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K-8
Public district
Santa Clara, CA
Students enrolled: 925
 

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4176 Lick Mill Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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June 02, 2014
My kids have been in the school since it opened 8 years ago so we have gone through both the elementary and middle schools. Fantastic teachers along the way. They have had many opportunities to connect with teachers and create a sense of community they would not have had in a bigger school. Their individual test scores and academic achievements have been stellar. We don't worry about the school test scores as a group. There are too many variables which contribute to high and low scoring. We all embrace and appreciate the socioeconomic and ethnic diversity. Music and arts program could use attention.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2014
I've been going to this school since it opened, and it's my last year at DC. Although I will admit that it's not perfect, it is not as bad as others are making it out to be! If you are judging a school based on test scores and certain students' behavior, I can't try to change your opinion. But I can tell you that not every kid at school is a good test taker, and not every kid acts like a saint every second of the school day! Especially at our age, parents, peers, and other adults can't expect perfect, smiling students in class every morning. Everyone slips up, and you can't blame that on Don Callejon alone. So for those who don't like the middle school because of rumors they've heard, I will tell you, it's going to be like that at every middle school you go to, and will only get worse in high school. If anything, this diverse school prepares kids for the real world more than any charter or private school.

- submitted by a community member
October 01, 2013
I have 4 boys attending DCS from K to middle school. The teachers are great, they actually care about their students and teaching. They communicate with you. We as parents have to be involved in our kids education, and ask questions or any concerns you may have, and reach out to teachers. They are great at getting back to you with and will address them as need be. Glad to see the API score go up..

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2013
This school is full of politics and egos of few people...... Most of the kids once their parents realize how bad their standard is move to the Magnolia Charter School or move to private schools...

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2013
Glad to see the API score go up. As much as Hans Barber is missed, we welcome Ms. Martinez and the strong educational background she brings to DCS. Go Cubs!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
Great news to see the API go up .It is a very good school with very modern facilities and excellent teachers.Hoping to see the middle school score go up too. It will happen when we believe in the teachers at middle school level and encourage our kids to excel in academics .If the entire fifth grade move up the middle school this is bound to happen.Why move kids somewhere else when you have great school in your community.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
I have seen the good and bad in this school and have read some of the negative opinions on the school and I think they are valid if you focused on the academics of middle school which are lacking. You can look at the breakdown of the scores. For some students and parents which aren't concerned about it, it works out fine but for some parents and students, alternatives such as charter or private schools fulfilled their needs better.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2013
Okay school. The facilities are good, but bullying is a problem here and needs to be prevented.

- submitted by a community member
January 30, 2013
After thirty years of teaching experience, I'm glad that I landed at Don Callejon! This K-12 school is a real community with teachers and staff at all levels working together to ensure the best possible education for a diverse group of students. Many of the upper and lower grades form partnerships work together four or five times a year. Administration strives to create positive atmosphere where both safety and success are emphasized. Teachers make themselves available to help students during lunches and after school. We provide enrichment with leadership, yearbook, orchestra, drama club, Odyssey of the Mind, Spanish, karate, Chess Club, and Reading Circles. Children at Callejon also benefit from having a very active parent and community support group that pays for such things as arts education, field trips, software licensing, video licensing, technology for the classrooms, and extra staff to monitor recess play. I am very proud to wear my Callejon Cubs staff t-shirt!

- submitted by a teacher
January 29, 2013
Don Callejon is far from Perfect. The Elementary classes are pretty good, on par with other Santa Clara elementary schools. (Which are all pretty good) However, the big downside to this school are the middle school grades. Students are disrespectful, and many of the teachers don't seem to care. Issues of bullying are ignored by the administrative staff which seems to lack the courage to do what needs to be done. If you have a choice in Middle Schools, I suggest you look to Buchser. (Cabrillo and Peterson are also better alternatives.) Please note, I have experience working at each of these schools.

- submitted by a teacher
November 14, 2012
Wow! The only thing my parents deprived me of by taking me out of this horrible middle school is bullying, humiliation and not learning anything. Going to the new charter is the best thing they have ever done for me. I have fun and look forward to going to school now. I also am actually being taught something now. Callejon teachers are fine but they waste half of the day dealing with students who do not care about learning or behaving. I fit in at Magnolia and do not have to worry about bullying, drugs and inappropriate behavior. I guess I am deprived not learning about those things instead of what I should be learning at school. This is part of the problem at callejon a few kids are treated better than the rest because of who their parents are. Even us kids know it. So I apologize for my parents not making you happy and thinking about my education and safety instead of you and your child. Because this is what we are suppose to do at Callejon, make things more comfortable for Rivermark children at every other students expense.

- submitted by a community member
November 14, 2012
I agree with much of what has been said about the negatives about the school. For those parents who have stayed in middle school, I can only ask that you really look at it objectively instead of saying it subjectively that the middle school will get better and the truth is that it won't. Standards have dropped shockingly from their elementary levels, look at the API scores and star test scores for those level and you can see it there. It is unfortunate but the comments about favoritism is shockingly ttrue where administration and teachers do not take actions against certain parents and certain parents are chummy with parents because that puts any teacher in a tough position when they have to chastise or punish those parents' kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2012
This school started off on a great note with parent & community enthusiasm to build a great K-8. However, somehow over the last year or so its lost the vision to arrogance, cliques and head-in-the-sand mentality. The teachers threw up their hands with additional kids in the classes due to budget cuts and make this an excuse for doing the bare minimum. The Principal & staff have a "take-it-or-leave-it" stance to feedback growing out of the boundary war which led them to believe they were the only good school in Santa Clara. Now that most of the involved parents & high performing kids are leaving for Magnolia Charter, they hopefully will wake up & smell the coffee. A lot of bullying by kids and also by a small coterie of "insider parents" make this school a hotbed of politics and the very antithesis of a community building school that traditional public schools have been.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2012
This school is not by any means ideal. The school is too open. Any random people can walk around. Teachers .. well we've only seen the kindergarten .. horrible! We took are child out of that school QUICK

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2012
I am a parent of a middle schooler, as well as a high schooler who attended middle school here. Callejon is a fabulous school with teachers and administrators who go out of their way to help students excel in both academic and extra curricular endeavors. The K-8 environment is excellent and allows middle schoolers to feel good about being a role model.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2012
This school has just gotten worse the last few years. Rezoning has done nothing but make it that way. The blatant favoritism for certain parents and students is stopping, and will continue to stop the school from reaching the possible potential it once had. Better to send your middle school child to Magnolia. This site might be new and shiny but it is broken and probably cannot be fixed until the district wakes up and makes major changes and makes it clear it is a public school and does not belong to a few individuals. But that will never happen, so this school will continue to decline. 30+ students in the course of 7 weeks leaving a middle school of only 370 makes it clear this school is broken and needs major fixing.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2012
If you only care about new building then you should send your child to this school, but if you really care about your child's future and his eduction then this school is not a good place for him. One evidence of the school standard and worst environment is that most parents of the 5th grade kids decided to move their kids out of this school and send them to nearby charter school. Even the former school PTA president move their kids to that charter school. Bullying issues are common place at this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2012
School run by a select group of parents. The same parents allowed to bully and talk bad about other parents in front of kids during school time without consequences. If you don't live at the correct address you and your child will be treated like you do not belong. It's why many are leaving and sending their children to the new charter school, where education and safety of the kids is important and not neighborhood boundaries or personal politics.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2012
Bad school ever this teachers didn't teach my son who is in 7th grade. Don't give homework and teacher. The whole middle school is a fail.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2012
I am a parent of a 1st grade student in this school. My son is much happier in this school than his previous private school. He is challenged in school on a regular basis. He is progressing extremely well in DCS. Parents who, also, live in the Rivermark Community that sends their kids to private schools should take a second look at this school.This school is doing lots of things to improve the quality of the education, re-zoning was a big part of it. Since the re-zoning grades K-5 is rated 10. In a short few years this school should be a 10 overall. The school is going through a filtering process. We have looked at schools in Cupertino, Palo Alto, which has great schools, DCS's quality of education is no different. Parents in Rivermark should take time to checkout the school yourselves, ask the teachers questions, ask the principle questions then compare with what you are currently getting in the private school. Bottom line, our son went to a private school and now he is in DCS with excellent progress. He is able to do more now than his previous classmates who is currently in the private school. The reviews about politics is silly, were you zoned out? Sorry?

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2012
Beware, the drama and gossip. You should just ignore all the gossip and when one of your *********** comes to tell you a rumor, you should avoid making comments that the person can use to create drama. If you ignore or don't act upon the gossip, they will eventually get tired of spreading the gossip.

- submitted by a community member
January 15, 2012
I can say all the schools in CA is getting harder because of cut budgets. One teacher for 30 kids is just too many. No free school bus to the school and no teachers aid. The school asked parents to involve more to cover music, art and PE lessons. The facility is very nice though.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2011
I am a student at Don Callejon and I'd say that everything is good in Don Callejon. I think that the teaching there is great all the way up to the 5th grade, which I am in now. The middle school there isn't all that great, I think that middle school there isn't the best it can be, all the way. The elementary is great, and I've been through all of it. Though a few people don't like P.E, you still learn a lot of the physical activities, which is what P.E is for, don't you think. I gave this scool an average and not above because the elementary is up to standard, but I don't think that the middle school is. There is a spirit day every Friday, though, to indicate school spirit. I personally think that Don Callejon is a great school, and that all elementery should at least be that good, and that all middle schools should at least be like it, if not better. I guess it would be a standard in many cases. Any elementary/middle school can't be lower than that, or else it would be below standard, which means it is just not a very good school. If any elementary scool is above that, then it is a great school, and if any middle school is above it, then that middle school is just average/okay!!!

- submitted by a community member
October 14, 2011
This one of the better schools in SCUSD. There are good teachers, but working with constant budget cuts is very challenging. Lots of politics here within community members and related to boundaries, rezoning etc. Middle school has to improve a lot and many parents within the school boundary is opting for private when it comes to middle school. Hope it does better in future.

- submitted by a community member
December 13, 2010
The school has just gone through a rough period of time involving a reboundarying situation due to the overcrowding at this great school. The overcrowding came due to the great job everyone was doing - principal, teachers, students, parents and communities. It is understandable that parents are upset. This was a no-win situation for anyone. However, the school will continue to thrive and the school that will be impacted by the move will thrive too as a result of the great students and parents that will be moving over. It would be great if all the communities could come together to help in the transition and form some groups like Girls Scouts to keep friends in contact and keep the bonds that have formed. The kids will all be together in high school again and to keep them in touch with each other then will help them ease into high school too.

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2010
Great School with great teachers and staff. Everyone is committed to helping kids, from teachers, staff, admin., and hundreds of volunteers.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2010
Bad school, this is anyways in the worst school district and this school was overcrowded thanks to the useless townhomes at mission gardens ! Anyways there has been lot of politics into this and i wish this school the best as its going to be one of the worst schools .. anyways soon ! God bless.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 19, 2010
Very happy with the kindergarten curriculum and Parents association.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2010
Very friendly staff. Good facilities. Lots of extra activities,

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
I love Don Callejon school because simply put, it is the best! It has a new building, new library, the best teachers, the best Principal, the best staff and the best students of the world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
This is a school that opens up great opportunities for the kids! And it is all about the kids!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 12, 2010
There are lots of caring parents who volunteer and committed to excellence for the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Great middle school science program very hands on!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
I love Don Callejon School because of wonderful teachers, facilities, huge ground and great staff. Good environment for kids. Awesome school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Awesome school, staff and lots of parent involvement. Wouldn't want to be anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
The amount of parent involvement at the school is astounding.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
great school with terrific teachers and staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
My son went there the second year it was open and I was so impressed! he was the 2nd 8th grade graduation a year he will never forget, all the teachers at his school help him to achive so much!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
The School fecility & Staff is too good. Thanks, Ravi

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2010
Its newly built well maintained school with great location and playground . Teachers are hard working and well motivated towards caring of students. My kid is going to 1st grade here and very comfortable and learning environment for him.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2010
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- submitted by a student
May 09, 2010
My son likes this school very much. The teaching is very good.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2010
Awesome school. Coming out from Texas, I'm amazed at the friendliness of the staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2010
I like the high quality of education and personal touch extended by the teachers to the students

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 07, 2010
Great newly built,well maintained school campus. Safe and healthy environment.Highly motivated staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
My grand kids go to this wonderful school!

- submitted by a community member
May 06, 2010
Great school with lot of activities for kids of all ages.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
Great school. Good co-operative staff and principal. Lots of School activities. Focus in over-all development rather than just academics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
The teachers are motivated and really care about the students. :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
It is absolutely the BEST I've encountered. Kids and teachers are all top notch.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 06, 2010
Greatest school. My daughter is in Kinder. She loves her school. She said her teacher makes her happy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
The teachers here care about the future of their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
It has the Best programs that show the diversity needed for our Melting Pot of families in Santa Clara. The music programs are excellent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
Don callejon has wonderful teachers, the students are very dedicated and parents are very involved in this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
Teachers and administrators are very supportive to the students and parents. My kids enjoy attending Don Callejon School!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I love Don Callejon School not only because this is were my kid attends to but you can feel that the teachers ans staff show concerns to every student. They make you feel that every individual is important.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I love Don Callejon because my daughther loves it too, Teachers care about the students. She is very happy there. for my family is one of the best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Despite being a new school, Don Callejon has stablished itself as one of the best schools in the area.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Awesome staff, student and parent community working together as a team. Success is certain !!!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
The students really love the school, they are involved in many activities and help the community

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 05, 2010
Great teachers the kids at that school are getting a great education

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Excellent multicultural school with emphasis on community, environment, and traditional american value.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 05, 2010
I am new to the Santa Clara area and we weren't sure what to expect but we were welcomed by the school and my children have Wonderful teachers and have been exeling this year and are really enjoying school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
High standards set for teachers, parents and students alike. Keeps abreast of what's happening with the students. Works out problems between students/parents in fair and timely manner.

- submitted by a community member
May 05, 2010
I love this school because my two eldest kids go there, and so far, after the 3 years they've been there, I have been getting very positive results from them, better than the othere schools they've been to!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
They have events that both children and parents can enjoy. Teachers are awesome!!! We are very happy woth this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
They are very good teachers that provide 1 on 1 learning to each child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The teachers make a difference. And the cafeteria menu is outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
So far this is the best school that my both kids attended to.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
Beautiful campus, nice teachers, the only downturn is that there are too many kids

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
Nice Teaching Staff, Friendly Neighborhood, My Daughter Loves Going to this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Good manner, high level education and the school is clean!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
The teachers and staff work really hard to make it a great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
It is a great school and it has a lot of great opportunities. Go Cubs!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
It is a very good school and teachers are very nice

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
Great faculty, diversed students, dedicated parents...above all, loving kids to develop their potential for the future life.....

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
The school has fantastic teachers and the facilities are excellent! We love this school for its teaching aptitude, environment, and safety.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Don Callejon School is part of a friendly community of people always willing to help each other succeed.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 03, 2010
It's very modern and clean school with up to date facilities and a good staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
It provides excellent environment for the kids and has great Teachers,

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Neighborhood school with excellent teachers, great academics and very good discipline!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
Yes this school is indeed doing good. I am proud parent to send my kids to such a good school with high standards.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
Good teachers and school resource that help kids success in their education

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
Great faculty that goes the extra mile for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Great teachers, Excellent infrastructure, sprawling campus and super cool kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
its a good school, covers a lot of activities within the limited time...

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
Best facilities with dedicated teachers in a good neighborhood.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 02, 2010
My son studies here and this is the best school. They are very caring and have good academics. they have good teachers

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2010
Don Callejon really cares about all of their students. They give them so many different ways to learn. Best school my children have ever attended!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
Don Callejon School focus on individual student for their growth..

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
They are a good new school that helps my child succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 01, 2010
nice teachers, great activities, focus on academic skills

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2010
Because this school is giving students the right direction in no time!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
It is the best school and my son studies in first grade. Good enviornment ,teaching and the best teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Very great facilities. Excellent on safety. Excellent faculty.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Great parent involvement. Teachers and parents really care for their school

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Don Callejon is beautiful. Its spacious and have very good learning environment. My son always liked his teachers. He never said NO to school. Education is good.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Don Callejon has very responsible staffs and lovely environment. My kid loves it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Don Callejon School has many strong programs and dedicated teachers. My child is able to read, write and do math just during her first semester.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Excellent programs with very dedicated teachers. Great activities and field trips.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Small classes with extremely cultural diversities. Many great programs. And the teachers and very caring and dedicated.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Our family loves Don Callejon School. It provides a lot of different activities for the kids. The faculty is excellent, extremely caring and dedicated.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 30, 2010
My grandkids loves Don Callejon School. The programs are great and the teachers are very loving and dedicated to the kids' success.

- submitted by a community member
April 29, 2010
Great School, great and professional staff, community bonding, my kids are so happy and love their school so do we. And believe me as any other parents trying to be the best ones, we want the best environment and opportunities for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
All round development is always a focus in the school. Great teachers. Above ally son loves his school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Very good school. People is nice. Library is the best. Sports are great.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
The teacjers are great and almost all of the parents are very involved with their kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
my kids are happy and learning....I am happy

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
Parents are greatly involved in this school community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
Teachers are the most important part of how children learn. This school has great teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
Don Callejon School has loving teachers and great principals. They have great education, safety, and great custodians. They take care of the children and take care of their health. They also are helpful to their school. They clean up big messes and also trash on the floor. They also have well behaved students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
The faculty and staff of this school have worked hard to ensure the students have every opportunity to succeed. This has been a challenging task, yet thanks to these fine folks great strides have been made for the students, the school system and the community. I tip my hat to them!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
My son loves this school and showing good academic progress as well. Don Callejon education provides all round development for children within a great atmosphere that children loves to participate.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
Competent Teachers. School facilities and classrooms are conducive to learning. Aside from academic excellence, they also strive for their students to have good manners and right conduct.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
My kid is in 1st grade.she loves the school a lot.The teachers are great .The environment is good.Iam proud to be a Don callejon kid parent.Great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
I think this is the perfect school for my grandsons.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
My son loves his teacher and his school. The school sponsors free movie nights, giving parents an opportunity to enjoy a family night w/the kids and save money.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
Facility is new with all modern technology. Good teacher and students

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I love Don Callejon school since it has great teachers with great environment to study. It is located in quiet residential area and all the parents are very supportive for the school organization.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Callejon has 3 great attributes: Great Staff, Great Building in a great location. A K-8 can't get any better than this!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
What makes this school so great? The parents, the kids, and the teachers. It is a unique environment where parents volunteer 1+ hour a week. That is a lot for a public school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
This is a great school, it is new and has good facilities. In terms of demographics it is quite diverse and is a reflection of the Rivermark community. And last but not the least, great teachers. I haven't met anyone kid (or parents) who do not like it. My wife voluteers at the school and we have first hand knowledge of how the school is and we are pleased with it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
The teacher are great! They really care about their students.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Quality of education has grown leaps and bounds over the last couple of years. Best part is community involvement. I don't think I have ever seen a local community get involved so much in the school

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Great community of teachers and parents supporting the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
Don Callejon has all the things a parent can dream of: Best teachers, new library, equipment, building with a great new community and eager parents. It has 3 nice parks and a great school playground. Pricipal, Barber has done great job of providing balalced curriculam with sports, field trips along with great STAR scores.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
I love this school cause they have the best teacher in the world working there!

- submitted by a community member
April 26, 2010
my kids attend Don Callejon and it's a great school

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
The teachers are very dedicated and have done a fantastic job. The school has a state of the art facilities and I am very happy that my child has the opportunity to attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
My son and I love everything about Don Callejon school. The teachers are very organized and know their materials. Awesome school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Excellent teachers and excellent students. It's the best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Great building, flat screen TV, cafeteria, nice architecture & surroundings

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Everyone works together for the betterment of educating the students and encouraging learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
The teachers are incredible. They work very hard to do their best despite the deep budget cuts.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
New School with happy students all the time

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 23, 2010
Brand new library with so many great books to open up student's mind

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 23, 2010
I like the diversity of this school!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 23, 2010
A lot of parent volunteers in this great school, no comparison !

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2010
Great building, great teachers, great parents, great kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
As a student of Don Callejon, I think this school is completely wonderful. I feel safe amongst the rest of the crowd, and as a K-8 community, I feel like we re united as one big family. As an older student, we set good role models when we influence younger students. We bond together at events like Walk-A-Thon when we are buddied together, getting the best of both worlds. We care for one another, and cliques aren t a problem here. Everyone is welcomed, and like family, nobody is left out. These teachers are simply amazing. Every single teacher at this school is supportive, and are willing to help in every way. Giving multiple chances, they ll help you throughout the year, and failing would probably be harder than getting a C. I do find it incredible that the younger students are reading at such an advanced level for their age. I was surprised by the number of 100% STAR passing students in our elementary level. I ve learned more than just academic skills throughout my years at Don Callejon. These teachers have taught me not only to be a good student, but to be a good person as well. While driving to school, I'm greeted by a safety patrol member. Not only are they protective, but they're polite and a great way to start the day. I love our [block] schedules, and how they change everyday, unlike other schools. With sports, we try are hardest, and play our best. We learn to have fun, while learning to be a good sport. I like to be on campus because not only do we like to keep our school clean, but the architecture definitely distinguishes us from the typical blue and white buildings. I love our library, and our librarian, Ms. Taylor. She spreads her love of reading to the rest of the school. It's easy to find things, and there's always the book I am looking for. DCSCO is very supportive, and we owe a ton of thanks to these great parents. They help fund our events like Walk-A-Thon, Spring Fling, for programs such as Starting Arts. We use technology everyday as it advances. (As editor of this year s yearbook, I often find myself spending quite a lot of time in front of a computer, daily.) We have awesome laptops provided for all the classes, cool flat screen televisions, and did I mention our media center? With 40 computers in our computer lab, programs like ALEKS, are available for students to use to do better in math. Easytech is also provided to learn about technology fundamentals. This is the best school I ve ever attended, and I ve met the best people ever. We re just one big family; GO CUBS!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 22, 2010
The teachers are the best I have ever seen anywhere. There are so many teachers constantly overseeing the kid. They all know every kid intimately and every kid knows every teacher. Their mode of instruction is very interactive and my daughter loves every activity she has at school and every activity teaches her something. She can't get enough of playing school at home! Parent get regular feedback on their children, both in written and verbal forms and we are constantly kept up to date about the class events as well as tips on how to manage our kids at home through regular interaction with parents as well as online digests.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
This school demonstrates a commitment to academic excellence. They provide all of the important things students need for success.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Dedicated staff who selflessly give of their time and energy for the growth of their students, working interdependently with faculty and staff.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 22, 2010
I love this school for my children! They are learning and growing daily! I love that the expectations are set high for the children and I love that the teachers work so hard to see each child succeed!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Don Callejon School lies in a tightly knitted community where the school has a very strong connection with the parents. Don Callejon School has extremely caring and supportive teachers. The school has excellent programs. My first grader child is now reading fluently and able to answer complex questions based on her reading assignments. We love the school's Winter Concert, Spring Fling, Movie nights, field trips! Parents are very active in the students' activities.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
It's a beautiful school with very caring teachers and great tools for kids to excel!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
IT takes great care of children with respect to their growth interests and knowledge!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
The teachers and Principal are very friendly and dedicated in spending the time needed to explain and teach the children

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
i like don callehn school because it traeted kids with great respect

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Wonderful school, teachers and staff - huge involvement from not only parents of students, but the whole community...

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
Great teachers plus active and attentive community plus caring parents equals a great school. My child love going to school for once.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
Wonderful enthusiasm of ALL the parents in support of school programs.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 21, 2010
The staff at the school is very attentive and professional. My daughter has been going to the school for 2 years and she has enjoyed her teachers very much

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
Don Callejon School is greatly developing the potential of my granddaughter,is making her a caring person,is expanding her horizons and giving her an excellent educational background. Hooray for Don Callejon!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 21, 2010
The knowledge my niece as acquired since attending Don Callejon School has been nothing short of impressive! Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a community member
April 21, 2010
I love DCS because of the great community that has been built around the school. Parents are involved, community members are involved and most importantly the teachers are greatly involved. Being the only k-8 school in the district is a difficult task, but the staff at DCS has worked hard to make it a great place to learn and grow as a student. Many activities are created to integrate the learning between grade levels and create a culture of caring and respect through all grade levels.

- submitted by a teacher
April 21, 2010
I love Callejon because it is always striving for the best. The school is open to suggestions and change when needed. The parent, community and administrative support from preschool to 8th grade is fantastic!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 21, 2010
My son loves the school and has made lots of friends.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
Callejon is an extremely caring school. The staff is wonderful. The campus is beautiful. The Parent Organization and volunteers are the best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
My granddaughter goes to this school. She entered kindergarten as a very reserved and shy child. In the matter of months she has truly blossomed at the school. The teachers in kindergarten are all warm and caring. The school community is the foundation for child development. She is very fortunate to be part of a strong and supportive school community.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 21, 2010
Good school, great campus, good staff and great location / community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
Love this school. It is going towards becoming one of top notch school of Santa Clara School district with topmost ranking.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
Awesome teachers and community support. My kids love this school and proud to be Cubs!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
good facilities, and good staffs, all in a great community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
As a grandparent of a Don Callejon third-grade student, I have been able to closely observe the strongly positive academic growth and development of this child over the years she has attended Don Callejon. Both the quality and dedication of the school's teaching staff are consistently demonstrated by the enthusiastic response of our granddaughter to the staff's efforts to make the learning experience as meaningful and motivational as possible.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 21, 2010
My son goes to the preschool and his Teachers are A+ awesome!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
It is a relatively new school and the staff has this tremendous drive to become one of the best schools in the area.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
I've been to this school, researching the best educational environment for my grandchildren. I've observed the teachers, inspected the facilities. I have found this school to be superior to others in the region.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
Don Callejon is a creative place to work and thrive. The parent partnership is remarkable! I love coming to work each day to build our little community of learners. I have been here at the school since day one, and it has been amazing to be a part of a growing K-8 school.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 21, 2010
Cause they love their kids and educate them at no limits

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
It's such a great school with fantastic, motivated students and they deserve the recognition and the financial help!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
The student's parents and very involved in making it a great school!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
Love the teachers, so friendly can caring to all 4 of my children. Even the slow ones. Bless their hearts. I have not seen such dedicated teachers. I only wish my previous 4 children had a chance to go to such a school as Don Callejon.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
Love it love it love it! Teachers, facilities, kids all work to make this a great school!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
My husband insist on having our son attend Escondido Elementary, after a year of planning we finally purchased a house near Stanford. We are still in Rivermark because our son loves this school so much he has been getting strait A for the last year. He is also offering to do extra chores. Go figure what a great school can do.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
Just don't ask my girl how her day was. You will get an hour of how great her friends are and how nice her teacher is, some nights she don't want to go to sleep, she can't wait to go to school the next morning. Just don't get her started!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
I was an average student and I never liked school, I always thought school was difficult. Seeing the joy my son gets in the morning walking to school makes me want to go back.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
My niece attends this school and she's learning tons. Unfortunately, the classroom size is expected to grow from 20 kids per class to 30 kids per class. I would the kids to get as much attention as they need to achieve their potential.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
The very involved parents who take an interest in their children's education.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 20, 2010
The people, the way everyone wants to make it a great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
This is a wonderful 'new' school. This means that while the facility is new, the staff is new as well. They are all fresh, energetic and currently educated in the most recent, research based practices in regards to education. This is a fantastic comunity for learning and growth!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
As an educator at Don Callejon I have learned to respect the school on many different levels. The staff is respectful toward each other, no matter the differences between us. They (we) work as a team to promote the students, parents, and each other in being a positive part of a child's education. Time is freely given to support after school programs and programs within the school that take more time to accomplish than allotted by the work day (sporting events, dances, year book / school newspaper). The parents are highly supportive of the staff recognizing their hard work and offering treats and lunches throughout the year to show their appreciation. The parents help spear head fun projects and offer creative ideas for the children outside the academic arena (Spring Fling, etc.). Most of the students come prepared and ready to learn. While some have the inifluence for appropriate academic behaviors modeled and enforced at home, others not so fortunate are influenced by these students and follow their lead. It is popular to be smart and work hard at Don Callejon.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 20, 2010
The strong community spirit of my neighbors makes me very proud. I love Don Callejon because its board members listen. Our voices are heard through frequent public meetings and changes are instituted that are for the good of our children.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
My daughter would rather NOT miss school to go to Disneyland (her favorite place on earth). I think that says a lot.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
Don Callejon consists of both elementary and middle school students, which presents the staff with a wide array of challenges on a daily basis. The staff is able to meet these challenges by effectively applying different strategies in dealing with the two age groups; taking a more nurturing approach with the younger students, while at the same time, taking a more disciplined, motivational approach with the older students. Last year, the school has reached an API score of 806 for the first time since its opening and is expecting an even higher score this year. The staff work closely together with the parents for the good of the community. Our daughter has been there for the last 4 years since kinder and loves the school very much!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
Wonderful teachers, great community. Excellent Extended Day Care facility - focusing on teaching values and lot of love and attention for each child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
Excellent school with very good teachers. Teachers work closely with Parent to help the child improve not only academically, but also as a person.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
Great teachers that really care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
Love teachers and parents are so involved

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
Because it takes a village to raise a child and we have that kind of teamwork here at DC!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
great program and teachers make this school number 1.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
Parent and Teacher Support is great! Beautiful campus, and high technology equipment a big plus! Awesome school, in an awesome neighborhood!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
Good Parent-Teacher communication with awesome campus and neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
I have two children at this school and they / we love it

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
Beautiful campus, Wonderful teachers, Excellent academic and extra curricular activities, and many more reasons!

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
Everything about the school is good: Excellent teachers, really professional staff, Nice campus, and most of all, a great community that works hard for their children.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
Don Callejon school's emphasis on well-rounded development, academic as well as social skills, of the students is admirable. The teachers and the administrative staff are very dedicated and take great pride in the school's achievements. Even the extended care staff are among the best and most caring that I have seen in all the schools that my kid has been too. The campus is also well maintained. i

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Wonderful teachers and staff! A very involved community as well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Helps our kids grow up as great individuals

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Nice and professional teachers. Clean campus.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
It is a great environment where the kids learn social and educational skills

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
great teachers, great kids, great support from the community

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
my kids are going to this great school with great teachers and learning environment!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
This is a great school, we love the fact that the staff and teachers are so dedicated. The mix of children is gr8, there is a lot of diversity and our kids learn to appreciate diversity and other cultures from a young age!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
This is teh best public school in Santa Clara with absolutely the best building, new computers, convenient location walking distance from the Rivermark and neighbouring homes and a great staff. The children are very well adjusted and focussed on their school and self development. We love this school and can't wait for our daughter to go there next year!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
This is a great school and we absolutely love the staff and the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
great facilities, teachers and great community!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Great Community - fantastic parent participation!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Don Callejon is a great school with inovative teachers and dedicated students in Santa Clara CA

- submitted by a teacher
April 19, 2010
Don Callejon is a great place filled with nice kids and a supportive community!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
The k-8 community is a great place to teach! I love watching the younger students as they grow and get to Middle School.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
Don Callejon has assembled the best teaching staff in the country.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 19, 2010
Great community, teachers and students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Great teachers! My nephew loves to go to school and never miss a day!

- submitted by a community member
April 19, 2010
It Rocks! Especially the second grade teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
This school is a beautiful environment for children to learn in. Theee is great support from the teachers, parents, and the community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Beautiful campus, family-centered community, fabulous teachers & staff, and all-around caring and loving atmosphere. I love this school!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 19, 2010
Beautiful School with great teachers!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 19, 2010
The kids, community, teachers, and parents are great! I try to do my part too. I run a club called Earth Alert that aims to be more green to the Earth. Good luck to our school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
A great school, supportive kids, parents and staff all committed to providing the best education for their students!

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
This campus is very clean and safe. The administration and staff take great pride in their school, ultimately leading to an increase in student achievement.

- submitted by a community member
April 19, 2010
Thank you to everyone involved and interested in Don Callejon School. It's an honor to work here. I see smiles and eyes lighting up with the joy of learning on a daily basis. Go Cubs!!! :)

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 19, 2010
The teachers and staff are very dedicated. The campus is well maintained.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
Courteous and friendly staff, clean, secure campus, and a variety of after school programs makes for a great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2010
Great community support, great teachers. Our daughter has learned so much since she started in Kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2010
My sister absolutely loves the school and how the schools has a hands-on approach for teaching their kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2010
It needs more P.E programs and more support from some of the teachers! a few of them lose your papers and give you 0's which are worse than F's! I think this will help choose better teachers for middle school, elementary is doing excelent though.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2010
My Niece is has become an Excelent student thanks to this school and its teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2010
Integral part of our community, wonderful environment for our kids... great teachers and programs!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2010
School building its credibility for great teachers, good curriculum & administration coupled with parents endless support. It is a joy for every parent & our kids to be part of DC!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2010
My sons got to use the ALEKS math software at the school library even though the school is closed for Spring Break. We went in Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for 3 hours each day. It was fun.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2010
new, clean campus. my son's kinder teacher encourages him to read at a high level. A bit disappointed in the math level. Overall i am very happy to have my kid here

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2010
My daughter goes to this for last 2 years and the school progressed every year since it started 3 years ago. we love it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2010
My daughter goes to this school for the last 2 years and always talks about how great it is.The school has improved greatly since it opened 3 years ago. We love it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
We love out school because we are all dedicated parents who will do anything to provide our children with a great education. We all go all out to volunteer our time and energy to create a safe school where our children can thrive and enjoy a wonderful school experience.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
The teachers care. They motivate the students to learn and do better in school. The parents are involved. This is a great school !!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 16, 2010
Wonder school for my boys!! Teachers /staff are wonderful, environment is nice!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Great neighborhood support with excellent involvement from parents as well as non-parents.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
Don Callejon provides a wonderful, safe learning environment for our children. The staff are dedicated and clearly love helping kids learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
My Daughter goes to school here and we love it. Teachers are great and take great pride in the school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
It is a great school with good teachers my daughter likes the school and her teacher.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
fantastic school, dedicated staff and involved community !

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
It is a great community and a great place for students to learn.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 16, 2010
Don Callejon has a strong support from community. Strong parents network.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Don Callejon is a great neighborhood school. A tight bond between parents and the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
Great atmosphere and one of the top rated school in Santa Clara.

- submitted by a community member
April 16, 2010
Great teachers and awesome community

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
This is a great school where there is a ton of parent involvement. It's great to see parents so involved in their children's education.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
An excellent school within a great community!

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
The collaboration between the parents, teachers and staff is uncommon and fosters a great learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
I'm a nanny for 2 children who attend DC school. It is a wonderful community. It's so unfortunate to see the budget cuts. If this is what it takes to scrape together $$, so be it...this community knows how to rally! Go Don Callejon!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 15, 2010
My grandson attends. I'm amazed at the diversity. Despite the overcrowding, it is a very impressive school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 15, 2010
The school performance is growing every year. New school. High tech facilities. Parent involvments.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
The International Night was amazing. The movie nights, Spring Fling and other activities really bring the community together nicely. It's a very good school, and the Rivermark area is one of the best communities in all of Santa Clara. Good luck Don Callejon!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
Awesome support and everyone feels involved during events such as Spring Fling and movie nights

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
New to town and hoping my child will be able to attend in 3 years. What a great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
Great neighborhood school with committed teachers and dedicated parent community

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
My son and daughter have attended the school since it opened and it is a great school with a wonderful supportive community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
All my kids go there and they love it! Amazing teachers, facilities and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
Teachers and parents are involved students' academy. Great teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
Great teachers, staff, facilities and ambience is of a community

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
Don Callejon is a great school with excellent staff and brand new facilities.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
Great curriculum, Great teachers and a great scholl environment. Can't ask for more.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
It is neighbourhood school with lot of diversity.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
Wonderful school with a wonderful and supportive community of parents. I am a prospective parent and I am becoming increasingly involved with the school,

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 14, 2010
Great parent participation, inclusion, powerful sense of community, caring teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
This is a great school with amazing community support!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 14, 2010
Great school, great teachers, excellent facility and community support

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
I love this school. It has come up in so many ways. The teachers and the extended day program is fantastic. They offer healthy meals for the kids. Pre-school is also conveniently located nearby. I love that I can walk my daughter to school.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
The school has a friendly neighborhood feeling to it. The kids are always smiling and enjoy going to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Both of my kids go to DCS. They are thriving everyday. They learn all the trivias of life, which my husband and I don't even know.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Great neighborhood school with committed teachers and dedicated parent community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
This is the great school. The school is safe , clean , caring and well organized. Strong administrators and teachers. High level of Parent and community involvement and support .

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Great parent involvement, increasing API every year, brand new state of the art facility. Good teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Great facilities, nice playground, good teachers, good study environment for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Great environment for kids, great teachers, lots of involvement from parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
The school has a great environment and its students love being there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
My son is attending this school since it first opened. It is amazing the DCS has such an active parent participation. Teachers are great and the community totally supports education as a whole. My son loves the school and my daughter who is currently in pre-school can't wait to join him. We love our neighborhood and our school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
This is a very good school with excellent teachers, friendly habitat and good attitude.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
This school is the best I have seen in the bay area. Excellent teachers and good community involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
We love our school. My son goes to the school and he always talk about all the great atmosphere the students and the teachers have built. Go cubs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
My nephew absolutely loves Don Callejon School. The teachers always inspire him to learn and his school mates are a great source of encouragement and fun. Every time my nephew tells me about his school adventures, he makes me want to be a kid again.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 14, 2010
My son has been attending this school for 3 years. Great teachers and wonderful parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Don Callejon is a great school nested in a tight urban community of Rivermark in Santa Clara. Parent participation and teacher enthusiasm is unsurpassed. Its a brilliant school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Unity in Diversity, clean environment,hospitality and the great patience towards kids...

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Great school supported by an awesome community of dedicated parents and teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Great teachers. Good student activities. Excellent Parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Amazing close-knit neighborhood school with unparalleled parent and neighborhood commitment and participation

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 14, 2010
Great school supported by an awesome community of parents and teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Great programs and teachers. Well established infrastructure for the given time of existence of the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
Beautiful campus and facilities, great location, very close to home, quite safe and residential, excellent teachers and staff. What a terrific school! The best place for my grandkids.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 14, 2010
We love the school and the environment. My son was the first batch of kindergarteners in Don Callejon School and loves the school, also my daughter can't wait to join her brother in a years time. Our live in our neighborhood revolves around the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Strong academic focus with a mix of extra curricular activities, fablous teachers , allows parent's involvement overall a great school

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Great school, great teachers, good facility and great parent involvement

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
great school, great teachers, good facility and great parent involvement and very good in academics and extra curricular.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Incredible parent, teacher, staff relationships. Focus on equality and acceptance.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Great neighborhood school with great parent participation!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Great School in cool neighborhood community with advance ammenities.I simply love this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Awesome School! The Parent involvement is amazing! In just 3 years the API is over 800! It can only go up from here with such great efforts! The school is already so much in high demand that there was a camp out for the K Admissions in Jan for 2010!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 14, 2010
Great neighborhood school with very good amenities and staff along with strong support and involvement from a diverse community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
great teachers, caring , innovative

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Location, Infrastructure, Facilities and most of all, excellent Teaching Staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
Outstanding school, phenomenal staff. Parents who are willing to camp out OVERNIGHT just to enroll their kids speaks volumes about the school's caliber. Located in a fantastic neighborhood in the heart of the Silicon Valley, DC School is a great melting pot of cultures - this only ADDS to the educational quality our children receive. DC School is #1, hands down, and the ever-increasing API scores is testament to the quality, commitment and passion our teachers, parents and community have toward excellence in education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Great Kids, Great Parents, Great Teachers, Great after school activities...We love our School...

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
My three kids go to Don Callejon and they all love going to school. Great teachers and great parent involvement - we feel very fortunate to be part of this awesome school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
My son and daughter go to the elementary and preschool there and they love it. This school is diverse. Teachers and parents are dedicated to increasing the quality of education for the students. This is my son's 4th year at this school and it only gets better every year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Love that it is K-8! Such a great school with the largest parent involvement I have seen!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Because it provides high quality education and gets the parents involved in a meningful way in schl activites not volunterring for the sake of it

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
I appreciate all the teachers and their willness to get to know all the students personally

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
I have had one of the best experience in schooling at DCS. The campus is new, the teacher/parent involvement is great and the whole ambiance is very educational.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Great school consist of various things, great and helpful staff, parent participation, outstanding education, student encouragement, ambiance, large number of active volunteers to help the school. DCS has everything of this.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Kindergarten and Grade 1 teachers are awesome. My daughter loves it and raves about both her teachers in K and Grade 1!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Great school, very good teachers & staff, very good students. High level community involvement !! We love it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Don Callejon has great teacher, and is supported by vibrant communities around it. There is such a diversity in the student body. And with the joint work of the great teachers, involved parents, and wonderful kids, the school's performance is picking up rapidly. My son loooooves his school and friends there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Don Callejon has really good teachers and great Classroom environment that is located within our community. This school has good support from all the parents. The community involvement is awesome. When the topic of rezoning came up all the communities and its residents stood together to find alternative solutions to keep the communities and the children of the communities together.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
School is located conveniently within the community. Community involvement is great.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 14, 2010
My son goes there and he just loves it. The teachers are amazing, the overall curriculum is fantastic and above all my son is getting a great education and learning not just academic skills but overall life skills.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
We love this school because it is all brand new, situated in beautiful Rivermak. The school has lot of wonderful teachers and staff members. The API score is going up every year by 30 points since opening!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
Best public school in Santa Clara CA. The school has the best staff, best teachers, strong academic and excellent environment. Its located upscale neighborhood in Santa Clara (Rivermark). The school has the best facilities in all Santa Clara schools. Our son and the whole family loves Miss Smith!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
The teachers are great! My daughter has learned so much very quickly. She is now in second grade reading at a 3rd grade level. That all started with her kindergarten teacher and the emphasis on learning to read and enjoying books!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
Don Callejon is a unique K-8 school with a backbone of highly talented, hard-working and nurturing staff of teachers and administrators who care deeply about the well-rounded development of its students, both academically and socially, to best prepare them for the future. Considering the challenges that accompany any new school, DCS has blown away all expectations and is continuing to reach new heights every year. The school is nestled in a new, vibrant community of mostly young families, eager to contribute to the success of its neighborhood school. In light of recent state budget cuts in education, we are continually working hard to find solutions to keep classes such as art, music and science - programs that are invaluable to any childhood experience. I am eagerly looking forward to my daughter's Kinder debut this fall and being an integral part of the fabulous 9-year experience that is Don Callejon School. Go Cubs!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
Creative, caring teachers and parents who all work together to make this an outstanding community school supported by people who care.

- submitted by a community member
April 13, 2010
A new school with an awesome staff! The library, computer labs are very well equipped. Have been volunteering for this school since past few months and teachers seem very good! The parent involvement for this school is amazing and the scores can go nowhere but up with so much efforts from school & parents!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
very diverse. nice environment, very smart an academically oriented kids and families.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
1. A great school with excellent Teachers/staff and located in the nice neighborhood. 2. The Best K-8 School in the Santa Clara Unified School district

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
The school is right in our development and is the best school in the SCUSD. It is the only k-8 school in the district as well which I think is very important.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
Don Callejon is my neighborhood school, and I am extremely proud of its accomplishments. The administration, teachers, and support staff are all very dedicated to making this school great! Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
My daughter goes to Don Callejon and it is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
The students, parents, teachers are all wonderful. There is a great support group with all the parents and they all help out with the kids. The number of volunteer hours that the parents put in is amazing.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
The community organization and strong parent connection.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
Great teachers; excellent principal; consistent and effective community involvement

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
I love the school community's (teachers, school staff, parents, students) spirit and energy in making DCS a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
Awesome school, teachers and community! Very involved school with teachers motivating the kids as well as parents to participate in all the activities.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
Don Callejon provides a caring environment for all students to reach their highest potential. The Community and Parent-involvement is also excellent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
Great teachers and staff. Lot of community involvement

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
It's awesome staff, parents volunteers and not to mention the very bright students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
Great school, teachers, parents, students - all committed, dedicated, hardworking, and supportive! Awesome school to nurture your children and have them blossom into wonderful adults.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
Great school with great facility and modern media lab. Learning environment is encouraging as well as nice teacher and staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2010
Because I have seen the results of the fantastic teaching; The teachers obviously love their work and are very proud of their pupils.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2010
Don Callejon is awesome. Great facilties and the Kindergarten and First grade teams are AWESOME!

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2010
The school offers a program where students who are behind academically can catch up by attending class starting at 7am rather than 8:10 4 days a week. The teachers are their at 7am and are dedicated to the success of their students.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Don Callejon has a wonderful program to support high performance in education. I do feel that the school will need to expand in years to come to accomodate the growth in our area. K - 8 needs more resources than an elementary and jr. high seperated.

- submitted by a community member
March 23, 2009
This school is amazing. Great teachers, great food, safe area. And they have palm trees everywhere and fresh air. You could hardly see any litter on the ground, thanks to the students and the janitors. And there is high quality materials and awesome education. The teachers are so kind. And you won't have a hard time making friends.If you're in middle school it will be very easy to get straight A's. The first day you go there, you probably don't want to leave!

- submitted by a student
March 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2008
This is a new school with good facilities, great classrooms and with good community support. But it is not good as far as acadamics goes. I completely agree with the other parent's remark saying the standards and teaching level is not comparable among the classes of same grade level. The kids who are advanced is not challenged enough. I wonder many times, what this school is missing to get a high API score. We are currently planning to move my kid from this school since he is not learning much.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2008
Santa Clara Unfied School District's more modern and newest school, Don Callejon school has not met my expectations. I am a parent of a 1st grader who has completed a full year at this school. It has been my experience that the curriculum standards are not held up evenly across all classrooms of a particular grade. Therefore, some students tend to be exposed to more topics while others are not. The results, therefore, are as can expected. Compared to public schools from Illinois, where my child studied for a full year in Kindergarten, I am highly disappointed in the low academic standards of California schools in general.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2008
I was hoping for so much better. I am a second year student, and I just finished the second year of Don Callejon as a 7th Grader, and Moving onto 8th. I am really disappointing wtih the schools 'attitude' toward the Middle School. Always complaing that we are careless and misbehaving... This is typical. And always prasing the Elementary. In my opinion Middle School isn't getting much benefits compared to other schools such as Peterson, Cabrillo, and Buchser. Hopefully the 3rd Year will be improved.

- submitted by a student
May 23, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating April 18, 2008
Overall, Don Callejon is a wonderful school. The part that just doesn't work for me is that the George Mayne kids are always that nice, but otherwise, great people. Thank Mr. Don Callejon!

- submitted by a student
April 10, 2008
All my children go to Don Callejon and we are very pleased with the facilities and teachers. However we were all disappointed by the API score results. We have decided to move from the area as a result of this and the fact that most of the children who attend are from disadvantaged families who live around the Rivermark Community and only a small percentage are actually from Rivermark whose residents' demographics are very different. The school is already becoming overcrowded to the point that they are considering terminating the wonderful Day-Care and Pre-School Programs. The school also lacks diversity with many ethnic groups overly represented.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2008
Some great teachers, some not so great. API scores mean nothing in terms of individual teachers and teaching methods. Some mid elementary teachers should be elsewhere. Be wary and keep on top of what is being done, shown, and said in the elementary classrooms. Far too many non-academic activities in some classrooms, too many parties, not enough teaching. Curriculum needs to be adhered to more. Low scoring middle school, and high amount of low scoring students.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2008
From academic point of view this is a very good school. It will be great if the school could introduce more extracurricular activities

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2008
My child is in 1st grade. We love the school and the teachers are wonderful. Academically, its very challenging. My child is learning a lot. She can read books without help.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2007
I'm a student of Don Callejon - Elementary and this will be my second year of being a student here. My opinion about this school is great! The architecture is great! The environment the school has is wonderful and everything make it more encouraging to learn. Everything is very big and roomy. The classrooms are large and doesn't make you feel squished. I've been to another school in Santa Clara and it is nothing compared to Don Callejon. We have a very large gymnasium, a rather large library, 40 computers in the media/computer room, many many new books, well educated students, wonderful teachers, and much more! I really enjoy the events DCSCO provides, especially the Walk-a-Thon, and the Starting Arts Program.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 01, 2007
My daughter completed the first kindergarten in the new Don Callejon school and I couldn't believe how much she learned. She went from reading 3 letter words to whole books...and not baby books. She can write complex sentences and even short stories if given a picture to write about. She went from simple counting to adding double digits and was even introduced to fractions and multiplication...this is in KINDGERGARTEN! If she can learn that much in kindergarten, I can't wait to see her progress in 1st grade that just started. I know for a fact that the parent involvement was overwhelming in the lower grades. There were times they had too many volunteers on the field trips and had to turn parents away. I can't speak for the middle school since most of the parents I know are in the elementary school.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2007
I love this school! My daugher started going to this school last year, and is currently entering the 3rd grade. She loves the environment, teachers, peers, and learning at this school so much, and has really shown a lot of academic improvement! Everything about Don Callejon has been great! The school's chef has a variety of nutritional meals, that children love! And the campus is beautiful! Communication from staff, parents, etc. is tremendous! And they have a great parent network called DCSCO that helps to support the school, which makes this school so special and stands out! Keep up the good work Don Callejon Staff, Teachers & Parents!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2007
I knew that parents, students, and community members were looking to see what positives could come from a K-8 school setting. I loved inviting the middle school students to come watch my elementary students do plays, buddy read with them, and start programs such as recycling, gardening, sports, etc.

- submitted by a teacher
August 21, 2007
We moved to this school in March of 2007. My son grades are up, he is positive about going to school and about attending this school. I love there Schedule A & B program. They have been very helpful and resourcefull!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2007
in don callejon school, quality of academeic programmes are very good and there are so many extracurricular activities that depends upon children's interest.Level of parent involvement is not too much.But this school can introduce more academic programmes based on student's grade level as well as extracurricular activities for all ages.Parents need to involve more with the children.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
June 20, 2007
I think this is the best school in the area. Get in if you can

- submitted by a parent

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Don Callejon School
4176 Lick Mill Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA  95054
(408) 423-3300
Last modified Don Callejon School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Don Callejon School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 366 reviews. Top