Shields (lester W.) Elementary School (Closed 2008)

Shields (lester W.) Elementary School served 601 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 was lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment was 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which was higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students601 students
This chart display total students of Shields (lester W.) Elementary School by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of Shields (lester W.) Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2007-2008 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:123:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Shields (lester W.) Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
American Indian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Shields (lester W.) Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
Asian
21%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Shields (lester W.) Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
Hispanic
73%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Shields (lester W.) Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
Black
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Shields (lester W.) Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
White
3%
23%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Shields (lester W.) Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Shields (lester W.) Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.430.64
This chart display the diversity score of Shields (lester W.) Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Shields (lester W.) Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (06-07)
13%
10%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Shields (lester W.) Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlum Rock Union Elementary School District
Source: 2007-2008 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Shields (lester W.) Elementary School is Foothill High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Ben Painter Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Russo/mcentee Academy (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Jose Russo/mcentee Academy Alternative School
    Math: 33% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 523 students
    0.1 miles
    2851 Gay Ave.
    San Jose, CA 95127
    (408) 928-8900
    0.1 K-5 523
  • San Jose Foothill High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 11-12 | 330 students
    0.2 miles
    230 Pala Ave.
    San Jose, CA 95127
    (408) 928-9100
    0.2 11-12 330
  • San Jose Escuela Popular/center For Training And Careers Family Learning Charter School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 697 students
    0.3 miles
    149 N. White Rd.
    San Jose, CA 95127
    (408) 275-7191
    0.3 9-12 697
  • San Jose James Lick High School Magnet School
    Math: 18% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,099 student
    0.4 miles
    57 N. White Rd.
    San Jose, CA 95127
    (408) 347-4400
    0.4 9-12 1,099
  • San Jose Ben Painter Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 374 students
    0.5 miles
    500 Rough And Ready Rd.
    San Jose, CA 95133
    (408) 928-8400
    0.5 K-8 374
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