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Hacienda Science/Environmental Magnet School

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Posted September 26, 2013

Great principal and overall very good teachers. Parents volunteer a lot which makes it easy for the teachers to focus on teaching. My kids really enjoyed going here and I would recommend this school. They also have an outdoor science area to learn about nature and the core subjects are good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

My son recently was promoted from this school. We had an amazing experience here. Major parent participation. The best principal by far (Melissa Mohamed) . The kids love her! The kids also love the Science teacher, Mr. Keedy. This school also has a unique outdoor classroom that kids enjoy. Make sure you tour this school and prepared to be impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

I JUST HOPE MY 4 YEAR OLD SON QUICKLY ADJUSTS TO THIS SCHOOL AND HAS A GOOD LEARNING EXPERIENCE ALONG WITH WONDERFUL TEACHERS AND GOOD FRIENDS TO PLAY WITH. US PARENTS CAN JUST HOPE FOR THE BEST FOR OUR CHILDREN.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2013

In response to the January 28, 2013 post regarding bullying: Hacienda participates in the Project Cornerstone program, supported by the YMCA. "Project Cornerstone is committed to helping all children and teens in Silicon Valley feel valued, respected and known. Our programs and services help individuals and communities build a web of support around young people so that they grow into healthy, caring and responsible adults." This program is managed solely by parent volunteers. I do agree that bullying in various forms happens everywhere but if you are as concerned about the issue as you state then you should strongly consider getting involved in that program. The more volunteers involved, the more impact it will make. You have the opportunity to help make a difference. "It takes a village to raise a child."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2013

The district and certain teachers were not qualified to work with our child who has special needs yet is high functioning. He was often accused of not trying hard enough and the school should have escalated the situation more with the district to get him what he needed. The situation was eventually unsafe. Things are better now and was great for kids who fit in... but if you have a child with special needs, be careful and keep your eyes open for the best interest of your child. I volunteered sometimes but never felt too accepted. Other parents were very close to each other and nice but it didn't go beyond that. Some parents and students were VERY supportive an understanding and loving to my child but those were few.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2013

Hacienda has a great science program and some good teachers. However, the students are not very accepting to those who look a little bit different (not due to race) from other children and the school doesn't effectively stop the bullying. It could really benefit from from teaching students how to treat others with kindness and respect even if they look different than you.


Posted August 20, 2012

I have a first grade student at Hacienda and so far, our experience has been outstanding. Mrs. Mohamed, the principal, is just wonderful. The kids love her; The parents love her; The teachers seem to love her. I've found the level of parental participation at the school to be incredible. No matter income or education level, working or stay/work at home parents, these parents are involved with the school, either in the classroom, on campus, or just helping with little projects they can take home. Engaged parents make for a better school. Every parent at this school had to make a decision to even apply to attend the school, and their interest in their child's education shows in the students and in the community feel of the school. I wish all schools had such engaged parents. Imagine how much better our educational system would be! Much better than the day care atmosphere that many elementary schools seem to have these days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2012

Recycling, gardening, and preserving a healthy environment are important learning activities at Hacienda. Over the past five years, there were times where we questioned whether the teacher was correcting the homework and also that some of homework assignments were just too repetitive, so it hasn't been 'perfect'. Overall however, we and our son love the Hacienda experience. The outdoor science labs, challenging projects, class trips, Spring Flings, and music program are wonderful. Hacienda does very well comparatively on all state and federal tests, so comments about not teaching academic subjects are subjective and not borne out by Hacienda s excellent scores in language arts, mathematics and science. As far as academics, our son also isn't perfect, he is probably in the top 20% - a B or A student in most courses. Most importantly, he has developed a caring and loving personality and has many friends. The common thread I ve perceived with parents who give Hacienda the lowest grade is that they tend to be those who demand the most but contribute the least to the school. Thank you Hacienda for instilling a sense of service in our students. That s a rare quality these days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2012

I am the parent that posted a comment a few days back regarding my son being held back in kindergarten due to his teacher giving up on him. Its sad to see someone comment that my husband and I failed to give my son the correct attention to help him complete his school work. My husband and I have always been very active in our childrens education as it is a priority in our house hold. When it comes to my child being openly mocked infront of his class as well as the principal and this teacher mocking my husband and I to our face this is not an over reaction. I am very glad that people have a great experience here but my personal experience was very hurtful. Since then my son has thrived in a new school district and is in fact a very smart student and does not require special Ed. All my son needed was a teacher that was willing to care enough about him and his future to teach him which he did not receive here. Its sad that someone felt the need to judge my family and our parenting abilities to defend this school but in fact you proved my point as to the type of people and attitude you will come across at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

I'm very sorry to hear that your experience here at Hacienda was so bad. My child is in the 5th grade and he has ADHD. It's a huge daily struggle that unless you have walked a mile in that parent's shoes most people can't realize. I understand your frustration. My child was so disruptive in kindergarten, I volunteered in the classroom as his personal aide everyday so that he would not impede the other kid's learning. I home schooled him through the District for 1st and 2nd grade. I love the Home Study Dept. at SJUSD. That might be a way for you to go to let his brain develop further. Raising a child like this can only be made easier if you work closely with your teacher and figure out strategies (personal aide, exercising for 1/2 hr before school, medication). It will never be easy, but I can tell you the more you are involved in his day to day learning, the more he will realize that he is smart and can do the work. As a matter of fact, children who have ADHD are usually smarter than the normal population. Their brains are just wired differently. My older son in high school (also has ADHD) repeated kindergarten twice and is doing very well. Right where he should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2011

I will never forget my experiences at Hacienda. I'm now in highschool, and already decided I want to major in science. I believe that Hacienda's spectacular science program is what influenced my decision and why I'm so passionate about it. I still remember much of what I learned in those lab research and experiments inside the science classroom. We had animals like snakes, lizards, and chinchillas! The REAL fun and hands-on projects occurred in the outdoor science lab where you're surrounded by the tall redwood trees, garden beds, and chaparral while hearing water rushing from the streams into the pond. The best activity was fishing for crayfish, something I remember everyone looked forward to every year. At this school, you learn so much about the environment in which you live in including the specimens, along with how to improve our world by recycling, decomposing, and planting. The music program was fun also, I loved singing along to the songs, learning about composers and how to play different instruments. I still have pictures of all the school musicals and dance performances I've been in that helped me break out of my shell and become less shy(because you had to participate)


Posted September 7, 2011

Despite challenging times in public education, I have been impressed with how this school community has come together to find ways to improve the educational experience for all children enrolled at the school. Not only is the school's principal considered to be one of the finest in the district, the teachers and staff work collaboratively to implement the district and school curriculum and are known for providing strong professional support and encouragement. In addition, the school's parent-teacher organization has to be one of the school's best assets. Each year, Hacienda Involved Parents & Staff (HIPS) raise significant dollars from the school's diverse community to provide for a fulltime music and arts education program, additional science instruction, classroom technology and campus improvements. Not only is this fundraising tailored to meet the budgets of a wide range of San Jose families, the events are fun and inclusive. While this school certainly isn't perfect, Hacienda remains one of the most popular schools in San Jose Unified for a reason.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2011

I am very excited for my son to be entering kindergarten at Hacienda but I wish that San Jose Unified wouldn't have changed to an all day kindergarten. I feel Hacienda could help with the long days by implementing an early release day that most schools in the district have. I'm happy with the teachers,staff and programs, but feel it is too long of a day for 5 year olds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

We have been at Hacienda for 8 years and could not be happier with the teachers and principal. I am saddened by a review that was posted that accuses Hacienda of elitist practices. Children are not excluded at this school from activities. We have scholarship programs to pay for science camp and had a few parents pay extra for end of year parties so all children could attend. The schools hands are tied by budget cuts and can only do so much. We are inundated with students that have special needs that require more attention than a teacher can possibly give without denying other students. These students are here because their parents are seeking the best possible education for them yet refuse to understand teachers cannot put aside the rest of their class for one child. The parents who volunteer at this school do so to the point of exhaustion as do the staff. This is a great school and sometimes as parents we have to understand tit is not the schools fault our child is not achieving the success we would like.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2011

I do believe that this could be a great school. It has wonderful science and music teachers, but the gap of achievement is huge. Minorities and special ed children do not receive a fair treatment. If you read the reviews you wiil read many racist remarks. I listened to them most of the time. It is a complot against minorities and special ed. children to make you feel uncomfortable so you leave. The school system is completely elitist and they will find many excuses to exclude the low income from participating in the activities which require money. As a minority parent you must work hard to nurture your children self esteem. The assumption is that because English is your second, third or fourth language you are underdeserving and ignorant. Please read the reviews, they could have a greater achievement and more money., but who wants to support an institution that does not support your needs and care less about you children. I will rather donate my time and money to more significant causes or invest on extracurricular programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2011

Decided on Hacienda, even passing neighborhood school with 10 score. WHY? A unique science program/outdoor science lab/acre of 'live science'! They recycle all possible-parents volunteer even for mundane: mixing compost bins, rinse straws, etc. Music program global/thorough. Curriculum and activities done by parent volunteers during school time is well-rounded and more holistic than schools with '10' that tend to focus on test scores. ok 8 rating because I know my WHOLE child is being taught and exposed to city's socio-economics and cultural diversity!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2011

The principal is amazing, personable and even reads to the Kinder classes- all adore her! Tons of parent participation and family events all year. As importantly, parents very friendly,low-key, NO competitiveness among parents or hearing of overscheduled, burned-out kids-a friendly, homey vibe around campus and parents throughout the day; many kids arrive early(start @ 9am) or stay after school to play in park-like campus daily- wonderful community!!! There's a level of respect among all and I notice the kids know support staff by name, including cheery janitor who all greet happily by first name when they see him. It is hard to find all this in one school = 200 on waitlist! Side note- campus remodelled to simple mod design, calming to eye- always clean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

This school is very committed to outdoor science education, math excellence, and science in general. Reading is encouraged and celebrated in a way that the students are excited about every new book they read.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Our daughter is at her first year at Hacienda and we are more than pleased with every aspect of the school. Her teacher is wonderful as well as all of the staff. I have read some of the postings regarding special needs children and the lack of support from the staff. From my stand point as a parent, it is difficult enough to have 30 children in a class. If you have one or two children that then have special needs it makes it almost impossible for the teacher to work with those children and still assist the other children with their daily activities. There are schools that are designed to teach children with special needs. A school system that has been cut with budget issues and is doing the best they can with what they have, should not be faulted. Hacienda is doing a wonderful job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2010

The teacher makes the whole difference. We LOVE, and will die for Mr. Larry Hayes. My son is autistic, and this year (3rd Grade) is the first year in 6 years at Hacienda (pre-school=2 years, 3 months attenting Special Day Class=catastrophic year, k, 1st, and 2nd) it is the first year we have felt at PEACE. Mr. Hayes is so understanding. accomodating, helpful, with it, has a natural ability with our boy. I am in HEAVEN with Mr. Hayes. He trully understand my child, and my child has blossomed under his care and teaching. I can not say enought good things about Mr. HAyes. Mrs. Mohamed, my personal therapist, and the office staff are from Heaven also. I am so please this year, and it is all BECAUSE THE TEACHER MAKES THE DIFFERENCE.
—Submitted by a parent


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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

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Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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79%

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Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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86%

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73%

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Females70%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner73%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

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Females79%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner77%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females68%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students81%
Females80%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Females86%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students81%
Females84%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Females78%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state71%

Math

All Students69%
Females65%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state57%

Science

All Students80%
Females78%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 37%
White 33%
Asian 13%
Two or more races 9%
Black 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/AN/A
English language learners 19%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Theory

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Melissa Mohamed
Fax number
  • (408) 723-8225

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Environmental

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Theory
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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1290 Kimberly Drive
San Jose, CA 95118
Phone: (408) 535-6259

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