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Forest Hill Elementary School

Preschool | Grades K-5 | Campbell Union Elementary
4450 McCoy Ave
San Jose, CA 95130
(408) 364-4279

About This School

Forest Hill Elementary School is located in San Jose, CA and is one of 12 elementary schools in Campbell Union Elementary School District. It is a charter school that serves 577 students in grades K-5.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Forest Hill Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Forest Hill Elementary School had an API growth score of 948 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Forest Hill Elementary School's 2012 base score was 931 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Forest Hill Elementary School had 19 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

46% 54%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


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By a Parent on

Forest Hill is overall a very good school.  They have excellent, caring teachers and the culture is welcoming instead of being competitive or over-bearing with academics.

By a Parent on

My son attends Forest Hill Elementary and is in their Kindergarten Special Day Class specifically for Autistic children.  Their program is fantastic and his teachers and aids put 110% into their students every day.  It is such a tough job and they have really perfected the way they work with the kids to get the best results possible.  They use the Tucci Learning system and are constantly taking data and making sure that they are updating the children's goals to continue to push them to success.  
My son's teacher actually uses the iPad in the classroom, and the children really respond to it because they are so visual and learn the best with visual cues paired with instruction.  

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