School Details

Joseph Azevada Elementary School

39450 Royal Palm Drive, Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 657-3900
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 470 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

70%
80%
56%
86%
85%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fremont Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
73%
46%
71%
84%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fremont Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
85%
65%
74%
87%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fremont Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
85%
60%
75%
87%
65%
66%
84%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fremont Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
85%
60%
73%
83%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fremont Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Joseph Azevada Elementary School is a public middle school in Fremont. The principal of Joseph Azevada Elementary School is Carole Diamond, whose e-mail is cdiamond@fremont.k12.ca.us. 470 students go to Joseph Azevada Elementary School and identify as Filipino, Multiracial, and Unspecified. 30% of the Joseph Azevada Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 28% of the 470 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Joseph Azevada Elementary School is 17:1. FAME Public Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Mandarin

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 8% 6%
Multiracial 8% %
Unspecified 4% 4%
Asian 38% 49%
Hispanic 25% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 32767%
White, non-Hispanic 17% 21%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 17%
Limited English proficiency 30% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    School has an outstanding Mandarin Immersion program currently for K to 4th grades. Withing two more years the Mandarin classes will be K to 6th grades. The Mandarin and English only teachers are outstanding examples of what teachers should be. If you live in Fremont and want your child to learn Mandarin within there normal classroom hours - check out Azeveada

  • (1 year ago)

    Only can speak about our outstanding Mandarin Program classrooms which will soon make up half of the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I like Azevada School. The teachers are great and the students have an eagerness to learn.

  • (1 year ago)

    Azevada is a wonderful school that truly celebrates the diversity in our community. We have a school community made up of multi cultures multi languages and multi abilities. Azevada encourages all the students to reach for the stars. (The school mascot is the "All Star.") In addition to our traditional classes taught in English we also are proud to have a Mandarin Immersion program. Children in the program (some enter knowing little or no Mandarin) learn the same school curriculum but in the language of Mandarin! Azevada is also very proud of it's special day students that are such an important part of the school. I am proud to say my son attends Azevada and encourage all schools to celebrate their diversity and join together as a wonderful community to make each child feel welcomed and valued.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a very good public school and is becoming a great public school. The Principal teachers and staff members are very helpful and take care of students very well.

  • (2 years ago)

    We had to move out of state and so sad had to leave this excellent school. The Principal teachers and staff members have been so helpful and attentive. Bathrooms & cafeteria are clean great playgrounds & great lunch menu though it's standard. My child has been in the Mandarin immersion class for 2 years and she has always enjoyed the learning process. Mr. Leung is a very patient resourceful and attentive teacher. Each child was appreciation and given an award by end of the 1st grade. My child learned great Math Science and English on top of the Mandarin classes. We will miss this school so much. Azevada rating is low due to their classes for special need kids but they have Accelerated online Math Reading in the library with scores for each child whenever they finished & great Science class.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child has been attending Kindergarten at Azevada for about 8 months and I have seen lots of improvements. She is in the Chinese Immersion Program which has just started as the 1st class this year. Mrs. Orchid Wang is very attentive to each child's feelings & a very good teacher. Kids loves her and hugs her. CIP is a succes considering 70% of students are from non Mandarin speaking family . Kids have learned speaking a lot of Mandarin covered more than 20 books in 8 months learning to read English too. A Chinese mom this morning said that she's very happy with CIP program. She was going to sign up her son to a Spanish immersion program before knowing about CIP. They have classes for special needs kids which affected their rate being low. The school has improved student's reading Accelerated Reading Program and Math online programs and library.

  • (4 years ago)

    Azevada is a good public school. I see teachers staffs and parents are all doing their best to maintain the low budget cut year. School maintains the library well. Student enjoy outside playgrounds which is pretty neat over all. Bathroom are good and pretty clean in most of the time. Lunch is very standard . They have a great after school music program run by parents. The choir is wonderful and lucky to have a professional parent willing to run it and it's free. They also have drawing class and band to offer if you willing to pay the price to join. Overall this is a great school but always parent involved will make all things different!

  • (4 years ago)

    My child has been attending this school for 3 years now and she loves it. So far she has had great teachers and I have never had a problem with any of them. This school has dedicated teachers a nice principal and a hard-working PTA that is doing a great job of putting together a bunch of fun activities for the kids. Test scores have risen again so I think it's a good school and I hope it continues to get better.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Joseph Azevada Elementary School because the kids and teachers are great.

  • (7 years ago)

    Some of the teachers at this school are really great! That is what is most important. However it is truly luck of the draw. As a concerned parent the main issues I see are Sanitation of areas where food is eaten and supervision at recess. The Ratio at recess is about 1 adult to 80 children with about 300 plus on the yard at the same time. Too many to supervise in a quality positive way. Unfortunately language & negative behavior goes uncorrected until a problem happens. On the upside They have plans to improve after school programs & add some arts programs. It is a start but it is still in the 'plan to' stage for next year they have added a music for minors program for first grade & a Dance program school wide. Over all it is a good school getting better but needs more parent support.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child has bee attending Azeveda for over 5 years. I cannot recommend it as a good school for multiple reasons Overdue (by a year) and problematic re-construction has closed half the school for the entire 05/06 year lack of decisive leadership low/non existant parent involvement use of the spiral learning method few extracurricular activities as well as the typical lack of budget. Special Ed programs recieve little attention. Most of the teachers however are extremely dedicated and struggle to work with what they are given.

  • (9 years ago)

    I believe that the administrators have the best of intentions but this school lacks in parental updates on student status accountability for students and the overall learning environment. It's a good school but not a great one.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a very good public school and is becoming a great public school. I took my child out of private school to attend here four years ago and I have not regretted my decision. We have a very dedicated energetic teaching staff. We have a new principal this year who has high expectations of both students and parents and he is very positive. One thing that does need to improve is parental involvement. I've noticed an increase in the last four years and I hope it continues. The PTA is amazing - a small but mighty group that has made some incredible contributions. Discipline and behavior are great at this school and I never worry about my child's safety. This is also a multicultural learning environment which I think is a bonus for my children. The new principal has already begun adding more extracurricular activities. This school is good and continues to improve.

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