School Details

Del Roble Elementary School

5345 Avenida Almendros, San Jose, CA 95123
(408) 225-5675
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 544 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

51%
61%
56%
66%
68%
65%

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
  • Oak Grove Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
53%
46%
66%
71%
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
  • Oak Grove Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
69%
65%
60%
70%
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
  • Oak Grove Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
65%
60%
42%
63%
65%
25%
54%
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
  • Oak Grove Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
62%
60%
45%
55%
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
  • Oak Grove Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Del Roble Elementary School is a public middle school in San Jose. The principal of Del Roble Elementary School is Yolanda Ross, who can be contacted at yross@ogsd.k12.ca.us. 544 students go to Del Roble Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 34% of the Del Roble Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 54% of the 544 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Del Roble Elementary School is 20:1. Frost (Earl) Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 21%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 6%
Hispanic 63% 46%
Filipino 4% 4%
Multiracial 3% %
Unspecified 2% 3%
Asian 14% 19%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.9%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 45%
Limited English proficiency 34% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (12 months ago)

    This is a horrible school The principal is so rude and disrespectful and I don't NOT like my child being blamed for something she honestly didn't and the school does nothing about bullying my daughter got punched in he face and she got blamed for it and that too they posted the video online and e students who did this to her were okay they weren't even called into the office horrible school that I do not recommend I especially don't like the teachers

  • (1 year ago)

    The principle is definitely putting every ounce of energy into helping this school succeed. She is very attentive to parents and knows all the children attending the school. I agree with other parents that she is amazing. BUT it is a small school that is overwhelmed with students and underfunded. I know they are trying they're hardest but as a parent that has nephews and nieces going to schools with better facilities and a little better funding there is a significant difference. I especially see a difference in how the class size affects the learning environment. It is worrying when the teachers themselves admit to you that they are a bit overwhelmed by the class size and can't attend to the needs of the kids like they would like. Really wish they could catch a break and get more funding to match the dedication of its principle and staff. Unfortunately we are looking at other options because the class size is definitely making us feel like its holding our child back.

  • (1 year ago)

    Del Roble is a great school. I love the fact that the principle knows each of the students by first name and is always involved in all the activities. The front office always has a welcoming demeaner and you don't feel as if you're being a bother. I have five children attending and each of their teachers are great. I am able to contact each of them directly without a problem. Being a working mom it helps a lot.

  • (1 year ago)

    My grandchildren attend Del Roble Elementary School. They are both in third grade this year and so far love their teacher. This to me has started their school year off great. I plan on coming to San Jose in September and look forward to visiting the school and classroom. This is their second year in this school and so far their parents are happy with the staff.

  • (2 years ago)

    I had an amazing experience attending this school. I am about to enter my senior year and I still have a close relationship with the principal and secretary of the school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been trying to call the school to see what kind of after school programs they have for Kinder it states on the answering machine school will open on 8/6/2012 but I get no answer can anyone help? Thanks

  • (3 years ago)

    I am so impressed with the principal of Del Roble. She works so hard to support this community. She doesn't wait for parents to come to her. She goes to the parents - even visiting homes. You will always find a few elitist parents who base everything on test scores and how many carnivals are held each year. But our principal works to bring parents into the school. She has improved technology and brought an English Language class for our many bi-lingual students. She respects the different cultures at our school and doesn't cater to any particular group. We are not a rich community and our families have many needs. You won't find too many principals and staff that give parents a ride to school and give school supplies to students who are needy. I can't wait until my next child enters kindergarten at Del Roble next year.

  • (3 years ago)

    I cannot believe that someone wrote that horrible school. I have two sons who are attending in this school . I know all the teacher here they are very knowledgeable. The principal is very friendly and helpful. I love this school and I wish my third one can still join in Kindergarten of this school

  • (3 years ago)

    This used to be a great school but despite concerned and caring teachers but the principal has allowed this school to consistently fail its students. Parents are isolated from the school and all of the fun events which used to take place there have been disposed of. The school consistently fails to reach its API or provide even a proficient level of education.

  • (3 years ago)

    My children LOVE DEL ROBLE! The staff is wonderful and the Principal is EXCELLENT!! This school should be very thankful to have such a hard working staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wow! I can't believe the most recent rating someone posted. I was afraid of this school too when I read the the test scores and the rating on this site. The principal Mrs. Ross does her best to work with the students staff to be a good school regardless of ratings and test scores. I think if you have problem with the school make an appointment with Mrs. Ross and speak directly to her with your concern. Don't come here and knock a school down when I've personally seen the teachers do what is possible to give my child the best education they can.

  • (4 years ago)

    Horrible School do not see how people have rated it this high. Perhaps immigrants from third world countries. Poor teaching horrible communication rude unscrupulous individuals employed at this school. If there was a school that should be shut down due to budget cuts this school should definitely be one of them. This school needs a major overhaul. Hopefully the government will step in and make some much needed changes.

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers here are friendly the staff is loving. It's like an extended family. They even look forward to seeing my baby every week when I pick up the kids! My children's education is great! My kindergartener is so advanced he is reading his third grade sister's sight words!

  • (6 years ago)

    The principal and teachers go beyond the call of duty to help families.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had 1 child graduate from this school with a learning issue and another one currently there. The teachers and the office staff know how to handle their business

  • (7 years ago)

    The best school I don't know why its rated so low. They have a very good 1st grade teacher that is Bi-Lingual and she connects with the children very well. So many of the other teachers are so dedicated to their work.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very happy with my daughter's kindergarten class. She's is excelling wonderfully.

  • (10 years ago)

    Too many children at different skill levels for one teacher.

  • (10 years ago)

    School has great pick up and drop off access. So far the 2 teachers my child has had have been great. Both teachers went beyond what was expected considering the challenges they face with the current budget constrants. Couldn't ask for a better school.

  • (11 years ago)

    It's too bad that the leadership at this school isn't what it should be. Children shouldn't be afraid to attend school in fear of getting into trouble for using the restroom! No parent participation is encouraged. The only bright spot was my child's teacher.

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