Sinnott (John) School in Milpitas Unified School District

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Sinnott (John) School

Address: 2025 Yellowstone Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035
District: Milpitas Unified School District
Phone:  (408) 635-2674
Highest grade: Sixth grade
Lowest grade: Kindergarten
Principal: Laurie Armino
Superintendent: Cheryl Jordan

Regular Day

TK (AM) 08:00 AM – 11:20 AM
TK (PM) 09:40 AM – 01:20 PM
Kindergarten 08:00 AM – 01:20 PM
Primary (Gr. 1 – 3) 08:00 AM – 02:00 PM
Intermediate (Gr. 4 – 6) 08:00 AM – 02:00 PM

Minimum Day

TK (AM) 08:00 AM – 11:20 AM
TK (PM) 08:00 AM – 11:20 AM
Kindergarten 08:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Primary (Gr. 1 – 3) 08:00 AM – 12:10 AM
Intermediate (Gr. 4 – 6) 08:00 AM – 12:10 PM

Mission Statement

The John Sinnott mission is to build upon our students’ strengths and talents by tirelessly maximizing their social, emotional, and academic potential in an ever changing world. W e will build relationships, foster lifelong learning, and measure annual growth, establishing a safety net of supports to ensure success.

Description

Our school focus is to close the achievement gap while increasing academic achievement for all students. As a means to achieve this goal, we view our parents and families as our partners in providing our students with the best, well rounded education possible. We maintain high expectations and model positive performance, guiding students to become lifelong learners w ho will be successful citizens.
Sinnott Elementary school opened in the fall of 1968. It is one of nine elementary schools in the city of Milpitas. Sinnott has an enrollment of over 750 students, making it one of the largest elementary schools in the district. Sinnott is a transitional kindergarten through sixth grade elementary school with an ethnically diverse student population.
Sinnott teachers and support staff believe that a strong academic focus, supported by a positive and caring learning environment is essential to our students’ success. Our staff of talented teachers provides high-quality instruction in the classroom, and emphasizes high expectations for all students. We also provide intervention and enrichment opportunities both during the school day and after school which includes Music for MInors. Our school also meets the needs of all students through many special programs including EL primary language support, a Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP), Science Specialists in grades 4-6, a Physical Education(PE) Instructional Assistant, and Special Education.
T he staff at Sinnott School believes that all children can learn and be successful. We have a Wildcat Care Card program recognizing positive behavior, Safety Patrol, Student Council, and the Order of Distinguished Service (ODS) to encourage students to participate in school-wide community service and develop good citizenship. Student s also serve the school as flag monitors, cafeteria helpers, and recycle monitors. Each year the student council leads school-wide spirit days and rallies and lead the school in the Jack Emery Drive. These experiences empower students to make a difference in their community.
W e continue to w ork collaboratively in Professional Learning Communities. PLC’s focus on four guiding principles: W hat do w e w ant students to learn? How will we know if they learned it? What will we do if they do not learn it? What will we do if they already know it? The staff has worked tirelessly at identifying essential standards, developing common formative and summative assessments, and analyzing data in order to best meet the learning needs of all of our students.
Our staff work to communicate and share our goals with our families and community, through new sletters, phone and email messages, and individual and school webpages.

 

Source: School Accountability Report Card (SARC), see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

Enrollment Trend by Grade Level
2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
K 117 121 120
1st 112 107 111
2nd 114 110 104
3rd 101 120 108
4th 130 81 111
5th 109 133 81
6th 92 102 130
Total 775 774 765

 

Enrollment by Student Group
2017-18
Percentage
Black or African American 0.80%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.00%
Asian 68.90%
Filipino 9.50%
Hispanic or Latino 9.90%
Native Haw aiian or Pacific Islander 0.40%
White 5.50%
Two or More Races 4.40%
EL Students 27.60%
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 23.30%
Students with Disabilities 5.50%
Foster Youth 0.00%

 

Source: School Accountability Report Card (SARC), see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page 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 ELA and Mathematics for All Students
Grades Three through Eight and Grade Eleven
Percentage of Students Meeting or Exceeding the State Standard

Subject School
2016—17
School
2017—18
District
2016—17
District
2017—18
State
2016—17
State
2017—18
English Language Arts / Literacy (grades 3-8 and 11) 74.0% 83.0% 68.0% 71.0% 48.0% 50.0%
Mathematics (grades 3-8 and 11) 82.0% 83.0% 62.0% 65.0% 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)

CAASPP Assessment Results – English Language Arts (ELA)

Disaggregated by Student Groups, Grades Three Through Eight and Grade Eleven

 

Student Group Total Enrollment Number Tested Percent Tested Percent Met or Exceeded
All Students 426 420 98.59% 82.62%
Male 200 198 99.00% 77.27%
Female 226 222 98.23% 87.39%
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian 284 280 98.59% 89.64%
Filipino 40 40 100.00% 77.50%
Hispanic or Latino 45 44 97.78% 54.55%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
White 25 25 100.00% 80.00%
Two or More Races 23 22 95.65% 68.18%
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 115 113 98.26% 68.14%
English Learners 181 178 98.34% 81.46%
Students with Disabilities 15 13 86.67% 23.08%
Students Receiving Migrant Education Services
Foster Youth

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.

 

Source: School Accountability Report Card (SARC), see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

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

Grade Level Percentage of Students Meeting Four of Six Fitness Standards Percentage of Students Meeting Five of Six Fitness Standards Percentage of Students Meeting Six of Six Fitness Standards
5 15.6% 24.7% 51.9%

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: School Accountability Report Card (SARC), see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

Average Class Size and Class Size Distribution (Elementary) School Year (2017—18)

Grade Level Average Class Size Number of Classes *
1-20
Number of Classes *
21-32
Number of Classes *
33+
K 24.0 5
1 23.0 4
2 24.0 3
3 23.0 1 5
4 32.0 3
5 32.0 2 1
6 33.0 2 2
Other** 24.0 1

* 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: School Accountability Report Card (SARC), see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

Academic Counselors and Other Support Staff (School Year 2017—18)

Title Number of FTE* Assigned to School Average Number of Students per Academic Counselor
Academic Counselor
Counselor (Social/Behavioral or Career Development) 0.4 N/A
Library Media Teacher (Librarian) N/A
Library Media Services Staff (Paraprofessional) N/A
Psychologist 0.6 N/A
Social Worker N/A
Nurse 0.5 N/A
Speech/Language/Hearing Specialist 1.0 N/A
Resource Specialist (non-teaching) N/A
Other 1.0 N/A

Note: Cells with N/A values do not require data.

*One Full Time Equivalent (FTE) equals one staff member working full time; one FTE could also represent two staff members who each work 50 percent of full time.

 

Source: School Accountability Report Card (SARC), see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page 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

School School School District District District State State State
Rate 2015—16 2016—17 2017—18 2015—16 2016—17 2017—18 2015—16 2016—17 2017—18
Suspensions 0.3% 0.1% 0.1% 1.8% 1.7% 2.1% 3.7% 3.7% 3.5%
Expulsions 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%

 

Source: School Accountability Report Card (SARC), see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

The School Site Safety Plan is reviewed, updated, and discussed with the school staff in August of each year. The Milpitas District believes in a comprehensive safety program designed to ensure the health and security of all students and staff. It consists of a wide variety of site drills designed to meet a number of emergency situations that might arise. All school sites regularly practice fire, drop and cover (earthquake), and intruder drills. There are established committees at all sites and levels to review safety procedures, correct any problems that may exist and expand the District’s capacity to deliver services when and where needed.

 

The District conducts safety inspections at all schools and other district owned properties on a regular basis. In addition, the district safety officer conducts quarterly safety meetings with site safety officers. Qualified personnel conduct or coordinate training’s in CPR, First-Aid, and triage, and the Safety Officer monitors all site safety drills. All school sites have designated staff members that are trained in Advanced First Aid and equipped with safety kits to care for students and staff in the case of an emergency.

 

The District and the Milpitas Police, Fire, and Office of Emergency Services work cooperatively on a continuous basis in the coordination of city and district personnel and services in the area of school safety. Through the coordinated efforts of the District and City Agencies, a joint City/School disaster drill is held at one of the districts nine elementary and two middle schools on an annual basis.

 

In addition, the District is an active member in the City’s Emergency Preparedness Commission. The District has revised its Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) procedures. A trained district crisis assistance response team has been established to provide site support and district coordination in the event of an emergency.

 

Source: School Accountability Report Card (SARC), see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

Opportunities for Parental Involvement (School Year 2018—19)

Our goal is to create a partnership with parents and families to successfully support students both at school and at home. Our classrooms utilize parent volunteers in a variety of ways, including student tutoring, art projects, music, and reading. Parents are active participants on School Site Council, District ELAC, and the District Community Board Advisory Committee (CBAC).

Sinnott is fortunate to have a partnership with the PTA that provides our school with activities, materials, and volunteers to enhance educational experiences. PTA also partners with administration for Parent Chat’s and parent workshops. Our PTA is very involved with our staff and students; they provide special programs, assemblies, activities, and fundraising throughout the year.

The PTA website establishes outreach to busy parents who might not otherwise be able to participate. Teachers also have class webpages with schedules, homework assignments, and upcoming classroom events and projects. Administration in collaboration with PTA will be hosting Parent Coffee’s, parent education, and a book club.

Many teachers send home weekly newsletters and a monthly school newsletter is also sent home. We are also utilizing Parentsquare for much of our communication.

With Sinnott ’s strong community support , our parents/guardians have become our partners in education. We look forward to this continued relationship for years to come. If you would like to volunteer you can call the office at 408-635-2674 or you can email PTA at sinnottpta@gmail.com.

 

Source: School Accountability Report Card (SARC), see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

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

 

Source: School Accountability Report Card (SARC), see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

Teacher Credentials

Teachers School
2016—17
School
2017—18
School
2018—19
District
2018—19
With Full Credential 31 30 33 502
Without Full Credential 0 0 0 9
Teachers Teaching Outside Subject Area of Competence (with full credential) 0 0 0 1

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: School Accountability Report Card (SARC), see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

Quality, Currency, Availability of Textbooks and Instructional Materials (School Year 2018—19)

Year and month in which the data were collected: January 2019

Subject Textbooks and Instructional Materials/year of Adoption From Most Recent Adoption? Percent Students Lacking Own Assigned Copy
Reading/Language Arts Grade Title of Textbook Publisher ISBN
K No Textbook N/A N/A
1 California Reading: Student Anthology, Here We Go, Level 1.1 Houghton Mifflin 0-618-15158-3
1 California Reading: Student Anthology, Let’s Be Friends 1.2 Houghton Mifflin 0-618-15160-5
1 California Reading: Student Anthology, Surprises, Level 1.3 Houghton Mifflin 0-618-15713-1
1 California Reading: Student Anthology, Treasures, Level 1.4 Houghton Mifflin 0-618-15714-X
1 California Reading: Student Anthology, Wonders, Level 1.5 Houghton Mifflin 0-618-15715-8
2 California Reading: Student Anthology, Adventures, Level 2.1 Houghton Mifflin 0-618-15716-6
2 California Reading: Student Anthology, Delights, Level 2.2 Houghton Mifflin 0-618-15717-4
3 California Reading: Student Anthology, Rewards, Level 3.1 Houghton Mifflin 0-618-15718-2
3 California Reading: Student Anthology, Horizons, Level 3.2 Houghton Mifflin 0-618-15719-0
4 California Reading: Student Anthology, Traditions, Level 4 Houghton Mifflin 0-618-15720-4
5 California Reading: Student Anthology, Expeditions, Level 5 Houghton Mifflin 0-618-15721-2
6 California Reading: Student Anthology, Triumphs, Level 6 Houghton Mifflin 0-618-15722-0

Benchmark Advance Elementary ELA Grades K-6 Adopted 2017-2018Yes0.0 %MathematicsGrade Title of Textbook Publisher ISBN
K California Go Math! ©2015 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0-544-20379-2
1 California Go Math! ©2015 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0-544-20383-9
2 California Go Math! ©2015 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0-544-20391-4
3 California Go Math! ©2015 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0-544-20397-6
4 California Go Math! ©2015 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0-544-20405-8
5 California Go Math! ©2015 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0-544-20408-9
6 California Go Math! Middle School Grade 6 ©2015 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0-544-20700-4Yes0.0 %ScienceGrade Title of Textbook Publisher ISBN
K No Textbook N/A N/A
1 California Science Student Edition Pearson Scott Foresman 0-328-18837-9
2 California Science Student Edition Pearson Scott Foresman 0-328-18838-7
3 California Science Student Edition Pearson Scott Foresman 0-328-18839-5
4 California Science Student Edition Pearson Scott Foresman 0-328-18840-9
5 California Science Student Edition Pearson Scott Foresman 0-328-18841-7
6 Focus on Earth Science California Student Edition Pearson Scott Foresman 0-328-24653-0
6 Supplement to Health Health and Wellness Macmillan/McGraw Hill 002-2806059Yes0.0 %History-Social ScienceGrade Title of Textbook Publisher ISBN
K No Textbook N/A N/A
1 Reflections California Student Edition: A Child’s View Harcourt School Publishers 015-338498-0
2 Reflections California Student Edition: People We Know Harcourt School Publishers 015-338499-9
3 Reflections California Student Edition: Our Communities Harcourt School Publishers 015-338501-4
4 Reflections California Student Edition: California: A Changing State Harcourt School Publishers 015-338502-2
5 Reflections California Student Edition: The United States: Making a New Nation Harcourt School Publishers 015-338503-0
6 Reflections California Student Edition: Ancient Civilizations Harcourt School Publishers 015-338504-9Yes0.0 %Foreign LanguageN/A
0.0 %HealthN/A
0.0 %Visual and Performing ArtsN/A
0.0 %Science Lab Eqpmt (Grades 9-12)N/AN/A0.0 %

Note: Cells with N/A values do not require data.

 

Source: School Accountability Report Card (SARC), see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

School Facility Good Repair Status

Year and month of the most recent FIT report: December 2018

System Inspected Rating Repair Needed and Action Taken or Planned
Systems: Gas Leaks, Mechanical/HVAC, Sewer Fair Central HVAC Plant needs upgrade. Priority Fiscal Year 20/21.
Interior: Interior Surfaces Good
Cleanliness: Overall Cleanliness, Pest/Vermin Infestation Good
Electrical: Electrical Good Possible Prop 39 project. Outside lighting needs upgrade. Pending grant funding Round Fiscal Year 20/21
Restrooms/Fountains: Restrooms, Sinks/Fountains Good
Safety: Fire Safety, Hazardous Materials Good
Structural: Structural Damage, Roofs Fair Several portable roofs need reseal/recoat .Priority Fiscal Year 20/21
External: Playground/School Grounds, Windows/Doors/Gates/Fences Good

Overall Facility Rate

Year and month of the most recent FIT report: December 2018

Overall Rating      Good

 

Source: School Accountability Report Card (SARC), see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.