Almaden Elementary

Public K-5

 1295 Dentwood Dr.
       San Jose, CA  95118-3018


 (408) 535-6207

District: San Jose Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
3634th of 5,662 California Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  25.1
Number of students:  343

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
82.2%
White:
7.6%
Two or more races:
4.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  76.7%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Almaden Elementary ranked worse than 64.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranked 17th among 27 ranked elementary schools in the San Jose Unified School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.46. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (82.2%), White (7.6%), two or more races (4.1%). (See more...)
Compare Details 76.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Almaden Elementary is 25.1. 14 elementary schools in the San Jose Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Almaden Elementary employs 13.6 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Almaden Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Almaden Elementary 3634th of 5662 California public elementary schools. (See Almaden Elementary in the ranking list.)

San Jose Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Jose Unified 394th of 856 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Almaden Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 14.72 4358th 4809 9.4%
2005 30.73 3232nd 4822 33.0%
2006 38.25 2810th 4818 41.7%
2007 22.00 4131st 5113 19.2%
2008 21.72 4213th 5113 17.6%
2009 30.52 3671st 5193 29.3%
2010 17.33 4755th 5314 10.5%
2011 35.89 3547th 5377 34.0%
2012 23.12 4445th 5390 17.5%
2013 36.82 3542nd 5530 35.9%
2015 19.37 4692nd 5611 16.4%
2016 35.57 3370th 5614 40.0%
2017 33.60 3549th 5692 37.6%
2018 32.46 3634th 5662 35.8%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Friday, August 17, 2018

Open Quote I love our school. The teachers and principal really know the kids! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, March 10, 2017

Open Quote I'm very happy that Almaden Elementary School is going to be part of the history of my children.
My son is in middle school and he still remember with much affection to all the staff.
My daughter is very happy to be in Almaden E. School she loves everything she feels like being home!
She has the support of all the teachers and staff in what she needs.
Everybody is very friendly.
And we are proud parents that our children were in Almaden Elementary School since preschool! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, March 10, 2017

Open Quote I absolutely love Almaden Elementary! The staff there is amazing and they are all so welcoming. Both of my daughters attended Almaden from pre-school thru 5th grade so we've been there since 2006. This is our last year here and it's going to be so tuff to say goodbye to a great school. I would highly recommend Almaden Elementary. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Open Quote Don't let two stars fool you. This school is amazing. The two stars are based off of ONE state test. It doesn't factor in the ongoing assessments that are given throughout the year. The principal shares multiple sources of data to show that students at Almaden performing at excellent levels. Teachers are super focused on providing foundational skills and pushing those students who need an extended challenge. They are some of the best teachers in the district. The front office staff is friendly and knows every family and child that walks in. The principal is always visible. She is always willing to drop everything and help you. She knows every child's name and you can even see her playing four square with the kids at recess. She is firm with the kids but fair and you can see how passionate she is about her staff and students. The parents aren't as involved as other schools but they are hardworking and want the best for their children. It's a shame that the two stars doesn't reflect this. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Almaden Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 247 32 50 219 8 n/a n/a 0 556
1989 224 47 46 250 13 n/a n/a 0 580
1990 210 40 41 285 14 n/a n/a 0 590
1991 190 45 40 293 10 n/a n/a 0 578
1992 202 32 41 334 5 n/a n/a 0 614
1993 172 37 34 298 6 n/a n/a 0 547
1994 133 41 38 317 7 n/a n/a 0 536
1995 116 51 42 342 11 n/a n/a 0 562
1996 116 51 42 342 11 n/a n/a 0 562
1997 104 44 37 358 11 n/a n/a 0 554
1998 70 27 36 302 8 n/a n/a 0 443
1999 80 14 39 285 5 n/a n/a 0 423
2000 78 14 37 284 4 n/a n/a 0 417
2001 75 15 39 276 2 n/a n/a 0 407
2002 48 16 32 296 2 n/a n/a 1 395
2003 48 16 32 296 2 n/a n/a 1 395
2004 39 16 28 300 4 n/a n/a 0 387
2005 41 17 30 291 2 n/a n/a 0 381
2006 42 12 23 279 6 n/a n/a 2 364
2007 37 11 16 294 2 n/a n/a 2 362
2008 32 10 17 329 3 n/a n/a 0 391
2009 32 12 21 338 5 1 9 0 418
2010 26 13 24 339 4 1 9 0 416
2011 30 14 15 350 3 0 18 0 430
2012 26 20 15 348 2 1 10 0 422
2013 24 11 16 349 1 2 12 0 415
2014 29 8 13 337 1 2 11 0 401
2015 34 9 12 316 1 2 15 0 389
2016 24 8 14 306 0 3 13 0 368
2017 26 5 12 282 n/a 4 14 0 343

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Almaden Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 556 25.5 21.8 n/a
1989 580 27.5 21.0 n/a
1990 590 26.5 22.2 n/a
1991 578 26.0 22.2 n/a
1992 614 26.4 23.2 63.8
1993 547 22.8 24.0 66.5
1994 536 22.8 23.5 70.9
1995 562 21.0 26.8 73.5
1996 562 21.0 26.8 73.5
1997 554 22.0 25.2 71.8
1998 443 22.0 20.1 74.9
1999 423 23.2 18.2 65.5
2000 417 24.0 17.4 58.5
2001 407 23.0 17.7 66.1
2002 395 25.0 15.8 68.3
2003 395 25.0 15.8 68.3
2004 387 24.0 16.1 79.3
2005 381 26.0 14.7 75.6
2006 364 24.0 15.2 75.7
2007 362 24.0 15.1 76.1
2008 391 25.8 15.2 83.4
2009 418 23.0 16.7 81.3
2010 416 23.0 18.0 77.4
2011 430 n/a n/a 80.9
2012 422 19.0 22.2 n/a
2013 415 19.9 20.8 73.7
2014 401 14.6 27.3 75.6
2015 389 14.0 27.7 74.8
2016 368 15.0 24.5 79.3
2017 343 13.6 25.1 76.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Almaden Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 556 25.5 21.8 n/a
1989 580 27.5 21.0 n/a
1990 590 26.5 22.2 n/a
1991 578 26.0 22.2 n/a
1992 614 26.4 23.2 63.8
1993 547 22.8 24.0 66.5
1994 536 22.8 23.5 70.9
1995 562 21.0 26.8 73.5
1996 562 21.0 26.8 73.5
1997 554 22.0 25.2 71.8
1998 443 22.0 20.1 74.9
1999 423 23.2 18.2 65.5
2000 417 24.0 17.4 58.5
2001 407 23.0 17.7 66.1
2002 395 25.0 15.8 68.3
2003 395 25.0 15.8 68.3
2004 387 24.0 16.1 79.3
2005 381 26.0 14.7 75.6
2006 364 24.0 15.2 75.7
2007 362 24.0 15.1 76.1
2008 391 25.8 15.2 83.4
2009 418 23.0 16.7 81.3
2010 416 23.0 18.0 77.4
2011 430 n/a n/a 80.9
2012 422 19.0 22.2 n/a
2013 415 19.9 20.8 73.7
2014 401 14.6 27.3 75.6
2015 389 14.0 27.7 74.8
2016 368 15.0 24.5 79.3
2017 343 13.6 25.1 76.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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