School Details

Hayes Elementary School

5035 Poston Drive, San Jose, CA 95136
(408) 227-0424
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 579 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

72%
61%
56%
89%
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

48%
53%
46%
76%
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

76%
69%
65%
64%
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

53%
65%
60%
52%
63%
65%
45%
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

54%
62%
60%
50%
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

About this school

Hayes Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Jose. The principal of Hayes Elementary School is Tracy Cochran, who can be contacted at tcochran@ogsd.k12.ca.us. 579 students attend Hayes Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Unspecified; and Hispanic. 28% of the Hayes Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 45% of the 579 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Hayes Elementary School is 20:1. Del Roble Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 6%
Unspecified 5% 3%
Hispanic 34% 46%
Asian 33% 19%
Filipino 3% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 21% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.9%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 11505%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 45%
Limited English proficiency 28% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This is the 1st yr for my kid at Hayes elementary school. She's really excited to go to school everyday. Her teacher is the best Mr. Kauffman.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter and I love this school. Mrs. Borello and Mrs. Cameron are fabulous teachers and my daughter really loves them! The principle rocks and I will miss this school so very much.

  • (3 years ago)

    I Heart Hayes! My oldest attended 3-6 and my middle and youngest are still attending. My kids love love love the school - if they're happy I'm happy ) This is a wonderful school with excellent teachers and great support/office staff. The principle is caring with students staff and parents. Outside looking in there is a real team spirit here. Go Huskies!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the new principal she is doing a great job with this school the staff is great.

  • (5 years ago)

    I had two boys go to Hayes each from K-6. I have found the teachers to be excellent and caring. We were always extremely pleased with the entire school. My boys enjoyed all their years at Hayes.

  • (5 years ago)

    Mt daughter goes to Hayes and she is in first grade. The schools is so community oriented and her teacher Ms. Rubbo is so friendly and concerned for the well being of the kids.The other teachers are just as friendly and helpful.I cannot wait for my son to go there next year.Its a great school!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son goes to hayes and is in kinder. He has learned so much. I really like this school...

  • (6 years ago)

    My son and I love this school and his Teacher Mr. Kouffman. I have had 2 of my kids in Hayes.

  • (6 years ago)

    Oh please... this school continues to go down hill. Test scores get lower class sizes bigger my child has 36 kids in the class they are like sardines in there the school is looking run down it seems no one cares you go there you see kids jackets left on the playground for days buildings need to be fixed and painted all in all its getting worse.

  • (7 years ago)

    The new principal is very involved and has raised the level of acceptance.Parent participation is madated and teacher appearance has been addressed.A profesional environment generates learning.As a longtime Hayes parent I have seen the changes over the past 3 years and they are moving in the right direction.Hayes Elementary is as good a school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Hayes has a new principal this year and things are looking great. She has a great handle on thngs and the problems of the past have pretty much disappeared. We have a great home and school club that is extrememly active. They sponsored a walk-a-thon last year to help the school purchase new computers for our classrooms. They are currently working on afterschool activities. An afterschool program for students needing extra help is . Playground staff is in full force & programs are in place to enhance the students play time while keeping them safe. We have a new website to help teachers parents and the community stay up to date. There is a Yahoo Parent Connection that gets the word out to parents who enroll about school events and volunteer opportunities. There are parents who volunteer their time on crossing guard duty so each child makes it school safe.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am very disappointed with the fact that there is no one available to help kids who need the extra help. Kids are falling behind. There is homework center 1 day a week. How helpfull is that? It's not. The school needs to pay more attention the the kids who need help. Help them come up to the level they need to be at. The strive on knowing they are a great school academically but what good is that if the kids have no idea what is going on.

  • (8 years ago)

    At Hayes school we have found the teachers and the quality of education to be excellent for grades K-3. Grades 4-6 seem to lack the same quality of teachers as the lower grade has. The princial has listened to my concerns but supports the teachers in their roles as they already perform them. We have received almost no communication home from the teachers in the upper grades without asking for it and the only way to know if your child is succeeding is to meet with the teacher at your request (other than at standard conference time). There are a variety afterschool programs available through various outside groups. Parents are always encouraged to become involved with the school programs. Overall we believe that Hayes is a good school but could benefit from a stronger principal and better communication pathways.

  • (9 years ago)

    The school has recently gone through remodeling and looks great. The teachers have been busy unpacking and setting up for the new school year. There are a lot of hardworking teachers at Hayes with creative ideas.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a beautifully kept up school with good teachers. It is also a magnet school for children with autism. There are a lot of fundraisers which provide money for great field trips.

  • (9 years ago)

    Programs for special ed children K-1 were exceptional. Grade 2-3 was less productive and not apt to mainstream children even with one to one aides.

  • (10 years ago)

    Hayes is a great school. I have had some issues with the principal not being supportive of the victim of a bully situation. The speech and language dept is awesome the secretary and health clerks are great! The field trip that are planned are educational and pertinent.

  • (10 years ago)

    Excellent school for both regular and special education--particularly for autistic students.

  • (10 years ago)

    Lack of quality leadership is leading several parents and staff members to leave our beloved school. I am worried by the trend that has been apparent in the past several weeks. Something needs to be done and someone needs to take control in order to halt this negative trend. District administrators please take charge!

  • (10 years ago)

    We are noticing alot of turnover of teachers at the school. Is this normal? I think if the teachers are not staying then questions have to be raised about why they are leaving. I think the problems with the new teachers can be worked out but not without the support of the principal and there is no support there.

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