Sylvandale Middle School

653 Sylvandale Ave.
San Jose, CA 95111
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Sylvandale Middle School serves 401 students in grades 7-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 401 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Sylvandale Middle School's student population of 401 students has declined by 30% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
401 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Sylvandale Middle School is 0.53, 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
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
25%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
41%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
41%
12%
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Hispanic
55%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
1%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sylvandale Middle 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: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Sylvandale Middle School often compared to?
Sylvandale Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Joseph George Middle School, Ocala Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 41% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Sylvandale Middle School?
401 students attend Sylvandale Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Sylvandale Middle School students are Hispanic, 41% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sylvandale Middle School?
Sylvandale Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Sylvandale Middle School offer ?
Sylvandale Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8
What school district is Sylvandale Middle School part of?
Sylvandale Middle School is part of Franklin-Mckinley Elementary School District.

School Reviews

3   2/17/2024
Sylvandale is becoming one of the better schools in San Jose. They have improved safety at the school and have programs that teach valuable skills to students in a fun and caring school community. The school has most major sports, dances, and electives. They have a few after-school programs that are really good, like the after-school robotics program and a program teaching computer science. The school has gotten much better over the last couple of years. Parents are involved, and the school really cares about the kids.
- Posted by Teacher - Let's Learn
4   6/15/2020
Some teachers are good most are bad but overall not a bad school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Vinh nguyen
5   5/24/2010
I have went to Sylvandale. I am 18 years old and I do recommend this school for kids 7-8th grade. Best school I have ever went to. Totally recommend it!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - doggi

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 401 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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