Alta Vista Elementary School

200 Blossom Valley Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Alta Vista Elementary School serves 655 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 78% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 84% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Alta Vista Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Alta Vista Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Alta Vista Elementary School's student population of 655 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students655 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

Alta Vista Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Alta Vista Elementary School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#292 out of 9602 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
26%
12%
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Hispanic
10%
54%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
52%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
11%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.650.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameUnion Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Alta Vista Elementary School is Leigh High School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Union Middle School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Jose Union Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,005 student
    0.4 miles
    2130 Los Gatos-almaden Rd
    San Jose, CA 95124
    (408) 371-0366
    0.4 6-8 1,005
  • San Jose Carlton Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 694 students
    0.6 miles
    2421 Carlton Ave
    San Jose, CA 95124
    (408) 356-1141
    0.6 K-5 694
  • Los Gatos Blossom Hill Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 605 students
    0.9 miles
    16400 Blossom Hill Rd.
    Los Gatos, CA 95032
    (408) 335-2100
    0.9 K-5 605
  • San Jose Leigh High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,755 student
    1.0 miles
    5210 Leigh Ave.
    San Jose, CA 95124
    (408) 626-3405
    1.0 9-12 1,755
  • San Jose Farnham Charter Charter School
    Grades: K-5 | 524 students
    1.4 miles
    15711 Woodard Rd.
    San Jose, CA 95124
    (408) 377-3321
    1.4 K-5 524

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