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7230 Fairmount Ave

El Cerrito, CA 94530

(510) 231-1413

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 375

Students Per Teacher: 18

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20 Parent Reviews for Harding Elementary School

This is my 4th year as a parent at Harding and I currently have two children there. Overall, we are very happy at Harding--we've had had some very good teachers, my children have nice groups of friends and are engaged and eager to go to school, and the community is very welcoming and supportive. I have ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/10/14

Harding has some great teachers and families. The principal seems to have administrative and personality weakness. There should be signs on the fence around Harding that read "BEWARE Of PRINCIPAL" and "enter at own risk."

Posted by a other on 08/16/14

I have been a Harding parent for the past 2 years and I have been so pleased with our experience so far. It's a very small community with a lot of active parents. It has a wonderful community feel to it. The principal has made some amazing changes there and some of the "bad egg" faculty have departed ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/06/14

We have been happy with the number of enrichment activities available to children after school. Depending on the teacher your child has, there can be some additional opportunities during the day. Teaching is average to slightly above average. The main thing I would warn parents' about this school is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/29/14

This is our neigbourhood school and we have a 5th grader and a 2 nd grader and we have been at the school since my oldest started kindergarten.Sofar we have been very happy with the teachers of our kids even with the ones that have not been the "preferred"teacher of that grade.When my youngest was in ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/07/14

Our oldest child has been attending Harding for a little over a year now, and we couldn't be happier. The teachers, parents and principal are dedicated and work hard to make sure the kids have everything that they need to learn. Principal Takimoto is very respected among the teachers as well as the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/15/12

Since there hasn't been a review posted in two years, I thought I'd update from the perspective of someone who has lived in the neighborhood since 2002 and who has had children at Harding since 2007. Harding has become an outstanding neighborhood school. Anyone looking to move into the neighborhood, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/13/12

Small classes, a beautiful campus, and strong classroom teachers. The only downside: a small group of entitled parents who indulge in a lot of gossiping and back-biting--mostly about teachers and other parents they don't like. It's very tiresome. It's a tiny minority but if they would vote with their ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/13/10

Our daughter has attended Harding for 3 yrs. K-2. We have had mixed experiences. There is a teacher in every grade it seems that is very unfavorable and the other is usually very good. If you happen to get the right teachers, it can be great. We have had both. The principal although very involved and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/20/10

HASEP is indeed a wonderful program and the two co-chairs deserve all the credit in the world for their excellent work, however, I think the previous post is way too hard on our teachers. Like any group some embrace change, some resist it, and most are willing to consider any reasonable request or thoughtful ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/23/08

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Test scores for Harding Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Harding Elementary School
West Contra Costa Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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El Cerrito schools — Harding Elementary School is located at 7230 Fairmount Ave, El Cerrito CA 94530. 7230 Fairmount Ave is in the 94530 ZIP code in El Cerrito, CA The school district for Harding Elementary School is the West Contra Costa Unified School District. Harding Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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