School Details

James Franklin Smith Elementary School

2220 Woodbury Lane, San Jose, CA 95121
(408) 532-2150
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 798 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

91%
75%
56%
94%
80%
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
  • Evergreen Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
68%
46%
93%
82%
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
  • Evergreen Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
80%
65%
94%
81%
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
  • Evergreen Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
76%
60%
91%
75%
65%
93%
74%
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
  • Evergreen Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
78%
60%
92%
71%
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
  • Evergreen Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

James Franklin Smith Elementary School is a public middle school in San Jose. The principal of James Franklin Smith Elementary School is Maureen McClintock and can be contacted at mmcclintock@eesd.org. 798 children attend James Franklin Smith Elementary School and identify as Asian, Filipino, and Hispanic. 21% of the James Franklin Smith Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 8% of the 798 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at James Franklin Smith Elementary School is 22:1. Evergreen Montessori School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 74% 45%
Filipino 6% 9%
Hispanic 5% 32%
Multiracial 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 10% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 13349%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.9%
Unspecified 0.5% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 28%
Limited English proficiency 21% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My two children attended JFS under three different principals. Overall we had good experience at JFS for all these years. I would have given 5 starts if they did not have the disputes between the district and the teacher union. In 2013 because of this it was evident the level of school/teachers' efforts dropped significantly in every aspect. I know this is a district wise problem but students (and parents) should not be penalized.

  • (1 year ago)

    James Franklin Smith Elementary School continues to improve its test scores so it's puzzling to hear that the teachers are doing less work or somehow letting the students down. The contract issue is a district-wide issue and will be resolved once the district makes a good faith offer to the teachers. Happy teachers= happy students. Teachers earn every penny they get and in my opinion are underpaid!

  • (1 year ago)

    My second child is about to start JFS tomorrow as a kindergartner. I look back to the 4 years my daughter has gone to the school and I am glad we chose JFS. 1. The PTA is very involved. 2. The teachers go the extra mile. 3. The new principal is very approachable. Generally a really good school. I wish the PTA would take a more active role in disseminating information about the after school offerings but I wouldn't hold that against them.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school! I am in 6th grade with a wonderful teacher and principal! This school is totally safe! I don't even want to leave!

  • (4 years ago)

    My child has been going to JFS for the past two years. It has been a wonderful experience for us. Outstanding staff very active PTA overall a fantastic place. Facilities (computers reading material art etc) are very good. PTA is very active. We sent our child to a private school earlier and are very happy to have moved her to JFS.

  • (5 years ago)

    Both of my children attended JF Smith School from Kindergarten thru 6th grade. I remember Will Ector who was a wonderful principal but only there to get the then new school up and running (he is now a district leader). The current principal Mr. Hodgins is kind and wise and a fantastic school leader. He is involved with his staff and the students; he is ever present whether at dismissal time DAILY or at school special events. His attention to detail and strong vision of quality for JF Smith has kept it a bright spot on the somewhat dismal array of educational facilities. Every time I listen to other parents lamenting over their child's school I am deeply grateful that we found JF Smith. Of course the other factors in the success of JF Smith are the great teachers and very involved and supportive PTA.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is great the teacher is very good & professional. The facility is very modern. Thanks to PTA support.. I'm not sure about the principal I think the previous one Mr. Ector is much better. However they should change the school secretary. Try as much as possible not to interact with her. She is just a rude & intimidating person

  • (5 years ago)

    I am 6th grade mother. I love this school and the way it is organized. The principal is very nice. He always participates to all events and get close and greeting to every one. He is a great principal.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm a parent of 3rd grader.. I think the school is great all of the teacher is really caring and paying attention to all of their students.

  • (7 years ago)

    i am a sixth-grader at this school. I think that it was better when the first principal Mr. Ector was there. It has been very fun there and the sixth grade teachers teach A LOT.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is a great school. My daughter loves it. Principal Hodgin is very involved and coordinates a lot of great activities. The teachers are very professional and helpful to the children. The facility is new and very modern.

  • (8 years ago)

    My kids have been going to this school since the beginning. I think this is a very good school and the teachers really care. The student scores are high.

  • (9 years ago)

    The school is constructive and disclipline. The academic programs are diversed and set according to each individual students. Although public the school's student to faculty ratio is great compared to other schools. There are some great extracurricular activities and the level of parent involvement is substantial.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son has been in this school for 5 years. He really enjoys it. He got a very strong skills for each grade he went.I truly appreciate the principal teachers and staff at this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school provides a quality education for its students. I have been pleased with both the calibur of its teachers and the positive atmosphere of the school environment.

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent school for being only a couple years old. The staff is highest quality and the students are all very academic oriented.

  • (9 years ago)

    We loved sending our kids to this school. I highly commend this school

  • (9 years ago)

    Its a wonderful school. I highly recommend this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter has attended this school for past year and half The principal Mr. Hector is a very involved principal in different aspects of the school. He is very approachable by parents. However I had asked my childs' a teacher questions and she replied w/ I am too busy right now will address later and never did. The teacher was good overall but felt hat she could do better explanations on homework assignments. My child liked to go to school every day she was very fond of her teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    Very active parent involvement by a small minority of the school make everything happen. These select few are owed much to there efforst not unlike most public schools.

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Overall score

(based on 49 ratings & reviews)

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