Cadwallader Elementary School is a public school serving students in transitional kindergarten through 6th grade in the Evergreen School District of San Jose, California.



Cadwallader Elementary School is located in the center of the Evergreen School District in southeast San Jose, California. Our school is a cohesive partnership of students, parents, educators, support staff, 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. 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.


Cadwallader Vision

At Cadwallader we inspire, excite, and empower all students to become lifelong learners with the knowledge and critical thinking skills to reach their personal goals and have a positive impact in our world.

Cadwallader Mission

Our Cadwallader staff is committed to:

  • celebrating and appreciating diversity within our community while establishing integrity, perseverance,respect and empathy.
  • modeling for students how to think critically, collaborate, and challenge themselves to have a growth mindset.
  • inspiring students to achieve academic excellence in our ever changing world by developing lifelong learners using research based practices.
  • ensuring students have a safe environment in which they feel valued, nourished, and empowered to develop a strong sense of self-worth to fulfill their hopes and dreams and be part of the community.

Cadwallader is an Award Winning Academic School

California Distinguished School Logo

2020, 2010

National Blue Ribbon School Logo


Title 1 AA Award logo

2013-14, 2010-11,