School Profile: Millard McCollam Elementary in East San Jose

September 23, 2015

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What is at the heart of Millard McCollam Elementary School's success? A neighborhood public school in East San Jose's Alum Rock School District that serves primarily low-income students and that demonstrates stellar academic performance among its students: 82 percent of its students were proficient in English and 87 percent in math in 2013-14. The school has a special secret. Read more at Innovate Public Schools.

McCollam's Mission & Vision
Our mission at McCollam Elementary School is to ensure our students develop skills for life-long learning through rigorous academic standards, and the expectation that all students will be able to achieve at the highest level. We will provide an education for our students focused on the mastery of the Common Core State Standards, as we provide learning opportunities which foster communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.

At McCollam, we share the belief that all children will be proficient in the Common Core State Standards. We believe our students will continue to excel as scholars and develop into productive citizens. We will achieve our vision in a trusting, respectful environment based on high expectations, community partnerships, and teamwork.