School Details

Cherrywood Elementary School

2550 Greengate Drive, San Jose, CA 95132
(408) 923-1915
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 545 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

55%
71%
56%
61%
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
  • Berryessa Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
58%
46%
68%
79%
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
  • Berryessa Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
76%
65%
86%
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
  • Berryessa Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
72%
60%
65%
75%
65%
67%
73%
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
  • Berryessa Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cherrywood Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Jose. The principal of Cherrywood Elementary School is Lakeisha Blackshire, whose e-mail is lakeisha.blackshire@berryessa.k12.ca.us. 545 students go to Cherrywood Elementary School and identify as Asian; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 44% of the Cherrywood Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 36% of the 545 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Cherrywood Elementary School is 20:1. Ruskin Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 67% 49%
Multiracial 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 4% 7%
Hispanic 23% 24%
Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Filipino 16% 16%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.4%
Unspecified 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 8060%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 34%
Limited English proficiency 44% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This was really great school. My daughter studied here for 2 years. Especially 5th grade teacher was so good in teaching. Good environment and very good disciplined school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is just terrible especially the IB Bio program and the way it is being ran at that school. Very disorganized Last minute every thing The grading scale is not to that college level More people need to fail because I as a parent believe we are just lying to the students about their capabilities and setting them up for failure.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have two kids who are studying @ Cherrywood. The bigger is in grade 4 and another is in kindergarden. Teachers are great including Mr. Davis Ms Rochi & Ms Martin. I like the school activities such as field trips music class and open house. However quality of education would be improved if more homeworks and more scientific projects are assigned to students. I appreciate if my suggestion is accepted.

  • (3 years ago)

    I like being in Cherrrywood but some lunches are kind of cold oh and I am a student coming from a student's point of view I hated the past 6 years in that school and the worst year of all was second grade I had Ms.Murphy overall Cherrywood is kind of a good school so you should gring your kids here.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am glad that my kids go to Cherrywood because teachers are great and hardworking like Ms. Murphy. Ms. Murphy is a one of a kind teacher I am just happy that my daughter is in her class.

  • (6 years ago)

    This past year CW has become a CA Distinguished School! I truly enjoy teaching at this school. The staff is educated and caring. If anything I'd like to see more parent involvement and extracurricular activities.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is our son's first year in public school. He transitioned from private to public school. At first we're not sure if this is a right choice. So far we are pleased with Cherrywood School's curriculum.

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