Windmill Springs Elementary School

2880 Aetna Way, San Jose, CA 95121
(408) 363-5600
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 619 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

70%
56%
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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
  • Franklin-Mckinley Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
43%
46%
73%
66%
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
  • Franklin-Mckinley Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
56%
65%
86%
67%
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
  • Franklin-Mckinley Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
52%
60%
66%
62%
65%
47%
51%
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
  • Franklin-Mckinley Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
55%
60%
72%
56%
55%

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

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
50%
60%
44%
36%
52%

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

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
60%
50%
52%
45%
57%
22%
27%
31%
57%
48%
52%
60%
59%
67%

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

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Windmill Springs Elementary School is a public middle school in San Jose. The principal of Windmill Springs Elementary School is Monica Nagy and can be contacted at monica.nagy@fmsd.org. 619 students attend Windmill Springs Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian, Hispanic, and Filipino. 41% of the Windmill Springs Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 65% of the 619 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Windmill Springs Elementary School is 19:1. Liberty Baptist School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 50% 29%
Hispanic 40% 62%
Filipino 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 0.5%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.3% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 75%
Limited English proficiency 41% 59%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    GREAT SCHOOL I LOVED MY FAMILY GO THERE AND ITS GOOS AREA GOOD PARKING AND GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD MY KIDS ILOVE THIS SCHOOL

  • (2 years ago)

    um when is the first day of school for 2013-2014 because I'm going to this school and am new.

  • (4 years ago)

    We've completed two years at Davis and couldn't be happier. After teaching for many years in another state I was skeptical about starting my child in a new school. I have been so impressed with the school's curriculum the teachers' dedication and the leadership of the school. Davis celebrates its diversity and they teach each child well. I am thankful that the faculty of Davis sees my child as a precious work in progress and each of the teachers takes his/her investment in my child seriously.

  • (4 years ago)

    All my children loves Windmill springs school and love because they provides very good after school programs. Plus helps the students finishing their homeworks before sending home evening. Safety and cleans. The teachers are very nice and always welcomes their students coming into the classroom. The Teachers are working very hard and Helps their students getting good grades before enter high school.

  • (5 years ago)

    my review forgot to put the correct number of stars. I love this school and would suggest it to anyone.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is the first year that my son attends this school. The Principal is very friendly and down to earth kind of person. My son's teacher is also excellent and she cares for the students. The school environment is great and the school focuses on the behavior of the students. Least but not last the school does not require any dress code.

  • (7 years ago)

    Windmill Springs has a wonderful community with a great principle who likes to participate in school activities. Although I would like some more extracurricular activities. My son has been begging to play football with other schools in the district.

  • (9 years ago)

    Windmill Springs School has a wonderful learning environment in which students learn to love learning. Windmill is a kindergarten through eighth grade school where teachers go by their first names there are no bells or whistles and teachers teach with both multiple intelligences ad the developmental nature of childhood in mind. Students play an active role in governing their own classroom and in designing appropriate consequences for those times when rules are broken. Teachers give students their home phone numbers and e-mail addresses. This school is one large family in which everyone matters equally.

  • (9 years ago)

    well Im a student at windmill and I love it there and since we dont have many classes and are in the same class as the 7th graders we get to know them better. Bill our principal says good morning to everyone everyday and all of the teachers are fantastic. I would really really recomend this school for those parents that are looking for schools for there kids and we get to teach classes sometimes like the 7th and 8th grade classes got to teach poetry so overall this school is great. The teachers are great and if you send your kid here you wont regret it because it is a fantastic school and the system is great (k-8) (some classes combined). The only thing I would change is the school lunch but hey no school lunch really tastes all that good! current windmill springs student ( 8th grade class of `06)

  • (10 years ago)

    I feel the education programs are challenging and interesting to grade level. I enrolled my daughter into this school because of the year round track schedule and extra curricular activities. The after school activities were all cancelled this year and the year round scheule will be terminated as well in June. I believe there is a strong presence of parents from this school especially at the district board meetings.

  • (12 years ago)

    This school is okay. I had my son here for one year and pulled him out right after the school year ended! The principal is great! So are the teachers. The vice principal however likes to get in everyones business. The staff is okay but the supervisors at lunch are horrible. They treat the children with zero respect! I would not recommend this school to anyone.

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