Ruskin Elementary School

Ruskin Elementary School serves 602 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Ruskin Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (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 74% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Ruskin Elementary School's student population of 602 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students602 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Rankings

Ruskin Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Ruskin Elementary School is 0.43, which is less 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
#838 out of 9659 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
74%
12%
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Hispanic
15%
54%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
5%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.430.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBerryessa Union Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Ruskin Elementary School is Piedmont Hills High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Sierramont Middle School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Jose Sierramont Middle School Math: 65% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 6-8 | 980 students
    0.2 miles
    3155 Kimlee Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95132
    (408) 923-1955
    0.2 6-8 980
  • San Jose Piedmont Hills High School Magnet School
    Math: 62% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,144 students
    0.4 miles
    1377 Piedmont Rd.
    San Jose, CA 95132
    (408) 347-3800
    0.4 9-12 2,144
  • San Jose Berryessa Union Elementary School Alternative School
    Grades: K-8
    0.5 miles
    1376 Piedmont Rd.
    San Jose, CA 95132
    (408) 923-1830
    0.5 K-8 n/a
  • San Jose Cherrywood Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 314 students
    0.7 miles
    2550 Greengate Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95132
    (408) 923-1915
    0.7 K-5 314
  • San Jose Majestic Way Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 516 students
    0.7 miles
    1855 Majestic Way
    San Jose, CA 95132
    (408) 923-1925
    0.7 K-5 516

School Reviews

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There has been high teacher turnover in the past few years. Parents have concerns about the adminstration quality and responsiveness. The Berryessa Union School District (BUSD) separates siblings into two different elementary schools and considers this is an acceptable situation despite the parents' preference to keep their children together. Starting the 2014-15 school year, in the BUSD you are no longer guaranteed enrollment in your designated school of attendance. That means if you buy a house in the Ruskin area, your children may have to attend a different school in the district. Then, if space becomes available in later years, your child will be invited back. In past years, you were guaranteed enrollment back to your designated school. This is no longer the case. I would think that the homeowners and potential homebuyers in the area would be concerned with this policy change.
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