Students enrolled 563
Hours 8:30 AM - 2:50 PM
School leader Jim Hough
Transportation options Yes
District Fremont Unified
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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37141 Second Street
Fremont, CA 94536

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(510) 793-1141
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4 stars
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October 13, 2014
teachers are condescending towards students and parents. Don't take responsibility and forget that they are teaching children and not adults. Homework assignments are unrelated to the common core curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2014
A good school to be in if you are only interested in grades. I have two daughters in this school, and they did very well. However, I always felt something was amiss. They didn't appear to be extremely happy, but they didn't complain. Eventually, I had the bitter taste of unpleasant experiences as well. The principle is passive, and had displayed lack of professionalism in issues that was brought up. Encountered favoritism, and condescending comments in school projects. The sincerity, warmth, and graciousness is definitely lacking within the school environment. My youngest daughter was fortunate to have left this school for another in Fremont. She beams with happiness now! And her grades is as good if not the same as before. As for me, I walked into the new school, and I feel a sense of belonging finally. Having said all that, I hope that Niles will persevere to improve in the humanity aspect, and not always striving to be academically excellent only. We want our children to be well-rounded, don't we?

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2014
The school is not a problem because it's a Building. . The Parents here don't teach their children how to respect other races and cultures. This school is not Diverse as there is only a few Hispanics and a couple of African Americans here. The rest is Indians and Caucasians. Sime of the staff and principal are prejudice to the minorities. The Principal is rude and only speaks to people if you speak FIRST! Some of the teachers show favoritism towards the students especially Bernie a 2nd grade teacher at this school. Parents here need to teach their kids that we all are Humans and Bleed the same, no matter our skin color and to treat PEOPLE the way you want to be treated. The kindergarten teachers here are WONDERFUL. This school would be ok if some of the staff was sincere! Fremont goes off address that's why my child attends here. Also be careful when going on Field trips they overccharge for the kids and probably pocket the rest. Believe I called the 2nd grade teacher out on it a few times..

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2014
Awesome school teachers are so good and hardworking. I am so happy my daughter is in safe hand

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2014
Great environment, great school! I think the teachers really care about students and make it inviting for kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
Awesome school. Very nice teachers. Mrs. Gould is great for Kindergarten and the teacher who worked with her is also very helpful. Kids and environment is great here. They even have movie show timings for kids, various events... two easily accessible play structures keeps our toddles busy while we wait for kindergartner to come out.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2014
My daughter started Kindergarten here this past Fall and we couldn't be happier. Her teacher has been tremendous: super-organized, attentive and caring. In speaking with parents with older kids in the school, it seems the staff as a whole is well-regarded (I'll be sure to update my review as time goes by). My daughter's class is also ethnically diverse, and better yet, many of the parents are involved and have been quick to volunteer for classroom activities. Overall, this school appears to be an excellent reflection of the community of Niles and the greater Bay Area.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
My children started attending this school three year back and they were welcomed with open arms. All the teachers are very dedicated and we were pleasantly surprised on how well they did academically and the teachers are very friendly and communicate with us. The PTA is very active and there are a lot of active parents who make sure that things run smoothly. They have different classes in their after school program for all graders. Younger students have the privilege of many traditions that make being part of the Niles family a plus. I have nothing but good things to say about this school. My kids loves to go to Niles school. One thing I like to improve is to encourage the kids and send them for math olympaids every year and show more interest on science fair!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
I am giving this school one star because of the office staff. Rest, nothing good to say about this school. After my kid struggled for 2 years here for the attitude that her teacher was giving her during her 2nd grade and now in her 4th grade. Teacher calls her names, such as dumb, stupid and even called her liar. This is very disheartening. I complained numerous times to Principal but no action on his part. Finally, we pulled her out of this school but seriously what a waste of our TAX DOLLARS! A serious action is required against these teachers to avoid the bullying problem as they are the biggest bully. Last but not the least, if you kid is different from other kids in any way then she'll be picked up easily by these teachers. I can't belive that kid who was bully in 2nd grade was elected as student of the month even after numerous parents complained against him. Kids from diverse culture are the easy target. I have a lot to say as Kids are so precious and these TEACHERS before calling them names forget that their job is to teach them values and not to bully them.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2012
My children started attending this school last year and they were welcomed with open arms. The teachers are very dedicated and active with the school and we were pleasantly surprised on how well they did academically and the teachers communication with us. The PTA is very active and there are a lot of active parents who make sure that things run smoothly. Opportunities for the older 5th and 6th grades is wonderful they can do safety patrol, basketball, and cheer leading. Younger students have the privilege of many traditions that make being part of the Niles family a plus. I have nothing but good things to say about this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2012
I regretfully say that I was fooled by this school. I thought that because it looks nice the staff would be nice and professional but unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the case here. They say they are a diverse school yet when you cant afford something the teacher starts treating your daughter differently then the rest. My daughter's teacher is condescending and I was told she yells at the students. The learning environment is volatile. It looks like your kid is going to a great school but in reality unless you make 60,000$ or more a year they single you out. The office staff refused to even transfer my daughter to a different class when I came to them and told them I had a problem with the teacher. They looked down on me the same way the teacher did. Its horrid. Yeah the school looks beautiful but that doesn't mean they will treat your child any better. lesson learned.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2011
Niles school is the perfect learning environment. Greet teachers, staff, kids and parents that volunteer their time to bring it all together.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2011
this schoo is teriffic!!my daughter loves it.my other daughter is going to enter this school too.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
I have been a student at Niles since kindergarten. After that long, you know everyone very well. My whole 6th grade class loves Niles. In a earlier comment someone wrote "New students are looked down at Niles." What an untrue statement. Most of the teachers have been here for a long time. I have NEVER felt bullied or other wised harmed or hurt. I would totally recommend this school if your looking to have fun AND LEARN. If not, enroll your kids somewhere else!

- submitted by a community member
September 13, 2010
This school is just amazing, it is a public school and yet you wouldn't know it. They treat the kids like they are in an expensive private school. The teachers, office staff, and the principal are just amazing. They know each and everyone of the student. The school really cares for the kids and it shows. As for the PTA, I can't say enough about them. I have never seen a school that has better PTA than this one. I wish I had gone to a school like this when I was a kid. My two boys are so much lucky than I'm. Niles Elementary School is the best. 1

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Child orientated school. Safe, teachers that listen and are able to work with your child.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2009
I absolutely love this school!! My son loves it and is very happy here..He's adjusted very well, and the teachers and office staff are great!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Niles provides an excellent education for my children and the school community is a caring and positive environment that allows kids to learn and have enriching experiences.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Great teachers together with strong parent/community involvement make it a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Very nice school to send kids, It seems like everyone knows each other.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Niles is a close-knit community, and there is a lot of parental involvement in the school. These things make it a great place for kids to learn.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
Great teachers, close knit community, very diverse. A great place to send kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
It's got more community involvement and spirit than any other school. The parents, students, teachers, and principal are all wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
Niles School has a great sense of community. Teachers, parents and the neighboring businesses always show great support for the school and the children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I love Niles because of the feeling of community that it has. Also, the teachers are GREAT!

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2009
Niles Elementary is surrounded by a wonderful community, which includes the local town merchants, that support not only the education but also the general well being of the children which is not the case in the Mission schools. This school is much more balanced and does not have academia madness. Our daughter had very educated, supportive & caring teachers she enjoyed each year at Niles. The principal has only been with the school a short time and seems to be very good with the children however lacks in the area of parent communication, leadership with the staff and a clear vision to be a more progressive state of the art school

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2009
I just stumbled upon this site and started reading the reviews of our school. There were a few bad reviews so I felt compelled to write a response. My son is in 2nd grade and has been here since kindergarten. Overall, he has had a great experience. The teachers, students, and parents have all been great. If there are problems in the classroom, the teacher talks to us and we resolve it. If we have concerns, we talk to the teacher and he/she makes a genuine effort to resolve it. We have no complaints. I have to agree that the principal is passive and could take a more proactive role. There are also cliques as another person pointed out, but the cliques are mainly those parents who are involved, and those who are not. I think the other problems stated are problems faced by all schools.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2009
Get ready to get involved. This isn't just a school, it's a community. Everyone looks out for each other and knows one another. It's a great academic catapult. My daughter in kindergardten is writting 4 sentences, and writing cursive. It's amazing. I think I took naps, played all day, learned my abc's, and my name. This is a great school, quint community, and staff of excellent caliber. I pray the state cuts don't affect any member of this school. It's just amazing!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2009
The office staff are nice and always ready to help. Ineffective principal and some of the teachers need to update their class mangement and teaching skills. Parents if your kids are struggling and need help reconsider before you send them to Niles. SNAP contract is rarely followed. Very disatisfied parent.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2009
My daughter has been attending Niles school now for 2 years. She has done very well. Both of her teacher's have been excellent! I love how their is so much parental involvement. She is excited to go to school every day which makes me confident she is in the right school. The science program is great too!

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2008
Niles is a great school where the teachers are very kind.The office staff are very nice and good.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2008
I've been sitting on a fence about writing this review, but feel it may help other parents make a decision on whether this school would meet their requirements. It is my belief that Elementary schools help young children build the necessory social skills along with academic skills that will follow them through all their journey in education. Alas, this is not the objective of this school, they promote mediocrity and prefer children that blend in rather than stand out. Some of the teachers in this school are good, but the majority in my opinion should not be in the education field. Now about the principal, less said the better! I was unable to figure out if he was ineffective as the head or just not really interested in his job? Either case, please carefully reconsider if this school is right for your child. Being foretold is being forewarned!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2008
I went to Niles as a student myself and I had a great education. Now it is my child in the school and we've had nothing but a bad time. the principle is only in his 4th year as a principle anywhere and is extremely passive. The office staff is great and ther are still about 3 teachers that have been there for a very long time 15 years or more.If you are lucky you will get one of these teachers while you are there.If not then good luck. There was a class that had 6 different teachers during the year.Granted this was a 4th grade class when you transition into a heavier work load and letter grades. They have snap programs for kids who struggle.Yet they ralrely follow any of the snap contract guidlines.The principle lets kids get away with bullying even with numerous complaintes from multiple parents.andon&on&on

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January 04, 2008
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December 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2007
I agree with a previous poster that Niles could be classified as mediocre if not poor school. My kids have moved on and I've have had better experience at other schools. In conclusion if I had to do it all over again, I would probably NOT send another of my kids to this elementary school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 05, 2007
I am a parent who has had all 4 of my children go to Niles Elementary spanning almost 20 years. My children have moved on to college and high school, but I would have no issue sending my grandkids to this school. The Niles area is a small community, and the school has that same feel. The larger Fremont community has some of the best sports programs in the area for young children, Niles Little League (baseball), FCFremont (soccer), CYO (basketball, a few blocks from Niles Elementary). My children have been in the after school program, Adventure Time, which has been a plus.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2006
After two years it is my opinion & observation that maybe my children (2 kids) would have been better off anywhere, but here! Teachers of lower grades are overwhelmed & lack the much need patience to teach younger kids. Since this is a very small community school, the parents & teachers form 'cliques' and your children & you may not be accepted into them, thus leaving your children as 'outsiders' which may not be healthy for the social development of the child.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2006
Niles has very professional teachers, office staff and excellent Principal. They listen to any problems kids have and try to help as much as possible. After, the best schools in Fremont we came to Niles and to my surprise it is better than the other ones. Niles does not have a lot of extra activities but what they have is nice. Niles is a relative small school and that makes it even a more pleasant school.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2005
This is a good, neighborhood school which enjoys extremely high levels of parent involvement and a tight-knit school community. However, there is limited arts education and no music in the curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2005
Niles Elementary is a great school. A diverse student base and an old fashioned feel to the school are the highlights. The support system and resources are very good and the principal is excellent.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2005
This school has a small town atmosphere which makes it a comfortable place for students as well as parents. The staff members are very willing to discuss any issues relating to a child's progress, and they also reflect the friendliness of the neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2005
Niles Elementary is a warm and comfortable public school. The staff is very welcoming and parent volunteers are plenty.Parents also seem fortunate and can donate money towards the classrooms and extracurricular activities. Compared to other Fremont schools this is a less competetive place (much appreciated!). Parents and staff easily know each other which creates a homey feeling.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2005
Teacher contact is poor with parent,if the child is having problems in english or math. Requested any type of help/after school/special class/ since teacher conferance, and 2 calls after that, still no response or help. How will a child do next year in 4th grade?

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2004
Niles is a great school as well as community. Everyone knows everyone and the teachers and staff really care about each other as well as the students. We all take pride in our school and the teachers that are there don't want to leave. When we were faced with tragedy this year you should have seen the Kids, Parents, Staff and community come together and make it better. They do this even with out tragdey. I love this school.

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Niles Elementary School
37141 Second Street, Fremont, CA  94536
(510) 793-1141
Last modified Niles Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Niles Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top