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Leroy Anderson Elementary School was remodeled in 2005, and has 429 students. A K-5, and former Title 1 school, ending 2008/9 school year with standardized test scores (STAR) reaching over the 800 mark from 674 to 810. For the 08/09 school year, Anderson earned the highest STAR test score growth in all Santa Clara County for both reading and math. The Anderson campus is situated in a community significantly different from its surroundings, and the mostly affluent West San Jose neighborhoods. Fifty percent of Anderson's students are English Language Learners and seventy-two percent of the students qualify for free and/or reduced lunch.
Gussie Myrtle Baker Elementary School is a K-5 school. Their colors are gold and blue, and the mascot is the bobcat. Their annual fundraising event is called the Catwalk.
Country Lane Elementary School is also a K-5 school. Their mascot is the colt.
George C. Payne Elementary School is also a K-5 school. It has the same mascot as Prospect High School: the panther.
Moreland Middle School is the only middle (6-8) school in the district. In the summer of 2006, Samuel Rogers Middle School was shut down and the students were diverted to the Castro Middle School campus, now renamed Moreland Middle School. Samuel Rogers Middle School and Castro Middle School were always "friendly" rivals, competing against each other in sports. The mascot of MMS is a Mustang, and the school colors are gold and black. There were 930 students in the 2009-2010 school year. About 65% of the 8th graders at Moreland usually feed into Prospect High School and the rest attend Westmont High School. Some are accepted into local private high schools, such as Archbishop Mitty High School. In 2008 and 2009, Moreland's face changed a bit as a new locker room was built. The old locker room was torn down and replaced with a new two-story building with an upstairs media center and library. In addition, it added a 50-space parking lot. The Mustangs consistently have their share of athletic excellence, as the 8th grade boys' soccer team were undefeated in their 2007-2008 season. The 6th grade boys' track team were also champions that year. In the 2008-2009 season, the B team of 8th grade boys' volleyball took 1st place. On December 5, 2009, Moreland Middle School made its debut as a marching band at the Los Gatos Holiday Parade. The middle school's music program consists of three bands, two orchestras, a percussion ensemble, and a jazz band. There are currently three zero-period options available. They take place at approximately 7-7:50 a.m. There is a Debate and Dialogue program and a Spanish language course at Prospect High School, both for 8th graders only. Jazz band is available to all students who are accepted into the program by the band director. Electives include choir, band, art, cooking, theatre arts, and yearbook. Students are permitted one elective (plus an optional zero period) each semester. MMS's student leadership team, a.k.a. student government, does extensive community service work, such as reading holiday stories to students at the elementary schools. Mustangs also participate in Destination ImagiNation.
Easterbrook Discovery School (EDS) is the only K-8 school in the district. It is located at the old Rogers Middle School location, and has been there since 2006. Their mascot is the Husky. EDS has several parent volunteers that actively participate in the school. After the changes of 2006 and the move to a different campus, EDS changed from a K-5 school to a K-6 school. They added the 7th and 8th grades in Fall 2007. Easterbrook's daily student schedule differs from MMS. This school houses approximately 700 students daily. The original rivalry between Rogers and Castro has been replaced by the EDS-MMS rivalry.
Amber Elementary School (Closed/Property leased)
Bucknall Elementary School (Closed/Property sold)
Coventry Elementary School (Closed/Property leased)
Easterbrook Elementary School (Closed/Property leased) [See Easterbrook Discovery School]
Latimer Elementary School (Closed/Property leased)
Phelan Elementary School (Closed/Property leased)
Strawberry Park Elementary School (Closed/Property leased)
El Quito Park Elementary School (Closed/Property sold)