Students enrolled 720
School leader Thomas Rousseau

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6130 Silberman Avenue
San Jose, CA 95120

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5 stars
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August 29, 2014
I like that the parents and teachers are involved with the students and that this is in a good area but then with a strong PTA and everything why are the playgrounds in disrepair? Students are rushed out after 15 or so minutes of eating lunch. There have been some students that have done what is outlined as reason for suspension (it never happens) and when my child came home with a black eye I had no idea what happened but the school did and I guess didn't feel it was important to tell me. There was also an incident when a child (unsupervised ) fell on one of the playgrounds and was seriously injured but no one knew and I'm not sure how long they had to wait for help or anything. Everyday kids are playing and hanging out where they shouldn't be and with no adult supervision. Safety is another thing that I don't feel this school takes seriously as gates stay open/ unlocked and anyone can just wander on campus without a visitor badge or being questioned. It's almost as if they have the "that'll never happen to me" syndrome. Too bad the district no longer allows you to choose your school but instead you go to your neighborhood school and in this case we just have to settle.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2014
Absolutely fabulous well rounded experience for both my children. Great sense of community, very inclusive, with 100% PTA enrollment for I don't know how many years in a row now! :) I think that alone speaks volumes. It is hard to create this environment anywhere else. The Moms and Dads really get involved and prioritize their children's education. The teachers and Mr Rousseau go above and beyond to create an enriching and nurturing environment. Wouldn't want to be anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2014
We debated a lot before sending our child to this neighborhood school. Let me tell you, we are very happy to have made the right decision . The school's motto & the dedication of the teachers & off-course the principal is amazing. Great parent involvement , strong PTA . Bottom line we have made the right choice for our child.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2012
Los Alamitos Elementary School is a good public school. Teachers do their best with the limitations set by the local and state funding. Parent involvement is awesome, people in this neighborhood really care. Cons: I am not a big fan of the combo classes. Classes are a bit over crowded.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2011
Los Alamitos is a really good school. All the kids there are friendly and the teachers are all really nice. There are a few cliques that think they're all that, but mostly everyone's nice there. The people who work in the office are really nice too, so I recommend going to Los Alamitos Elementary School.

- submitted by a community member
April 02, 2011
It's true what you continue to read, the parents are heavily involved with students and staff. It is a great school but certainly not without flaws. With Kinders now joining the school for a full day, lunchtime can be tricky and even chaotic in a small cafeteria which runs in shifts. The school's annual walk-a-thon raises well over $100K yet, field trips have been compromised due to budget cuts.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2010
We are very happy with this school! The staff, teachers, parents and parent involvement are amazing. They are all very supportive. Great PTA, 100% membership from the parents last year!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
Los Alamitos has been a wonderful school for my first grader. I have seen him blossom with the nuturing, caring and academically bright teachers he has had so for for Kindergarten and First grade. His confidence is growing, his academics are top notch and everyone is very supportive. We moved to Almaden for the school system and we are not disappointed in the least!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Los Alamitos, have great teachers and everyone is extremely supportive. They have a strong PTA support.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 29, 2010
The teachers are wonderful and the school has been recognized as a California Distinguished School again.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
Los Alamitos has just been recognized as a California Distinguished School for the second time.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Los Alamitos is a wonderful school with an amazing curriculum!!! The teachers are absolutely supportive of each & every child! The students work so hard everday! Los Alamitos is the best school in the best community!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Los Alamitos provides well-rounded education to my son, a 2nd grader, who is academically smart but behind at motor and social skills. PTA supports various programs such as Project Cornerstone, Music, Accelerated Reader, Science Lab, Art Vista, and many events. The amazing part is high-level parents involvement. Many parents are willing to go far beyond care for their own children, which makes the team work perfectly. My son feels safe and happy in this school and learned more than just academics.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
I have a first and second grader at Los Alamitos who can't wait to go to school everyday! My children together have had 5 teachers and every one of them has been supportive, creative, encouraging. The PTA is so strong with parental support that it is able to carry some of the programs cut by the school district and supports programs that assist the kids to be the best they can be, Cornerstone, Art Vista, Music, Accelerated Reader, Reading Lab, Science. I love Los Alamitos- 5 stars!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Ilike los alamitos school because the affective learning programs they use for the kids

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 28, 2010
Los Alamitos is the perfect combination of great academics, the arts, and a whole lot of loving from the staff, students, and community~

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
Blue Ribbon School, CA Distinguished School. The teachers are great and the kids seem very enthusiastic to learn

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
This school is a terrific school. We have such great teachers, wonderful music program, excellent parental support, and a good group of students.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
Los Alamitos is a fantastic school. The teachers, staff, parents and children are friendly and strongly committed to creating the best possible learning environment. As our state continues to take money from the school budgets, the community at Los Alamitos rallies to come up with ways to help teachers deal with increased class sizes, and to preserve programs so important to a well-rounded education. We are thankful that our children have the opportunity to attend this amazing school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
This school does not have one teacher or parent that think 'I' or 'you,' it always has been an enviroment that says 'We' It feels like everyone on campus does their part to make this school thrive not only acedemically, but in areas of climate control, art, technology, and much much more. The teachers are amazing and encourage each child to do their own personal best. Parents feel welcomed and involved and that makes these learning experiences a wonderful one for everyone, especially the kids!!! Proud to be a parent here :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
The teachers are wonderful, caring and really devote their time to teaching the kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
I agree with other reviewers that Los Alamitos has a dedicated hardworking staff and parental involvement through the PTA is high. Families make the school worthwhile. Unfortunately, lack of leadership from the principal has had a negative impact on this school. Students who are bullied are afraid of retaliation. Principal is more concerned about test scores than the well-being of the students.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
High parental support and involvement. School staff is great. Fabulous teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
The school is like an extended family. The parents and teachers go above and beyond to ensure that our children get the best possible education in spite of continuous budget cuts. It seems that all parents and teachers are unselfish with their time and really put a lot of effort into working together to provide an amazing learing environment for our children. I am pround to be a part of the Los Alamitos family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Amazing school. Wonderful teachers, and alot of parent participation. I feel lucky to have had both my children attend Los Alamitos.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Los Alamitos school has been such a blessing for our family. The parents and teachers are wonderful and make sure that our kids get a first class education

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Our four children attended in the 70's and 80's and now our grandaughter in 2010 and another to follow next year! Over all of these years, Los Alamitos has never failed the precious children entrusted into their care. The parental support has remained consistent and amazing throughout the history of this wonderful school. Beginning with it's first Principal (Bruce Bondelie), the bar was set high for the teachers and staff and they have never dissappointed. The environment is one of nurture, mutual respect, challenge and love. Our family is proud to be among it's strong history.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
Blue Ribbon School, clean and very academic. Love the upgrades to field and track.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Los Alamitos is everything a school should be: a fantastic resource for the children, a caring and trusted place for the parents, and a center point for the community. The teachers, administrators, and parent volunteers make Los Alamitos a fantastic place for the kids. Long live great public schools!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Los Alamitos puts the kids first, that is what I love about our school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Los Alamitos is a great place to go to school because the kids are focused on learning and the parents are committed to supporting an environment that is diverse and supportive. I also love the upgrades to the ball field and track.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
great teachers, committed staff, concerned and active parents=succesful students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Teachers work hard to provide an excellent education. High parent participation and concern. Wonderful environment to nurture students and make good citizens.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I LOVE working at this school! The staff is great to work with, the parents are more involved than any other school I have seen. Everyone rallies together to provide the best learning environment possible for the students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Parents and staff work well together to ensure that every child can be successful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I volunteer heavily at this school. The interaction between staff and parents is execptional. So many great programs for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Great teachers and parents really step up when needed, and are very active in their kids lives.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Having nephews in this school, we have seen that the teachers are extremely dedicated and work to keep interest of students high and to help the students promote their community and school spirit.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
It is a wonderful community that focuses on academics, art, music, reading, love of learning, and in being a good citizen. There is so much participation in the school it is impressive and inspiring. I can't recommend it highly enough.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
My Grandson attended Los Alamitos and my Granddaughter is at Los Alamitos school. I am very inpressed with the teachers and activities for the students. Los Alamitos is a wonderful school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
When our family was in the market for a new home, we chose our neighborhood primarily because of Los Alamitos. We had heard and then did the research to verify some of the great things we had been told. It wasn't just the test scores that we were interested in. The teachers and family involvement is what really impressed us. There are so many parents that volunteer to help wherever it is needed. The key is that the teachers and families care so much about the success of this school and are willing to do whatever it takes to make it a successful learning environment. The additional programs and activities that are offered are a definite bonus. We currently have two children at the school so I guess the best way to guage that Los Alamitos is a 'Great School' is the growth, development, success and happiness that I have seen in my children along the way.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Best school with great staff and active and caring parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Los Alamitos is known for its school pride and overwhelming parent participation. We are very fortunate to have such great teachers and faculty at our school that make it a great place to learn for out children and volunteer for our parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
My grand daughter loves the music program. Mr V is great with kids. I hope they can keeep music in the school

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Great teachers, great staff, high parent involvement. I feel fortunate to send my child to Los Alamitos Elementary School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Los Alamitos is a friendly, supportive school with wonderful teachers, students, and families. The test scores are high and the children have fun. What's not to love about that?!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
This school has incredible parental involvement, dedicated and highly skilled teachers, and very positive energy. The staff and students respect one another and believe in making the world a better place. They're committed to being environmentally friendly and to lending a hand to those less fortunate in the community. Kids feel safe, confident, and inspired because of the fantastic teachers and strong programs like Mr. V's music class. I'm so grateful our family can be a part of such a wonderful school...

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
We love how all the childrens and familys are friendly at this school

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
I love Los Alamitos Elementary School because the teachers and parents feel that our children's education is a priority. Los Alamitos has an amazing amount of parent volunteers who not only help out in the classrooms but also ensure our kids have access to art via the Art Vista program, provide Project Cornerstone (an asset development program), provide reading help to those children in need via the reading lab, organize fundraisers, robotics, and so many other activities and projects. I am also extremely pleased and impressed with Los Alamitos' Science program and its wonderful music program.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
This is the seventh year that I have been at Los Alamitos. My 2nd child is now in 3rd grade. I can only say wonderful things about this school! The teachers really care about the students and there is a great teacher/student/parent relationship. Parent involvement is very high and the PTA really works with the school to provide support. It's an A+!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Our daughter LOVES it at Los Alamitos. We have it all...caring parents, teachers, staff, everyone !!! Awesome place for my 3rd grader!!! We have 100% PTA enrollment at our school. So many of the programs here happen because of caring volunteers -- again, the parents, teachers, staff!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I love Los Alamitos because of the high quality education my children are receiving, the amazing parental support of all students and the dedicated, hard working teachers and staff. It is a loving and warm environment in which my children thrive!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Los Alamitos is a cohesive group of teachers, parents and students all working toward the same goal. The friendly atmosphere at the school is amazing and the kids love this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Los Alamitos is a great school with super teachers and parent support!

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
This is a public school which achieved an unprecedented 100 percent family participation in our PTA organization this year. We consistantly win accolades in our large school district for overwhelmingly high number of parent volunteer hours. We are a Project Cornerstone school which is an anti-bullying, asset building program, we have Art Vista, an incredible music program, a science lab, computer lab and caring teachers who are models of life-long learning. This year alone our students have read over 24,635 books in our Accelerated Reader program with high comprehension percentage. I could go on and on, this is such a wonderful place for my 3 boys to begin their love of learning!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
The parent and teacher participation is excellent!!!! The teachers my child has had have been so amazing! The PTA is extremely involved!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
This school is dedicated to learning and teaching kids to make right choices.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
We love Los Alamitos for all great and educated teachers, wounderful and caring parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Amazing parents and teachers and students. Multiple programs, involved PTA and teachers you can communicate with to make a positive difference for your children. LOVE Los Alamitos!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
My daughter gets a wonderful education there, and she's making a lot of great friends.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Los Alamitos has wonderful, active parents who are committed to quality education. The teachers and staff are all compassionate and love what they do. This year we have been recognized again as a Distinguished School for 2010. We are fortunate to be a part of such a phenomenal school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
The teachers are great and the parents are actively involved to provide additional programs they would otherwise be without.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
We love Los Alamitos because of the amazing teachers, wonderful students and supportive parents (community).

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
Los Alamitos is a great school because of the school administration, caring teachers, involved parents and a curriculum that the students enjoy and remember.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
We have found the education, programs and the staff to be committed and are in full force of encouraging our children. I personally give my time to help at the school, because I appreciate all the hard work in helping my children grow in academics, social skills, making learning fun and insightful. Los Alamitos Elementary School brings out the best in our students.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
We love Los Alamitos because of the committed teachers, administration, and fantastic PTA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Great teachers, great parent volunteers & a great administration. The student body is very well behaved and stays active in it's school community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
We are so lucky to have this school in our neighbor! Great teachers and wonderful programs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
The teachers seem to really care about each child and go the extra mile to help the succeed.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
I love Los Alamitos because of the dedication of the staff and parents that make it such a friendly and fun educational experience for my children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I have had my nieces and nephews attend Los Alamitos in the past and now my great niece attends there. As an educator they do a wonderful job with educating their students. A proud Aunt

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
This school has a FANTASTIC reputation!! Every child needs to have music as a part of their education!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
A California Distinguished School, Los Alamitos has excellent teachers and school administrators who demonstrate a commitment to the students' academic and social well-being. Also, our son has food allergies and the teachers, staff and parents have been very supportive and careful in making sure to accommodate him.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I love Los Alamitos because of the high quality education my children are receiving, the amazing parental support of all students and the dedicated, hard working teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Los Alamitos has always been and continues to be an amazing elementary school with fantastic teachers who go above and beyond what is expected.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I love Los Alamitos due to the great teachers, the great curriculum balance and the high level of parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Los Alamitos is a fantastic elementary school with thoughtful, caring teachers, an army of volunteers who make sure our children are learning music, science, art and the core values they need to become responsible, caring and respectful human beings, and a community that supports them in every way.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
Great teachers, caring and involved parents, balanced curriculum, family feeling.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
You could hardly do better for parent involvement. The high-quality programs funded and run entirely by parents blew me away when we started last year--science fair, art fair, talent show, along with many hours logged in the classrooms, library, reading lab, playground, etc. Funding is entirely voluntary and happens through PTA membership (100% this year) and one giant fundraiser--the walkathon and auction, which are extremely well-run family-fun events in themselves. Principal works tirelessly to help make this partnership with the PTA into an effective educational package for our students. Staff are friendly and helpful. Teachers are professional, creative, supportive, and caring. Students seem happy, challenged, and cooperative. The community has a strong sense of school pride. We love it!

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2010
Very high level of involvement from parents and PTA. My child enjoys his Kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2008
This school has improved every subject with me and the teachers are very caring.

- submitted by a student
April 01, 2007
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- submitted by a staff
April 04, 2006
Los Alamitos is a wonderful school with an excellent combination of parent and teacher participation. Each grade level offers a challenge as well as excitement. My child enjoys the quality music, art and P.E. programs.The school is a hidden jewel in Almaden.

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January 27, 2006
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October 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2005
Very high level of parent involvement. The PTA funds a great music program. Brand new principal this year (2005 - 2006). I was not overly impressed by the previous principal (she was only there a couple of years). There are only two sets of playground equipment. One is reserved for kindergarden students. The second set is for grades 1 - 5, so the grades must rotate days.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2005
I couldn't dream of a better elementary school for my children. We moved here to attend this school, because we heard so many great things about it, and we have not been let down, the best mix of strong academics & 'whole child' curriculum i.e. music, drama, art, robotics,science, math clubs, tennis. Gate program is also one of the best, and the parent involvement makes the school a home for all!

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June 23, 2005
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April 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2005
This school has a great robotic program. This program partner with the First Lego League to have competition every year. It has parent involvement as coaches. This school also has a great music department. It also group children in advance math and advance literature.

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February 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2004
It is great school with excellent atmosphere. A public school giving education of a privite school!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2004
It's an excellent school and I'm glad that I made the right decision in sending my son there.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2004
Great teachers. My three children have all received an excellent education at this school. It has a positive on campus atmosphere and great parental support.

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Los Alamitos Elementary School
6130 Silberman Avenue, San Jose, CA  95120
(408) 535-6297
Last modified Los Alamitos Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Los Alamitos Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 96 reviews. Top