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K-6
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Fremont, CA
Students enrolled: 878

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33955 Emilia Lane
Fremont, CA 94555

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(510) 794-0392
(510) 794-8261
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April 27, 2014
I hate this school bc this school id here im losing my bff thank a lot

- submitted by a community member
April 17, 2014
Great school with great teachers. Mrs. Uriu is wonderful teacher. She is excellent. I wish if we could get more teacher like her the school will have 100 API.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
The students in the school are great with enthusiastic support from many parents and teachers. This is a school with a lot of devoted teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
Ardenwood Elementary is a great community of families all striving to make sure that the children get the most diverse, enriching, fulfilling and enjoyable educational experience that can be provided.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2013
My children has had a wonderful educational experience at Ardenwood as well have I. The teachers are receptive and knowledgable and the staff is understanding and helpful. My children understand that both I and thier teachers have high expections of them. Ardenwood children receive non-academic enriching activities such as music, sports, festivals and carnivals. They do not know have priviledged they are, but I do and I applaud the Ardenwood Elementary Village for helping me to raise my children.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2013
Great school! My daughter was in 4th grade when we moved here 4 years ago. At first she was very resistant about moving to another school, but soon found out that she loves this new school much better than the old one. Her reasons-- she has more friends with the same intellectual level, and the school has more short breaks that gives her energy. Most teachers are good. The most important thing is the environment. Families help each other in many ways. From volunteering in classrooms to help out in the math clubs; from driving to field trips to forming carpooling groups when the kids go to junior high... I am touched by the inter-racial cooperation in this school. It's a warm place to be, and to remember, both for me and my two kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2013
Other people should know a million terrible things about this school. For one, their school is disgusting, as a previous student, I will tell you the truth. 1. I have literally seen teachers shouting at students over spilled milk 2. SOME of the yard duties allow misbehavior 3. Teachers only care about the money 4.Their P.E situation is impossible, who can stand that teacher! -------------------------------------------- I would like some changes in this school.... . Teachers are tested that they are not raciest . Teachers don't smoke on campus, or stop anyone who does . No high heels allowed at the school ------------------------------------

- submitted by a community member
January 23, 2013
I would call this school, very bad. I went here for 2 1/2 years. The first teacher was very mean, and insulting. The second teacher was very nice. The third, was a nightmare. All the 'smart" kids (3.5 GPA or higher) got no homework and all regular kids were treated good. When a kid would be absent, she would talk behind their backs. All the kids parents are very competitive. So they will all go to the class to help out and suddenly when the kid who's grades were like 1.0 would go up to 4.0. But I will say one thing about this school, their after school band is extremely wonderful. Overall, this school is very competitive.

- submitted by a community member
January 10, 2013
I don't know why people ask about foreign languages in this school. If you want your kids to speak or write foreign languages, teach them yourself. My kids love the school, they like to go to school, they like their friends, the students there and their teachers. What else do you expect from a school? Yes, we have to spend time to tutor them on their homework and pay attention on how they behave in school per teachers feed back (and they do). Parents who complain about this school, just move your kids somewhere else, life is easy, if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen and take your kids with you.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2012
I just called the school this morning and was answered by one of the operator/staff. When I asked her about if computer classes were offered, she said curtly, "uh, No". I asked if the school offers language classes ie Spanish or Mandarin. She said again curtly, "no, this is an elementary school". I told her there are elementary schools within the district which teach foreign languages (Vallejo Mills, Arzeveda has a mandarin immersion program, schools in the Mission district of Fremont offer foreign languages. When I mentioned that elementary schools can offer foreign languages, she barked back, "only a couple". I was impressed by the high api score at this school, but turned off by that female staff's defensive and rude responses and tone. All she had to say was "no we do not offer computer/technology classes", "no we don't offer foreign language classes" and that would have been okay. Her tone was defensive and cold.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2012
The school is excellent. The staff is very dedicated and many of the parents are very involved.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2012
I have a son at this school and the teachers are very nice and work hard to educate the students. The teachers are strict but they teach the kids to follow directions and how to think.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2011
Ardenwood has excellent teachers and a dedicated leader in the principal. The school provides challenging academics and a safe/nurturing environment for children. They were recently recognized as a "California Distinguished School" aka "Blue Ribbon School" in 2010.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2011
Excellent teachers and excellent curriculum. Child knows more than he is supposed to know. They enjoy learning.......I am lucky to have my daughter go there and her teachers are fabulous people.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2011
Ardenwood is a very good school, my kids grow up happily and like to go to ardenwood school everyday ....I have one high schooler who is doing super good...Thanks to her ardenwood teachers that gave her solid academic foundation she needed...And the most important thing, a very happy childhood. Ardenwood is a very very good school..I am so happy that we live in this nice neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2010
I like this great school and both my children are in this school. I hear that this school is selected for the California Distinguished School award for 2010! Feels even better ... Thanks to all hardworking teachers and Parent Volunteers.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 07, 2009
Amazing parent involvement and great teachers.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
Great School. My son used to go to challenger. It was a challenge to both parents and the kids to keep up to their high standards. I don't know whether kids need to know so much at such an early age. (Kindergarten they teach digraphs and i studied it when i was in 4th grade in public school). I am happy with what he is learning at Ardenwood

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
Ardenwood exudes a strong sense of community even though it has a large and diverse student population. The parents are very supportive, helpful and dedicated to the school, staff and students, which helps the school run more smoothly. The teachers really go out of their way to ensure a quality education in safe and nurturing environment.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
It is a well rounded school with a very supportive staff in all areas!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Best school, Energetic Teachers, Good Morals, Great Eight Traits practicing, Great Parent support

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Well, the teacher's are nice and they seem to have genuine interest in the education of the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Great teachers, wonderful atmosphere to promote the talents and knowledge of the future generation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
It is a well balanced, all round school. The PTA makes it strong. Variety of after school programs, makes it an interesting place besides good academia

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
Escalating API, Disiplined yet supportive and loving teachers, safe and creative environment, total parents involvement.....

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
Oh well, the teachers & the principal of the school are very organized & helpful. The school PTA has to offer a "lot more" than other schools including school activities, fund raising, parent teacher sessions, sports & academics are very balanced. This is one of the best schools to go for & I would recommend to every individual, parents to check out the curriculum and stability ardenwood school has to offer. The ratings are great but don't just judge by the ratings - The most important part of the school is "people" & how much they care about your child's growth & future. The dedicated staff at this school makes it all happen & that will make the parent/teacher team all creates a solid as a foundation of the child. Hope this helps - Cheers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
awesome school - involved parents, dedicated staff and enthusiastic kids !

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
Great students and great parent involvement! Comitted teachers make Ardenwood one of the best schools around!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
Aredenwood elementary school in Fremont has great teachers and PTA stood up for their children

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
Teachers and Parents cooperate very much for all the kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
Great and experienced teachers. Excellent Principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
Very good teachers. A knowledgeable principal. Superb PTA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
My two kids attended this school, one still is, Why I love it? Great teachers, responsive and caring principal, safe place and academics (941 API last year. Why pay for an expensive private school when you have an excellent public school for free in your neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
My son goes from last 5 years and every year has been great. He gets his overall development not just from course point of view but other activities. Teachers are very good, keeps kids motivated to complete work and learn in advance.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
My dauther has been going to Ardenwood for past 2 years since KG and she absolutley loves it. All the teachers and the Principal are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
Kids are good, teachers are great, Principal is the best! And lots of enthuiastic parents!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
My kid goe sto this school and I an very happy with their way of education. In fact I bought a home in this area, just to ensure that my kid could get admission in Forest Park. Teachers are great and my kid loves to be in school. That speaks volumns for the schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
I love Ardenwood school. My son is a 2nd grader. I'm so appreciate how orangize of the school and also the academic focus. It creates great learning environment for kids. All the teachers and faculty I know in the school are very professional and nice. The best school my kid to go.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
*great teachers *wonderful, industrious and studious students *wonderful parent-grandparent-guardian volunteers *wonderful parent/teacher/student relationship *students meeting/making new friends, but as well as the parents meeting/making new friends

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 11, 2009
'Just wondering...do teachers differentiate instruction(i.e. small group instruction/guided reading/balanced literacy model) or do they just 'do' Open Court. Open Court is a scripted program that relies heavily on phonics and not meaning (comprehension) I think test scores are high due to many students coming in with literacy and math skills. (more than other schools who may be working harder)' Teachers are required by law to teach the curriculum adopted by the district. If they do not, the district faces millions of dollars in fines by the state. So, like all Fremont schools, the teachers teach using Open Court whether they like it or not.

- submitted by a community member
December 17, 2008
Great school! My son developed severe epilepsy just as he started Kindergarten. We weren't sure he could handle a regular school program - but the principal, staff and teachers were excellent in helping us with many difficult problems, seizures, behavioral changes - their dedication made it possible for us to keep our son in school, and he's doing well and enjoying his class!

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2008
My daughter moved here from Forest Park and graduated. My son is in grade 6. Experienced teachers, consistently good teaching. Great parents participation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 04, 2008
Ardenwood has a very good positive environment for kids.It has a great learning and characterv building atmosphere.Teachers are great and parent involvement is outstanding.I think the school can have a good GATE program .Students can also improve more in their writing skills if they are made to write more in class.Overall I am happy with my two boys who study in Ardenwood.Thanks and keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
Great school: teachers are experienced and parent involvement is high. My 3rd grade son is happy with the learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2006
My daughter moved from a private school to here. We found the teacher/student ration ( 1:20) in 2 nd grade, the subject matter in maths and English, etc really better than the school she came from. She also really loves the extended day care program run by Adventure time on campus.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2006
I have a 2nd-grader and kindergartner at Ardenwood and am very pleased. I'd much rather have my children here than at a private school - the teachers we've encountered as well as the parents have been great.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2006
Overall it is not bad academically. But the teachers don't have much time to pay attention to students indivually. It does have music/art/sports for higher grates. I, myself, don't have much involvement as parents. But seems PTA is pretty functional.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2005
Quality of academic programs: Very good. Availability of music, arts and extracurricular activities: Very good Level of parent involvement: very good.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2005
aside from thinking it's ridiculous to teach D'Nealian writing in kindergarten, I love the experience my child is getting from Ardenwood. the teachers and PTA are fantastic. He's learning a lot through Open Court and enjoys it very much. Go Ardenwood Dragons!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2005
Hello, my son goes to this school and I think its a good school but I think some of the percentages should go up

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2005
I think the school is average. I have found some teachers to be very good and few lacking the spirit of teaching. Sometimes things are taken for granted. The admin staff lacks basic politeness. Frankly, the principal avoids talking to people when it is most needed. I see that the principal is quick to take credit when scores/ratings are good. Little does she realize that the scores are what they are because of the teachers, hardworking kids and parents. If you do not want to spend time with the later two and listen to their concerns, they will go else where. This is already reflected in this year's enrolment. It does not take much time for a school to lose credibility, it does take a lot of time to build it.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2005
Great school with excellent teachers. The teachers take particular care in helping new students acclimatize to the enviroment easily and provide good coaching.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2005
Great school that has excellent teachers. Students are competitive in a healthy way.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2005
Acedemic programs are great. Parent involvment is excellent. We are very pleased with the school overall.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2005
Quality of teachers is excellent.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2005
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April 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2005
It is a great school for kids. The teachers are very experienced.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2005
This is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. She is a great example of a leader and I will miss seeing her everyday as my daughter graduates this year. Thank you for bringing out the best in my children and giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to go out into the world!

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2005
Real nice school. Good facilities, good teachers. Overall have been very happy. PTSA allows for other programs to be offered as well.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2004
I have been pleased overall with the quality of the academics and teachers I have been exposed to. My son has felt comfortable there and has enjoyed school and his teachers since being there.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2004
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August 30, 2004
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February 07, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2003
I am happy and satisfied with teaching and progress monitoring of children in Arden wood school. The way focus is kept on curriculum and behavior gives me confidence that my son is in good hands.

- submitted by a parent
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Ardenwood Elementary School
33955 Emilia Lane, Fremont, CA  94555
(510) 794-0392
Last modified Ardenwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ardenwood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 80 reviews. Top