Hacienda Science/Environmental Magnet School
San Jose, CA 95118
About This School
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.
Hacienda Science/Environmental Magnet School had an API growth score of 883 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Hacienda Science/Environmental Magnet School's 2012 base score was 874 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Hacienda Science/Environmental Magnet School had 22 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Hacienda Science/Environmental Magnet School Reviews
Hacienda is and has been a good school for my three children. I can not complain about the curriculum, which is pretty much the same as all the other elementary schools within the San José Unified School District. I do like, however the twist they give to the curriculum teaching the students Environmental Science. I chose this magnet school with my first child and quickly like it because of its music, computer, art vistas, 1 acre environmental science classroom, and the twist in the science program. I would have to say that I think it has been so far an excellent educational environmental environment for my kids.
I would have to say also, that it has not been easy as a Latina Mother to be part of the school PTA. Specially because I do not fit the status quo, and on top of that I am willing to share my opinions, and express my discontent. It is almost as if being as a Latina, how do I dare to request better anything? I think people is shocked by my appearance, and my willingness to have been myself. Much of my true Latin personality has had to be modify to accommodate or facilitate the relationship with personnel, and other parents in the school. The PTA until about 3 years ago has been a clickish environment, and I have been criticized because I used express my salutation with a kiss on the cheek.
It has been even more discriminative since my younger son, high functioning autistic started school there, and a whole new can of worms was released. Because I am an extreme advocate for my son, teachers simply do not even say hi to me. The SJUSD controls every move, and has clearly instructed this particular school personnel to treat me with arms length. I keep fighting for the rights to my youngest son to receive the education he deserves, specially being the fact that his other two siblings had the opportunity to receive the same education, and he should not be treated differently.
Overall, and strictly academically I give the school an A++, but when it comes to work diligently in meeting the needs of those with special needs, I give the school a C.
My daughter will graduate from fifth grade this year, she is treated very nicely, and respected. She is also very smart, pretty, and outgoing. Her teacher Mrs. Robert is a superb, cosmopolitan, no butts about it, artistic, and modern teacher. I could not ask for more in this regard.