School Details

Cherry Chase Elementary School

1138 Heatherstone Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 522-8241
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 749 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

90%
62%
56%
91%
69%
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
  • Sunnyvale average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
58%
46%
97%
77%
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
  • Sunnyvale average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
70%
65%
88%
76%
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
  • Sunnyvale average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
67%
60%
77%
68%
65%
89%
66%
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
  • Sunnyvale average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cherry Chase Elementary School is a public elementary school in Sunnyvale. The principal of Cherry Chase Elementary School is Diane Hemmes, who can be contacted at diane.hemmes@sesd.org. 749 children attend Cherry Chase Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Asian, and Multiracial. 29% of the Cherry Chase Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 5% of the 749 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cherry Chase Elementary School is 20:1. Stratford School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 43%
Asian 59% 23%
Multiracial 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 29% 19%
Filipino 2% 8%
Unspecified 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 6635%
Pacific Islander 0% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 47%
Limited English proficiency 29% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    PTA works really hard. Children are competitive. However It is hard to get help from teachers either "no time" or no respond to e-mails. My questions may be around once every two months. It is not too much disturbing to the class teacher. I wish the principal could ask the feedback to each family about class teacher. I guess it is free public education. We only can be grateful for any treatment that we receive and cannot ask for more than that. I really do not know whether parents deserve getting attention from teachers or we are using extra time from teacher which is not allowed.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school very good parent communication and attention given to every child. Would definitely recommend.

  • (1 year ago)

    my school is the best. it is the greatest school in the whole world. I am waiting very eagerly for my school to get open.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is growing like crazy. A few years back there were a little over 500 students and now there are close to 850. With so many students and limited space and supervision the quieter kids were getting lost. Now they started a great program run called the Fun Zone during the 10 minute recess. It's a classroom opened up for students to come hang out and do arts games origami and so much more. We hope to see similar initiatives sprout up in the future! There are many wonderful capable parents who are 100% committed and very involved at the school. It's a place you can come to join the community or start building your own. But you do need to invest your time to be part of the community. We have a new principal this year and she is warm and inviting. My hope is that she will be able to bring a warm and trusting environment to the students parents and the teachers. Academics are generally good but quality of teachers can vary. There is a large disparity of homework load among teachers even within the same grade. Some teachers don't even check homework themselves or keep a keen eye on student correction so they don't have a clue when students are struggling.

  • (2 years ago)

    I absolutley love CHerry CHase. Excellent parent involvement. Strong PTA which funds many after school activities PE FAME. Teachers are very responsive and awesome

  • (2 years ago)

    Love love love this school. Third grade is an awesome team of teachers. Challenging curriculum high expectations and wonderful support. Great community school. I have always had great communication from my child's teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have been very disappointed with the curriculum class size communication about child progress/problems and the general behavior and respect that students have for each other. I started my daughter here in with the expectation that becasue the school had a 10/10 on this site as well as being a Blue Ribbon school I would not have many issues with the education. I was wrong and now I am scrambing to find another school for my daughter for the next school year. Here are a couple of concrete examples of what I view as problems 1) Almost no feedback - returning of HW or tests on regular basis. 2) Teahcers don't actually correct the HW onl o only loo to see if it was done. I have addressed these problems with the teacher but there aree too many things that need correcting. Overall I am not impressed with the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    A wonderful school great family community that is as diverse as the area in which we live. Wonderful and enriching offering of after school programs in school PTA programs as well as fun family centered activities. International Night the Fall Festival - Halloween event and a great Walk-a-thon are just a few. Dedicated parents and some totally absent parents (same as anywhere).

  • (3 years ago)

    I absolutely love Cherry Chase!!! The teachers students and parent volunteers are very kind and easy to talk to. All my teachers always help their students and respect them. The school's principal is a great leader and organizes school activities nicely.

  • (5 years ago)

    Cherry Chase Elementary is a wonderfully diverse school that focuses not just on scholastic achievement but also on building character and giving students a breadth of unique experiences that range from building gardens and playing chess to learning about art and music. Their swelling population and rising API scores (over 940!) are a testament to their dedication and strong community support.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very frustrated about this school. It is suitable for kids prepared academically. Don't expect much help if your kid need additional instructional time or personal attention.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent school! My son is about to complete his 5th grade and my daughter started KG this year. All teachers are well qualified and has a great AR and after school programs. PTA is very active is oranizing after school events.

  • (7 years ago)

    hi!!! is an awesome school!! I'm an alumni from this great school and i've been there since kindergarten. we may not have the best rating but this school has caring teachers and best of all an excellent principal.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent School! safe good teachers community involved no bulling and academically speaking is outstanding! My daughter and us love it!

  • (7 years ago)

    Our child has been here for a year and loves the school. It is a nurturing environment with a diverse student body and a high level of parent involvement. The teachers work hard to foster a love of learning in the students. Music and art programs are not very strong at this point and we hope the PTA is able to fund such extracurricular programs.

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers we have had were caring and focused on teaching. The teachers seem to have a clear understanding of the material they need to cover and what the students needed to learn during their school year. The staff/teachers at the school appear to have good communication with each other and the teachers seem to support and cross train each other to pass along good teaching concepts. Parent involvement is high school events that the PTA organizes are fun and well attended. We are very happy with the school so far.

  • (7 years ago)

    Cherry Chase is a wonderful school. Its been exceptional for our child over the last few years. It has a great AR program and a lot of parent teacher interactions.

  • (8 years ago)

    Cherry Chase is a special school. Nobody is going through the motions here. All of the teachers I have met are wonderful and the parents are very involved. There are music classes science camp and other activities. It is truly a community school.

  • (8 years ago)

    High quality academic programs - very diverse and rigorous in the sciences - a blue ribbon school. Limited extracurricular activies - overzealous parents - good music program.

  • (8 years ago)

    It is a very good school the teachers are excellent and they have a preschool too but that has programs only for half a day

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