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K-6
Public
San Jose, CA
Students enrolled: 606

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6200 Encinal Drive
San Jose, CA 95119

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(408) 227-3303
(408) 226-3379
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September 22, 2014
Was a good school but with the arrival of the new principal, Mr Lepori, it is now a great school. He is amazing how he brings parents, teachers and students together. A much needed improvement over the previous, self serving principal who was more concerned about her career path than the welfare of the children. Politics, favoritism, allying with neighbors across street...no more thank goodness. The teachers have all been great so far. My only complaint would the the Home/School Association is full of politics and parents more concerned about their social life than the education of their kids. They are affectionately referred to as the Desperate Housewives of Santa Teresa School.

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February 12, 2014
My daughter recently started attending this school for Kindergarten. I absolutely love her teacher and the other parents involvement in the class is wonderful too!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2013
Ok...after moving into area unsure and nervous. Wow!! After first day, my kids came home so excited. Parents are friendly around campus. Front office is super helpful as there are always lots going on. The best Principal and actually listens to parents and our ideas. . Thank you Santa Teresa. Getting ready for 6 th grade and very happy.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2011
This is a great school. There are a lot of fun activities and parent support. Students' are challenged and learn about a variety of subjects: Language Arts, Math, Music, Art, etc. The teachers, staff and principal are amazing! I could not have asked for a better elementary school experience for my child.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2011
I love this school so much. I think this is the best school ever attended by my kids because they have learned a lot academically. We came here almost 3 years ago and I can say that their english has been improving a lot. The teachers are so friendly and ask your questions regarding your child's progress. They also have this conferences which I love the most because we don't only talk about my kids' grades and how they are doing in class but also give us helpful tips on how to enrich what they have learned and improve their weak points. It's actually a cooperation between a parent and a teacher. Most of all, the students are friendly and very respectful, no bullies around..Thank you Santa Teresa!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2009
i have one child there in fith. who has been there since first. she has done the best ever since she started going there

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July 22, 2008
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April 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 26, 2008
I have one child in 3rd and another in 6th who has been here since kindergarten. Most of the time things have been wonderful. Lots of parent involvement, fun activities, educational and cultural field trips, theater arts, music and art programs, etc...Good amount of homework. All of my children's teachers have been top-notch. There are a few that need to work on proper discipline and positive reinforcement instead yelling and negativity. This year we have the 4th principal in the 7 years my oldest has been going here. That is a lot of new rules and ways to do things for the students as well as the teachers. Many students complain of way too many rules that do not make sense and seem like a burden. Many parents and some teachers agree but principal doesn't listen. Other than problems with the principal, it is a great school.

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March 19, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 04, 2008
It is an excellent school. My daughter has been there for 5 years and has had wonderful teachers. Two of them are Mrs. Lavelle & Mrs. Barth. They have been there for many years and have excellent teaching experience. I would definitely recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2008
Poor communication skill and professionalism

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December 03, 2007
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August 22, 2007
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- submitted by a student
January 18, 2007
S.T. has a group of exceptional parents that are involved in all fundraising & school functions. You have to be really involved with the school activities to find the 'good' teachers. The principal shows a pattern to be lenient with children with behavioral issues & points out insignificant things with the good children.

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December 04, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2006
Good solid elementary school. Nothing special, but also nothing bad.

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March 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2006
My child has attended ST for the past 5 years. 4 out of 5 years, she has had exceptional teachers. They srive for equity not equality amongst their students. I have been very impressed how the school is able to deliver quality instruction to students with varying abilities. The school also has fun events such as the Harvest Festival in the Fall. My one wish is the school would do a School play or a Holiday production.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2006
Overall a good school. My child has grown immensely there. However, the principal is a bit unaccesible.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2005
We did not like this school. The teachers were not always kind, and the school itself was lacking in personality. Big school, extra large classes, nothing to write home about.

- submitted by a former student
October 28, 2005
We moved to this school 2 years ago from a lower performing school. I am so pleased with the quality of teachers and staff at the school. The upper grade teachers especially are able to handle varied levels of children and still keep them challenged. I am also impressed with the discipline at the school- None of the 'class out of control' I have seen at other schools. Thank you for letting us become part of your community Santa Teresa.

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March 05, 2005
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August 12, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2004
Need more home work to get practice on any major subjects like Math, Writing.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2003
I love the school. This is my son's 3rd year at Santa Teresa. There is so much parent involment and the teachers take time to talk to parents. It is nice to be able to walk in after school and ask if the teacher has a few minutes and nearly always be told yes. The new principal this year is taking some getting used to for me, but then merging two school communities and being new to the school itself must be challenging. Hopefully in the next couple of months things will smooth out. She has helped get traffic concerns and some safety concerns under control. The test scores at the school are very good but not the best. Homework is similar to other schools around. I wouldn't mind a little more variety or challenges once in awhile. There is a great Theater Arts program. One teacher was inducted into the Teachers Hall of Fame last year. He is amazing and shares his recources with others. I could go on and on. I love it.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2003
I moved my child to Santa Teresa this year. Earlier my child was in a school with better API, but I was very unhappy with the quality of homework and also the principal there. I see a lot of positives in this school in terms of principal's and teacher's involvement in considered. The principal is one of the best, I have ever come across. The 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Carter is excellent. She has a very good idea on what the abilities of the children. I like the way she reinforces children to do a perfect job. Specially, the idea of, when children make any mistakes, she would have them look at it again and correct it.

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Santa Teresa Elementary School
6200 Encinal Drive, San Jose, CA  95119
(408) 227-3303
Last modified Santa Teresa Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Santa Teresa Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top