School Details

G. W. Hellyer Elementary School

725 Hellyer Avenue, San Jose, CA 95111
(408) 363-5750
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 504 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

65%
56%
56%
70%
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
  • Franklin-McKinley Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
43%
46%
80%
66%
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
  • Franklin-McKinley Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
56%
65%
83%
67%
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
  • Franklin-McKinley Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
52%
60%
61%
62%
65%
61%
51%
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
  • Franklin-McKinley Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
55%
60%
62%
56%
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
  • Franklin-McKinley Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

G. W. Hellyer Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Jose. The principal of G. W. Hellyer Elementary School is Jerry Merza, who can be contacted at jerry.merza@fmsd.org. 504 children attend G. W. Hellyer Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 54% of the G. W. Hellyer Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 79% of the 504 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at G. W. Hellyer Elementary School is 20:1. Voices College-Bound Language Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 61% 62%
Asian 34% 29%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Filipino 2% 4%
Unspecified 1% 0.7%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 3%
Multiracial 0.6% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 10196%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 75%
Limited English proficiency 54% 59%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    At the surface this is a really good school. My daughters have been in 1st - 3rd and K - 1st grades. Curriculum is good. Safety could be an issue. There are cases of kids picking on other or smaller kids. Kids will argue and push each other around but I think of a lot of that comes from the families up bringing. I've witness the students' relatives attitudes and manners during event gatherings some of them are rude. I'm considering moving or sending my daughters to private school. They have the after school program to help students with homework and activities. It's more like a day care center to me.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a good school. My child has a good time here and she gets straight A's and she has a the most friends anyone can have D

  • (4 years ago)

    Youmight want to look at other schools in the district before enrolling here. The other parent's emphasis on safety is overrated. My daughter is continually beaten up by other students some not even in her class or grade level. Amazingly nobody seems to notice when this happens until she comes home with a black eye. As far as curriculum goes its average. I actually teach her better at home but I can't afford home school. Yes the test scores are good but there is more to a school than statistics. I suggest you hang around with a visitor's pass and watch how the kids interact at recess. You may see more than you like. Supervision seems to be more focused on damage control rather prevention.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a much better school then the others in the area. Concern that most students do not speak English so worried class standards are set back. New Principal so waiting to see how well he does compare to Ms. Lane.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very safe school. Teachers are nice yet push students for a better future. Principal does not participate as well but the other staff members are very passionate and caring for students.

  • (5 years ago)

    hellyer school is such a wonderful and safe enviroment both for the teachers as well as the student. hellyer maintains great educational programs that maintain kids out of trouble and teaches them good values.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hellyer has become an awesome school with the leadership of Mrs. Lane. The children are having fun and parents are becomeing more involved. Adult english classes being held for free on campus is really helping the parents understand and help there children reach awesome scores. Hellyer was #1 in the district in scores in 2007-2008. That's great commitment from staff parents and children's. I'd recomend this school to anyone.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is [broke] extracurricular activities are in the dumps.. Children are wrongfully disciplined .. And they are always trying to get $$$ from parents and students.. [Don't enroll you're children here

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(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
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