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About This School

Dove Hill Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Jose. The principal of Dove Hill Elementary School is Roberta Ortega, who can be contacted at rortega@eesd.org. 681 students go to Dove Hill Elementary School and are mostly Filipino, Hispanic, and Asian. 42% of the Dove Hill Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 64% of the 681 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Dove Hill Elementary School is 21:1. Scholars Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 7% 9%
Hispanic 48% 32%
Asian 45% 45%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 13349%
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.9%
Multiracial 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Unspecified 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 28%
Limited English proficiency 42% 28%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My 5th grader son goes to this school and one day he came home crying saying that someone hit him and stole his money. I was furious and wanted to go with him the next day. The boy looked like he was 2x bigger and really mean but he did apologize. The school is old looking and the neighborhood around seems a bit scary.

  • (1 year ago)

    Terrific school. The school has helped her in English as she came to this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Exceptional school.Our daughter transferred from Cupertino school district for second grade. First we did not expect much with lower API. However this school seems to be better than our previous school. More home work for kids stricter and more attentive teachers. School has not area for playing etc compared to our previous one. School bus is free of charge! Our daughter likes school so much. Teachers principle care for kids very much. I cant think of one negative item to write

  • (3 years ago)

    Dove Hill is a great school. My son came in as a second grader. He was having some problems with his reading his writing and spelling. His teacher stepped up and gave him the extra help he needed. He's now in 3rd grade his penmanship has greatly improved and comes home with 100% spelling tests and loves to read.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son attended Dove Hill during first grade in 2008. He did ok but in general did not feel capable / confident. We moved him to Rocketship Si Se Puede Charter in it's first year of operation in 2009. He had a hard time at first adjusting to the increased work load ( I could go into detail here but trust me on several levels there is just no comparison / it's no surprise Charter schools far outperform comparable regular public schools ) but quickly cought the bug and excelled. He will not miss a day of homework and does it all on his own. He now knows HE CAN DO IT.

  • (6 years ago)

    My three children attended this school. The teachers are a hard-working group.They have a comaraderie that I have never seen before.

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