School Details

Reed Elementary School

1524 Jacob Avenue, San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 535-6247
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 497 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

70%
57%
56%
74%
63%
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
  • San Jose Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
51%
46%
66%
69%
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
  • San Jose Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
68%
65%
78%
75%
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
  • San Jose Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
67%
60%
59%
64%
65%
64%
58%
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
  • San Jose Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Reed Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Jose. The principal of Reed Elementary School is Melody Mendoza, who can be contacted at mmendoza@sjusd.org. 497 students go to Reed Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 13% of the Reed Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 27% of the 497 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Reed Elementary School is 19:1. Hacienda Science/Environmental Magnet School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
Asian 7% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 27%
Hispanic 31% 52%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Filipino 2% 2%
Unspecified 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 33271%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 48%
Limited English proficiency 13% 27%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    Very hands-on principal since arriving in 2005. He knows students' names does yard duty and is very involved in the daily activities of the school. Good parental involvement at this school! Accelerated Reading is a great program. School has fitness group called 'Power Paw' does Young Author's Tea for student writers has docents leading Art Vista as well as a great music program headed by a dedicated music teacher (Mrs. K.) whom all the students love. Reed is a small school that promotes a great community feel!

  • (7 years ago)

    In researching several other schools we've found we'll be very hard pressed to duplicate that special quality we have at Reed. The 'It takes a village' approach flourishes with the small size and amazing parental involv. It is a beautiful community of all walks of life and ethnicities. The children seem very fond of the principal and in our experience most teachers are approachable able to hone in on our children's talents as well as challenges. My children are flourishing and love to come to school because they have found learning can be such fun. A lifelong trait I wouldn t trade for the world. Fine Art Music Plays Accel Reading and many after school activities make this little school very rich. Scores have improved and there is a push to keep going higher but if you look beyond the raw number at the heart of Reed you will find a Cinderella.

  • (7 years ago)

    Reed has been a wonderful experience for myself and my child. She has made many friends. Their reading program is great. The parent involvement since my child has been attending has been awesome. The PTA has made it possible for them to have Music Art Vistas fun activities etc. The curriculum and the teachers are great....as with anything in life there is always room for improvement so I hope for Reed to continue in it's path of showing improvement every year.

  • (8 years ago)

    Reed has the best teachers any student and parent can wish for. Art music and more because of awesome parent involvement

  • (8 years ago)

    The change in principal has greatly improved this school. Juan Correa has been wonderful for the students as well as for the parents. Parents are now welcome on the campus and people know and keep track of all the students very well. The office staff is outstanding the teachers get an A+ from this parent.

  • (8 years ago)

    Much improved principal this year. Friendly atmosphere. Will improve as younger teachers join and new principal continues to influence.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child went to this school for two years K and 1st and we didn't have a very good experience. The kindergarten teacher was great but 1st was a disaster. We ended up taking our child out of the school and is doing fabulously at our new school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Reed has a very strong academic program. They are focused on reading and have a great book program that the children all participate in. The children have computer time music class and field trips. The parent involvement is satisfactory...but definitely could be more.

  • (10 years ago)

    Looking at this school as a possibility for my daughter.

  • (11 years ago)

    I'm quite impressed with the education both my boys (grades K & 2)have received so far at Reed. Teachers put a lot of effort into reaching every child and making learning a positive experience. As a result both boys love reading and math and look forward to going to school. On-site YMCA day care is great too.

  • (11 years ago)

    Reed has been a wonderful school for our son. He has quickly adjusted to his new school made many new friends and loves his teachers. Reed is a fantastic elementary school.

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