At Desk

On a project

Scientist Almaden

Our sign

Students working

Breast Cancer Day

Mrs. Zamorano


Two students

Boy working

Mrs. Cantlen

First Almaden Elementary

Ms. Prieto

Welcome to Almaden Elementary School

21st Century Learning - Common Core Standards

San José Unified School District (SJUSD) has scheduled two districtwide community meetings for parents and community members to learn more about how SJUSD is preparing students for the increased rigor of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the spring Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments (S-BAC).
For more info, please go to:
CCSS Community Meetings:
Monday, March 30, 2015, Willow Glen High, 2001 Cottle Ave., 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Monday, April 6, 2015, Leland High, 6677 Camden Ave., 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Aprendizaje a la altura del siglo XXI - Estándares académicos, comunes y fundamentales del estado

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José (SJUSD) ha programado dos juntas comunitarias a nivel de todo el Distrito para los padres de familia y miembros de la comunidad para aprender más acerca de cómo está preparando SJUSD a sus estudiantes para el rigor más intenso de los estándares académicos, comunes y fundamentales del estado (CCSS) y las evaluaciones acumulativas de Smarter Balanced (S-BAC) que se administrarán en primavera.

SJUSD’s Progress
SanJosé Unified wants to hear from you!

Academic Language Acquisition
Adquisición del Lenguaje Académico (ALA)


Hear from parents and experts about SJUSD’s Academic Language Acquisition (ALA) program and how it helps your child transition.
*At this time, this video is only available in Spanish

Escuche a los padres y expertos en el ámbito educativo explicando cómo el programa de SJUSD llamado Adquisición del Lenguaje Académico (ALA) les ayuda a los estudiantes a hacer la transición del español al inglés.
*Por el momento, este video sólo está disponible en español

Morning Drop Off and Afternoon Pick Up
The safety of our students is of the utmost importance.  Please adhere to the following rules:

1.  Pull into the valet line and drop your child off by the office if you are not getting out to walk your child to the line or cafeteria. 

2.  Please refrain from dropping your child off in the middle of the busy street or pulling into the driveway of our neighborhood homes.  This is dangerous and could result in an accident.

3.  Please refrain from making a 3-point turn in the middle of the street. This slows down the flow of traffic and again, could result in an accident.  You will need to drive to the end of Dentwood and turn in the cul-de-sac or drive through the valet line in the parking lot and turn from there.

4.  Please drive slowly.  I have timed traffic, and it takes approximately 15-17 minutes to clear out traffic. This year Pioneer High School dismisses around the same time we do and this has caused our traffic to back up. 

5.  Please be patient.  The safety of our sweet children is in all our hands.  Modeling this patience is a great way to teach your children the importance of being respectful and kind to others. 

I will be at the crosswalk for the next few weeks so that I can monitor traffic and ensure that we are ALL doing our part to adhere to the rules. 

Lisa Montes, Principal