55 out of 10GreatSchools

San Antonio Elementary School

San Jose, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 344


San Antonio Elementary School
1721 East San Antonio Street
San Jose, CA 95116
(408) 928-8700
San Antonio Elementary School is located in San Jose, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
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Reviews5 Reviews

Both of my children attended San Antonio Elementary for 6 yrs (K-5). My experience as an active parent was a pleasant experience. Everyone from the administration, to the office staff, and all of their teachers were always very welcoming. Reading the past reviews only makes me think those parents were not as involved with their children's education as they should have been to make comments like that.
I will start by saying that the teachers I have met here are all good, some are very good. My rating comes from the administration or lack there of at this school. My family has spent the last 3 years scrambling to get accurate information about school functions such as; Honors Awards Ceremonies, Kindergarten Graduation and the Science Fair. Calls to the office often result in conflicting information depending on which of the secretaries answer and even the teachers themselves have apologized for being in the dark about the school schedule. Many times notices that come home with my son are in Spanish only, despite ours being an English speaking household. This school appears very capable at catering to Spanish only/ESL households and many events are presented bi-lingual, but that is only Spanish and English and leaves out the many families in the school who speak other languages.
The teachers don't seem to take enough of an interest in the children in this school. My son has been diagnosed with acute depression and anxiety, and my daughter has been diagnosed with ADHD and Anxiety. 3 of 4 teachers involved assume and accuse that the problem is a disciplinary problem at home. Both children are in counseling and I have an extensive background in child development, child care, child psychology, and I have many years of experience, outside of my own parenting to support it. It seems to me that the teachers are not willing to put in the extra effort for a child in need, unless the school can benefit from it. I am also bothered that even though my home is a non-spanish speaking home, we receive most of the notices and announcements in spanish, and perhaps half in bilingual format. I feel that my children are at a disadvantage because they are stuck in classrooms where teachers are too busy teaching students who don't properly speak English to help them with their own needs. The principal is new, and she seems very inexperienced. She has good ideas, but no organization skills. I'm strongly considering homeschool for the remainder of the elementary school years.
Please know that there was a change in school leadership in June 2006. The positive comments posted before that date refer to a principal who has since left the school. The only review which has been posted since the change in school administration took place is that of October 26, 2009 (see below).
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