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Hammer Montessori at Galarza Elementary School

Public School | Grades K-5 | San Jose Unified
1610 Bird Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 535-6671

About This School

Hammer Montessori at Galarza Elementary School is located in San Jose, CA and is one of 30 elementary schools in San Jose Unified School District. It is a public school that serves 319 students in grades K-5. See Hammer Montessori at Galarza 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.

Hammer Montessori at Galarza Elementary School had an API growth score of 880 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Hammer Montessori at Galarza Elementary School's 2012 base score was 841 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Hammer Montessori at Galarza Elementary School had 25 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

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Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

51% 49%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


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Hammer Montessori at Galarza Elementary School Reviews

By , a Parent on

I am so glad there is a public Montessori school in San Jose Unified.  My daughters are in 4th and Kinder, and are thriving here.  I see them taking ownership of their learning experiences, and growing in confidence and leadership.  They have had fabulous teachers who draw out the best from them.  I am also excited about the parent community, which is growing and deepening every year.  We love our school.

By , a Parent on

This is my son's second year at Hammer Montessori School and he loves it. The teachers are warm, caring and just fantastic. The skills learned in the Montessori way will last the kids a lifetime.

By a Parent on

This is a great school that truly caters to each child's needs.  It is a magnet school in the SJUSD that follows the Montessori philosophy, while abiding by public school requirements.  My son has been at Hammer since the 1st grade, and he is now in 4th grade.  He has learned so much from the great teachers that all have both state and Montessori credentials.  My son now has a great sense of community, global responsibility, and leadership.

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