School Details

Ruskin Elementary School

1401 Turlock Lane, San Jose, CA 95132
(408) 923-1950
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 623 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

85%
71%
56%
90%
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
  • Berryessa Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
58%
46%
88%
79%
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
  • Berryessa Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
76%
65%
93%
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
  • Berryessa Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
72%
60%
82%
75%
65%
88%
73%
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
  • Berryessa Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ruskin Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Jose. The principal of Ruskin Elementary School is Nora Ho, who can be contacted at nora.ho@berryessa.k12.ca.us. 623 children attend Ruskin Elementary School and identify primarily as Filipino, Asian, and Multiracial. 39% of the Ruskin Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 23% of the 623 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ruskin Elementary School is 21:1. Berryessa Union Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 9% 16%
Asian 77% 49%
Multiracial 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 4% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Hispanic 12% 24%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 8060%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%
Unspecified 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 34%
Limited English proficiency 39% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This school is wonderful. They had a good science lab when I attended but I am not sure if they still have it due to the budget cuts. They also have a very friendly office staff that makes everyone feel very welcome.

  • (6 months ago)

    I grew up in San Jose CA and went to Ruskin from K-5th grade. The school always had programs meant to encourage students to achieve and the school secretary was especially nice. )

  • (1 year ago)

    Ruskin is a great school. The teachers are very knowledgeable and dedicated. One of the best schools in San Jose.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have 2 kids attending this school. I have no complaints as far as there academic goes. The teachers here gave my kids a excellent foundation. Without building a foundation for your child they would be lost. My kids are continuing to thrive in every aspect. Teachers always say that education starts at home but I believe with a push from the right mentor our kids will succeed.

  • (3 years ago)

    We LOVE Ruskin. Kindergarten was a wonderful experience for our son. There are numerous activities and events and this school works really hard to supplement the ever decreasing budget to maintain the diverse and enriching atmosphere. The Principal and PTA president are AMAZING.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter and niece goes to this school. They have the best manners and they learn a lot. Teachers are great. We love this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school a great place for my kids to have education

  • (4 years ago)

    Ruskin has a diverse group of talented teachers. They treat each student as if they were their own child and children are excited about going to school. This allows for a good relationship between the teacher and the student. This is a very big blessing for me as a parent.

  • (4 years ago)

    Ruskin has good principal and good teachers

  • (4 years ago)

    Ruskin is a california distinguished school. i am very happy that my kids go to ruskin

  • (4 years ago)

    Parents teachers and staff work together to make this school succeed.

  • (4 years ago)

    they have caring teachers and they do their best to give our children the knowledge they need

  • (4 years ago)

    Ruskin is an amazing community of partnerships between students families parents teachers and administrators. It is like a big family.

  • (4 years ago)

    The students are hardworking and creative and the parents are supportive and caring.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a parent and two of my boys go to ruskins school - they really love their schools and I am glad to see tremendous academic progress they are making every day. Go Ruskins!

  • (5 years ago)

    Everything about this schol the pricipal teachers volunteers and programs offered.

  • (5 years ago)

    The best elementary school in the area. Students consistently get top scores in standard tests.

  • (5 years ago)

    Ruskin is a great school due to the students parents and teachers. I had over My daughter goes to the middle school now and she loved it. My son goes there now and is having trouble with bullying. Principal doesnt do much except act like shes doing something. Other than this have had a great 7 years at Ruskin.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school great teachers and great staff!! This is my daughter's second year at Ruskin and she loves her school.

  • (6 years ago)

    It's The Best School I ever Seen! It is the neatest and cool school!

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