MERRITT TRACE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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651 DANA AVE
SAN JOSE, CA 95126
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Phone: 408-535-6257
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: San Jose Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 28:1
  • Students/Grade: 168
  • Number Students: 1008
  • Number Teachers: 36
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5296
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Anacelia Rocha
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (46 ratings)
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    School Reviews (41 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-10
    "The comment about hiring Keith Woodhouse is way off! The school administration is completely separate from the private after school program that hired him. Furthermore, the problem was that Woodhouse's previous employers have him positive work references, instead of reporting him to the police. This allowed unsuspecting child care organizations to hire him. I was actually impressed with how the after school program administration got this guy arrested quickly. It's a terrible situation, but it occurred because the Catholic school and day camps where he worked previously failed to do what's right and allowed other children to become victims. Trace is a good school, it has some issues, a big one is the principal Mrs. Rocha, who has no leadership skills, does not handle bullying properly, and does not work well with parents. The music, arts, drama, and two-way bilingual program are great. And so are the teachers and other staff."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-09
    "This school has very bad bullying issues and doesnt resolve them tell they found out I was pulling my son out of that school, staff in the office are very rude"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-16
    "This school's administration is awful!!! They have no idea what they are doing. The parents here are very snobby/cliquey. If your child has any kind of special needs DO NOT SEND HIM/HER HERE. They will be treated poorly by administrators and other parents, and you will have a had time fighting for the services your child might need. Some of the teachers here are excellent - I feel sorry they have to teach at a substandard school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-11-02
    "We chose Trace with some trepidation given its relatively low API test scores and ranking. (On API data, look beyond the average at the demographic splits - these show some of the challenges the school faces.) We are now a few months into the kindergarten year and so far so good! We're delighted to be part of the Two Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI) Program and are pleased with our child's progress and teachers. We also like the community feel of the TWBI program. The fact that Trace offers the Spanish immersion program is not well known - if it were, I suspect the school reputation would improve tremendously and parents would be taking part in lotteries for their kids to get into the immersion program as is the case in many other bay area immersion schools. We also appreciate the art, drama and music programs and look forward to 3rd grade band and orchestra - the opportunity to get a well rounded education that includes the arts is unfortunately a rare treat in today's elementary schools."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-09-25
    "Based on 2 class levels so far, K & 1st grade in the Two Way Bilingual Program, we are quite happy with both the program and the school. While the principal seems to be operating under crisis mode, and sometimes treading water, her spirit is unrelenting, in her efforts to make Trace a better school. The teachers we have met, including not only the grade level teachers in K & 1st, but also the Drama, Music & Art teacher (yes imagine that a school with dedicated arts teachers!) have been truly phenomenal, And the parental involvement, especially within the Two Way Bilingual Program, is incredible. It has given our family a chance to come out of our own cultural comfort zone to meet more folks and watch our child becomes fluent in English AND Spanish. Already a few short weeks into 1st grade, our child's ability in Spanish far outstrips most of us who learned foreign language in HS. The immersion part of the program starts off a bit challenging but has been amazingly effective for both the native and non-native English speakers in the class. Active parents get amazing results here at Trace, But don't just read the reviews, contact the PTO & meet some parents to get a better picture."
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