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Principal: Mrs. Tina Tong Choy

Secretary: Mrs. Dilly Bhoot

Health Office: Ms. Sherry Gilmore

PTA President: Mrs. Chrystal DeLa Cerda

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Important Notice Regarding the Parent Portal

Dear Parent/Guardian,

In an effort to strengthen our communication with parents in emergency and non- emergency situations, our school is implementing an on-line, secure “Parent Portal” system.  The information details were mailed home in May 2014 for the students that have been attending Cadwallader in the 2013-2014 school year and again this summer if you did not register and for new students.   Parents will need to register for the “Parent Portal” and link their children to their account.  The information that you will need was mailed home and consists of your Student's Name, Access ID and Access Password and is required by parents/guardians to create the account and register their child.  If you have misplaced your letter, please stop by the Office to obtain a copy.   Your child's class assignment will be posted on Parent Portal today after 5:00 p.m.  If you have already registered, we thank you and please disregard this message.


Please click here to be redirected to the Parent Portal website.


Thank you.

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 2011-12 school year was 878 points.  We are proud of our 24 point gain from the previous year.  We were deemed a California Distinguished School and a Title 1 Academic Achieving School for the 2009-10 school year.  For the 2010-11 school year, we were awarded the distinct honor of being a Title 1 Academic Achieving School for a second year in a row.  Previously, we were also awarded the  Naitonal Blue Ribbon School award in 1993.  We are extremely proud of these accomplishments since it validates our efforts in ensuring that all students receive a well rounded education.  We are committed to a continual sustainable increase in the proficiency levels of our students on California state tests and Evergreen School District assessments.


As we collaborate and partner together, we are so proud of being a Cad”wonderful” place to learn! 



Have a Cad”wonderful” Day,

Tina Tong Choy, Principal

California Distinguised School
National Blue Ribbon School