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About This School

Luigi Aprea Elementary School is a public elementary school in Gilroy. The principal of Luigi Aprea Elementary School is Richard Rodriguez and can be contacted at 791 students go to Luigi Aprea Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 14% of the Luigi Aprea Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 21% of the 791 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Luigi Aprea Elementary School is 21:1. Pacific West Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 41% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 40% 19%
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 1%
Filipino 3% 2%
Unspecified 22% 8%
Asian 10% 3%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 11280%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 58%
Limited English proficiency 14% 29%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has been with this school for one and half year. This is a very good school. Office staff and teachers are nice and friendly. Principal is very approachable. Feel like a nice community here. Their reading program is very strong and they place students in reading groups according to their level. I've seen my son progress quite nicely in this school and he loves going to school everyday.

  • (1 year ago)

    We moved to this school area from Fremont. This school is a great school and better than the school in Fremont in some aspects. Teachers communicate effectively. We get emails from teachers to keep us updated on what is going on in the class. Parent involvement is great. Teachers make extra effort. School campus is very nice and enclosed. I feel my kids are very safe in the school. School even has uniform for kids. I liked the concept of having uniform for kids. Over all this school is great and I think we'll see the API scores improve further over the years.

  • (4 years ago)

    Louigi Aprea has the best teachers they deserve the award because I know the children will benefit big. This school could use the money.

  • (4 years ago)

    Love the principal and the teachers at Luigi. The closest thing to a private school without the cost. My son loves his school and it really is a community!

  • (4 years ago)

    Fantastic teachers and staff! They are committed to seeing that our children get the best education possible. Our test scores are consistently high because our students study hard all year long to achieve these high scores. What makes our school truly awesome is the parents who volunteer their time to help in the classrooms serve on committees fundraise and so much more. Luigi Aprea is the best because teachers staff students and parents all work together towards one common goal . . . . an excellent education.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think the school is one of the best my children have been to. I have a one child that has been there for six years now and getting ready to move on to Jr. high school. She has accelerated year after year and does extremely well. She has always been pushed to take on more and encouraged along the way both at school and at home. I feel differently about the testing issue - I don't feel that is what the school is concerned about. The kids are happy not stressed and always willing to take on more. I also have a 1st grader that struggled in K - and with the assistance of the teacher we agreed to have him do K over. This has made him a much stronger 1st grader and he is looking forward to next year. Thank you Lugi Aprea Staff!

  • (7 years ago)

    the focus is on test scores not the children themselves.

  • (8 years ago)

    Pros Great Academics Great Teachers Great Parent Involvement. Cons Not too many extracurricular activies.

  • (8 years ago)

    This School is great if your child is on the right track and can keep up with its fast pace. If your child has a two home environment this school is not very good at keeping the parent who child is not living with informed.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a good school but mainly because Gilroy has switched to neighborhood schools and the parents in this area are more affluent than other parts of Gilroy. This school gets a lot of hype because the test scores are high but it's because there are few ESL strudents. Basically it's a CA public school that has the same standards as all the other schools. It's a good school but I think it's over hyped.

  • (9 years ago)

    Luigi Aprea is academically rigorous the children gain tons of knowledge.

  • (9 years ago)

    Luigi Aprea is a wonderful school. Perfect test scores are always great to have but student performance is not always based on test scores. Walking around campus I have observed students interacting cooperatively listening to a guest speaker learning to write paragraphs (1st grade!) etc. There is more at Luigi than just high test scores. The one area of improvement would be the grading policy. It does need to be consistent across the District. Hopefully this can be resolved soon. Sincerely Parent & Educator

  • (10 years ago)

    Luigi Aprea is a public school where they try to meet the needs of all children. The teachers are dedicated to making a difference. Parent involvement is key to students' success and the parent's of Luigi Aprea make a big impact on the school's success.

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