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About This School

Ruskin Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Jose. The principal of Ruskin Elementary School is Nora Ho, whose e-mail is nora.ho@berryessa.k12.ca.us. 623 children attend Ruskin Elementary School and identify as Filipino, Asian, and Multiracial. 39% of the Ruskin Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 23% of the 623 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio 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 Rating & Reviews

  • (2 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.

  • (2 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.

  • (3 years ago)

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

  • (3 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.

  • (3 years ago)

    Ruskin has good principal and good teachers

  • (3 years ago)

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

  • (3 years ago)

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

  • (3 years ago)

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

  • (3 years ago)

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

  • (3 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!

  • (4 years ago)

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

  • (4 years ago)

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

  • (4 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.

  • (5 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!

  • (6 years ago)

    Ruskin is a great school overall. The academically scores are very good but more important is that it has a well balanced curriculum. Children receive hands-on science at the science lab diversified math groups a huge library music instruction etc. The environment at Ruskin is community oriented. The teachers are exceptional. The Principal and administrative staff are outstanding. Ruskin is a California Distinguished School for good reason.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school. My son has made a few good friends at Ruskin. Both my husband and myself are impressed by how much he has grown academically in just one year at Ruskin. However we are a bit disappointed that this year he has been put into a 'combo' class. He said that the homework is 'too easy.' We are worried that he won't be able to gain as much this year.

  • (6 years ago)

    ***** Great School! My daughter love it! Kathy

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