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Discovery Charter School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in San Jose, CA. It has 563 students in grades K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.
Address
4021 Teale Ave.
San Jose, CA 95117
Telephone
(408) 243-9800
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Discovery Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$90,303
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,689
National
$949
Median Home Value
$658,000
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
563
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,031
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.7%
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Discovery is such an amazing school! My son has definitely come out of his shell and has learned so much! This is his 2nd year there and he loves going to school everyday. Most days he wants to stay longer in the extended care program. The kids get exposed to all sorts of different things such as, cooking, gardening, arts and crafts, Operas & the amazing field trips. I love that all teachers have Collece degrees so they are extremely knowledgeable and professional :)
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My kids know that all the teachers and staff genuinely care for them.
Children are encouraged to be themselves!
Children are heard and listened to!
I'm so glad my parents put me in this school. DCS really shaped me into the person I am today. All the teachers really genuinely care about your education and you as a person. It's a very diverse, small community and parents are very involved in the classroom. At DCS every student is encouraged to pursue what interests them, so the classes have a loose structure, where kids are encouraged to think outside the box and explore, rather than sitting in a classroom reading from a textbook. In my years at DCS I took classes like cooking, gardening, musical theater, classic movies (where all we did was watch old movies and talk about them), and was a teachers assistant. Every year we went on multiple field trips, to museums, parks, science camp, panning for gold, Yosemite, just about anything you can imagine. Once my class decided we wanted to go on a field trip to a WWII ship, so we did. Its a really special community, and you get to know every family, all the teachers and faculty members. It's very diverse, and everyone is incredibly accepting of differences. I grew up in this school, and truly believe that if every school was like Discovery Charter School, the world would be a better place.