School Details

Sartorette Charter School

3850 Woodford Drive, San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 264-4380
8

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-5 529 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

76%
70%
56%
77%
75%
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
  • Cambrian average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
71%
46%
78%
80%
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
  • Cambrian average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
78%
65%
85%
79%
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
  • Cambrian average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
75%
60%
77%
70%
65%
79%
79%
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
  • Cambrian average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sartorette Charter School is a charter elementary school in Cambrian Park. The principal of Sartorette Charter School is Scott Johnson and can be contacted at johnsons@cambriansd.org. 529 students attend Sartorette Charter School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 18% of the Sartorette Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." 20% of the 529 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sartorette Charter School is 18:1. Oster Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 38% 52%
Hispanic 32% 25%
Asian 20% 14%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% %
Pacific Islander 1.0% 1%
Unspecified 1.0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.7%
Filipino 0.4% 3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 20%
Limited English proficiency 18% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is amazing and I miss it so much. So many heartwarming memories were made here and I always love to check in to see how my teachers are doing. It is miraculous when I step in the campus and see all the little kids pouncing about not even born yet when I was their age and to experience the loving sense of friendship that holds on to kids for the rest of their life. It is also amazing to see how much things can change in 5 years and to be sitting in the same chairs that you sat in yourselves 5 years ago. Just thinking of the kids that sat in the same classrooms maybe even in the same spot as you in 1958. This school has the magic touch that all kids and parents desire and I highly recommend it to all who wish to have the learning and caring experience of a lifetime. ~a middle school student

  • (1 year ago)

    Sartorette is a great school in the Cambrian District. It's a smaller school as far as number of students that are enrolled. The buildings/classrooms/playground is also smaller then other schools. I believe this makes for tight-knit community in the school. There are students with various special needs on campus and are not segregated from the rest of the students which is fantastic. All the children in the school blend well with each other and they stick up for one another. Parents are very involved with the dat-to-day goings on at the school and organize/run several fun events through out the year for the students/parents/community to get together and have fun and also fundraise for the school/

  • (4 years ago)

    I did my final semester of student teaching at this school and loved every moment of it. The staff is very caring and welcoming and exceptionally knowledgeable in their field. My experience is that the teacher I was working with was not only a wonderful first grade teacher but a fabulous mentor teacher. Best experience of my life!

  • (6 years ago)

    Sartorette has exceeded our previously high expectations in many ways. Our children have only attended K-2 thus far but we can state that all of the teachers are creative and effective at creating an enjoyable but challenging learning experience. Each teacher seems to bring a unique perspective (music science art) that introduces a fun theme into their class and field trips. Our daughter's interest in science art and history has really grown as a result of field trips and creative in-class experiences. Parent participation is very high as well.

  • (7 years ago)

    We have enjoyed our kindergarten experience at this school. I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality and quantity of extra 'fun' things that the school does to make it a fun family oriented school. The families in the community seem very involved and their is a sense of family about the school. As with any large group of people there can be some cliquish behavior among parents and teachers but overall the school is a very friendly and welcoming environment. The school offers extras like art music motor skills spanish and science that I know are lacking in other curriculms. It will be interesting to see how the school changes now that the current principal is retiring.

  • (7 years ago)

    We have been thrilled with our daughter's kindergarten experience. There is a wonderful school community great teachers and staff.

  • (7 years ago)

    Sartorette is one of the best school you can find. Mr Wendell and the teaching staff are amazing. My two childrens experience at Sartorette was excellent.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son seems to be enjoying time at Sartorette. One thing that I like about Sartorette is that it is providing the after-school program (no. of student is limited) where the students should finish homework first and then do some projects or play with other kids. I am very happy with Sartorette.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two boys at Sartorette School. They have always had excellent Star test scores and I attribute that to their teachers. I do feel the primary teachers put in more time and effort that the upper grade teachers but that may be because of class size. Overall I have been very happy at Sartorette and look forward to Price Middle School next year!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have my son in second grade last year. The Cambrian Park School district are doing well. The school buildings are kept up well. I am very comfortable with the teacher my son had last year. The principal seems very enthusiastic. The school district also offers after school curriculum for limited number of students at the school so kids can spend time at school after their classes are finished. Overall I am very satisfied with what this school offer so far.

  • (9 years ago)

    Sartorette School is a wonderful place for kids. The dedicated staff puts in extra effort each day to provide many learning opportunities. It is also a very safe school for your child.

  • (11 years ago)

    I understand that some parents have personality conflicts with some teachers on staff at Sartorette however as a former teacher there I can assure you that all of the teachers are desirable. They are all extremely hard-working and dedicated individuals. They put the children and their education first.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is one of the only schools my kids attended that I can say I really liked! The principal Mr. Wendell is the best you will ever find. My kids had some really great teachers at this school as well as a few lousy ones. This school is in the Cambrian District which by the way is a wonderful district.

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Sartorette Elementary School for 5 years now and her yearly STAR test results have always been scored as above average which I beleive are contributed to her willingness to learn. I've had no real complaints about the teachers but there are a few less desired ones. The office staff is awesome and always willing to listen and help when needed. Mr. Wendell is awesome too!!!

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