School Details

Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School

277 Rodonovan Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 248-4313
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 730 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

83%
88%
56%
87%
93%
65%

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
  • Cupertino Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
83%
46%
92%
95%
66%

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
  • Cupertino Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
93%
65%
89%
95%
72%

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
  • Cupertino Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
91%
60%
79%
92%
65%
81%
90%
57%

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
  • Cupertino Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School is a public elementary school in Santa Clara. The principal of Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School is Laurel Henderson, who can be contacted at henderson_laurel@cusdk8.org. 730 children attend Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School and are mostly Asian; Filipino; and White, non-Hispanic. 10% of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 7% of the 730 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School is 21:1. Sutter Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 65% 70%
Filipino 3% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 21% 23%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Hispanic 10% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.0% 18645%
Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Unspecified 0% 0.05%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 5%
Limited English proficiency 10% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Eisenhower is a very good school.My son studies in this school and all teachers are excellent caring and very loving also.

  • (2 years ago)

    bad curriculum cartoons and videos in kindergarten on a daily basis given the three and a half hours of overall kindergarten time. Really? there is nothing else to teach children but showing cartoons? Unacceptable. overcrowded kindergarten playground leads to crazy amount of accidents. No nurse on site leaving kids with no medical care or attention if accidents happen. Bad supervision on the playgrounds during recess; lazy teachers not willing to me sure the kids are not bored.

  • (3 years ago)

    Eisenhower is a great school in Cupertino. The teachers do not put too much pressure on the kids or focus too much on the STAR tests. Most teachers seem to really want the best for their students and for everyone to be performing at grade level. The PTA is great and provides for the computer lab music teacher and this year added a spelling bee. The YMCA before/after school care is onsite and also excellent. An assistant principal started this year and is very involved in school improvement. I just see Eisenhower growing and becoming an even better school.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has been in attendance from K-3rd and will continue. During his education with Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary he has grown as a person and young man as well as excelled in academics in this environment. The teachers my son has had all of which I have made an effort to know very well have been excellent teachers supportive attentive and proactive. The other children that I know and attend Eisenhower seem to be great examples for my child as well - and overall I feel this is a great school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Weak leadership who doesn't take actions on complaints until they hit epidemic proportions instead black-list a child. Immature teachers who rebuke the child have fainting spells or worse cry at the drop of a hat! Unfriendly and in-compassionate staff who treat a sick child as if they have the black palgue. Serious safety issues with no fence and children being left unmonitored in the outfield while the teacher makes her way back to the class with 'most' of the students. Below Average curriculum. The total credit for the school's rating goes to the dedicated parents and the PTA. The schools is just riding on that high!

  • (4 years ago)

    Great Teachers.Like the way they focus on each child helps build their confidence.Good staff. Principal who cares for the students and works hard for their development.

  • (4 years ago)

    There is an overall development of the child. Good teachers who can be communicated.

  • (5 years ago)

    I grew up in the Cupertino School District and went to Kennedy Middle and Monta Vista High School. I am very aware of the extreme academic pressures put on the kids in this district. The STAR tests results too often are the main measure of a school's performance when there is so much more to consider. Eisenhower continues to strive for excellence with its dedicated teachers and academic cirriculum. Yet the school balances this effectively with physical education music and art. Children need to have a well rounded education which includes all of the above. My son who will be a 4th grader enjoys going to school. His schoolwork reflects his grade level. He is active in sports. He's doing well and is happy and well adjusted.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter studies in this school. We feel this is one of the best schools. She just loves to go to school everyday and she learned a lot during her Kindergarten. We feel very lucky and we are planning to send our son also to this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are very caring and do a great job but the Principal seems overly sensitive and a bit short at times. Our child enjoys schools and I would recommend this school despite the principal.

  • (5 years ago)

    Eisenhower is a good school the teachers are caring and loving. My daughter enjoys the school activities and PTA program. But in academic point of view it's little lack of grade level studies.

  • (6 years ago)

    Eisenhower is a fairly good school the teachers are caring so is the Principal. However the office staffs are not personal they seem to dislike kids and most of the people who walk in the office.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is the best school in this scholl district.

  • (8 years ago)

    Eisenhower is an excellent school with great teachers and a wonderful PTA. Teachers are always there when you need an emergency conference or just wish to discuss your child's progress. They have an outstanding GATE program with book lectures and foreign language classes my son had both Japanese and Spanish lessons while at Eisenhower. I would recommend Eisenhower to any families looking for a great school in a great neighborhood.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school is ok with very little parent involvement. Teachers are ok but there is not much pressure on the kid to do their best. Music program is excellent. Other projects are very low. compared to other schools in cupertino there is very little project and hands on work. Not very impressed by the events also.

  • (8 years ago)

    Eisenhower is a wonderful place to learn

  • (8 years ago)

    It is a wounderful school with hard working staff members. Friendly atmosphere strong emphysis on reading comprehension and writing. PTA is very active and provides support to teachers and students.

  • (8 years ago)

    Eisenhower was very poorly run when my child attended. The environment was unsafe inappropriate and dysfunctional. The principal Liz Adams was a poor leader who was callous about student safety. I was very unhappy about my child's experiences there. Academics were poor and were not tailored to individual differences.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son just started going to this school. He really likes it here.

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful school with emphasis on academics. It also has an active PTA with great parent participation.

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