Union School District San Jose

Union School District San Jose, Union School District San JoseUnion School District San Jose is located near Los Gatos CA, covering a small section of Los Gatos and San Jose sections of Cambrian and Almaden Valley.  This highly-sought-after elementary and middle school district is smaller in size allowing quick adjustments to the ever-changing education tools and technology. Most schools in the district are recognized as CA Distinguished schools. Currently this district can issue every student their own iPad or Chrome book depending on grade level.  Union School District also has new Makerspace and STEM buildings on campus which provide hands on science, technology, engineering, and math education for students.

Union School District is financially supported by a local resident approved property tax measure as well as income from district owned real estate.  Measure B passed by the district’s residents in 2015 helps to maintain lower student to teacher ratios and support the districts programs. This measure costs each parcel $96 per year, but provides valuable funds to the district resources.

Union School District San Jose consists of 8 schools with about 5,800 students. The middle schools offer outstanding band and music programs and many of the elementary schools have beginning band for 4th and 5th graders too. Also Project Cornerstone, a local Santa Clara County initiative, is included in student education to nurture and develop competent, caring and responsible youth.

Each school including a quick overview is listed below. See a map of these schools and their neighborhood boundaries on the Union School District Map San Jose .

Alta Vista Elementary

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Alta Vista Elementary

Alta Vista school serves about 640 students from Grade Kinder to Grade 5 and is rated a 7 out of 10 on Great Schools website.

Located at 200 Blossom Valley Drive, Los Gatos, CA, the Alta Vista mascot is a Cougar and their school motto is “Pride in our Choices…Pride in our Behavior”.  Parents and teachers work together to support the school through the Alta Vista Home and School Club.

Carlton Avenue Elementary

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Carlton Avenue School

Carlton Avenue school serves about 700 students from Grade Kinder to Grade 5 and is rated a 9 out of 10 on Great Schools website.

Located at 2421 Carlton Ave, San Jose, CA, the Carlton mascot is also a Cougar. All students are encouraged to follow “PAWS”: personal best, act responsibly, work and play safely, and show respect!

Dartmouth  Middle

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Dartmouth Middle School

Dartmouth Middle school serves the students from Lietz, Oster and Guadalupe Elementary schools. Dartmouth is rated a 7 out of 10 on Great Schools website.

Located at 5575 Dartmouth Drive, San Jose CA, the Dartmouth mascot is a Eagle and the Dartmouth Way is to Be Present, Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible.  Parents and teachers work together to support the school through volunteer jobs on campus and the Dartmouth Home and School Club.

Guadalupe Elementary

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Guadalupe Elementary

Guadalupe school serves over 500 students from Grade Kinder to Grade 5 and is rated an 8 out of 10 on Great Schools website.

Located at 6044 Vera Cruz Drive, San Jose CA, the Guadalupe mascot is a Grizzly.  All students are encouraged to follow “ROARS”: responsibility, ownership, acceptance, respect, safety.   Parents and teachers work together to support the school through volunteer jobs on campus and the Guadalupe Home and School Club.

Lietz Elementary

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Lietz Elementary

Lietz elementary school serves about 600 students from Grade Kinder to Grade 5 and is rated a 6 out of 10 on Great Schools website, though parent involvement and reviews represent a great school community.

Located at 5300 Carter Ave, San Jose CA, the Lietz mascot is a Lion.  All students are encouraged to follow “PAWS”: problem solve, Act Respectfully, Wise Choices and Spread Kindness.   Parents and teachers work together to support the school through volunteer jobs on campus and the Lietz Home and School Club.

Noddin Elementary

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Noddin Elementary

Noddin elementary school serves about 600 students from Grade Kinder to Grade 5 and is rated a 7 out of 10 on Great Schools website.

Located at 1755 Gilda Way, San Jose CA, the Noddin mascot is a Roadrunner.  All students are encouraged to follow the acronym P.R.I.D.E. – problem-solve, respect, independent thinkers, make wise decisions, and empathy. Parents and teachers work together to support the school through volunteer jobs on campus and the Noddin Home and School Club.

Oster Elementary

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Oster Elementary

Oster elementary school serves just over 600 students from Grade Kinder to Grade 5 and is rated an 8 out of 10 on Great Schools website.

Located at 1855 Lencar Way, San Jose CA, the Oster mascot is a Cougar.  All students are encouraged to take the Peacebuilder Pledge which states they agree to praise people, give up put-downs, seek wise people, notice and speak up about hurts I have caused, right wrongs and build peace at home, school and in my community each day. Parents and teachers work together to support the school through volunteer jobs on campus and the Oster Home and School Club.

Union Middle

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Union Middle School

Union Middle school serves the students from Noddin, Alta Vista and Carlton Elementary schools. UMS is rated a 9 out of 10 on Great Schools website.

Located at 2130 Los Gatos-Almaden Road, San Jose CA, the Union Middle mascot is a Tiger and the Union Middle school mission is to maintain a community that supports, values and respects individuals in an environment that ensures personal success for every student. Parents and teachers work together to support the school through the Union Middle School Home and School Club.

Read more about which neighborhoods are in the Union School District San Jose on the Union School District Map San Jose . If you are looking for a home to buy in this school district, contact us, we can help.

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