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San Jose, CA
Students enrolled: 559

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5035 Poston Drive
San Jose, CA 95136

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(408) 227-0424
(408) 224-7191
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May 29, 2014
Excellent school! The principal is on top of things and every teacher my daughter had (she is in 3rd grade) was caring and dedicated. We looked at private schools before she started kindergarten but decided to give Hayes a try. It has been a good experience so far.

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November 15, 2012
This is the 1st yr for my kid at Hayes elementary school. She's really excited to go to school everyday. Her teacher is the best Mr. Kauffman.

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2012
My daughter and I love this school. Mrs. Borello and Mrs. Cameron are fabulous teachers and my daughter really loves them! The principle rocks and I will miss this school so very much.

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2011
I Heart Hayes! My oldest attended 3-6, and my middle and youngest are still attending. My kids love, love, love the school - if they're happy, I'm happy :) This is a wonderful school with excellent teachers and great support/office staff. The principle is caring with students, staff and parents. Outside looking in, there is a real team spirit here. Go Huskies!

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2009
I love the new principal, she is doing a great job with this school, the staff is great.

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May 21, 2009
I had two boys go to Hayes each from K-6. I have found the teachers to be excellent and caring. We were always extremely pleased with the entire school. My boys enjoyed all their years at Hayes.

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May 04, 2009
Mt daughter goes to Hayes and she is in first grade. The schools is so community oriented and her teacher Ms. Rubbo is so friendly and concerned for the well being of the kids.The other teachers are just as friendly and helpful.I cannot wait for my son to go there next year.Its a great school!!!

- submitted by a parent
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January 21, 2009
My son goes to hayes and is in kinder. He has learned so much. I really like this school...

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April 24, 2008
My son and I love this school and his Teacher Mr. Kouffman. I have had 2 of my kids in Hayes.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2008
Oh please... this school continues to go down hill. Test scores get lower, class sizes bigger, my child has 36 kids in the class, they are like sardines in there, the school is looking run down, it seems no one cares, you go there you see kids jackets left on the playground for days, buildings need to be fixed and painted, all in all its getting worse.

- submitted by a parent

November 02, 2007
The new principal is very involved and has raised the level of acceptance.Parent participation is madated and teacher appearance has been addressed.A profesional environment generates learning.As a longtime Hayes parent, I have seen the changes over the past 3 years,and they are moving in the right direction.Hayes Elementary is as good a school.

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2007
Hayes has a new principal this year and things are looking great. She has a great handle on thngs and the problems of the past have pretty much disappeared. We have a great home and school club that is extrememly active. They sponsored a walk-a-thon last year to help the school purchase new computers for our classrooms. They are currently working on afterschool activities. An afterschool program for students needing extra help is . Playground staff is in full force & programs are in place to enhance the students play time while keeping them safe. We have a new website to help teachers, parents and the community stay up to date. There is a Yahoo Parent Connection that gets the word out to parents who enroll about school events and volunteer opportunities. There are parents who volunteer their time on crossing guard duty so each child makes it school safe.

- submitted by a parent
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January 25, 2006
I am very disappointed with the fact that there is no one available to help kids who need the extra help. Kids are falling behind. There is homework center 1 day a week. How helpfull is that? It's not. The school needs to pay more attention the the kids who need help. Help them come up to the level they need to be at. The strive on knowing they are a great school academically but what good is that if the kids have no idea what is going on.

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2006
At Hayes school we have found the teachers and the quality of education to be excellent for grades K-3. Grades 4-6 seem to lack the same quality of teachers as the lower grade has. The princial has listened to my concerns but supports the teachers in their roles as they already perform them. We have received almost no communication home from the teachers in the upper grades without asking for it and the only way to know if your child is succeeding is to meet with the teacher at your request (other than at standard conference time). There are a variety afterschool programs available through various outside groups. Parents are always encouraged to become involved with the school programs. Overall, we believe that Hayes is a good school but could benefit from a stronger principal and better communication pathways.

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2005
The school has recently gone through remodeling and looks great. The teachers have been busy unpacking and setting up for the new school year. There are a lot of hardworking teachers at Hayes with creative ideas.

- submitted by a teacher

June 01, 2005
This is a beautifully kept up school with good teachers. It is also a magnet school for children with autism. There are a lot of fundraisers which provide money for great field trips.

- submitted by a parent

May 09, 2005
Programs for special ed children K-1 were exceptional. Grade 2-3 was less productive and not apt to mainstream children even with one to one aides.

- submitted by a parent

November 23, 2004
Hayes is a great school. I have had some issues with the principal not being supportive of the victim of a bully situation. The speech and language dept is awesome, the secretary and health clerks are great! The field trip that are planned are educational and pertinent.

- submitted by a parent

June 25, 2004
Excellent school for both regular and special education--particularly for autistic students.

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May 24, 2004
Lack of quality leadership is leading several parents and staff members to leave our beloved school. I am worried by the trend that has been apparent in the past several weeks. Something needs to be done and someone needs to take control in order to halt this negative trend. District administrators please take charge!

- submitted by a teacher

May 21, 2004
We are noticing alot of turnover of teachers at the school. Is this normal? I think if the teachers are not staying then questions have to be raised about why they are leaving. I think the problems with the new teachers can be worked out but not without the support of the principal, and there is no support there.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2004
I have been involved in several San Jose Schools in the past few years. I have a 6th grader & a special education child & Hayes has been a God send for her! The school is great & I think the long time parents who have complained about Mrs. Roach are not giving her a fair chance as a new principal, she does a great job! There is a new 6th grade teacher this year who needs some direction, but I have confidence that her issues will be addressed or she will be replaced. Hayes is a wonderful environment with a lot of love & support for our children!

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2004
I have been at Hayes for a long time and have been thrilled with the education my children have received up until the last 2 years. The current principal is inefficient and the teachers are not receiving enough support to be effective educators. Most of the teachers are wonderful and do their best to give every child what they need but the quality of leadership at the school has diminished greatly in the last year or so. We are a long time Hayes family and we are leaving the school and possibly the district because or the poor quality of education our children are receiving. I was once proud to say we went to Hayes Now I am ashamed.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2004
Grades k-2 are great. The school starts going down at about third grade? We are changing schools do to the principal and upper grade teachers.

- submitted by a parent

January 21, 2004
My daughter just transferred from Miner Elementary to Hayes(k), i noticed the results in her level of education instantly !. The professionalism and commintment of the teachers and attention to detail given to each students education and personal growth is second to none. their school motto should be 'commitment to excellence'

- submitted by a parent

November 05, 2003
My kids love going to Hayes. I am continually impressed with the dedication and caring displayed by the teachers. My kids hate missing a day of school. It is because of their teachers and the education they are receiving.

- submitted by a teacher

June 19, 2003
I was informed about Hayes from a friend and he was right. This is a great schoool. My daughter loves it and has grown so much in her first year as a Kindergardner. I like how they encourage for parents to participate in the class activities. Thank you Hayes!

- submitted by a community member

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Hayes Elementary School
5035 Poston Drive, San Jose, CA  95136
(408) 227-0424
Last modified Hayes Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hayes Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top