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About This School

Country Lane Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Jose. The principal of Country Lane Elementary School is Nancy Cisler, whose e-mail is ncisler@moreland.org. 672 children attend Country Lane Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 17% of the Country Lane Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 13% of the 672 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Country Lane Elementary School is 19:1. Murdock-Portal Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 37% 22%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 32%
Filipino 3% 2%
Unspecified 18% 17%
Hispanic 15% 23%
Multiracial 10% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 3%
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 4393%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 25%
Limited English proficiency 17% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    My son started Kindergarten at Country Lane this year. So far we love the school and especially his teacher. The volunteer community is very active at this school which makes things run very smoothly in the classroom and at the school. I also like the diversity of students at this school. There is a good cultural mix. Overall we love the school.

  • (6 months ago)

    Too much concern over funding versus delivering education. Principal is not approachable. Parent volunteers are putting in too much work. Some teachers are great esp 3rd grade. My child is happy at school so that's a positive. However they need to challenge the child in STEM education.

  • (6 months ago)

    My daughter is in 5th grade this year. Her experience has been wonderful. Teachers are passionate and they are excellent at getting the students motivated in learning.

  • (7 months ago)

    Great diversity motivated and encouraging teachers a sizable parent volunteer community and excellent academic results. Couldn't ask for anything better than this! I hope the school maintains just the right balance it currently has and not lose essence like a lot of Cupertino schools have in the rat race to bump up their academic scores.

  • (1 year ago)

    The new principal is very rude. She yelled and did not take bullying on school ground seriously.

  • (1 year ago)

    While I like most everything at this school it is the principal's treatment of some of the students that is the most disappointing. She does not hesitate to walk right past students and act like they are not there while others she openly enjoys. I have seen this on too many occasions. We teach our children to treat everyone nice yet their principal does not do this to them. She gives them every reason to believe she does not really like them but rather seems to tolerate them. Very sad to see. Very hurtful to children who look to adults in authority for acceptance.

  • (1 year ago)

    One son just graduated from here and we have found it to be an excellent school. I'm appreciative of the support the teachers had for his nut allergy. It has good diversity among students. Kids are generally well-behaved and there are lots of involved parents. Most of the teachers with exception of one were quite good caring and had high expectations.

  • (1 year ago)

    Worst school in the Bay Area they only care about keeping their score high so they can get funding. They DO NOT CARE about the kids learning. If your kid is not fast enough you have to teach them at home get a tutor or at the end of the year the school will "request you to transfer" your kid to another school in order for them to keep their unrealistic high score. Classes are full of "stay at home moms" that like to volunteer as class moms but the worst part is that they enjoy playing "power wars" and they just do what they want or what their kids want without thinking about what is good for the whole group.Avoid this school at all cost and send your kid to a more nurturing and "real" school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Any school can have good and bad teachers. Most teachers in the school are caring except one(4th grade teacher). She seems to be busy with her own kids who are always waiting for her after school. This is unprofessional as it's very inconvenient to ask her any question after school. She is not just unprofessional she doesn't know how to teach some of the new algorithms in everyday math. If your kid is placed in her class next year you'll know who is this person. Don't just be fooled by the api of school stay top of the education by teaching your kids at home. Also JIJI math-program is life saver especially when your math teacher is so bad. If I had to rate the school based on this particular teacher I'll give zero star.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is finishing KG so we only have one year experience with the school but we like this school so far. I can't comment on every KG teacher however my son has been exposed to four teachers because the school practices flex-groups (grouping kids by level of readiness/knowledge) and he has not complained. I have experience with two teachers - one who assessed my son before KG and talked to me about pros/cons of sending kid to KG early/holding back a year and my son's primary teacher. Both seem very qualified and pleasant. My son's teacher is nice strict energetic with appropriate education and good experience. I volunteer in class and I believe she does a great job. She also provided me with good suggestions I used at home. It's a shame that CA curriculum is very disappointing (to me as European). I also dislike the use of Jiji contrary to almost everyone else (no need for 5-y/o to use computer). I wish CA board of education considered curriculum from countries where children actually have to learn something in much shorter school time (most European 1st graders spend 4 hours in school vs. 7 hours in Country Lane). As far as public schools go this one is great.

  • (2 years ago)

    One of the best schools in the area. Children learn concepts and independent thinking. School has integrated Jiji(Mind research math) which visualizes the math concepts. Parents participation is also great. No doubt this school attracts more students than it's originally designed for. I had to remove one star just because of miserable traffic congestion and difficulty in parking in the whole area. The school parking is not designed for some 600+ kids but less than 60 kids. School could make this efficient by designing more drop off/pickup zones and/or making K-2 & 3-5 class start 20-30 minutes apart from each other. Hopefully school administration pay heed to this.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two children at Country Lane and I am very very happy with the balance of challenging academics and student support. Special education has been terrific and teachers have been responsive and helpful. A great place!

  • (4 years ago)

    Country Lane is a great school. The teachers are willing to challenge their students and the last principal was amazing. I look forward to seeing where the new principal will lead us.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great neighborhood school where many parents are very involved and great freindships are made.

  • (4 years ago)

    Country Lane has been a great experience for our kindergartner. His teacher has been excellent keeping us very involved in his growth over the past year. The school is near a marque district (cupertino) and offers comparable education without suffering from that district's hyper-competitiveness. Emphasis on academics our son has homework most days along with monthly packets and challenge packets..whew! I do wish the school offered a little more advanced /gifted/accelerated programs but those that are available are great. Overall I'm very happy with the education my child is getting.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is in Grade 1. We are very satisfied with the teaching tacniques. Other than studies kids are also engaged in many other activities like doing plays often.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've been a parent at CL for 4 years and I am very satisfied with the education my child receives. What is more important my child is even more satisfied than I am. She gets very upset if she has to miss school and I see how happy she is after the full day at school. All teachers we had were absolutely fantastic and loved their job. I can see a lot of dedicated parents involved in the school's life. We have Cornerstone Art Vista Math Olympiad and other parent volunteer opportunities. In addition the AR (Accelerated Reader) program is a great addition to the school library and a great help for children to enhance their reading skills. Overall it is a great school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've been country lane parent for two years.And I love the school.overall I'm very satisfied in every way.

  • (5 years ago)

    I Love Country Lane School. I've been a Country Lane parent for 12 years with all 4 of my children going there from Kindergarten through 5th grade. The teachers are caring and manage to maintain a fun yet challenging environment for learning. I always was encouraged to help in the classroom drive on field trips serve in the Home and School Club and even contribute my own professional skills. Truely a wonderful place to raise your kids. Culturally diverse yet not dominated by any certain nationality. The principals have been great too.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attended Country Lane School for 1st thru 3rd grade. The school had 3 principals in 3 years. Finally in 3rd grade I removed him and enrolled him in Ponderosa Elementary in Sunnyvale. Moreland School District seems to only care that you live in a great neighborhood the teachers for 2nd and 3rd and the principal were not people I would care to subject my child to again.

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