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About This School

Oak Ridge Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Jose. The principal of Oak Ridge Elementary School is Laura Hapeman, whose e-mail is 596 students attend Oak Ridge Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Unspecified; and Hispanic. 22% of the Oak Ridge Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 32% of the 596 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Oak Ridge Elementary School is 21:1. Miner (George) Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 6%
Unspecified 4% 3%
Hispanic 37% 46%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 21%
Filipino 3% 4%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 18% 19%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 11505%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 45%
Limited English proficiency 22% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I have two children at Oak Ridge a kindergartener and a 3rd grader so far my children have had a great experience the teachers are hard working caring and professional. One of the best things about this school is the parent involvement! Parents run an art program the k-1 P.E. Program and are active as room parents and on fund raisers. I really think the parents and teachers working together helps to make Oak Ridge a great community to be a part of!

  • (7 months ago)

    My daughter has been attending this school for the last 1.5 yrs . She is in special ed there. The teacher is great and so is the aid. The principal Mrs. Singh is awesome . The school has lot of parent participation.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers! The Home and School Club used to support music and science programs unfortunately not anymore. Still a good school. Not sure why it does not score higher on the STAR test.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child has attended this school for the last 7 years - kindergarten through 6th grade. She has attended on an interdistrict transfer and I would have never sent her anywhere else. Any time I had issues of any kind either the teacher or the principal addressed it quickly and efficiently. I have been thrilled with the Home and School Club's efforts and all of the extras the wonderful parents have provided - the Jump Rope club the Art Vistas program the great field trips. I would highly recommend this school without a second thought.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers care about the students and their parent volunteers.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school operates with enthusiasm compassion and professionalism through faculty students and parents alike. We work hard to meet the needs of our precious students!

  • (4 years ago)

    My child started at this school 3 years ago and was extremely happy. Our child was coming home excited about what they were learning in class and being in an overall great environment. Teachers are great !!Then . we ended up with a new principal. A big surge in bulling started. My child(3rd grade girl) was punched in the stomach by a 1st grade girl (half her size) and winded pretty bad while the girl said this one s for you . My child did not know this girl before this incident. Girl was benched for one recess while my daughter had pain for a couple of days. The bullying continued. Many parents are complaining about different forms of bulling. OakRidge has become unsafe and it is hard for children to learn when they are afraid to run into a bully. Our smart Daughter is at a new school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had children at this school for the last 13 years and for the first 11yrs i would give the school a 10+ but the last 2yrs have been quite disappointing regarding safety so it's down to a 3 out of 10 for me.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son has been attending Oakridge for 2 years now. The staff is exceptional. The curriculum is challenging. The longer kindergarden hours helped my son adjust well to 1st grade. Not enough emphasis is put on physical education. But that's probably true for all elementary schools these days. Music is introduced for 6 weeks computer learning and library is only 1x per week. The school's scores are really high. Parent volunteers and home and school club fundraisers give the children field trips and special events. Overall experience...I would give the school a 10. I plan on putting my daughter into Kindergarden next year. I am happy this is our neighborhood school because I know a lot of parents who are trying to get their children into this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. Excellent teachers great HSC enriching environment. Wouldn't change one thing....

  • (9 years ago)

    My child's teacher Miss Davis was wonderful and my daughter blossomed in her class. Not only did she grow academically but she also learned other important things like being confident enough to take risks. My daughter's reading and math scored increased so dramtically this year.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. The teachers and staff are very dedicated to the students education. There are many activities for students and their families to participate in.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter is the second generation at Oak Ridge School. I went there and loved it. I'm glad to see that she also enjoys going to school there. The teaching is great. The student - teacher involvement is excellent.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son has been going to private schools until the 3rd grade. I was a bit nervous sending him to a public school but the purchase of a new home financially strapped us down. It was a blessing in disguise. My son enjoys going to school not only to be with his friends but he enjoys studying. He has a wonderful teacher and I could only wish that she could be his teacher for the rest of his school days. I received a letter from the district that he has been accepting to be part of GATE (Gifted and Talented Education). This proves to me that Frost school system and his teacher have been doing a wonderful job. I was very concerned and worried if I did the right thing taking him out of his private school. Now I have no regrets.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son got a wonderful education in the special day class at this school during the 2002-2003 school year. His teacher and her assistants truly cared about the success of the children in the class and showed it by offering special programs (studying Chinese New Year for instance complete with cooking and special crafts) and helping in other aspects of my son's life. I cannot say enough good things about the special day class. I only wish that my son could still attend it (he would if we hadn't moved out district).

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