School Details

Christopher Elementary School

565 Coyote Road, San Jose, CA 95111
(408) 227-8550
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 462 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

51%
61%
56%
58%
68%
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
  • Oak Grove Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
53%
46%
63%
71%
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
  • Oak Grove Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
69%
65%
50%
70%
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
  • Oak Grove Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
65%
60%
52%
63%
65%
30%
54%
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
  • Oak Grove Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
62%
60%
62%
55%
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
  • Oak Grove Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
59%
60%
45%
51%
52%

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
  • Oak Grove Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
55%
50%
50%
59%
57%
8%
16%
31%
13%
52%
52%
57%
67%
67%

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
  • Oak Grove Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Christopher Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Jose. The principal of Christopher Elementary School is Bill Abraham, whose e-mail is babraham@ogsd.k12.ca.us. 462 children attend Christopher Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 55% of the Christopher Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 88% of the 462 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Christopher Elementary School is 19:1. G. W. Hellyer Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 83% 46%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
Filipino 2% 4%
Unspecified 2% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 21%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 11505%
Asian 10% 19%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 45%
Limited English proficiency 55% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    My kids attended Christopher Elementary and we transferred to Parkview Elementary in December of this past year. By the second day both teachers came to me saying my kids were way behind. This school is failing to keep up with the District and further from the standard. The amount of work to catch up has been tremendous and i wonder how this can even be called a school. Parents are obviously not involved with their kids and we had to transfer because it was apparent they failed to teach them those values on top of a lice breakout every other month. This schools needs to focus on getting the parents involved as will as focus on getting the kids caught up.

  • (12 months ago)

    This school has shown some improvement however the parent involvement is minimal. The staff have minimal impact on addressing serious situations. There is poor fundamental values and a lot of these kids are reflecting it. There is no real structure the kids are running the school more than the staff. The school lacks the ability to control the bullying of students and seem to only address one side of the situation not both.

  • (9 years ago)

    Good school but sometimes is not well organized. Excellent sports program after school. Parents need to involve more on school programs and also go to meetings.

  • (9 years ago)

    Christopher is truely a great school...especially for students who are learning English as a second langauge. Academic expectations are high but students are supported in many ways. Students are given many opportunities to succeed.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am overall happy with Christopher School. Both of my children have attended this school since pre-k. My oldest is now finishing his 6th grade year and from talking with him he has a very good experience at Christopher. I feel proud to tell people what school my kids go to. They have alot of programs that most people I speak to are envious of; L.E.A.R.N.S. is wonderful! And I do not know of any other school that offers a full year of pre-k without any charge most kids would not get the headstart they need without this program.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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