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K-5
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San Ramon, CA
Students enrolled: 1,079

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12995 Harcourt Way
San Ramon, CA 94583

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(925) 479-3800
(925) 803-9792
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November 04, 2013
My child absolutely loves this school and his kindergarden classes. He comes home excited and happy each day!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2012
My child attended kinder this year and I was impressed by the dedication of teachers and parent community. My child was going to a private school until December and moved to HH in January. Academically it was a setback but only for a while. She learnt a lot more in public school setting than what she was learning in the previous private school, although I dont have any complaints about that school either. She is more creative now, thinks originally, loves participation, has become a self-motivated child. All these are not directly related to academics but I see her more involved in her studies and school now. She is an excellent reader (earlier I thought it was her private school) . But some of her reading concepts were cleared in HH. I feel a kid thrives best when they are left to manage their own pace of learning. At HH, I see teachers respect every student's uniqueness and I am proud to be part of this school's parent community.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
I love creative teaching style at Hidden Hills and total commitment from parents which makes Hidden Hills special school!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
I love the dedicated teachers, faculty and parent volunteers that make this school a special one. With the help of more funding, the school can provide extra programs for areas where funding is low. My children are thriving through this school and that is testament that it should be america's favorite school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
The commitment of the school staff and parents for all our children to receive the best education they deserve is beyond anything i could ever want as a parent. I belong to a community who believes in the value of a great education where mediocracy is unacceptable. Teachers and parents alike encourage children to enjoy learning and explore possibilities. Bottom line: my son loves to go to hidden hills elementary!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
Hidden Hills is a school that supports the entire family unit. We believe that behind every successful student is a loving and supportive family. We want to be able to offer our students the best education available. We want our students to be well rounded, active, and caring citizens of our world and this money would allow us to continue our quest!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
As a comparatively new school, Hidden Hills Elementary is running the show very well. So far it is meeting my main expectation from any school pretty well i.e. generating active interest in all students to study, play and get involved in other extra-curricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
The teachers, support staff and the parental support make Hidden Hills a very special place for our children to grow and learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Hidden Hills Elementary School has great teachers and parents who care deeply about providing a well-rounded education for their children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Everyone, the Principal, the Staff and the Parents are so involved and working hard to maintain the high standards set by the former Principal, Ms.Yokomizo. And no wonder, it has high ratings among elemantary schools in California.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Hidden Hills Elementary School has a proven history of providing excellent and quality education in it's short tenure. This proven/ supported by the test scores and qualtity of teachers and administration at the school. Most importantly, the teachers and administrative staff are truly dedicated to the over well being of evry child that attends. I've seen it and my son is very motivated and excited about going to school everyday since he started last year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Great Teachers, Greast Environment, Great PTA

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The quality of the ciriculum and faculty draws neighborhood support that is second to none. Hidden Hills Elementary is gaining much recognition for its academic successes that is envied by other districts.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
well, the truth is "This is the best school and has best teachers"

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Teachers are good and communicate to parents as needed and also it is easy for the parents to communicate with your child teacher. They have special reading programs for kids of all needs. Kids love to go to school, which is the best thing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
It has highest API scores,tons of diversity,excellent teaching staff, all teachers are 100% credentialed,with the best- energetic PTA and parent support and is surrounded with beautiful natural scenery....in a wonderful brand new community that has it's own new library,community center,fire-station and its own community college !!!! Hidden hills Elementery has also a top rated middle school and a top rated high school in its company !!Hidden Hills ele. is just the best way to start school in the San Francisco Bay Area...period!!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Great teachers, principal and parent volunteers

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Outstanding learning environment...great kids and families...very safe and fun place to go to school

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Teachers and facilities are of highest quality and parents truly care!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Great Teachers, great neighborhood. Practical approach for teaching.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Being a grandparent I have attended many events at the school. The teachers as well as the students and parents are very engaged. It's very refreshing to see everyone coming together to make education a wonderful experience for our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Always have a good listening ear as to how to make any improvements and they treat our children as if they were their own

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The best school and teachers ever!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
I love Hidden Hills because the teachers and parents work very hard to make it a great school.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
We have a group of wonderful teachers and staffs. They are very passionated about their jobs and they really care about the students. The kids are great! And we have a very supportive community. It is the best school!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The teachers LOVE what they do! It shows in the classroom and the way our children feel about learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
I'm really impressed with Hidden Hills and all of the parent involvement. The teachers are great and show a great deal of interest in each and every student. My child has attended since 2006 and we are happy to be part of the Hidden Hills family. Even more proud because of all of the great ratings they have received.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
This is a very good school, it is new and has several great programs/facilities and great teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
It's a great school- high academic standards, great community bond and a very diverse population.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The teachers are the best in our district. They are so full of heart and truly love our kids! Our administration staff always do things in the best interest of our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
This is an amazing school with a very wonderful group of teachers. The parents are very involved with the school. Lots of extra curricular activities and field trips that help in overall development of the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The school is clean. The principal and the teachers are nice, friendly and very organize. The way they teaches are very high standand with fun for the kids. My son loves going to school and he won't want to miss a day even he is sick.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
I love Hidden Hills because of the strong involvement of the community within our school. Families care about their children's education and are available to the school in a multitude of ways. We also have a strong record of high academic achievement that is fostered by a caring dedicated staff. They truly love our kids! Amazing school, teachers, and community.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Teachers and staffs are very passionate.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
Great having my kid go to this school. Congrats to the principal & the staff

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
The teachers/staff are great, and the community support is awesome!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
great teachers, after school enrichment program, community awareness and great students.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
The administration for this school is amazing and the staff/teachers are truly dedicated as are the parents of the community. Our school community is warm and wonderful and our teachers have done a fabulous job -- our school's API scores are proof of that being the number 1 Elementary School in our District 2 years in a row.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
great teachers and students.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
Hidden Hills has the best teachers and a fun environment for learning. It is an awesome school. Way to go HAWKS!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating September 15, 2009
Its a great school with excellent teachers, wonderful kids and a super strong PTA. I love it and am so happy that my child gets to call it her School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
Hidden Hills is a wonderful school, were an extremely diverse mix of students and teachers interact to learn not only the 3 Rs, but also important creative, cultural and physical skills. It is more important than ever to give our children the foundation they will need to succeed, as we are now competing in a global economy. An economy where diverse perspectives and achievements will give our country an advantage - if schools can properly fund programs to accelerate these skills. Our students have tested exceptionally well and deserve the advantages that $20,000 could bring - their hard work and dedication is amazing!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
The teachers/staff are great. Community support is awesome !!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
The principal, teachers, students, parents & community are fantastic!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2009
Tthis school is truly beautiful and its teachers are the best!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2009
Great school! I was first impressed by the good education background of my sons teachers. Their teachers all graduated from well-known colleges such as UC Berkeley.... Good education background ensured them to be good role models of the kids. My husband and I believe the outstanding school and the beautiful environment of this community is worth the 1 hour commute to work everyday!

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2008
My first was in Danville, and my next two are at Hidden Hills. Clearly a top notch school, with excellent leadership and teachers. Parental involvement is high, but could improve. Additional cost is about $400, but at least it goes to school vs government. Also, the additional funding is well spent.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2008
I like this school very much! Before we join Hidden Hills, Principal interviewed both my daughter and me. She is great principal. She knew every single family and student. Teachers are very nice and very updated. Our family moved from a private school. We are join Hidden Hills pretty much.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2007
We have been at Hidden Hills School since it opened and could not be more pleased with our decision to move into this community. Donna Yokomizo is an amazing leader whose primary goal is making sure all students are set up for success. As noted in an earlier parent review, many of the families are dual income so a lot of the parent volunteerism happens at night (grading papers for teachers) or during the weekend (setting up fundraisers or events like Family Fun Night, Carnival, Talent Show, etc.). My husband and I spend a significant amount of time volunteering. In the end, results speak for themselves. This school is the highest ranked elementary school in the distict and families are waiting in line to get their kids into this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2007
We have had our children in four different school system in the US from Private schools in Louisiana, and Southern Ca. and public schools in Houston and found Hidden Hills to be the poorest of all. Parent involvement is poor. School field trips are poorly planned, and are demanding on the double income families in the area. School funding solicitation is excessive. Try to get in one of the other local schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
Fantastic principal, excellent curriculum, dedicated teachers, fabulous community with tremendous parent involvement. PTA is exceptional.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
AWESOME school! Great principal: organized, strict and very carring. Teachers are sharp and driven. Lots of great programs for both parents and kids. Parents are asked for about $450 per student per year in donations, but that is well worth it (less than $2.00 per day) There are extra assistant teachers, and lots of extra part and full time staff that these dollars pay for. (Not to mention great school supplies!) Totally worth every penny!

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2007
This is my daughters second year with Hidden Hills Elementary. Though we pay additional fees for extracurricular activities during the year (approx $425/yr), It is well worth the extra expense. I do question the need for a teachers work day which causes some scheduling problems with work. The principal is exceptional and very creative and seems to have a good team of educators who enjoy their work. Parent involvement is higher than I expected as there are plenty of stay at home mom's. The quality of the education material is somewhat questionable especially with some of the math problems which requires a lot of deductive reasoning by the parents to determine what is actually being asked. A syllabus for the year would be helpful. Otherwise, there is plenty of activities and challenges that my daughter enjoys so she looks forward going to school.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2007
I am a parent of a kindergarten student this year. My experience from the very beginning has been an exceptional one. Back-to-School night allowed all the parents the opportunity to learn about the teachers, the standards, the expectations for parents. I am able, as well as my neighbors, (who also have children in kindergarten) to communicate with my child's teacher. During conference time, I was informed that my child was not meeting standard. The teacher provided me with resources to help my child at home. I am extremely appreciative that my child's teacher is doing her best to insure that not just my child is successful academically and socially but looks for the best in all her students. I am glad that any concern regarding my child is honestly and thoroughly brought to my attention. I know that all the teachers at Hidden Hills have their students best interest at heart.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2006
Hidden Hills is a beautiful new school but I have many concerns. My Husband and our son have not felt comfortable at Hidden Hills. And since Hidden Hills is a new school in a new community, I would think they'd be extra communicative with parents and especially the students in letting them know what is expected, where to go, standards, testing, homework, etc. Plus give the students leeway to figure their new school out. Our son is in Kindergarten and has been labled below benchmark when at home he is reading writing and numbers to 30 etc..his teacher has marked him below benchmark on her report card. We as parents are concerned about the breakdown of communication and the relationships between parent and teacher at that school. We do not see a real connection and feel that our child picks up on that to, therefor he is not performing.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2006
Hidden Hills has a very energetic principal and outstanding teachers. The students are inspired to do their best. There is still a room for improvement on parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2006
the teachers seem to want to teach but do not have guidelines that make sense. there is too much interference from the unions as well as the school board and district. unions should stay out of politics and teachers should do the same.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2006
Fantastic school with the highest standards!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2006
My son is a kindergartener at Hidden Hills and when he started, I have to admit I was a little intimidated by the curriculum. I thought it was way too much for a 5 year old. But now that he's 3 quarters of the way done, he can read books, do addition/subtraction, measurements, write short stories and discuss scientific inquiry and experimental methodology. He's not big on music but loves art and enjoys doing art projects. The parents are very involved in our community here at Windemere and it shows whenever there is a school or PTA function.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2005
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Hidden Hills Elementary School
12995 Harcourt Way, San Ramon, CA  94583
(925) 479-3800
Last modified Hidden Hills Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hidden Hills Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 61 reviews. Top