Merritt Trace Elementary School

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651 Dana Ave

San Jose, CA 95126

(408) 535-6257

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,000

Students Per Teacher: 28

Parent Reviews

45 Parent Reviews for Merritt Trace Elementary School

Have been fairly happy with the school. Class sizes are ridiculous. 30 of any grade per teacher is a recipe for failure. I have no idea why the ratio on this site is listed at 18 per teacher. Spelling and grammar mistakes are common and seem to be completely overlooked by staff. Definitely have to figure ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/18/14

The year is 2014. The school is great if you are a Spanish speaker. This is not really a Rose Garden / Shasta Hanchett neighborhood school. High percentages of the students either comes from the Luther Burbank areas or are bused from downtown San Jose area. The Principal's lack of fluency in the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/13/14

As a Trace parent I find the June 8th review a bit odd. Sure the school has issues but not having English communications/hung up phone calls are not it - we've not had issues with either. It would be interesting to hear more about "sweeping important issues under the rug"... So far we're actually ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/09/14

What a disappointment this school has been. The principal would sweep any important issues under the rug, saying they are not a concern of the Trace Families, when they very well were. They was very little communication, and their weekly phone calls consistently hung up on me. When there was paper communications, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/08/14

Highs: - Strong PTO, but just low participation from parents. It's the same few parents that you see at all the events and activities. - Performing arts program is very strong with great teachers - Certain teachers are very committed to their jobs, you have to know which ones they are. Lows: - Administration ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/07/14

The comment about hiring Keith Woodhouse is way off! The school administration is completely separate from the private after school program that hired him. Furthermore, the problem was that Woodhouse's previous employers have him positive work references, instead of reporting him to the police. This ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/10/13

This school has very bad bullying issues and doesnt resolve them tell they found out I was pulling my son out of that school, staff in the office are very rude

Posted by a parent on 10/09/13

This school's administration is awful!!! They have no idea what they are doing. The parents here are very snobby/cliquey. If your child has any kind of special needs DO NOT SEND HIM/HER HERE. They will be treated poorly by administrators and other parents, and you will have a had time fighting for the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/16/13

Based on 2 class levels so far, K & 1st grade in the Two Way Bilingual Program, we are quite happy with both the program and the school. While the principal seems to be operating under crisis mode, and sometimes treading water, her spirit is unrelenting, in her efforts to make Trace a better school. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/25/12

We're leaving the school this year. Our son is going into fourth, and he is middle of the pack, but has already been identified as one that won't move in the quartiles--so the teacher will just let him move along, uninspired. A kid has to be special to even make the radar. The teachers have to guess ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/12/12

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Test scores for Merritt Trace Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Merritt Trace Elementary School
San Jose Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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San Jose schools — Merritt Trace Elementary School is located at 651 Dana Ave, San Jose CA 95126. 651 Dana Ave is in the 95126 ZIP code in San Jose, CA The school district for Merritt Trace Elementary School is the San Jose Unified School District. Merritt Trace Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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