My kids have been attending Hughes since kindergarten 4 years ago. And we've always loved the school, until recently. There seems to be a general consensus among involved parents that the new principal is completely unknowledgeable and proving to be an ineffective leader. She is isolating her involved parents by showing an extreme bias for her Spanish speaking families, which is ridiculous because an overwhelming majority of the families don't speak Spanish! Losing love for this school fast.
I have 3 grandchildren. The youngest will start the 4th grade 2013-2014. I am so glad my daughter moved very close to Kathryn Hughes middle school. My grandson was very sad that Mr. Keegan left the school. Mr. Keegan sure knows how to run a school. Others should not "Think" about this school, but join. The other 2 now are attending Buchser middle school. Went through all 5 grades at Hughes elementary school. Have no concerns about Hughes school.
Congratulation Hughes, API= 836 This school is great, and Mr. Keegan is an excellent principal. It is so sad that he has to go to other school.
This school is good, but only bad thing is like there no guarantee to get it back in the next day If student forget anything. It happened couple of times for my kid.
Lots of problem at this school. If your child is behind, your child will be left behind.
I love Kathryn Hughes elemenatary because they really strive for excellance! And I find that they have excellent programs to support children excel not only in the classroom but in the real world! I also would like to mention that the principal Mr. Keegan is an excellant principal that loves what he does and it shows! And the children seem to admire him and respect him for all he does! Keep up the great work Kathryn Hughes!!! #true dedication!
Hughes Elementary is a school to be involved with or have your children attend if there are in the local area. I have had my oldest daughter attend Hughes since first grade. Over the years, I have seen how the Administrative Staff, teachers and principal work closely together to utilize the resources available to them (even through the most recent challenging times). I am very happy about their YMCA After School program, all options for preschool available, Playworks and Leadership Opportunities with their Sports, Cheer and Student Council they have. I am also proud to say that thanks to the Niners and local large corporation(s), Hughes has received grants and support of technology and other opportunities that other public elementary schools in the district may not have access to or that these children would not have access to otherwise. The childrens' test scores continue to go up with the efforts of teachers and motivation of parents and faculty. I would like to continue to see the parents and community involvement to continue to beautify the school and $upport in every way they can with fundraising and volunteer opportunities.
I am happy to have my son attend this school they recognize how well my son reads and is good at math the teachers are great and my son loves this school! ;)
Friendly ,open and make learning fun to kids.. my 2 kids had a great time last year..I feel it`ll be the same , or even better this year.. excellent teachers and strong school leadership...main thing can see in it..
A school with brighter future.. Altough Kathryn huges have a score of lower 700s when my kids initially joined, i see the techers and principle are all very responsive and take care of the kids very seriously. I have confidence this school will soon join the high 800s in score and maybe reach 900 if thing turns well. The only thing that concerns me is the higher number of students per class due to the limiated space avaialbe and goverment budget cut. I hate to see that the school have to let go nice teachers. What a shame the US goverment is funding oversea endless battles but have to leave students and teachers out of school. Overall, i have confidence that Kathryn Hughes will be a new start in the forsee future.
Kathryn Hughes is an excellent school, from the admin staff at the front desk especially Mrs Wilson to the dedicated teachers, and the very committed and energetic principal Mr Keegan. We relocated from Europe in July 2010, Kathryn Hughes became our local school. Both I and my husband not to mention my two children were very anxious about the whole move but most of all about switching to a totally different school system. We need not have worried as the teachers and staff at Kathryn Hughes made the transition for both my children a very pleasant one. Both children had excellent teachers in the 2nd and 5th Grades and the progress we saw in both was exceptional by end of year. Both my children made great friends as the children are very friendly and went out of their way to make the new kids feel welcomed. There is a great balance between strong academics and social/sporting activities, which only contributes to preparing well balanced children who confidently move on to their next steps. So well done and thank you Kathryn Hughes, may you continue to grow and prosper as well you deserve.
This is an amazing school. Great principal ,great teachers and great administrative staff. I have my 2 kids here, a 5th grader and 1st grader, they've been here for last 2 yrs and I have not had any problem. Infact both my kids are doing great. The teachers work very hard with the kids to help them in any kind of way. Whenever I come to the school, I always see Mr Keegan(Principal) walking on the corridors to check on the students. He is doing a great job and trying hard to get more and more new programs for the school. The scores of the school have gone up and I am sure we will soon be in the 900 API. Though I think the parent involvement in this school has to increase a little bit more then this will 'The Best' school. I would recommend this school to every parent. All the best
Kathryn Hughes Elementary has very strong leadership. Principal is driving change, rise in API in 2010, is big leap and demonstrates great team work and commitment towards excellence.
I have three kids in three separate K classes at Hughes, and we benefit from all three teachers' style and teaching skills. Everyone at the school is motivated. The principal, the admin staff, the teachers, and the cafeteria staff are all genuinely care about the kids. The school has many programs to encourage kids to learn, to read, to play music, to exercise, and to involve with the community. Everyday, when I drop the kids at the school, there is a group fifth-graders helping to open the door, greet, and help out the kids. A parent goes by and ensure the kids don't run, or put on their hood if it rains. A teacher is also there to direct traffic and ensure the kids safety. The school is also starting the parent-participation program where parents put in 4 hours per month to help with the classroom activities. I wish I can have more time to contribute. I also will bring more crayons, paper, books, home-made projects to the kids classes. That way, I will not have to worry much about all the budget cuts.
The scores have gone up tremendously at this school in the last year. We now are in the 800's api and we will soon be on our way to being at 900. I would recommend this school to any parent who is thinking about moving to this area. The principal and the teachers are the top of thier field. Everyone here including all the parents are very nice and help each other out.
I am proud to say that I teach at Hughes Elementary. Everyone is extremely positive at Hughes and it is a great community for our students to learn and prosper in. I am glad to see an increase in parent participation in the classroom and at school events.
Kathryn Hughes is a great School, one with faculty, staff & families who care about the kid's and pull together as a true community! :-D
My daughter is in kindergarten at this school and has been enjoying her days here. She began the year barely reading a word, and now can read books she enjoys! Her teacher is very involved with her students and is one of the most caring teachers I have ever seen/met!
Kathryn Hughes is a great community of involved parents, teachers and a Principle who really cares about our students.
My son is in kindergarten and he is really enthusiastic about this school. He's learned so much in such a short time. His eyes light up when he discusses the day's events. He adores and respects his teacher. The communication between the parents, teachers and principle are great.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Kathryn Hughes Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Kathryn Hughes Elementary School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.