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Back to class: Sunnyvale's top-rated and most-improved public elementary schools

Back to class: Sunnyvale's top-rated and most-improved public elementary schools
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By Hoodline - Published on August 21, 2019.

How do the public elementary schools in Sunnyvale stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

Cherry Chase Elementary School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Sunnyvale, rising from an A- to an A, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 1138 Heatherstone Way, enrolls 845 students. Cherry Chase Elementary School serves a diverse population: 55% of students identify as Asian, 27% identify as white and 16% identify as multiracial. Niche graded the school an A for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 83% of Cherry Chase Elementary School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 81% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 57% in math and 57% in reading.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Cumberland Elementary School also saw its overall rating increase from an A- to an A. The school is located at 824 Cumberland Ave. and currently serves 767 students, of whom 40% identify as Asian, 36% identify as white and 17% identify as multiracial.

Niche graded Cumberland Elementary School an A for academics on an A-D scale. The school's latest math proficiency was at 86%, and reading proficiency was 82%.

Ellis Elementary School also saw improvement in its overall rating, from B to B+. The school is located at 550 E. Olive Ave. and has 744 students currently enrolled.

Niche graded Ellis Elementary School a B for academics on an A-D scale. Its latest math proficiency was at 48%, and reading proficiency was 48%.

While some public elementary schools in Sunnyvale are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Louis E. Stocklmeir Elementary School, with an overall rating of A.
  • West Valley Elementary School, with an A rating overall.
  • Chester W. Nimitz Elementary School, rated A- overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Sunnyvale schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public middle schools.


This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.