School Details

Cedar Grove Elementary School

2702 Sugar Plum Drive, San Jose, CA 95148
(408) 270-4958
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 779 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

64%
75%
56%
74%
80%
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
  • Evergreen Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
68%
46%
73%
82%
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
  • Evergreen Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
80%
65%
69%
81%
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
  • Evergreen Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
76%
60%
59%
75%
65%
60%
74%
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
  • Evergreen Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
78%
60%
61%
71%
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
  • Evergreen Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cedar Grove Elementary School is a public middle school in San Jose. The principal of Cedar Grove Elementary School is Lea Peery, whose e-mail is lpeery@eesd.org. 779 children attend Cedar Grove Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 28% of the Cedar Grove Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 37% of the 779 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cedar Grove Elementary School is 21:1. East Valley Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 5% 9%
Asian 44% 45%
Hispanic 30% 32%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Pacific Islander 2% 0.9%
Unspecified 2% 0.3%
Multiracial 2% %
Filipino 12% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 13349%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 28%
Limited English proficiency 28% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This school is great. The thing that I don't like is how the new Principal Mrs. Peery is changing the whole school so much. The school is losing most of its traditions ever since Dr. Pruitt left but other than that Cedar Grove is a very great school. In the past 2 years I have been in Cedar Grove I meet new people and learn more things. I have just graduated and I miss it so much with many memories such as being field captain for field day (which was the best experience of my life). Academics rules and bullying are taken very seriously here. Protection for the students are also taken seriously as well. If you plan to enroll your child here that would be a very good choice.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is one of the best elementary schools in our area. The teachers are very active in ensuring student progress. Weekly reports are sent home and they can also be easily contacted via email and phone. The principal has strong leadership and is always out and about. The school has an amazing after school Taiko and Choir program lead by teachers. Furthermore there are many other student-parent activities throughout the school year organized by the PTA.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter gets a great education with caring teachers that really care. They do so many things for the children like science camp movie night etc...

  • (10 years ago)

    Cedar Grove provides a warm and nurturing environment where any child has the capability to thrive and do well in academia! As a former student more than 20 years ago and now seeing my niece and nephew going through the school I have seen that the school remains dedicated to the success of their students on many different levels!

  • (10 years ago)

    Cedar Grove has excellent teachers and the new principal is very open to parents suggestions and is also interested in the things parents think can better the school. For instance I have been the head of the safety committee for the last three years and have tried to get the previous principal to try alternative ways of dropping off and picking up children before and after school and he refused but the new principal Mrs. Morra was open and ready to try anything. Our new system is working great! I think the parent participation could be better but Cedar Grove has a wonderful PTA! We have a very diverse school and I think that makes it a challenge but one our teachers are up to!

  • (11 years ago)

    Cedar Grove is a very good school and has an outstanding staff. As the parent with the comment before this one stated it does have its limitations but what school doesn't? It would be very ignorant to blame the schools problems on the kids who speak English as a second language. We as parents should work together to help the school reach its full teaching ability and if it means teaching ESL so be it. Let's take on the challenge!

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a school where a large percentage of the students come from homes where English is the second language.Apparently the school seems to have everything but the school but there seems to be a singular lack of motivation to do well. The teachers can vary from excellent to mediocre but the office staff is very good.Parent involvement is also poor.This used to be a great school but the Administrative staff is not very open to suggestions from the parents and does not seem to be working towards improving the scores.For the average child this is a great school but if your child is above average the chances are that your child will not find much challenge.The teachers have their work cut out for them and not many will take the effort to provide challenge for the gifted child.

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