Students enrolled 94
Hours 8:10 - 2:35
School leader Jim Kentris
Transportation options None
District Castro Valley Unified School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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21201 Independent School Road
Castro Valley, CA 94552

(510) 537-9558
(510) 537-9591
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4 stars
Based on 15 ratings

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July 17, 2014
Independent is an excellent school with wonderful principal, caring teachers and outstanding PTA. I'm so happy that I chose this school for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2010
Having been at private schools previously, it was an easy transition for my children to acclimate to Independent Elementary last year. The teachers I've had the honor to work with in my children's education, the other families we've met, and the after school program associated with the school are all of the highest quality. It is a wonderful community of teachers and families that provides a well rounded environment for the children to grow and mature in. Definitely didn't expect to find this level of quality and sense of community in a public school. Such a happy surprise!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
The community is amazing at Independent elementary. The staff have always made us feel as though we are truly, all one big family. The teachers genuinely care about their students and the families of their students. The teachers guide the children through their academic adventures with love, intellect and compassion. I love the school so much that I am now earning my teaching credential and doing my field work at Independent. This school cares about all of us, they deserve to be appreciated.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
May 27, 2009
This is a great school. Teachers are great. They definitely assist and foster the growth of each students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 27, 2009
My son is a new student at Independent. His teacher Mrs Hanson is GREAT!. She is a natural. The principal is great leader and most of all my son loves going to school there.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2009
Both of my children are students at Independent and they love it!!! The teachers are great and know how to chanllenge the students while encouraging their individual strengths and fostering growth when it comes to their weaknesses. The principal is friendly and is always available.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
December 05, 2008
Teachers are expectacular. They are open minded and very caring.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
Great School, great teachers, fine principle. My kids are thriving there.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2007
Excellent school with diverse student body, dedicated teachers, excellent principal, and very involved parents. Bullying is not tolerated. Respect is rewarded. Diversity is expected and celebrated.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2006
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February 04, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2005
This is a great school with an extremely dedicated staff.

- submitted by a teacher
January 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2004
I've heard nothing but great things about Independent!

- submitted by a parent
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Independent Elementary School
21201 Independent School Road, Castro Valley, CA  94552
(510) 537-9558
Last modified Independent Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Independent Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews.