School Details

Captain Jason M. Dahl Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Franklin-Mckinley Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Franklin-Mckinley Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
56%
65%
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72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Franklin-Mckinley Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
52%
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62%
65%
49%
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57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Franklin-Mckinley Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
55%
60%
55%
56%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Franklin-Mckinley Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Captain Jason M. Dahl Elementary School is a public middle school in Seven Trees. The principal of Captain Jason M. Dahl Elementary School is Maria Martinez and can be contacted at maria.martinez@fmsd.org. 676 students go to Captain Jason M. Dahl Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 59% of the Captain Jason M. Dahl Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 88% of the 676 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Captain Jason M. Dahl Elementary School is 20:1. Sylvandale Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 67% 62%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian 24% 29%
Filipino 2% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.5%
Unspecified 0.1% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 75%
Limited English proficiency 59% 59%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers specially are amazing and they all are committed. my child love the school because her teacher motivate her and build her confidence.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is an amazing school with a great staff and a strong and committed principal. I would like to give the SDC and RSP classrooms 10/10. The teachers there are caring and understanding with so much compassion. Visit these classes when you have the chance. My child was in the SDC program and now he is a very independent child who maintains a B average and his social skills have improved. Thank you Dahl! Keep up the terrific work!

  • (4 years ago)

    Everything about this school is amazing i give it 5 stars! Since I was a kid I've loved everything the recess lunch and amazing teachers!

  • (5 years ago)

    Very Good School. My 3 boys go here and they love it!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is going threw a major remodel !! Its about time. The children/staff deserve to have a new facility/ equipments etc. I have also heard that there will be a new principal for the new school year. Hopefully there will be good changes for the new school year.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school. Too bad there are a few bad parents. At a recent PTA meeting one stood up and was mad that Spanish was being used in the meeting even though translators were there for Spanish English and Vietnamese. How sad...These parents need to realize this is a world where we must all work together.

  • (6 years ago)

    I must agree with the last parent. Yes things have changed. It is not the same as when we went to school. I am glad the principal wants a focus on learning and keeping kids safe. Some parents want to be able to have rules changed just for them. They don't want to sign in or obey traffic laws. I am glad the new leadership is helping our students learn and keeping them safe.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a parent of elementary age children who have attended Dahl the last three years I have seen the leadership change to a new principal. As far as the principal s attitude goes I have had nothing but positive interactions with her. It seems interesting to me that the other parent reviews are so focused on the parties their kids are not having at school as opposed to the learning they are doing. I figure that I send my children to school in order to LEARN not have a party. I am exceedingly happy with all of the teachers my children have had and really appreciate the hard work they do. I agree with the last post many parents do not recognize the different world students are facing today a world where they are expected to know more at a younger age.

  • (6 years ago)

    I've read the various parents and need to add my own opinions. First the school does have field trips and celebrations. My child recently took a wonderful trip to the San Jose Tech museum. As I understand field trips are organized by teachers. Second PTA continues to do wonderful things. They had a 'Cafecito with Santa' and it was great. They hold monthly assemblies to recognize students for achievement leadership and citizenship. As far as Hallowen I understand the need to focus on academics and help the students learn. I heard the principal offered to let the parents hold Halloween events after school hours but none of the parents wanted to take the time. I think it is a matter of parents not understanding the different world that students are in today. It is important that the students succeed academically. Parties should be part of the home.

  • (6 years ago)

    Yes I agree this school has been going down hill ever since Ms. Bacoccina the Principal came to Dahl School. Parents/Students dont feel welcome. She is VERY Rude. Ms. Bacoccina took away halloween parade holiday parties students cant even bring in a healthy snack to class to share w/ their classmates on their birthday. I am not sure if the principle has Religious beliefs about certin holidays but that should be kept at home. The teachers are great and care alot about the students and most of the teachers agree as well to bring back the holiday parties etc. There is also no field trips for students. Last yr the PTA did a great job organizing alot of functions movie night panckes w/ santa etc. they never had that before this year there is a new PTA members and its the middle of Dec and they have not done anything.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have great respect for the teachers at this school accept for the Principal. I agree with the previous post about taking the fun out for kids in Halloween day. Let kids be kids...they are still at the age that really excited about Halloween and now they don't get to have this fun... How can we get the principal replaced? Can the school district do anything about it?

  • (6 years ago)

    this school have gone down hill since Mrs Bolling left the new principal have some major issues and it trying to run this school like a private school she is making students parents and teachers unhappy but no one wants to stand up to her. I have never been to reform school but thats pretty much how the kids are being treated. No parties no fun what so ever. Please can someone help and get us a new princi[al. Its a shame when kids cannot dress up for halloween at school and have parades like all normal school does like this school did until his principal came.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is true that if parent's are fully immersed in their child's education they will have more success. However parent's need to feel comfortable to come in to the educational system and get involved. The school environment has a lot to do with this. I am familiar with the educational system and honestly I didn't feel a positive acceptance of the principal or my son's teacher when I visited his class. I noticed that the teacher felt uncomfortable with my presence.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have found so much lack of participation by parents it isn't even funny. Parents are so quick to criticize yet they rarely want to be involved. The teachers and staff in general are excellent students excel at Dahl When they have a nuturing and structural home enviroment to go along with their acedemics. If you want your school to be better if there are things you want to see change...You have to get involved You have to voice your opionions You have to Work together as a community as a family to implement your ideas. The school can only be as great as the community that supports it.

  • (7 years ago)

    There are amazing teachers students and staff at this school. I agree that there are not enough after school activities for our children. I feel that the teachers are always willing to help and have a passion to do so. It is quite evident that the teachers are tied up with meetings after school twice a week and others are furthuring their knowledge in district training. They need more time with our students. We also need more parent involvement. I have gone to a PTA meeting and have seen maybe 3-5 parents each time. This outrages me! Parents if you want the best school for your children you must get invovled! I give my hats off to these teachers. My children have been attending from grade 4 and up and their teachers have done nothing but raise their content knowledge and their passion to become better citizens of our community!

  • (8 years ago)

    All 3 of my children have attended or are currently attending Dahl and we've had great years at Dahl. The principal and the teachers have always been very accommodating to my requests. My kids are still excelling in their learning.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school staff; really cares about the students. They work extremely hard so every kid could succeed.

  • (9 years ago)

    this school is the worst elementary school i have seen. the availability of extracurricular activites. is next to nil. I dont even feel safe sending my children to this. unfortantely i live in this district. there are excellent teachers there they are just in the wrong school

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