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San Jose, CA
Students enrolled: 494

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5300 Carter Avenue
San Jose, CA 95118

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(408) 264-8314
(408) 264-9615
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December 01, 2014
I'm a parent of a first grade girl. She has been going there for kindergarten and now first. She is reading on j error own with very little assistance. She loves her school and I enjoy volunteering at the school. It has a great group of teachers. The parents all come together and volunteer and make events turn out so awesome.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2014
Lietz is a great school. My kids are happy to go to school everyday! I have a 1st, 4th and 5th grader and they are thriving. The teachers are working hard to get every kid the attention they deserve.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2013
We moved to the U.S two months ago. Our home school is full so we have to start the school at Lietz. My son loves Lietz even though he speaks little English. The EFL teacher and his third-grade teacher are wonderful. I don't know the magics they pull on my son but he LOVES going to school. No complaints at all. I think I will have a hard time deciding whether we should transfer him back to our home school next year!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
This is my child's first year at Lietz as a Kindergartner. His teacher is great and very involved. She has fun, yet educational activities for the kids to learn from and keep thier interest. My child loves going to school everyday. The school events have been very organized and student centric. The community and the parent involvement is great. The school is good about giving many opportunities for parents to get help and get involved.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Both our 2 daughters are at Lietz now and they (so we too) love their school very much! The teachers are great, prefesional, and thoughtful.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2012
My daugher has attended Lietz for five years now - since Kindergarden - and every year we love it more and more. The grounds are clean and safe. The teachers are amazing, and work TOGETHER - collaberating for our children and the overall well being of everyone. There is huge parent involvement, which makes a big difference. It's welcoming and fun. The kids are happy, and there are a lot of Home and School club funded enrichment programs that other schools don't have due to budget cuts - Music, Art Vistas, Choir...and more! Mr. Izor the principle is truly amazing and has a great relationship with his students and teachers. He has respect from the kids, but they aren't afraid of him - and they enjoy him! On a side note: my daughter is in a wheelchair - and we were supposed to go to Blackford, all the way across San Jose, where the "other wheelchair" kids all go! I'm so glad we are here, with our neighborhood! The teachers and fellow students and families here have all made a big difference in my daughter's life and how empowered she feels, and how liked and respected! Lietz is fabulous! You would be lucky for your child to attend this school!

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2012

- submitted by a community member
February 23, 2012
When we were turning our kids into this school about 3 years ago, we were a bit nerves being one of the low rated schools in the Union school districts. However now we are enjoying the school. My both daughters attend this school. It s awesome place for my kids. The teachers, the principal all have been working hard with their true efforts; bring up the kids as well as the school. I should appreciate their efforts.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2011
My Granddaughter attends this school and it just seems wonderful. The teachers are great and so it the principle. The school is well maintained and safe. My granddaughter just loves it and is learning a lot.

- submitted by a community member
October 19, 2011
Pleased with all my observations to date since arriving from Michigan. Wife and I are grandparents to two students.

- submitted by a community member
February 24, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
Lietz is a wonderful school. We couldn't have asked for a better school, better teachers, pricipal or staff. The new Science and reading programs are terrific. It's great fun getting involved as a parent! There is so much to do! We have had 3 children at Lietz. (Two are now in Middle School). Lietz teachers have prepared them well for their journey. I'll be so sad when we aren't there anymore.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
I love Lietz and could not be more pleased with our improvement in 1 year. All the credit needs to go to our wonderful new principal Mr. Izor and all of our wonderful teacher's who are the best in the district. I am so proud of them all congratulations Lietz!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2009
We are looking at moving out of the area, and I will cry when we leave Lietz! It has been such a wonderful, nurturing environment for our kids. Mr. Izor is a fantastic principal, and the kids love him. There are some really special teachers that work closely together. Last year they implemented a reading program where all the kids split up by ability for an hour each day to get the focused attention they need - the ones struggling can get help and the advanced kids can be challenged. Don't some of the lower test ratings give you doubts. We have lots of children learning to speak English which, naturally, affects the scores, but even those kids are speaking English beautifully in a few years. I also feel my children are incredibly safe there.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2009
Lietz is a fantastic school I especially like the flexible grouping that was implemented this year. Now my child is more challenged at her level in reading. I also like the way her teacher gives more advanced students the opportunity to move ahead in all subject areas.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2009
My daughter is entering 2nd grade in Fall of 2009, and we've had nothing but GREAT experiences here at Lietz. And I have to deal with many different facets of the school and district than other parents because my daughter is disabled and in a wheelchair. From day one, the principle, teachers and even the students have been so wonderful with my daughter, and fully accepting and there to help with whatever she needs. She's never once come home feeling shunned or different. Even our Mr. Eugene, the property maintenance manager has been so helpful, always making sure the tables in the classrooms she goes to for different subjects, are at the right height, etc. We love Lietz, and all they have to offer. And their new reading program is great!

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 13, 2008
My children have gone K-5 at Lietz and have had wonderful elementary experiences. The teachers are superb and the school atmosphere is caring and student oriented. I highly recommend Lietz school. . . and urge you to get involved in parent volunteering!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
Lietz Elementary has been a wonderful experience for my son and daughter. The teachers are caring and there are lots of opportunities for parent involvement. There is a school garden, regular family fun nights, reading nights, math nights, art and clay programs. School spirit activities include 'spirit days', student council and mural painting (for 5th graders). I would like to encourage all new parents to this school to get involved. Together we make a difference!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
Great school and love the teachers

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2007
All three of my children have attended Lietz Elementary. My youngest child is still enrolled, and I am very pleased with the past several years my children & I have experienced at Lietz.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2006
Terrific School. Teachers are very enthusiastic and well trained. Parent involvement is not as high as I have seen at other schools.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2005
Overall I was truly unhappy with the atmosphere, staff and performance of this school. As with most things, there were highlights and people that made it a better place to be. Mrs. Carmichael (retired) was an awesome 4th grade teacher and very patient. In general the school seemed disorganized overall.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2005
Lietz Elementary is a great community school. The Home and School Club is an active assest to the students and the school. There were various of extracurricular activities, including music arts and various clubs throughout the year.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2005
I'm the mother of a kindergartener and volunteer in Connor's class at least twice a month. His teacher, Mrs. Cline, is new to the school this year but very experienced. I really like the way she makes the children feel special by greeting them individually as they enter the classroom. I also like the weekly envelopes with school and classroom updates and daily feedback in the form of 'good day'/'shaky day' slips that go home with each child. Mrs. Cline seems consistent and firm but not punitive in her discipline technique and is well-prepared. Connor had a rough transition from preschool to kindergarten but really likes his teacher and has made lots of progress academically and socially. There are many opportunities for parent involvement including: selling scrip, helping in the classroom or at the annual carnival, or facilitating the parent-led Art Vistas or clay programs (which I do). We love Lietz.

- submitted by a parent

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Lietz Elementary School
5300 Carter Avenue, San Jose, CA  95118
(408) 264-8314
Last modified Lietz Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lietz Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top