Booksin Elementary

Summary:

Booksin Elementary is a public elementary school in San Jose, California, serving 699 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. This high-performing school consistently outshines the San Jose Unified School District and the state of California in academic achievement, with exceptional results across diverse student subgroups.

Booksin Elementary's academic prowess is evident in its consistently high proficiency rates on Smarter Balanced Assessments, with 75.96% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy and 54.46% in Science, far exceeding the district and state averages. The school's performance is particularly noteworthy for its Hispanic and special education students, who rank among the top California elementary schools in their respective subgroups. Additionally, Booksin maintains low chronic absenteeism rates and a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a strong and engaged student population.

When compared to nearby schools, such as River Glen, Canoas Elementary, and Willow Glen Elementary, Booksin Elementary consistently outperforms them in academic achievement. However, Hammer Montessori at Galarza Elementary, a public charter school in the Cambrian School District, also demonstrates strong academic performance, with proficiency rates comparable to or even exceeding those of Booksin Elementary.


Detail:

Public K-5

 1590 Dry Creek Rd.
       San Jose, CA  95125-4618


(408) 535-6213

District: San Jose Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
559th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,876 Help


Students who attend Booksin Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Willow Glen Middle
High:    Willow Glen High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.2 Help
Number of students:  699

Racial breakdown:

White:
47.2%
Hispanic:
18.9%
Asian:
18.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.3% Help


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Compare Details Booksin Elementary ranks better than 90.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 5th among 27 ranked elementary schools in the San Jose Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.18. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Booksin Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (47.2%), Hispanic (18.9%), Asian (18%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 10.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Booksin Elementary is 23.2. 17 elementary schools in the San Jose Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Booksin Elementary is $9,876, which is the lowest among 27 elementary schools in the San Jose Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Booksin Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Booksin Elementary 559th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Booksin Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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San Jose Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Jose Unified 711th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Booksin Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Booksin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 86.88 636th 4809 86.8%
2005 91.21 425th 4822 91.2%
2006 89.75 492nd 4818 89.8%
2007 90.85 475th 5113 90.7%
2008 90.49 450th 5113 91.2%
2009 91.55 383rd 5193 92.6%
2010 91.42 365th 5314 93.1%
2011 90.97 381st 5377 92.9%
2012 92.27 273rd 5390 94.9%
2013 90.42 439th 5530 92.1%
2015 91.90 515th 5611 90.8%
2016 95.01 316th 5614 94.4%
2017 92.54 482nd 5692 91.5%
2018 90.29 621st 5662 89.0%
2019 89.79 653rd 5789 88.7%
2021 89.26 163rd 1417 88.5%
2022 90.96 654th 5883 88.9%
2023 92.18 554th 5848 90.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Booksin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.77 50th 339 85.3%
2019 58.49 213th 445 52.1%
2022 74.23 154th 610 74.8%
2023 67.95 221st 667 66.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Booksin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 90.75 163rd 2416 93.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Booksin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.76 541st 5084 89.4%
2019 74.72 937th 5173 81.9%
2021 87.35 86th 1110 92.3%
2022 66.37 1346th 5264 74.4%
2023 82.12 690th 5355 87.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Booksin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.03 666th 5413 87.7%
2019 87.71 676th 5492 87.7%
2021 89.31 146th 1267 88.5%
2022 90.93 587th 5635 89.6%
2023 91.96 501st 5595 91.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Booksin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.26 228th 2128 89.3%
2019 52.34 915th 2585 64.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Booksin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.29 556th 5431 89.8%
2019 89.67 601st 5510 89.1%
2021 87.28 163rd 1272 87.2%
2022 88.97 688th 5663 87.9%
2023 90.53 578th 5627 89.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Booksin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.65 371st 1071 65.4%
2019 79.33 150th 1149 86.9%
2022 70.57 375th 1154 67.5%
2023 67.09 471st 1183 60.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Booksin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.54 436th 4830 91.0%
2019 79.59 724th 4963 85.4%
2022 77.49 840th 5084 83.5%
2023 93.54 215th 5079 95.8%
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Rank History for White students at Booksin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.34 666th 2737 75.7%
2019 79.85 472nd 2834 83.3%
2022 73.84 663rd 2726 75.7%
2023 79.83 427th 2659 83.9%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Booksin Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 430 24 64 177 9 n/a n/a 0 704
1989 402 28 66 216 12 n/a n/a 0 724
1990 373 26 71 223 15 n/a n/a 0 708
1991 350 25 97 237 21 n/a n/a 0 730
1992 340 20 89 261 20 n/a n/a 0 730
1993 316 27 78 275 17 n/a n/a 0 713
1994 303 31 86 274 24 n/a n/a 0 718
1995 335 25 92 255 27 n/a n/a 0 734
1996 335 25 92 255 27 n/a n/a 0 734
1997 311 27 90 267 26 n/a n/a 0 721
1998 352 24 85 255 26 n/a n/a 0 742
1999 384 21 79 248 17 n/a n/a 0 749
2000 430 18 80 235 15 n/a n/a 0 778
2001 419 18 67 236 15 n/a n/a 0 755
2002 414 17 73 190 10 n/a n/a 1 705
2003 414 17 73 190 10 n/a n/a 1 705
2004 407 25 78 190 8 n/a n/a 0 708
2005 420 19 100 184 15 n/a n/a 8 746
2006 420 29 91 172 11 n/a n/a 8 731
2007 410 23 72 155 6 n/a n/a 11 677
2008 420 25 87 148 7 n/a n/a 0 687
2009 423 17 87 144 8 3 25 0 707
2010 453 22 79 150 7 2 38 0 751
2011 460 22 79 129 3 2 59 0 754
2012 474 18 81 163 3 6 55 0 800
2013 469 9 77 164 2 4 69 0 794
2014 446 10 71 182 1 2 82 0 794
2015 478 7 82 203 0 1 80 0 851
2016 472 7 88 193 2 2 84 0 848
2017 465 4 99 173 0 3 79 0 823
2018 472 7 114 186 0 3 87 0 869
2019 440 6 127 162 0 3 101 0 839
2020 449 5 140 153 0 2 100 0 849
2021 410 1 133 129 0 1 95 0 769
2022 360 0 126 118 1 1 104 0 710
2023 330 2 126 132 0 1 107 1 699

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 Booksin Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 704 32.0 22.0 n/a
1989 724 33.0 21.9 n/a
1990 708 31.9 22.1 n/a
1991 730 30.5 23.9 n/a
1992 730 31.0 23.5 22.6
1993 713 29.0 24.6 27.1
1994 718 30.0 23.9 26.2
1995 734 30.4 24.1 26.2
1996 734 30.4 24.1 26.2
1997 721 24.0 30.0 25.8
1998 742 34.0 21.8 23.2
1999 749 37.0 20.2 23.5
2000 778 37.0 21.0 14.5
2001 755 38.0 19.9 12.5
2002 705 39.5 17.8 14.5
2003 705 39.5 17.8 14.5
2004 708 34.0 20.8 17.1
2005 746 33.0 22.6 15.7
2006 731 32.0 22.8 15.1
2007 677 31.0 21.8 16.4
2008 687 33.5 20.5 17
2009 707 31.0 21.1 15.3
2010 751 29.4 25.5 14.8
2011 754 n/a n/a 14.9
2012 800 29.6 26.9 n/a
2013 794 29.6 26.7 11.5
2014 794 29.1 27.2 11.7
2015 851 31.0 27.4 12.7
2016 848 33.0 25.6 13
2017 823 31.3 26.2 10.4
2018 869 32.4 26.7 10.9
2019 839 30.7 27.3 10.8
2020 849 n/a n/a 9.7
2021 769 30.7 25.0 8.3
2022 710 30.9 22.9 8.3
2023 699 30.1 23.2 10.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Booksin Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 704 32.0 22.0 n/a
1989 724 33.0 21.9 n/a
1990 708 31.9 22.1 n/a
1991 730 30.5 23.9 n/a
1992 730 31.0 23.5 22.6
1993 713 29.0 24.6 27.1
1994 718 30.0 23.9 26.2
1995 734 30.4 24.1 26.2
1996 734 30.4 24.1 26.2
1997 721 24.0 30.0 25.8
1998 742 34.0 21.8 23.2
1999 749 37.0 20.2 23.5
2000 778 37.0 21.0 14.5
2001 755 38.0 19.9 12.5
2002 705 39.5 17.8 14.5
2003 705 39.5 17.8 14.5
2004 708 34.0 20.8 17.1
2005 746 33.0 22.6 15.7
2006 731 32.0 22.8 15.1
2007 677 31.0 21.8 16.4
2008 687 33.5 20.5 17
2009 707 31.0 21.1 15.3
2010 751 29.4 25.5 14.8
2011 754 n/a n/a 14.9
2012 800 29.6 26.9 n/a
2013 794 29.6 26.7 11.5
2014 794 29.1 27.2 11.7
2015 851 31.0 27.4 12.7
2016 848 33.0 25.6 13
2017 823 31.3 26.2 10.4
2018 869 32.4 26.7 10.9
2019 839 30.7 27.3 10.8
2020 849 n/a n/a 9.7
2021 769 30.7 25.0 8.3
2022 710 30.9 22.9 8.3
2023 699 30.1 23.2 10.3

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Booksin Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201290.0%1.0%0.0%9.0%93.0%96.0%99.0%94.0%94.0%
201393.0%2.0%0.0%4.0%95.0%95.0%96.0%96.0%95.0%
201495.0%2.0%0.0%2.0%95.0%97.0%97.0%95.0%95.0%
201595.0%1.0%0.0%4.0%97.0%97.0%99.0%95.0%99.0%
201698.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201797.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2018≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201998.0%2.0%1.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
202096.4%1.2%1.2%98.2%97.6%97.0%98.2%98.2%
202193.2%0.8%0.8%96.2%98.5%96.2%97.0%97.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Booksin Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,876

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Booksin Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 653rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 554th of 5848 Elementary schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Booksin Elementary)82.875.7
 7.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Jose Unified)51.346.7
 4.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Booksin Elementary)81.378.5
 2.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (San Jose Unified)49.348.7
 0.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Booksin Elementary)81.981.3
 0.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Jose Unified)55.947.4
 8.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Booksin Elementary)77.880.4
 2.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (San Jose Unified)47.145.7
 1.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Booksin Elementary)73.770.9
 2.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Jose Unified)57.852.1
 5.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Booksin Elementary)52.155.4
 3.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (San Jose Unified)42.138.7
 3.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Booksin Elementary)47.554.5
 7%
   5th Grade Science (San Jose Unified)39.339.1
 0.2%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students839699
 16.7%
African American62
 66.7%
American Indian00
Asian127126
 0.8%
Hispanic162132
 18.5%
Pacific Islander31
 66.7%
White440330
 25%
Two or More Races101107
 5.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients10.8%10.3%
 0.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Booksin Elementary

Students who attend Booksin Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Willow Glen Middle
High : Willow Glen High

Yes. Booksin Elementary ranks in the top 9.5% of California elementary schools.

Students at Booksin Elementary are 47% White, 19% Hispanic, 18% Asian, 15% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 699 students attended Booksin Elementary.


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