Northwood School in Berryessa Union School District

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Northwood School

Address: 2760 Trimble Road, San Jose, CA 95132
Phone: (408) 923-1940
Highest grade: Fifth grade
Lowest grade: Kindergarten
Principal: Andrew Derrick
Superintendent: Roxane Fuentes, Ed.D

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

Kindergarten: 8:15 to 2:00
1st to 5th grades: 8:15 to 2;30

 

Minimum Days (Thursday, Rainy Days, Conference)

All grades: 8:15 to 1:00

Please contact the school for the latest information.

School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2018-19)

 

Northwood Elementary School is a public school serving Kindergarten thru 5th grade students. As part of the Berryessa Union School District located in San Jose, CA, we are located in the Silicon Valley, nestled against the northeast foothills of San Jose. Northwood has a diverse student population including a majority of Asian students, as well as Latino, White, African-American, and Pacific Islander making up our ADA of approximately 580 students. Our school is committed to rigorous instruction, standards-based curriculum, and a strong tradition of high pupil achievement. Our students master 21st century skills and consistently score above average on state and national tests and attend high school in the East Side Union High School District. In addition to our core instructional subjects we provide specialized programs in instrumental music and physical education.

Age of School Buildings: Northwood was opened in 1965. This school has 26 regular classrooms, a multipurpose room, a library, and an administration building. In addition to the main buildings, there are five portable classrooms that have been added to accommodate class size reduction and special programs, after school community programs, early childhood center, and a daycare center. We have recently undergone modernization including, a new facade, flooring and paint, classroom furniture, and the addition of a flexible instructional space and the installation of solar panels.

There is a pre-school/daycare on site – San Juan Batista Early Learning center. Pre-school parents are invited and encouraged to attend parent meetings (Coffee w/ the Principal, Kindergarten Readiness meetings) in the Spring when registration is open for kindergarten placement. Kindergarten registration materials are made available on-site and online for pre-school parents.

All students at Northwood will be prepared for the future in a safe, nurturing environment that inspires academic and social learning in order to be critical thinkers and active citizens in a global community.

Berryessa Union School District provides all students the skills to become lifelong learners and successful 21st century global citizens.

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2017-18)

Grade Level Number of Students
Kindergarten 105
Grade 1 108
Grade 2 90
Grade 3 98
Grade 4 96
Grade 5 70
Total Enrollment 567

Student Enrollment by Group (School Year 2017-18)

Student Group Percent of Total Enrollment
Black or African American 2.1
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.0
Asian 74.1
Filipino 8.6
Hispanic or Latino 8.8
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.2
White 3.4
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 21.5
English Learners 63.0
Students with Disabilities 4.2
Foster Youth 0.0

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

The SARC provides the following information relevant to the State priority: Pupil Achievement (Priority 4):

• Statewide assessments (i.e., California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress [CAASPP] System, which includes the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for students in the general education population and the California Alternate Assessments [CAAs] for English language arts/literacy [ELA] and mathematics given in grades three through eight and grade eleven. Only eligible students may participate in the administration of the CAAs. CAAs items are aligned with alternate achievement standards, which are linked with the Common Core State Standards [CCSS] for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities); and

• The percentage of students who have successfully completed courses that satisfy the requirements for entrance to the University of California and the California State University, or career technical education sequences or programs of study.

CAASPP Test Results in English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Mathematics for All Students

Grades Three through Eight and Grade Eleven

Subject Percent of Students Meeting or Exceeding the State Standards (grades 3-8 and 11)
School District State
2016-17 2017-18 2016-17 2017-18 2016-17 2017-18
English Language Arts
(grades 3-8 and 11)
72.0 76.0 59.0 63.0 48.0 50.0
Mathematics
(grades 3-8 and 11)
75.0 73.0 55.0 57.0 37.0 38.0

Note: Percentages are not calculated when the number of students tested is ten or less, either because the number of students in this category is too small for statistical accuracy or to protect student privacy.

Note: ELA and mathematics test results include the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment and the CAA. The “Percent Met or Exceeded” is calculated by taking the total number of students who met or exceeded the standard on the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment plus the total number of students who met the standard (i.e., achieved Level 3–Alternate) on the CAAs divided by the total number of students who participated in both assessments.

CAASPP Test Results in ELA by Student Group

Grades Three through Eight and Grade Eleven (School Year 2017-18)

Student Group Total Number Percent Percent
Enrollment Tested Tested Met or Exceeded
All Students 258 251 97.29 76.49
Male 126 125 99.21 76.00
Female 132 126 95.45 76.98
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian 171 166 97.08 81.33
Filipino 32 32 100.00 81.25
Hispanic or Latino 29 28 96.55 60.71
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
White
Two or More Races 12 11 91.67 90.91
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 75 74 98.67 66.22
English Learners 163 159 97.55 75.47
Students with Disabilities 22 20 90.91 40.00

Note: ELA test results include the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment and the CAA. The “Percent Met or Exceeded” is calculated by taking the total number of students who met or exceeded the standard on the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment plus the total number of students who met the standard (i.e., achieved Level 3–Alternate) on the CAAs divided by the total number of students who participated in both assessments.

Note: Double dashes (–) appear in the table when the number of students is ten or less, either because the number of students in this category is too small for statistical accuracy or to protect student privacy.

Note: The number of students tested includes all students who participated in the test whether they received a score or not; however, the number of students tested is not the number that was used to calculate the achievement level percentages. The achievement level percentages are calculated using only students who received scores.

 

CAASPP Test Results in Mathematics by Student Group
Grades Three through Eight and Grade Eleven (School Year 2017-18)

Student Group Total Number Percent Percent
Enrollment Tested Tested Met or Exceeded
All Students 258 250 96.9 73.2
Male 126 123 97.62 78.05
Female 132 127 96.21 68.5
Black or African American
Asian 171 167 97.66 83.23
Filipino 32 32 100 75
Hispanic or Latino 29 28 96.55 28.57
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
White
Two or More Races 12 11 91.67 72.73
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 75 74 98.67 56.76
English Learners 163 159 97.55 77.36
Students with Disabilities 22 20 90.91 35
Students with Disabilities 35 35 100 8.82

Note: Mathematics test results include the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment and the CAA. The “Percent Met or Exceeded” is calculated by taking the total number of students who met or exceeded the standard on the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment plus the total number of students who met the standard (i.e., achieved Level 3–Alternate) on the CAAs divided by the total number of students who participated in both assessments.
Note: Double dashes (–) appear in the table when the number of students is ten or less, either because the number of students in this category is too small for statistical accuracy or to protect student privacy.
Note: The number of students tested includes all students who participated in the test whether they received a score or not; however, the number of students tested is not the number that was used to calculate the achievement level percentages. The achievement level percentages are calculated using only students who received scores.

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

California Physical Fitness Test Results (School Year 2017-18)

Grade Level Percentage of Students Meeting California Fitness Standards
Four of Six Standards Five of Six Standards Six of Six Standards
5 12.7 25.4 50.7

Note: Percentages are not calculated when the number of students tested is ten or less, either because the number of students in this category is too small for statistical accuracy or to protect student privacy.

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

Average Class Size and Class Size Distribution (Elementary)

Grade Level 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Avg. Class Size Number of Classes Avg. Class Size Number of Classes Avg. Class Size Number of Classes
1-20 21-32 33+ 1-20 21-32 33+ 1-20 21-32
K 26 3 23 4 23 5
1 26 3 23 3 24 4
2 24 4 25 4 25 3
3 24 3 25 3 25 4
4 28 2 28 3 29 2
5 28 3 32 2 31 3

Number of classes indicates how many classes fall into each size category (a range of total students per class).

** “Other” category is for multi-grade level classes.

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

Representatives from the Northwood staff participate on the Berryessa safe school committee. They communicate important information regarding the safety plan and procedures to the school staff. Northwood also has a site safety committee. Every year Northwood’s school safety committee reviews the fire and earthquake drill procedures. Earthquake drill triage is performed in Northwood Park. The entire campus practices the emergency procedures for either earthquakes, fires, or campus lockdowns on a monthly basis. Our students become familiar with these emergency drill procedures and their purpose. The school safety committee updates these emergency procedures annually.

Every year, Northwood faculty, students, and PTA participate in Red Ribbon No Drug Week with special curriculum and ceremonies. Safety assemblies are held to review schoolwide rules, procedures, and expectations for behavior. The staff supervises school grounds during recess and before and after school. Since the south side of the Northwood School campus is exposed to Northwood Park, doors on this side of the campus are kept locked during the day to prevent any unwelcome intrusion into classrooms. We are working on providing each classroom with a walkie talkie for emergency communication. In addition, each classroom is outfitted with a container of emergency supplies for use in the event of an earthquake or other emergency.

Emergency information for students and staff members is kept on file in the office. Additionally, staff members annually fill out a safety survey and list any CPR, first aid, or other safety certification training that they may have so that their skills and training may be put to use in the event of an emergency.

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

The SARC provides the following information relevant to the State priority: School Climate (Priority 6):

• Pupil suspension rates;

• Pupil expulsion rates; and

• Other local measures on the sense of safety.

Suspensions and Expulsions

Rate School District State
2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Suspensions 0.4 0.0 0.0 3.1 2.1 2.0 3.7 3.7 3.5
Expulsions 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

Opportunities for Parental Involvement (School Year 2018-19)

The Northwood PTA provides many venues for parent involvement. The Northwood School PTA is a visible and energetic group that raises funds for our students and school programs. The PTA board meets monthly while the general membership meets every other month. Our Northwood PTA is instrumental in fund raising to support classroom and school-wide activities. The PTA works to provide education and support to parents, to plan events that involve the school staff, students, and families, and to schedule assemblies. PTA plans and supports family and school community events, gives $3,500 yearly for special enrichment assemblies for our students, sponsors the Scholastic Book Fair, and helps provide student scholarships for science camp and other enrichment trips. PTA also sponsors a special end-of-the-year activity for our greeters and other students who provide service to the school.

Throughout the school year, the Northwood School Site Council provides input, monitors, and approves the school plan and budget. Our school site council, comprised of four parent and four staff members, meets monthly to review school events, analyze our school plan and current academic and demographic data, monitor the Northwood budget, and consider school issues.

Many parents in our community volunteer in the classroom assisting teachers with curriculum or program needs, reading with students, demonstrating art and cooking activities and chaperoning field trips. A group of parents volunteer on a regular basis to bring the ABC Program from Project Cornerstone to our primary level students. These parents read stories and lead discussions around character building and asset development themes.

School leadership works with on-site resources including the School Social Worker and Instructional Coach to provide ongoing workshops and information sessions to engage parents in subjects like Social Emotional Learning and SBAC Testing Preparation and information. The goal of these sessions is to create long-term partnerships and shared understanding to promote student success.

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

State Priority: Basic

The SARC provides the following information relevant to the State priority: Basic (Priority 1):

• Degree to which teachers are appropriately assigned and fully credentialed in the subject area and for the pupils they are teaching;

• Pupils have access to standards-aligned instructional materials; and

• School facilities are maintained in good repair.

Teacher Credentials

Teachers  School District
2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2018-19
With Full Credential 23 23 25 298
Without Full Credential 0 0 0 9
Teaching Outside Subject Area of Competence (with full credential) 0 0 0 2

Teacher Misassignments and Vacant Teacher Positions

 Indicator 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Misassignments of Teachers of English Learners 0 0 0
Total Teacher Misassignments * 0 0 0
Vacant Teacher Positions 0 0 0

Note: “Misassignments” refers to the number of positions filled by teachers who lack legal authorization to teach that grade level, subject area, student group, etc.

* Total Teacher Misassignments includes the number of Misassignments of Teachers of English Learners.

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

General: The district places a strong emphasis on ensuring that all schools are safe, clean, environmentally friendly, mechanically functional and inviting for students, staff members, and the community. To assist in this effort, the district utilizes Facility Inspection Tool (FIT) developed by the State of California OPSC and local operations department developed inspection survey methods to keep facilities in compliance with all federal and state health and safety regulations. The district regularly inspects and reviews the condition of the school facilities and surrounding grounds. The district places the highest priority on those safeguards that impact the fire, life and safety protection of the students, staff, and school buildings. Below is more specific information on the condition of the school and the efforts made to ensure that students are provided with a clean, safe, and functional learning environment. Age of School Buildings: Northwood was opened in 1965. This school has 26 regular classrooms, a multipurpose room, a library, and an administration building. In addition to the main buildings, there are five portable classrooms that have been added to accommodate class size reduction and special programs, after school community programs, and a daycare center.

Maintenance and Repair: District maintenance staff ensures that the repairs necessary to keep the school in good repair and working order are completed in a timely manner. A work order system process is used to ensure efficient service and highest priority is given to emergency repairs. At the time of publication, 100% of the school’s restrooms on campus were in good working order. This site is also scheduled to have interior and exterior lighting upgrades completed through Prop. 39 initiatives in identified areas throughout the campus.

Cleaning Process and Schedule: The district has developed cleaning standards and schedules for all schools in the district. A summary of these standards and schedules is available at the school or the Maintenance & Operations office. The principal, with the guidance of the maintenance supervisor works daily with the custodial team to ensure that the cleaning standards are met, and that classrooms, restrooms, and campus grounds are kept clean, safe, and well-maintained.

Modernization Projects: All scheduled Modernization projects were completed as a part of (Measure L) during the 2016/17 school year.

 

School Facility Good Repair Status (Most Recent Year)
Using the most recently collected FIT data (or equivalent), provide the following:
• Determination of repair status for systems listed
• Description of any needed maintenance to ensure good repair
• The year and month in which the data were collected
• The overall rating

School Facility Good Repair Status (Most Recent Year) Year and month of the most recent FIT report: 6/27/18
System Inspected Repair Status Repair Needed and Action Taken or Planned
Systems: Gas Leaks, Mechanical/HVAC, Sewer Good
Interior: Interior Surfaces Good
Cleanliness: Overall Cleanliness, Pest/ Vermin Infestation Good
Electrical: Electrical Fair All Deficiencies have been put in our work order system and have been completed or are work in progress.
Restrooms/Fountains: Restrooms, Sinks/ Fountains Good
Safety: Fire Safety, Hazardous Materials Good
Structural: Structural Damage, Roofs Good
External: Playground/School Grounds, Windows/ Doors/Gates/Fences Good

 

Overall Facility Rating (Most Recent Year)

Year and month of the most recent FIT report: 6/27/18
Overall Rating Good

 

Source: SARC, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC webpage at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.