Willow Glen Elementary School


Important Principal Announcement

San José Unified School District is proud to announce the appointment of Kelli Knapp Rahn as the new Principal of Willow Glen Elementary School effective September 29, 2017. Read More

Anuncio importante referente al director

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José se enorgullece en anunciar el nombramiento de la señorita Kelli Knapp Rahn como la nueva directora de la Escuela Primaria Willow Glen a partir del 29 de septiembre de 2017. Lea más

School Site Council:  The School Site Council is a decision making group comprised of parents, community members, and school staff members in schools receiving certain categories of state and federal money.  This council is a partnership of school staff and parents which focuses on students’ needs.  It brings together two groups most interested in the child’s education to work together in a shared responsibility to ensure a quality education for all students within the school.  Members are elected for a 2 year term through a ballot process.  The responsibilities are as follows:  Develop, evaluate, and refine the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), provide input on the school budget, and monitor and evaluate the success of the school’s educational program.

SELAC:  The School English Learner Advisory Committee (SELAC) is composed of parents and educators interested in improving the education of English Learner (EL) students in the district. The District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) members are representatives from each School’s English Learner Advisory Committee (SELAC).  The purpose of the SELAC Committee is to advise school administrators and staff in the development of the school plan for English Learners.  It also assists in the school needs assessment, language census, program development, and budget development.


Willow Glen Elementary offers families two outstanding educational programs to choose from: a traditional English-only instructional program or a Two-Way Spanish Bilingual Immersion Program. 

Both programs offer a rigorous curriculum based on state-adopted standards in English language arts, math, science, social studies and physical education. The TWBI program offers the same standards in two languages. All students receive classes in Art, Music and Science, third through fifth graders are eligible to participate in after-school classes in Instrumental Music and Choir.

The new Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. Click here for more information

For information about our Two-Way Bilingual Immersion program, please click here

Willow Glen Elementary School sits in the center of the lovely Willow Glen township within San Jose.  It is a unique and elegant location, with a beautiful new two-story, 14 classroom structure and nine refurbished classrooms, library and cafeteria.  We have a highly trained staff of teachers and support personnel whose goal is to provide a challenging academic program.  We work within this diverse community to develop disciplined readers, writers and mathematicians.  The parent community embraces our diverse student population and helps to create a welcoming and supportive environment where each person is valued.  Parent volunteers provide our students with hands-on art experiences.  The PTA supports field trips, science lessons, and a large bilingual library, which further enrich the students’ understanding of their studies and connections to their community. Everyone thrives in this energetic and fun environment.



Tuesday reminder!

Please remember our early out schedule for Tuesdays this year!

TK and Kinder:
1:05 Dismissal

Grades 1-5:
1:20 p.m. Dismissal



WGE Garden

Willow Glen Elementary Garden



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