Empire Gardens Elementary School

1060 E. Empire St.
San Jose, CA 95112
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 223 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Empire Gardens Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 223 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : Bottom 50% in CA
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Empire Gardens Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Empire Gardens Elementary School's student population of 223 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
223 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Empire Gardens Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Empire Gardens Elementary School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
#8215 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Empire Gardens Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
15-19%
33%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Empire Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
15-19%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Empire Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≤20%
29%
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
21:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Empire Gardens Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Empire Gardens Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Asian
5%
12%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Empire Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
86%
56%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Empire Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
2%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Empire Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
5%
21%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Empire Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
This chart displays the percentage of Hawaiian students in Empire Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Empire Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Empire Gardens Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in California.
0.26
This chart displays the diversity score of Empire Gardens Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
51%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Empire Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Empire Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Empire Gardens Elementary School's ranking?
Empire Gardens Elementary School is ranked #8215 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Empire Gardens Elementary School often compared to?
Empire Gardens Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Anne Darling Elementary School, Grant Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
How many students attend Empire Gardens Elementary School?
223 students attend Empire Gardens Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
86% of Empire Gardens Elementary School students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Asian, 5% of students are White, 2% of students are Black, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Empire Gardens Elementary School?
Empire Gardens Elementary School has a student ration of 19:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Empire Gardens Elementary School offer ?
Empire Gardens Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Empire Gardens Elementary School part of?
Empire Gardens Elementary School is part of San Jose Unified School District.
In what neighborhood is Empire Gardens Elementary School located?
Empire Gardens Elementary School is located in the Northside neighborhood of San Jose, CA.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 223 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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