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About This School

Vinci Park Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Jose. The principal of Vinci Park Elementary School is Sandra Jewett, who can be contacted at sandra.jewett@berryessa.k12.ca.us. 695 students go to Vinci Park Elementary School and are mostly Asian; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 50% of the Vinci Park Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 42% of the 695 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Vinci Park Elementary School is 20:1. Cherrywood Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Dance
    • Orchestra
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 61% 49%
Multiracial 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 4% 7%
Hispanic 26% 24%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Filipino 19% 16%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 8060%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Unspecified 0.3% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 34%
Limited English proficiency 50% 34%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This school is good it needs improvement in communication. The School needs federal money to include more extra activities like PE

  • (7 months ago)

    This school is great it needs a bit improvement but will help if the communication between parents and teachers increases

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter has been attending Vinci park since KG . She is now in 4th grade. She has had the best possible experience there and absolutely loves the school. Every one of the teachers she had since KG through 4th grade have been awesome. It helps that her mom is a stay-at-home mom and can devote time to other activities (swimming / reading / math and other extra curricular etc...) I personally think that the teachers at Vinci park are better qualified and have a better background in most private schools. Having said that I am not happy with the class sizes. Wish it were smaller.

  • (2 years ago)

    Vinci Park is a great school. Every school has its own good areas and its own flaws. The principal puts together many educative assemblies-- plays to show the affects of bullying to ensure that its students are have a treat occasionally-- and understand what to do and what not to do. It's also the only school that I've known that rewards its students with awards which are good praise. Schools including some in Cupertino and Fremont rarely do that but Vinci does. Praise helps students become motivated and I'm sure all the teachers there are trying their hardest to promote the learning skills of every student. I disagree with all the low scores parents have given. We are struggling in hard times and many parents have to work. Parents have also been doing the best they can to seize the chance to volunteer. But they have work to do too. There are many parents that chaperone the field trips and many of those who participate in helping the school host events like the book fair for instance. If your child dislikes the school then there's probably something interfering with his/her climate-- like bullying. One opinion doesn't determine all others.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have read some of these reviews and find it odd. My son has attended Vinnci since 1st grade and now is going into 4th grade. He is reading at a 5.5 grade level and doing math at a 7.3 grade level. He loves to read and it has been very much encouraged by his teachers who promote reading and find ways to make it challenging and fun. And I am allways updated and kept informed with homework and reading and math or any problems my child may be having. As a parent I have involved myself in my sons school as a volunteer on a regular basis. And everything I have seen and been a part of has been very rewarding. I encourage all parents to get involved with there childs education. We can only blame ourselves.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is far behind in reading and writing and needs to attend a homework club but there was no room for him. Some other students are smarter than my son who have been continuing to attend the club from Kindergarten until now but not my son. Is it fair? I worry very much about his education for the next coming years.

  • (6 years ago)

    Vinci Park School has many exciting things taking place. If parents would only take the time to look around and actually spend time at the school rather than driving through to drop off / pick up students. More parent involvement is certainly needed. The current principal has implemented several programs and strategies which are reflected in the faces and attitudes of the children who attend this school as well as State testing scores. Testing scores have risen consistantly and substantially over the past 4 years. Teachers at Vinci Park are dedicated and truly have the childrens' interest at heart. The field needs a complete overhaul new playground installed last year. I would confidently recommend Vinci Park to any parent considering the school for their child.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has a very poor education. The teachers are not very well at focusing on each students. I dont understand how a teacher can teach combo classes. how does a teacher manage to teach each and every individual when its a mix class. I dislike the fact that this school has poor teacher skills and the ability of not teaching the students individually. I transferred my daughter in another school which has great teacher skills and great academics for kids who want to learn.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter attended Vinci Park for Kinder through 2nd. She was very far behind in reading and writing when she got to 3rd grade at another school and struggled to catch up.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think that Vinci Park is a wonderful school. The teachers and Principal are caring and interested in providing the best for the students. As a volunteer I was welcomed and encouraged to contribute to the school. The level of parent involvement has grown in recent years. My son is in first grade and my daughter is in third and they both have wonderful teachers. Many things are going on in this school to challenge students and enrich their education. Dance is provided for Kindergarten and First. Music is provided for those students interested in Grades 3-5. After school programs are offered. YMCA is on campus for child care.

  • (6 years ago)

    Vinci compared to other schools in the district is clean and well maintained. It's unfortunate that vandalism occurs quite a bit because of its easy accessibility to the public (located next to a park and unfenced). The teachers are not bad either because in any school you'll find some good ones to the not so good. The principal made a lot of improvements in this school from hiring staff that are well qualified and continually tries to raise funds for more improvements such as the school playground. The parent's involvement however is very poor same volunteers year after year. I think this could be one reason why a lot of our students don't perform well. We should show our interest to our kids education in order to motivate them and they'll strive harder. Other programs are available at this school to make sure that no child will be left behind.

  • (7 years ago)

    We moved to Union School District in San Jose and I just wanted to share my 7 years old boy comments 'I really love my new school ... I was so bored at Vinci'.

  • (7 years ago)

    Vinci Park consistently has low volunteerism by parents to help make it a better school for their children. Most volunteers are the same every year. Since the arrival of the newest principal the school is no longer a parent friendly school or community. Teacher morale is as low as any I have ever witnessed in any company and I can only attribute it to very poor management by the principal and superintendent of the District. All of this translates into a very poor academic atmosphere for the children. If vouchers were legal I would pull my children out of this school Now!

  • (8 years ago)

    This was an okay elementry school. The teachers never seemed like they wanted to be there but my daughter still graduated with honors. I prefer Noble School where my other daughter currently attends.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school the teachers really care about the students.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter attended Vinci Park for Kinder through 2nd. She was very far behind in reading and writing when she got to 3rd grade at another school and struggled to catch up. Great YMCA program for after school care right on campus though. There is band for 3rd grade and up.

  • (9 years ago)

    I just cannot wait for more improvements hopefully in process. For all the donations and contributions that they are asking hoping to see those in place...

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