In 2010, the San Jose Unified School District spent $9,391 per student. In 2010 the district spent 59% on instruction, 38% on support services, and 3% on other services.
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.
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.
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.
The California Standards Test (CST) is an annual exam used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards. The CST is one of the five components of the STAR Program.Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 2 through 11 in English language arts and math, in grades 5, 8 and 10 in science, and in grades 8, 10 and 11 in history/social science. In grades 9 through 11, students may also be assessed in math and science, depending on course enrollment.How is it Scored?
Students receive one of five ratings: far below basic, below basic, basic, proficient or advanced. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
The California Achievement Test (CAT/6) is a series of nationally norm-referenced tests that assess general academic knowledge in core subjects, as well as providing national comparisons. The CAT/6 test is one of the five components of the STAR Program.Which Grades and Subjects?
Students in grades 3 and 7 are assessed in reading, language arts, spelling and math.How is it Scored?
Students receive a percentile rank, which indicates how well they performed in comparison to their peers in other states. The goal is for all students to score at or above the national average, or 50th percentile, on the test.
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Willow Glen Elementary School 0.5 miles|
|River Glen School 1 miles|
|My School-cathedral Of Faith Learning Center 1.1 miles||n/a|
|Achiever Christian School 1.3 miles||n/a|