88 out of 10GreatSchools

Tom Matsumoto Elementary School

San Jose, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-6
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  • Enrollment: 657


Tom Matsumoto Elementary School
4121 Mackin Woods Lane
San Jose, CA 95135
(408) 223-4873
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School is located in San Jose, CA and serves grades K-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
Two or more races

Reviews13 Reviews

Some teachers are very sarcastic when responding to kids questions. Which is not acceptable being a teacher. Teachers might have experience but does not have patience.
Since our children have attended Tom Matsumoto, the teachers and its staff have been the anchor for the school. I would agree with the parents below that the school could benefit from more diversity. Some of the students and some of the parents are not particularly welcoming towards non-Asians and those who don't make up the Asian majority. Some of the verbiage expressed and conduct shown towards children of Latin American culture are cause for concern and should be investigated by the district.
Not much diversity of students. The front office ladies are not very welcoming. They represent the school and first thing you see so they should smile and be a bit friendlier. Most teachers love their job and go above and beyond to make school fun for their students. Not much of an award system. No math awards, improvement awards or even award ceremony to motivate children. There is the Pizza Hut coupon deal or San Jose shark reading program for reading and some teacher will give a prize if AR goals are met. That's if the teacher does not just pick one student to recognize even though all others worked just as hard. Lack of spirit days. Not even a day were all student where a motsumoto shirt OF THE SAME DESIGN to show school spirit. Each class has a different designed shirt they wear diffrent days of the week. Some of the colors of the shirts and designs I think are done by students? Kids cannot use the libaray computers before or after school. No school plays or performances have occurred since my kids have attended. No Thanksgiving or Christmas performances for parents to attend. It's a zoo before and after school picking up your child. Pedistrians beware.
Welcome to a high performing school in the South Bay. Yes, every student here need to roll up their sleeves and really work. If that means they need to have tutors, so be it. The bar is high! If that is not for you or your kids, then this school is not for you. Also this school is quite traditional, so if your child will not thrive in that kind of environment then this school will not be a good match. The teachers for the most part are really good. I appreciate teachers that push students to work. Yes, this school not not very diverse but that's what happens when the surounding neighborhood is mostly Asian. That is probably the driving factor to its api scores. Culturally, Asian parents have high expectations from their children, for the most part, they deliver. Principle Shreman is very caring, but of course he has also has certain expectations from his students and parents. Unfortunately, this school could use more parent volunteers. But the parents that do volunteer are amazing! They really try to make the school a "balanced " school with school activities. All in all a great school.
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