Almaden Valley Schools - Almaden Valley - San Jose CA

 Almaden Valley Elementary Schools

About School Report

The Public School report lists schools within the district boundary of the Almaden area. For confirmation on schools within this district, please contact Student Services office of your assigned district.

Academic Performance Index (API)

The Academic Performance Index (API) is a score on a scale of 200 to 1000 that annually measures the academic performance and progress of individual schools in California. On an interim basis, the state has set 800 as the API score that schools should strive to meet.

Growth Targets: The annual growth target for a school is 5 percent of the distance between its API Base and 800. The growth target for a school at or above 800 is to remain at or above 800. Actual growth is the number of API points a school gained between its base and growth years. Schools that reach their annual targets are eligible for awards.

Subgroup APIs and Targets: In addition to a schoolwide API, schools also receive API scores for each numerically significant subgroup in the school (i.e., racial/ethnic subgroups and socioeconomically disadvantaged students). Growth targets, equal to 80 percent of the school's target, are also set for each of the subgroups. Each subgroup must also meet its target for the school to be eligible for awards.

Percent Tested: In order to be eligible for awards, elementary and middle schools must test at least 95 percent of their students in grades 2 through 8, and high schools must test at least 90 percent of their students in grades 9 through 11 on STAR assessments.

Statewide Rank: Schools receiving an API Base score are ranked in 10 categories of equal size (deciles) from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest), according to type of school (elementary, middle, or high school).

Similar Schools Rank: Schools also receive a ranking that compares that school to 100 other schools with similar demographic characteristics. Each set of 100 schools is ranked by API score from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) to indicate how well the school performed compared to schools most like it.

API criteria are subject to change as new legislation is enacted. Detailed information about the API and the Public Schools Accountability Act (PSAA) can be found at the CDE Web site at or by speaking with the school principal.


Almaden Valley Schools - Almaden Valley - San Jose CA

Bret Harte Middle School - Almaden Valley
7050 Bret Harte Dr, San Jose, CA 95120; Tel. 408.535.6270


Castillero Middle School - Almaden Valley
6384 Leyland Park Dr, San Jose, CA 95120; Tel. 408.535.6385


Graystone Elementary School - Almaden Valley
6982 Shearwater Dr, San Jose, CA 95120; Tel. 408.535.6317


Leland High School - Almaden Valley
6677 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95120; Tel. 408.535.6290


Los Alamitos Elementary School - Almaden Valley
6130 Silberman Dr, San Jose, CA 95120; Tel. 408.535.6297


Pioneer High School
1290 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA 95118; Tel. 408.535.6310


Williams Elementary School - Almaden Valley
1150 Rajkovich Way, San Jose, CA 95120; Tel. 408.535.6196


Simonds Elementary School - Almaden Valley
6515 Grapevine Way, San Jose, CA 95120; Tel. 408.535.6251


 Almaden Valley Middle Schools

 Almaden Valley High Schools

Almaden Country School - Almaden Valley
6835 Trinidad Dr. San Jose, CA 95120 Tel. 408.997.0424


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