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Henry Haight Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 429 students

 

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Posted March 25, 2014

Our son is in his first year @ Henry Haight & we love it! Our teacher is excellent. The Principal is accessible, visible and involved. The PTA is working hard to involve parents and there are LOTS of community building events. The diversity of the school is amazing and is such an asset for all of us (students and adults). We have met with so many caring, dedicated, hard-working parents and teachers at this school! There is a truly wonderful garden program and a new "peacemakers" program. I think the Great Schools ranking should be higher because test scores went up so much in the last year. It seems like old data is being used.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2013

Our son is in his third year @ Henry Haight & he loves it! Teachers & principle are very competent and accessible. There is a strong core of parents involved in many areas of the school including a great school garden. My only complaint would be the 25-1 teacher to student ratio that forces teachers to teach to the middle, not challenging some students enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2012

My son went to this school for 4 years from kindergarten to 3rd grade. We loved this school. Teachers are very nice and dedicated. They are easily reachable by email or phone. And it's fully fenced and gated, so we feel secure. They have many field trips every year, which is good. Lot of class room activities for the kids in every grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2012

We really love this school! We have two children attending - one who always does well academically and one with special needs -- and both are thriving. The best thing about the school has been how professional and dedicated the teachers are. We also love the diverse, involved parent community. We feel so lucky that this is our neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2011

I love this school! My son is in kindergarten and so far I have found the principal to be very competent and accessible, his teacher to be kind yet firm, and the school climate to be very positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2011

We are starting our second year at Henry Haight elementary in Alameda and have a positive experience to share. Thus far we have experienced good, caring teachers and principal(s) - the previous pricipal retired early in 2011. There is a wonderful, supportive staff throughout the school and a very diverse (read: real world) school population. From what we see, the parental involvement is on the upswing over the last few years and people seem excited to be involved. Our daughter transferred starting at the beginning of second grade and she has been welcomed by the teachers/staff and she and we have found new friends whom we like very much. We look forward to being invvolved in school activities and having our second child at the school eventually.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Henry Haight Elementary is a school with so much heart! The teachers put so much personal care and creativity into ensuring our children are not only learning, but loving the process of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2009

My daughter is thriving at Henry Haight! Her test scores are way above avarage. All her teachers k-4 have been excellent(4th grade now). The best principal any school could hope for- Ms. Harris is totally dedicated to these kids. Very diverse, and zero tolerance for bullying. Now if we could get the same amount of parents to help in the classrooms as show up to school functions! Great Science and Math nights each month. Science club is great. School garden in front is amazing! Best looking school in Alameda!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2009

Henry Haight School has been great. I think the most important aspect of a school is the teachers and the teachers at Haight are the best. You never hear of a teacher to avoid because they are all very dedicated, talented, and caring. My child has thrived in school. One of the special things not everyone knows is that Haight offers a really strong science program with a science club, science nights and an exceptional science fair. I would recommend Haight to any family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

Wonderful diverse school with dedicated teachers. Academic Achievement award five years in a row. (Ony 8 schools state wide have won this award.)


Posted October 4, 2008

Henry Haight Elementary School is the most diverse elementary school in Alameda. It's reputation suffers in Alameda not because of the quality of it's curriculum or its staff, but because it is a Title One school, and many of its students come from economically challenged homes where the parents can't afford to work at school because they are too busy working two jobs to make ends meet. Despite all of this, Henry Haight has won the Title One achievement award five years in a row, and continues to raise test scores year after year. It is an excellent school with dedicated staff, and parents. The school was recently painted and retrofitted and a dedicated group of parents and citizens brought new life and beauty to the facility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

Our daughter went into 3rd grade very behind the rest of the class. Thanks to Ms. Jones patience and excellent teaching skills we expect to get her caught up for 4th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

We had a great experience with my son's kindergarter teacher. The school environment is nice and the principal is great! The school needs more parents involvement; the quality of the after school program is not the best and the extracurricular activities just can be made because there are few-but constant-PTA members that do ALL THE WORK.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2008

this school is bad bad bad..it made my child break an arm..it is horrible...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2007

The school's excellent test scores are a strong indicator of the high level of competence of the staff at Haight. The building was painted and upgraded in 2007. Overall Haight is a wonderful and diverse school with a dedicated and loving staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2005

Haight school offers some great options for ESL and students not at grade level. Many interventions and services are offered for those type of learners-however-the average learning who is at grade level is not challenged. Some of the teachers are awesome-some are to be avoided at all cost. Very low parent involvement-both in volunteering and with funds. It has been the same group of parents doing PTA and extras for the kids for many years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

Haight Elementary School is an extremely diverse school with talented and dedicated teachers. Principals have been changed far too often causing little to no teamwork between principal and staff. Parent support is small and those who are involved work very hard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2004

The quality of teaching has declined over the years as the best teachers leave for better pay or for positions with less politics driving the rules and regulations. Students are feeling more confined as well, and overall they seem depressed.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

854

Change from
2012 to 2013

+23

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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854

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank (2012)
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Females75%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner72%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students67%
Females65%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner76%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females53%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipino45%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner54%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students86%
Females87%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner96%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)94%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Females79%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner56%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females68%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females77%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner56%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students66%
Females73%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate92%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students42%
Females41%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asian43%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 45% 11%
Hispanic 18% 51%
White 18% 27%
Black 14% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Margaret Harris
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Alameda, CA 94501
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