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About This School

Thomas P. Ryan Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Jose. The principal of Thomas P. Ryan Elementary School is Doug Paganelli and can be contacted at doug.paganelli@arusd.org. 494 students attend Thomas P. Ryan Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Asian, and Filipino. 67% of the Thomas P. Ryan Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 83% of the 494 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Thomas P. Ryan Elementary School is 21:1. Sylvia Cassell Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 90% 78%
Asian 6% 10%
Filipino 3% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.0% 12939%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Unspecified 0% 0.07%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 88%
Limited English proficiency 67% 54%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    I had the opportunity to visit the school last week and I must say that I was so impressed with Thomas P. Ryan Elementary School. The staff was welcoming and the students were well behaved and hard workers. 5 Stars!

  • (10 months ago)

    So impressed with the staff and teachers at Ryan Elementary!! They prepare students to be critical thinkers!! My daughter loves going to school because she knows how much her teacher cares about her.

  • (2 years ago)

    The school prepares well for Ocala and eventually Mt Pleasant but that is about it. Entering a university is unlikely. The entire system needs a complete re-evaluation. Success rate is low. It is too difficult to improve due to budget issues and ongoing challenges of the local community. If you can help it don't risk your kids. Send them to the west side with acceptable API scores or at least sit down with your kids everyday to advance their learning. If you don't know the material learn with your kids. It will create a good bond and they will still advance more than doing nothing. Entering a university can be intimidating and discouraging to your child if they aren't prepared.

  • (2 years ago)

    awesome school...i used to go there for elementary now im a freshmen in high school ) i loved that school!

  • (4 years ago)

    Exceptionally caring wonderful teachers an amazing supportive principal fabulous parents students who are hardworking bright kind and industrious = A model school a safe nurturing place for our precious children

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent teachers GREAT principal Magnificent collaboration between teachers parents and students. Ryan is a cut above the rest and is truly a place of love and strong community.

  • (4 years ago)

    Thomas Ryan is a great school. The principal is an awsome person constanly striving to organize everything best for all his students.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think the school has gotten a little better. I think that the teachers need to ask for more involvement from parents. The school needs to have more activies so that the kids are excited when going to school. The teachers are good people but require more training in my opinion.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think the academic programs have improved over the last 2 years. The school should offer extracurricular activities but I don't believe they have the budget for the programs.

  • (10 years ago)

    The best teachers I have ever seen in such a poor district and impoverished areas in the Bay.

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