Simonds Elementary School

  • Simonds Elementary School serves 745 students in grades KG-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 76%.
  • Simonds Elementary School operates within the San Jose Unified School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 745 students has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2013)
Grades OfferedGrades KG-5
Total Students745 students
Simonds Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Simonds Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Simonds Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeSimonds Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio30:124:1
Simonds Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Simonds Elementary School American Indian Students (1989-2013)
Asian
38%
11%
Simonds Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
7%
54%
Simonds Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
n/a
6%
Simonds Elementary School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
45%
24%
Simonds Elementary School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Simonds Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
10%
3%
Simonds Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsSimonds Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.640.41
Simonds Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
50%
Simonds Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
9%
Simonds Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2014)

District Comparison

  • San Jose Unified School District's student population of 33,370 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,436 is higher than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has declined by 14% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,932 is higher than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has declined by 12% over four years.
School District NameSan Jose Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
53
4
Number of Students Managed33,3701,597
San Jose Unified School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue$346 MM$17 MM
San Jose Unified School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending$362 MM$18 MM
San Jose Unified School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student$10,436$10,238
San Jose Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student$10,932$10,739
San Jose Unified School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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