Learning In an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.

1711 East San Antonio St, San Jose, CA 95116
(408) 928-8300
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 229 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

73%
55%
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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
  • Alum Rock Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
44%
46%
76%
71%
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
  • Alum Rock Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
56%
65%
72%
72%
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
  • Alum Rock Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
53%
60%
56%
65%
65%
26%
50%
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
  • Alum Rock Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Learning In an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C. is a public elementary school in San Jose. The principal of Learning In an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C. is Kristin Burt, whose e-mail is kristin.burt@arusd.org. 229 children attend Learning In an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C. and identify as Asian; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 62% of the Learning In an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C. students are "limited in English proficiency." 83% of the 229 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Learning In an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C. is 19:1. A. J. Dorsa Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 10%
Hispanic 85% 78%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% %
Filipino 0.8% 6%
Multiracial 0.8% %
White, non-Hispanic 0.8% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Unspecified 0% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 88%
Limited English proficiency 62% 54%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    this is the third year that my child attends LUCHA. It's a great school! All the previous & new staff have and are working very hard to make sure that all the students are at or above grade level! If you want your child to receive an education that's going to make him/her a better person in his/her life then LUCHA is the school of choice for your child. The parent participation is required. That's what has helped the children and the staff to make LUCHA a great school! And although it has gone through many changes (Staff & families) the thriving spirit still remains the same! To teach our children & get them ready for the University they will attend. We are a big family in our community! Estamos Luchando! Soaring higher!!

  • (5 years ago)

    It is not the parents who are ruining the school because they are only giving more opportunities to the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am proud to say that I have been sending my child to LUCHA for the past four years and while the school has definitely been through some changes the teachers here are extremely hardworking. I truly appreciate the teachers who have stayed at LUCHA through the large turn-over last year as they have proven to be true dedicated leaders! They go above and beyond the day-to-day to make sure that the needs of all the students in the school are met. I have also had the privalege of getting to know many of the new staff members and find them to be wonderful motivated and hard-working individuals. It would be unfair to say this school does not have a completely dedicated staff!!! I praise LUCHA and all those who continue to keep high expectations for our children!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am proud to say that I have been sending my child to LUCHA for the past four years and while the school has definitely been through some changes the teachers here are extremely hardworking. I truly appreciate the teachers who have stayed at LUCHA through the large turn-over last year as they have proven to be true dedicated leaders! They go above and beyond the day-to-day to make sure that the needs of all the students in the school are met. I have also had the privalege of getting to know many of the new staff members and find them to be wonderful motivated and hard-working individuals. It would be unfair to say this school does not have a completely dedicated staff!!! I praise LUCHA and all those who continue to keep high expectations for our children!

  • (5 years ago)

    I really took offense to the parent who talked down about L.U.C.H.A. First of all yes the school has gone throught lots of changes but that does not mean it has gone down hill. In fact I believe that the teachers parents students and the new principal have really come together with all these changes. I believe it is an excellent school and that anyone who would joing our family would be very lucky.

  • (5 years ago)

    LUCHA has always been a wonderful place to send our children to. The Parents and families have all worked together to create a real community of people wanting the best for their children. This year we have several parents who are trying very hard to tear everything apart but it will not work beacusea s with all families you fight through the good and the bad and youw ill always come out ahead.

  • (5 years ago)

    Don't send your kids to LUCHA. This school has gone downhill since the beginning of the school year. The principal is a joke and her assistant is even worse then her. If you want a good education with good teacher's and prinicpals who know what they're doing think Rocketship!

  • (7 years ago)

    I was looking for a school with a little more diversity than just 99% hispanic. My son was the only black boy in his grade. He dealt with it. His teacher was awesome and communicated well with us. She also pushed him to excel. At first I was weary of the parent participation but ended up loving it. The school does a lot of bonding stuff. The one thing I didnt like was at parent meetings most was in spanish and had to be translated if available. Send your kids here if you want a quality neighborhood school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son has been going to LUCHA for 2 years now and it has helped him tremendous! Not only has he approved academically he has learned respect compassion and social awareness from LUCHA. The after school program is great! Not only does he get help with his homework he is able to spend time with his friends. Although I am proud to say that my son will be among the first 5th grade class to graduate from LUCHA we will miss the teachers and staff! They do really care about the kids. Mr. Smith Ms. Guerrero Ms. McGonagle and Ms. Ellie are awesome. We will miss you all!! I know LUCHA will continue to be a great place to learn.Estemos Luchando!

  • (8 years ago)

    School has full control of their money and curriculum. The class sizes are 20-1 from K-5. Students enjoy being with their friends and teachers. They teach respect self governance and accountability and high achievement. They sing songs and chants of inspiration and announce news daily in the morning. The teachers are committed to ensure that all the kids are at the same level. On a weekly basis they spend after school working on the homework. The principal has created an environment that every student is a leader who is going on to college.

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