School Details

Linda Vista Elementary School

100 Kirk Avenue, San Jose, CA 95127
(408) 928-7800
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 658 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Alum Rock Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
44%
46%
77%
71%
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
  • Alum Rock Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
56%
65%
76%
72%
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
  • Alum Rock Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
53%
60%
59%
65%
65%
60%
50%
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
  • Alum Rock Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Linda Vista Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Linda Vista Elementary School is Ted Henderson, whose e-mail is ted.henderson@arusd.org. 658 students attend Linda Vista Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 53% of the Linda Vista Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 77% of the 658 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Linda Vista Elementary School is 20:1. Millard McCollam Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 78% 78%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 2%
Filipino 2% 6%
Asian 10% 10%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 12939%
Unspecified 0% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 88%
Limited English proficiency 53% 54%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is amazing! My kids Alan and Sydney go here and they say that it is amazing! They like Mrs. Vandergrift and Ms. Smith. They say they are very nice

  • (4 years ago)

    My child has not had a good experience at this school. I am glad this is the last year he will be attending Linda Vista. My first meeting with the principle was her giving me a dirty look then walking away and my sons teacher follows her example. Never had to deal with principles and teachers that displayed so much hatered and anger toward students and parents. My son was given two weeks detention for being late to class. When i spoke with the principle and the teacher they both questioned my son the following day asking him what he had told me. He felt scared and ganged up on and he started to cry. Things like that should not happen. They should have scheduled a meeting with my son and myself if they were concrned.

  • (5 years ago)

    Filled with caring teachers a devoted School Director with an increasing parent involvement. Linda Vista has proven to be a great school for my child. Having experience other schools in California I enjoy being part of the PTA at Linda Vista and helping our kids become a great addition to our society.

  • (5 years ago)

    When I attended Linda Vista years ago parents actually camped overnight to make sure their kids got into Linda Vista. As a parent my older children experienced how great Linda Visata was and the teachers were great the principal at the time was good as well. Over the last few years my younger children have not experienced the greatness Linda Vista once was. I highly doubt anyone would camp out to make sure their kid got in. The staff othe than a couple from the office dont have patience the teachers always seemed rushed and bothered my experiecne with the principal is negative always so I wont even go into that. Its just sad I have one more kid to enter into elementary and hope we move so she doesnt have to go to Linda Vista or that things change....soon

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children who have attended Linda Vista for the past four years. Linda Vista is a Great school! Linda Vista is also a Visual and Performing Arts school. My children enjoyed being in both performances 'The Big Chill and Once on this Island'. They have Character Counts Guitars Music Mariachi Math Night the Young Authors Fair the Science Fair and The Carnival. Linda Vista also has a Saturday set aside for the beautification of their gardens. This gives the children a chance to work alongside of their parents and teachers which gives them a sense of pride and ownership for their school. The principal and teachers are always willing to sit down and discuss any questions or problems you may be experiencing. I would like to thank the staff for their selflessness.

  • (6 years ago)

    How sad is it to see a school that used to be one of the best elementary school in the Alum Rock School District go down hill. Linda Vista need alot of help! These teachers need to be strict with these kids because they are out of control. This need to be taught now in elementary so that these kids have respect for other teachers and are focused on their education. Unfortunately this is not the case at Linda Vista. What happened? We need help here.

  • (6 years ago)

    I really loved Ms. Rachel and Mrs. Papas for helping my kid in this school. They have devoted their time and shows that they really care for my kid. I was annoyed by the principal Mrs. Douglas. and some teachers who does seem to care to kids...My saying was that if you are a teacher..you have more and plenty of patience with students because this is the career that you chose...not like yelling or insulting kids. teachers here they do that when there are not parents around but if there are parents around they seemed like a nice human being other than that they are so rude esp the principal..she does not have the listening ability....she just talks and talks...if you have this career then you should love it and enjoy it and bottom line..you dont have the right to yell or ridicule children because you did not carry them

  • (6 years ago)

    well what can i say about this school it is a very good school my daughter is in second grade and she has been helped a lot at this school. i especially want to thank Mrs. Malarich beacuse she is a wonderful teacher

  • (6 years ago)

    Linda Vista has gone down hill over the last couple of years. There isn't a focus on high achievement at all. The he school lacks a clear vision. Maybe if the principal wasn't so busy gardening!

  • (8 years ago)

    Boy have things changed. Linda vista used to be known as one of the top schools in the alum rock district. The school lacks leadership and teachers that care. There are some teachers that are incredible but are underminded. There was a change in principals the school year 2006-2007 and we thought it was going to be a positivie change but it has not been. Linda vista lacks leadership and the school district needs to see this and make changes.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school does a good job of addressing childern at many different levels.

  • (9 years ago)

    excellent devoted teachers

  • (9 years ago)

    My son is starting 2nd grade and has been attending since kindergarten and our experience has been completly positive. We've never had any problems with his teachers. They've worked very hard with him even worked one-on-one with him. His 1st grade teacher was exceptional. She always had an open-door with parents and were allowed to enter the classroom at any time without any questions asked. The principal and vice-principal are on first name basis with students and parents and they take time out to speak with everyone individually. The school has great parent participation and everyone is friendly. We are happy that my son is a part of this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school my kinder boy learned so much during this school year. Lots of afterschool parent/child participation sessions.

  • (10 years ago)

    Poor academics limited music or extracurricular activities for lower grades.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am very pleased with Linda Vista. I have a second grade student and has had great teachers and experiences. My other child has also completed first through fifth and also had great teachers. The principal is so wonderful and involved with the students. She knows all students by name. She has made a significant difference to the school. Linda Vista has recently been awarded to be a distiguished school. Resources are limited but the staff make up for it with their zeal.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school has a variety of cultures in its student body and has outstanding qualified teacher. They are either young and energetic or veteran and wise. They hold many community building activities throughout the year including a Back to School Picnic Back to School Night Halloween Parade Talent Show and an International Dance Festival.

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