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Oakland, CA
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8755 Fontaine Street
Oakland, CA 94605

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(510) 639-3244
(510) 639-3246
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August 27, 2012
Howard Elementary is a great school for both regular education students and students with special needs. It is a clean safe campus and the principal is always around making sure things are running smoothly. She is always available to speak with you. The staff is friendly yet firm when it comes to making sure the students are always following school rules. My son has special needs and all too often it can be easy to exclude him however the school and staff at Howard know him by name and make sure he is always included. The special education teacher my son has is amazing. Works hard to make sure my son is challenged and deals well with my son s challenges. The school is not perfect but in today s economy and with all the budgetary challenges ALL schools face Howard does its best.

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October 02, 2008
Howard is a very small school with a huge campus that is surrounded by the Oakland Foothills. Howard Elementary used to be a great school, but has tremendously declined after years of losing great principals. Howard has the benefit of having a few seasoned veterans for teachers. But lacks overall leadership. The PTA is a joke. And now students are suffering with 3rd and 4th grade mixed classes. 4th and 5th grade mixed classes. And a Kindergarten room with almost 30 kids. Is this for real??? Howard could be a great school but it isnt.

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August 26, 2004
The teachers are great, the parents are great its on a beautiful hill with a beautiful view, the only thing lacking is money.

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Charles P. Howard Elementary School is located in a very serene area with a dazzling view of the Bay Area. Our small community is a close knit group that nurtures and supports student learning. In addition to the core curriculum, all students have access to the computer lab, physical education, and Full Option Science System (FOSS). This year, Howard School is proud to be in the District's science and literacy cohort. Our staff is receiving professional development to enhance science instruction. Our part-time music teacher works with all of our classes and teaches instrumental music to fourth and fifth graders. We have a garden project and a weekly farmers' market, which has inspired healthy eating and wellness in our community. We have partnered with the Ann Martin Center to support the mental health needs of students and their families. The Dads' club is six years strong and provides supplemental resources to our school. Howard provides a caring and positive environment that engages families and believes that students come first!


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Howard Elementary School
8755 Fontaine Street, Oakland, CA  94605
(510) 639-3244
Last modified Howard Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Howard Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 6 reviews. Top