Both my children attend Huff, and they have had a great nurturing environment with some great teachers and buddies. My daughter is a second grader and she already reads at 5th grade level, my son has excelled in Math and his teachers provided him the right incentives to do his best and excel. I highly recommend Huff. There is new principal and I feel she is taking the school in a better and right direction and has demonstrated effective leadership. A great example is that she took the right steps to ensure that GATE truly identified gifted students and not students who prepped for the test. The teachers are there because they like to teach and work hard with the students. There is accountability for teachers, some of the teachers who were not effective left Huff.
Huff Elementary School has been great for my son, started withKinder Garten and is now in 3rd grade, the teachers are great, the school encourages parent participation which helps a lot in aliging the parents and the kids
My six years at Huff has been amazing.The teachers were very open to communications with parents and in turn helped the child to grow individually as well as academically.My son was very happy kindergarten through 5th grade.The dedication of the teachers make Huff work well.The parent participation was 100% with a strong PTA.Amazing sense of community spirit within Huff School.The diversity is another added advantage for the school.
I totally agree that the kinder teachers are excellent. My daughter is attending kindergarten room3. Her teacher is patient, caring and willing to go extra mile to help students. I can see my girl growing up everyday.
School struggles to offer differentiated learning opprotunities to its higher level GATE students who represent a reasonable % of the school s population. Budget for GATE funding provides for a once a week after school club with non-academic activities. Teachers struggle to offer differentiated learning opportunities for advanced learners while also meeting the demands of districts misadventure in Continuous Improvement (CI) with its myopic emphasis on drills to pass NCLB and State testing. The school should consider other approaches including targeted middle school style class rotations starting in grade 2 that would allow teachers to offer targeted intervention at the right level for each student allowing teachers the ability to focus. If the many parent volunteers took a break, the school would have serious challenges.
This is a great school. Parent and community involvement is exceptional, and Huff is doing a great job of navigating the current economic difficulties.
My daughter went to Huff for Kindergarten. Her teacher Mrs. Lopez is great. She was having some problems at the beginning of the school year and Mrs Lopez gave us some material to take home to help her out. Everyone in the school is very friendly and it's in a great community.
My son is studying at huff, it is a great school, all the kinder teachers are great, our son had Ms Martincic, she is a wonderful teacher. She went out of her way to help our son in class and outside of the class. The parent community is great. Many parents volunteered in class. It was good for students to have that extra parent involvement in class. My son learnt a lot in his one year at Huff!!
Huff is a solid school, better than most, a bit in the shadow of the better financed Los Altos schools (at least perception-wise) but with very motivated parents, which makes a big difference. My child is in the early years, but I am hearing that there's not much available for kids who excel and that classrooms tend to get bogged down by lesser performing children. This is a common them in public schools, but one that needs to be addressed, else parents like me (and others), will take their kids elsewhere. It's a safe and nurturing environment, though, and that's the most important thing.
We've been at Huff for 9 years and find it a very nuturing place where children from 23 countries mix freely in a safe and fun environment that promotes learning. Their annual Science night, Hawkfest, Winter festival, Music programs, Chess club, Garden center, Talent contest are examples of the vast array of parent-supported programs for all to enjoy. The principal and staff work very collaboratively with students and parents to find the right level of intervention for each child. Great place to be!
We have been at Huff for 4 years now. We love the community. Parents are very involved and take pride in our school. This year, we have a new principal. He seems to be doing a good job. The previous principal had a long track record and we easier to comment on his level of competence and the excellent guidance that he provided to students, teachers and parents.
This school is ok but not as good as oak elementary. Wish they had more challenging programs for kids.
I have been extremely impressed with Huff. The commitment to quality and learning have been evident in all areas of education. There are many opportunities for kids. They have a GATE program, art, chorus, music, PE, etc. The teachers work together to ensure children at each grade level are receiving the same education. The parent commitment here is very high, and parents are very interested and participative in their childrens education. Volunteerism is highly encouraged, and parents have fun. We have an annual Hawkfest fair for all kids, Silent Auction for parents, a strong PTA and School Site Council. I give it an 12 out of 10.
Coming from out of state, I have been truly impressed with Huff's level of parental involvement. The school community of parents really care about their children's education. As well, their approach to discipline is soft, firm, not hard core like other schools out east or in the south. All forms of music and art is available. It truly has a supportive environment, including teacher-parent-student-principle counseling.
This school is great. My son is in first grade and he reads perfectly on his own. I cannot believe all the things he learns, it is amazing. The principal is great, very involved with the school, kids, and parents.
I love the school!! It has a great academic program, they have tutoring for the children that need it, after-school help, etc. It has a strong PTA, which makes sure that there are enough extracurricular activities for all the students. There are always parents on campus volunteering their time.
Huff Elementary School is a first rate school. Great principle and lots of parent participation. Very active PTA and Site Council. YMCA on site for after school care.
My 2nd grader loves the school, and we are very pleased with the teacher's dedication.
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