Pearl Zanker Elementary School

1585 Fallen Leaf Dr.
Milpitas, CA 95035
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Pearl Zanker Elementary School serves 576 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 69% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 576 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 69%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Pearl Zanker Elementary School's student population of 576 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
576 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Pearl Zanker Elementary School is 0.52, 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
65%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
69%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
67%
12%
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Hispanic
16%
56%
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Black
5%
5%
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White
3%
21%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Pearl Zanker Elementary School often compared to?
Pearl Zanker Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Northwood Elementary School, Mabel Mattos Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
65% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Pearl Zanker Elementary School?
576 students attend Pearl Zanker Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of Pearl Zanker Elementary School students are Asian, 16% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Black, 3% of students are White, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Pearl Zanker Elementary School?
Pearl Zanker Elementary School has a student ration of 23:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Pearl Zanker Elementary School offer ?
Pearl Zanker Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Pearl Zanker Elementary School part of?
Pearl Zanker Elementary School is part of Milpitas Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 576 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 69%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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