School Details

Horace Cureton Elementary School

3720 East Hills Drive, San Jose, CA 95127
(408) 928-7350
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 531 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

61%
55%
56%
67%
64%
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
  • Alum Rock Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
44%
46%
68%
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
  • Alum Rock Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
56%
65%
53%
72%
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
  • Alum Rock Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
53%
60%
72%
65%
65%
38%
50%
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
  • Alum Rock Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Horace Cureton Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Jose. The principal of Horace Cureton Elementary School is Jason Sorich, who can be contacted at jason.sorich@arusd.org. 531 students go to Horace Cureton Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Filipino; and White, non-Hispanic. 62% of the Horace Cureton Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 87% of the 531 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Horace Cureton Elementary School is 18:1. Linda Vista Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 80% 78%
Filipino 5% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 2%
Asian 13% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 12939%
Multiracial 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.8%
Unspecified 0% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 88%
Limited English proficiency 62% 54%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I currently have two children (3rd and 2nd grade) enrolled at Cureton Elem. They have been there since K. I was going to pull my kids out after the first year but I must say the school has been making significant progress both in academics and teacher/parent involvement. The principal and teachers care for the students. There are plenty of field trips to teach the kids science nature and community service. Homework is not crazy but steady. Parent involvement is critical if you want your children to succeed. Go to the school yourself to see the facility and meet the teachers instead reading old reviews. One suggestion I have for Cureton is to encourage more involvement from parent by providing more opportunities for them to meet the staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children enrolled in this school. I agree that it does need alot of work and some changes in curriculum. The teachers are wonderful and are trying their best in a district where 85% of the children are non english speaking. Maybe they should reflect that on their test scores. I also know about the kids hurring to eat their lunches and disapprove. What is it going to take for them to realize that our childrens futures are on the line and some parents are not going to sit back and watch itbe destroyed. I hope that changes will be coming soon.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have no doubt that Cureton is a great school with a great teaching staff. My nephew mention to me that he and other kids do not have enough time to eat their lunch on a regular bases. They are being rush to eat fast in a short amount of time.

  • (8 years ago)

    I believe that introducing 'School Loop' will help increase parent involvement. We as parents ask much of the teachers when our kids are in school as parents need to take responsibility when our kids are not in school.

  • (8 years ago)

    While not the richest school it has wonderful teachers who sacrafice precious time and money to bring good education to your children. They often have plays to improve your childs speach skills and conquer the fear of public speaking. As I have said before it isn't the richest. The bathrooms could use a touch-up and there's grafitti galore but still it's a wonderful school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have two children at Cureton and I have been very frustrated by the lack of organization. There is now no PTA to speak of and it's difficult for a working parent to get involved due to the confusion and vague planning that seems to hamper every school-sponsored event. The front office is often unable to answer basic questions about the school's own calendar and vital information (dates details etc.) is frequently communicated to parents late if at all. In contrast the teachers I have met at Cureton are resourceful caring and dedicated and I have nothing but respect and appreciation for the work they do with the kids. I wish they had more support both from the school and from parents- Cureton could accomplish great things if everyone involved would work together.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. The teachers are concerned and supportive and have the interests of the students as their primary concern. I have had four children attend this school and it has been an extremely positive experience. Instrumental music is offfered and there were two musicals presented this year. There are several before and afterschool activities including a newspaper group and a Before School Book Club. What a nice school!

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