School Details

Sylvandale Middle School

653 Sylvandale Avenue, San Jose, CA 95111
(408) 363-5700
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 874 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

71%
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27%
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52%

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
  • Franklin-Mckinley Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
60%
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45%
57%
30%
27%
31%
69%
81%
85%
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48%
52%
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67%

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
  • Franklin-Mckinley Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sylvandale Middle School is a public middle school in San Jose. 874 students go to Sylvandale Middle School and are mostly Hispanic, Asian, and Filipino. 34% of the Sylvandale Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 78% of the 874 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Sylvandale Middle School is 19:1. Voices College-Bound Language Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 65% 62%
Asian 30% 29%
Filipino 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Multiracial 1% %
White, non-Hispanic 1% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 10196%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.5%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 75%
Limited English proficiency 34% 59%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    API keeps raising each year school does a tremendous job acclimating English language learners. Positive learning environment and strong teachers had had a deep affect on students. School has many electives and a solid staff of veteran teachers who really care about students with little turn over.

  • (4 years ago)

    this school is so AWESOME!!!!! Mr.Kennedy is the best principal. D I've learned so much last year as a seventh grader and now I'm going to be an 8th grader this year and I really want to be a good role models for the upcoming students.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think Sylvandale Middle School is a great place. The teacher is there to push us kids to work harder towards our goal. I think Sylvandale is the best school I have attended through my entire school career.

  • (4 years ago)

    sylvandale Junior High School is a not environment for kids there are too much gang related but the teachers they care about the students i was a student in this school some students put down other students a lot i hope the students can change their self of their bulling of other kids.but the point is that less violence on every school not only this school my dream is that too to make the world more peaceful for other people but it wont happen because the children and teens don't care about the world today

  • (5 years ago)

    I go to Sylvandale Middle School. It has a good environment. The teachers look forward to teaching their students in a fun accurate way. The majority of the people there are kind.

  • (5 years ago)

    I go to this school and that school isn't that bad and its fun there! The classes are ok the teacher are nice but strict and they taught us alot of things that we didn't know before!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a student attending sylvandale and in my opinion it's not so bad sure it's not like the richest. But the students and faculty try their best. Average is a boring word for decent fair acceptable. )

  • (6 years ago)

    One of the best schools I have ever attended. The teachers may not be the best and the school may not be the safest but it's full of people that are fun to hang out with including teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    Not the best school there ever is but I've learned a lot of things here. There's not that many electives due to the budget cut & politics stuff. But there are a group of teachers that really care about their students more than you can ever imagine.

  • (6 years ago)

    I learned a lot from this school and I enjoyed a lot from it. Although I have to say I was really disappointed with it after I graduated. Some of the teachers here just want to move fast and they don't take the time to see what's really going on with their students. This school is fun but lacks educational stuff.

  • (6 years ago)

    I moved to california in the middle of the year from maryland and the day i entered sylvandle i felt welcomed

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is THE BEST school 've ever attended!

  • (7 years ago)

    Syvandale is the best school ever

  • (8 years ago)

    Parent involvment is encouraged but the teachers don't have time to deal with anyone but the parents of the children in danger of flunking so everyone else gets lost in the shuffle. The study programs are designed only to prevent children from flunking and the extra-curricular programs have deteriorated drastically.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school for any kid who wants to experience middle school to it's best

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