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Principal: Mrs. Tina Tong Choy

Secretary: Mrs. Dilly Bhoot

Health Office: Ms. Sherry Gilmore

PTA President: Mrs. Crystal De La Cerda

Instructional Coach: Miss Erica Ruggiero

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS ice bucket challenge is sweeping ESD.  We were called out by our sister school Silver Oak Elementary School and did our challenge this Monday, August 25th.  Our staff felt it would be a fun schoolwide event for a good cause.  You can go to the ALS website to donate to this cause or you can send in money or checks to the office.

Click here to go to the ALS website.

Individual checks must be made out to the ALS Association (not Evergreen School District).


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Fun'd Run

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Click here to download the informational letter: Letter

Click here to download the pledge sheet: Pledge Sheet

Principal's Welcome


On behalf of Cadwalladers’ teachers and staff, we welcome you to this academic school year.  Cadwallader Elementary School is located in the center of the Evergreen School District in Southeast San Jose.  We are one of the smallest schools in Evergreen School District with a population of approximately 420 students who come from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. We value our small school status because it gives us an opportunity to foster close bonds and lasting relationships with students and families. Our school is a cohesive partnership of students, parents, support staff, educators, and community members.  Our school community takes pride in providing a quality education in a caring supportive, and challenging environment.  We have rigorous academic expectations combined with a climate that promotes student creativity and respect for cultural diversity.  Students are challenged to enthusiastically and willingly develop to their full potential.


With the ever present themes of life long learning and school pride, Cadwallader Elementary School provides all students with a motivating environment in which to learn.  This is reflected in the prevalent atmosphere that says extraordinary learning happens here! Teachers are on the forefront of research-based practices that best respond to students’ learning needs.  We strive to make learning relevant, interesting and motivating. It takes discipline and goals to succeed, and our staff is committed to helping all students meet or exceed their goals within our standards based educational program.  All teachers communicate on a regular basis with parents and the support staff.  They are open, caring, and dedicated individuals.  Our group of highly qualified, effective educators demonstrate a positive attitude toward their profession, the Evergreen School District, and the Evergreen community they serve.


Our API score for the 2012-13 school year was 895 points. We are extremely proud of our 17 point gain from the previous year. Most recently, for the 2013-14 school year, we were awarded the distinct honor of being a Title 1 Academic Achieving School for the third time by State Superintendent Torlakson.  In the past, we have been deemed a National Blue Ribbon School in 1993, a California Distinguished School and a Title 1 Academic Achieving School in 2009-10, and a Title 1 Academic Achieving School in 2010-11.  As a school community, we celebrate these accomplishments since it validates our efforts of ensuring that all students are getting their academic, social, and emotional needs addressed.   

Now, we are ready to take on the new learning goals that the Common Core Standards have defined for us.  With new standards, there are also new assessments locally and nationally.  We are committed to seeing that our students continue to achieve at the highest levels possible.  First and foremost, we are committed to ensuring that our students have the 21st Century learning skills necessary to be collaborative, communicative, creative, critical thinking citizens in the years to come.

As we collaborate and partner together, we are so proud of being a school where extraordinary learning happens!        

Have a Cad”wonderful” Day,
Tina Tong Choy, Principal

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