Blossom Valley Schools

As most of Blossom Valley in San Jose spreads over both San Jose Postal Zip Codes 95123 and 95136, here is a comprehensive list of public and private schools located in both areas (excluding schools located in Santa Teresa which can be found here) with relevant contact information and the latest API scores available:

Public Schools

District
School Name
Address
City
Zip Code
Tel
Oak Grove Elementary Sakamoto Elementary 6280 Shadelands Dr. San Jose 95123 408 227-3411
Oak Grove Elementary Frost (Earl) Elementary 530 Gettysburg Dr. San Jose 95123 408 225-1881
Oak Grove Elementary Del Roble Elementary 5345 Avenida Almendros San Jose 95123 408 972-8335
San Jose Unified Allen at Steinbeck 820 Steinbeck Dr. San Jose 95123 408 535-6205
Oak Grove Elementary Hermann (Leonard) Intermediate 5955 Blossom Ave. San Jose 95123 408 226-1886
San Jose Unified Rachel Carson Elementary 4245 Meg Dr. San Jose 95136 408 535-6287
San Jose Unified Terrell Elementary 3925 Pearl Ave. San Jose 95136 408 535-6255
Oak Grove Elementary Parkview Elementary 330 Bluefield Dr. San Jose 95136 408 226-4655
Oak Grove Elementary Hayes Elementary 5035 Poston Dr. San Jose 95136 408 227-0424
San Jose Unified Gunderson High 622 Gaundabert Ln. San Jose 95136 408 535-6340

Private Schools

School Name
Address
City
Zip Code
Type
Tel
Challenger 500 Shawnee Ln. San Jose 95123 RELIGIOUS 408 365-9298
Legacy Christian School 479 Blossom Hill Rd. San Jose 95123 RELIGIOUS 408 225-5976
Spectrum Center Randol C. 762 Sunset Glen Dr. San Jose 95123 RELIGIOUS 408 281-2435
Holy Family School 4850 Pearl Ave. San Jose 95136 RELIGIOUS 408 978-1355

API Scores

District
School Name
 Growth
 Base
Oak Grove Elementary Sakamoto Elementary 883 887
Oak Grove Elementary Frost (Earl) Elementary 816 833
Oak Grove Elementary El Roble Elementary 808 797
San Jose Unified Allen at Steinbeck 761 779
Oak Grove Elementary Hermann (Leonard) Intermediate 829 823
San Jose Unified Rachel Carson Elementary 855 854
San Jose Unified Terrell Elementary 805 835
Oak Grove Elementary Parkview Elementary 846 850
Oak Grove Elementary Hayes Elementary 820 829
San Jose Unified Gunderson High 695 710

NB: March 13, 2014, the State Board of Education (SBE) approved not to calculate the API for local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools for the 2014 and 2015 academic years. As a result, the 2014, 2015, and 2016 API reports will not be produced. The SBE and the California Department of Education (CDE) are in the process of developing a new accountability system to replace the API to better measure our State's educational goals.

What is The API Score?

The Academic Performance Index (API) measures the performance and growth of schools and districts based on the test scores of students in grades 2 through 12. The California Department of Education (CDE) calculates the API and disseminates the results directly to schools and districts.

The API is a single number on a scale of 200 to 1,000 that indicates how well students in a school or district performed on the previous Spring tests.

The system is on a two-year cycle that gives a "base" score for the first year and a "growth" score in the second year:

  • The Base API score, usually released in the Spring comes from the previous Spring test scores;
  • The Growth API score, released in October every year, comes from Spring test scores.

School Tips and Reviews

If you need to locate a school in the San Jose neighborhood you are planning to move in, check out first the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

The California Department of Education website is a great place to find and research data and statistics about the performance of California Schools.

I also like the School Performance Map for California, which enables you to locate the best schools in the San Jose area you are interested in and provides useful historical API scores for each school.

You can also find school ratings and reviews by parents for Elementary, Middle and High Schools on www.greatschools.org.

This web site includes ratings and reviews by parents about Principal Leadership, Teacher Quality, Extracurricular Activities, Parent Involvement, Safety and Discipline in particular on a scale of 1 to 10. The website also provides an overview of a school’s test performance. The ratings are based strictly on test score performance for that state’s standardized tests.

Please note that private schools are not required to publicly report test results, so they do not have ratings or API scores.

Source: California Department of Education, Blossom Valley Chamber of Commerce