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Hayward, CA
Students enrolled: 628
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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1047 E Street
Hayward, CA 94540

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(510) 723-3100
(510) 886-5926
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August 28, 2012
The test scores do not tell the full story. They have a tough and diverse set of demographics to work with. The teaching staff is overall very good. The leadership (principal) is one of the best I've seen--tough, proactive and sincerely cares about the students.

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March 23, 2010
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March 17, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2009
The teachers, staff, and principal at Bret Harte are outstanding. They're always motivating my daughter to do more, want more, and be more than she ever thought she could. She wants HER school to be the best & is helping it to maintain its reputation of having the highest test scores of all middle schools in the district & is active in their championship sports teams. Their website on HUSD is kept updated & is very informative. We also look forward to the weekly telephone messages from Ms. Davies, principal ... her 'good-bye' at the end of the call always makes us smile.

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May 16, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
March 26, 2009
Breet harte middle school in hayward helps you acomplish your goals like getting out of speical ed ell and bret harte middle scholl is the only middle school in hayward that offers spanish.We have the best staff there is and our cst scores are the hightest in the distric.

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November 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 28, 2008
My son loves middle school and his teachers are a big reason. They offer support, make the classes interesting. He has a 3.7 grade point average in his first quarter at Bret Harte. I am very proud of him and thankful for excellent leadership as well. Thanks also, to all of the support staff and parent involvement!

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no rating June 13, 2008
I dont relaly think its the school that is great but I think its the teachers are fantastic. They get really close to you and always help you when you need it. Im going to miss the teachers a lot because before I came to this school I was an average student but now all I get in this school are 4.0's.

- submitted by a student
June 09, 2008
it is a school that helps childrean breach their goals the music class for ocrestra and band has a great teacher i would give it 5 star and the teacher are a great staff, i like the school.

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no rating March 18, 2008
I like this school for my child, she actually improved in Math since she started this school, because of the after school support from her teachers!

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February 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2008
Bret Harte is great! They help students learn about life, highschool, and the working field. They even offer TA positions!

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November 21, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 15, 2007
Bret Harte Middle school has exemplary learning environment. I transferred my son from another district and he immediately recognized the difference in the school climate as did I. I was truly impressed with the administration and how well organized and involved they were with the staff and students. After enrolling my son I knew he would be taken care of.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2007
I appreciate the support for Bret hart. All schools ahve their challenges, but the administation and staff are willing to meet those challenges. The district, on the other hand, holds them back. The more effort the parents put out, the more the teachers put out. And the kids benefit!

- submitted by a teacher
May 15, 2007
There's a big gap between perception and reality at Bret Harte. My 7th grade son is thriving there. He's academically challenged, and he feels quite comfortable at Bret Harte. (I also like that he has an hour of PE each day.) I'm impressed with the administrators and the teachers. I encourage parents to check out Bret Harte.

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February 12, 2006
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August 08, 2005
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March 31, 2005
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Bret Harte Middle School
1047 E Street, Hayward, CA  94540
(510) 723-3100
Last modified Bret Harte Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bret Harte Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top