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K-6
Public
Fremont, CA
Students enrolled: 398

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40292 Leslie Street
Fremont, CA 94538

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(510) 657-7080
(510) 656-3092
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March 30, 2014
I made the switch from private to public and it has not been a decision I regret! The Durham staff has been great! The Principal and Teachers are extremely involved, committed and really do care about the success of the students. My son has transitioned smoothly and has excelled in every subject. Durham overall is an excellent school!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
My daughters have only 5 months in Durham and it had been a good experience, teachers are very committed with kid's education and the principal is great!! She is involved in everything that happen in her school

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2012
I was little skeptical when i put my son in KG - but it turned out that im totally wrong in my assumptions based just on the test score. Im very appreciative of both my son's class teacher and the school principal. Im glad my son had Mrs. Huff as his teacher and Ms. Teresa Bonaccorsi. Durham received "The California Distinguished School" - what more do you expect from a school. Check ou http://www.fremont.k12.ca.us/Domain/691 and every word is true. Go Eagles - Durham Eagles ... Proud Parent of a KG student promoted to 1st Grade.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2011
Teacher provide individual attention to kids. School management seems very organized and proactive. My son has thrived here.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2011
The school has too many student ration to 1 teacher. Therefore the students do not get appropriate attention for learning purposes. Classrooms are uncontrollable and some teachers have been known to yell and hit students!

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2009
My children are going into their second school year at Durham and we have all been quite happy with the school. Most of the teachers at Durham are very friendly and seem genuinely interested in the success of their students. I think with more parent participation and community involvement, Durham has the potential to become an even better school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2009
My son has attended Durham since 2nd grade and his understanding and knowledge of things are awesome. I really admire his teachers drive to push the kids to succeed. The teacher is consistent and their's results. Durham made some necessary changes and I think it has become a great school over the years.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2008
I love this school. The Principal and teachers are very helpful and understanding.

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October 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2008
My daughter attend Summer School here and I tell you the communication and curriculum are absolutely amazing. Fortunately my daughter has increased her awareness and knowledge, due to the short time at Durham. This into comparison to her regular school [remain nameless] is such a high appreciated factor. I hope in the future that the Staff and Principle of Durham can advocate for other Fremont Unified Schools. It would be well deserved for both parties.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2008
WOnderful teachers and principal!My child has attended Durham since grade 1 and has done very well.

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June 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2008
I have two kids that go to Durham elementary and I have seen alot of progress since the beginning of the year. My kids told me they are happy at Durham elementary and like their teachers and friends.

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May 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2008
My child started attending the Durham Elementary school this year (2007-2008). We have a new principal and she is great. The principal is on top of every single task at this school, this is a five star since she has years of experience as a teacher and principal and she is guiding the school into a positive path. Her vision for Durham Elementary School is to make sure our children have all the opportunities for learning, school safety, and nurturing and caring environment. she is a true leader when it comes to help parents and staff to play a positive role on our children's education. She is open and understanding and rewards every one who takes a positive step in school affairs. Since she has been a principal at Durham every one can witness the positive changes within our school structure. I am sure with her guidance in a near future Durham Elementary school will be among the best in Fremont. in terms of safety Durham follows the basic safety regulations and everyday group of parents and staff are there for every child making sure they are safe and happy. The teachers are the best and very enthusiastic to teach our children everything they know for that grade level. in terms of parents communication The PFC (Parent Faculty Club) plays an important role. Every Parent at Durham school helps and is involved. some parents donate their time as volunteers and some donate their time or money out side of school. The school is planning a Website Re-construction and very soon we are going to have a brand new web-site. Generally speking Durham Elementary School is striving toward academic excellence for every child. As a parent at Durham Elementary School I am so greatful for all the professionalism, wisdom, openness and care that our principal provides to every parent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 03, 2008
The overall performance of the school has been consistently dropping over the years. The school's website is not helpful, teachers do not have their web pages, teachers do not respond to emails and communication is poor. I have not received any tests or graded tests for my child in science and have absolutely no idea as to how to help my child at home.

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September 02, 2007
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- submitted by a student
January 30, 2007
This is my second year dealing with Durham and it is only worse this year. I am really dissappointed. You get very little education here, not enough to even compare to other kids who have better opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2006
Hardworking and experienced teachers! Lots of extracurricular activities like music, scrabble, READ program. Parents need to involve more. Overall great school!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2006
My children are engaged, and enthusiastic about learning. The teachers as a whole are very caring and concerned with the education of the children.There are some new teachers who are still learning, but the effort to excel is there.

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April 07, 2006
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January 09, 2006
Not at all a good school to join your kids.

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October 19, 2005
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September 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2005
Our daughter is attending the kindergarten (morning class#2), and there are only 3 English speaking students (including my daughter) in the class. We are not sending our daughter to an American elementary school to learn Spanish, so we requested a transfer to the English speaking class and haven t heard back from the principal yet. I don t think we are getting the transfer so we are going to move to a better school district, good luck parents!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2005
My daughters attended Kindergarten here and had Mrs. V. Richards. She is a wonderful teacher and she had my girls reading before school let out for the summer! That just amazed us. They just loved to go to school everyday! Also our experience with Ms. A. Rubio was excellent! She has impressed my daughters enough that all three have expressed an interest in taking Spanish Immersion classes in the future. Also the speech therapist was wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2005
I have a child entering 2nd grade at Durham this year- the last two years there have been a mix of good and bad. I hope they get it together and realize the potential of these kids!

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August 09, 2005
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June 22, 2005
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June 18, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
May 10, 2005
I have had a very good expirence with Durham Elementary. Mrs. Bains, my daughters kindergarten teacher has been a Godsend. She is a wonderful teacher, a kind and caring woman and a one of a kind teacher. I also love the YMCA onsite center.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2004
I think Durham is a great school with alot of growth over the past 3 years. I believe the principal now has shown that durham is a school with alot of potential. Keep it up.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2004
My daughter is in kindergarten. She loves her teacher and also loves the staff at the onsite Y. I have nothing to say but good things about the principal, staff and teachers that I have met. In the beginning of the year I needed a lot of special attention from the principal and she was willing to help all that she could even though there was quite a long line outside the office. So far I have to say I love this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2004
It is a very very academic school. The kids push the pencil everyday all day. My son gets 2 hours of homework everyday and he is in 1st grade. Little is done to nurture the whole child. Forget about multiple intelligence here. If your child is special ed. or special accomodations they may not get what they need here. The special ed. department is very disorganized and not reliable. It is a very standards driven school. Very displeased parent.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2004
My son attended Kindergarten at Durham in 2003-2004. We were disappointed in my son's teacher but the principal was very open and willing to help us. I was also suprised at the lack of parent participation in the school- I treid a number of times to join the pfc with no luck- noone would return my phone calls or respond to my notes. We are hoping to have a great first grade year and help improve the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2004
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- submitted by a teacher
June 08, 2004
As parents, be prepared to be treated rudely and in-efficiently by the office staffs and the principal. This is a serious problem and the problem has trickled down from the top. No emphasis on having high academic standards at all. If a child needs extra help with a subject, it is not available and parents are encouraged to move the child to another school; which we did.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2004
Our child went to this school K & 1st. K teacher exceptional 1st was the biggest waste of time. Nothing learned poor performance. Overall school poor. Transfered to another school.

- submitted by a parent
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J. Haley Durham Elementary School
40292 Leslie Street, Fremont, CA  94538
(510) 657-7080
Last modified J. Haley Durham Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
J. Haley Durham Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top