Perhaps immigrants from third world countries. Poor teaching, horrible communication, rude unscrupulous individuals employed at this school. If there was a school that should be shut down due to budget cuts, this school should definitely be one of them. This school needs a major overhaul. Hopefully the government will step in and make some much needed changes.

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2009
The teachers here are friendly, the staff is loving. It's like an extended family. They even look forward to seeing my baby every week when I pick up the kids! My children's education is great! My kindergartener is so advanced he is reading his third grade sister's sight words!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2008
The principal and teachers go beyond the call of duty to help families.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2008
I have had 1 child graduate from this school with a learning issue and another one currently there. The teachers and the office staff know how to handle their business

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2007
The best school I don't know why its rated so low. They have a very good 1st grade teacher that is Bi-Lingual and she connects with the children very well. So many of the other teachers are so dedicated to their work.

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February 25, 2007
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March 03, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 17, 2006
I am very happy with my daughter's kindergarten class. She's is excelling wonderfully.

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September 07, 2005
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June 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2005
Too many children at different skill levels for one teacher.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2004
School has great pick up and drop off access. So far the 2 teachers my child has had have been great. Both teachers went beyond what was expected considering the challenges they face with the current budget constrants. Couldn't ask for a better school.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2004
It's too bad that the leadership at this school isn't what it should be. Children shouldn't be afraid to attend school in fear of getting into trouble for using the restroom! No parent participation is encouraged. The only bright spot was my child's teacher.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2004
Wonderful and dedicated teachers. I have two daughters and a son finished their elementary from k-6 there. They had end of the year talent show, parents-teacher BBQ, field trips. The parents are involved as well. They also have on campus extended care.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
I share the same passionate concern for my childs education. As a deeply involved parent of Del Roble I can honestly express that Del Roble is doing an outstanding job of educating our children. It is our job as parents to reinforce that teaching at home. It is not the job of our teachers to parent our children. It is time for parents to step up to the plate and teach their children at home. It is time for parents to re-evaluate their priorities. No school is perfect, however Del Roble has a very dedicated staff who cares about the children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 25, 2004
I was considering enrolling my child at this school. I left a voice mail message for the principal to call to discuss the student body makeup and for my child to get a tour of the school. That was over 6 months ago. I never received a return call. Needless to say I wasn't impressed. My child now attends a private school where the principal is very interested in meeting with parents.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 09, 2003
I can drive by any given night or weekend and see several teachers' cars in the parking lot. The teachers at Del Roble are very dedicated to their students and their work.

- submitted by a community member
September 22, 2003
I don't like the way the parents can't go into the school grounds in the morning. I also don't think some of the teachers adapt to the children, they'd rather not bother with them. I had a problem with a teacher that 'gave up' on my child. My son was shot down by this teacher everyday and she tore apart his self esteem. Beware of that, and the principal doesn't help, she would rather not deal with it.

- submitted by a parent

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Del Roble Elementary School
5345 Avenida Almendros, San Jose, CA  95123
(408) 225-5675
Last modified Del Roble Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Del Roble Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top