School Details

Katherine R. Smith Elementary School

2025 Clarice Drive, San Jose, CA 95122
(408) 270-6751
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 688 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

40%
75%
56%
49%
80%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

18%
68%
46%
33%
82%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

39%
80%
65%
38%
81%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

32%
76%
60%
29%
75%
65%
33%
74%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

40%
78%
60%
25%
71%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

Katherine R. Smith Elementary School is a public middle school in San Jose. The principal of Katherine R. Smith Elementary School is Aaron Brengard and can be contacted at abrengard@eesd.org. 688 students go to Katherine R. Smith Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Filipino; and Black, non-Hispanic. 53% of the Katherine R. Smith Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 81% of the 688 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Katherine R. Smith Elementary School is 20:1. Clyde L. Fischer Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 67% 32%
Filipino 5% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 22% 45%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.9%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Unspecified 0.3% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 28%
Limited English proficiency 53% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This elementary school is real special in the way the adults treat all the students and interact in polite ways with parents. My son and I had the chance to take a robotics class after school and we were so impressed with the clean school the emphasis on college bound concepts for children and all the wonderful activities for parents going on there. The principal and vice principal are very dedicated. The weekly newsletter is outstanding. I venture to say that the entire school made up of all the teachers is a labor of love for all. I highly recommend this school to any parent who wishes to have their child attend at K.R. Smith. A great deal more positive things can be said about this school if you do a google search on all the events and wonderful efforts of community involvement. The school is an oasis of quality learning for all. By the way the 6th grade teacher who teaches robotics is very professional and I looked up to him in the way he presented and spoke to all parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am very happy with the school. My son is in 4th grade and the teachers and the entire staff is great in helping my son make the most of his education. Also they have a great after school program.

  • (5 years ago)

    Personally I love this school. It goes from K-6 which I like and the Principal actually remembers you not because your child is bad but because he genuinely wants to know the parents and children.

  • (7 years ago)

    Both my kids go here. I have no conplaints about it the principal and staff are great. The teachers do their best to help the child get ahead.

  • (8 years ago)

    Both of my children have been attending K.R. Smith School since kindergarten my son is now a 5th grader and my daughter is now a 4th grader. I can honestly say when it comes to academic programs K.R. Smith is on top of it trying to help the students understand what is being taught and not allow them to fall behind. I am involve and an active member of The Home & School Club I enjoy helping raising money supporting school functions and involving other parents and making them aware of what is going on their kids school to be more aware how they can help. Me as a parent it is important to me to be involve with my children school and teachers as much as possible!

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(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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