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About This School

H & M Potter Elementary School is a public elementary school in Berkeley. The principal of H & M Potter Elementary School is Dr Jeffery Zito and can be contacted at jzito@btboe.org. 518 students attend H & M Potter Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0.2% of the H & M Potter Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 35% of the 518 students here get reduced lunch prices.The average class size at H & M Potter Elementary School is 17, and the ratio of students to teachers is 9:1. Ocean Gate Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 86% 86%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Multiracial 2% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1.0%
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 24%
Limited English proficiency 0.2% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Love Potter! Dr. Zito and his entire staff are outstanding! Cannot wait to send my 2-year-old to this school. )

  • (9 months ago)

    h and m potter my 3rd son is attending potter and my 4th will be in 2 more years. This school is one of the most outstanding elementary schools there are. They really do treat your child like their own its a very warm atmosphere. The teachers are outstanding right down to the girls in the office Sally and mrs. bartelli.... I wouldnt live anywhere else. I feel safe when my kids are in school with the presence of a police officer everyday it makes it even better. they truly are the kindest school. Dr. Zito is an excellent role model for the students there he really makes potter what it is today...

  • (1 year ago)

    We have had the absolute pleasure of sending three of our children to Potter. I wouldn't know where to begin praising the faculty. From Dr. Zito on down the faculty is top notch. My children all love(d) going to school every day. Without deviation my third grader cries on the last day of school each year and cannot wait to get back in the fall. It is simply the most conducive environment for learning imaginable. I feel blessed that we were lucky enough to have landed there.

  • (3 years ago)

    My kids have had the pleasure of attending the Berkeley School system most of their lives. (I moved my older one in from a God- awful Catholic school...Thank goodness I did!) Accompanying the daily curriculum proper manners social graces (bullies are NOT tolerated!) & lessons are taught consistently throughout and is evident in Potter's philosophy a philosophy encouraged and enacted every single day they are in session. That philosophy includes respect and "Believing in you " reminded to the students EVERY morning during announcements. The principal knows each student by name and addresses each as such more evidence that what they preach they practice. Teachers make it a point to be aware of each students strengths and weaknesses; to praise where it's warranted and support where students need it most as well as encouraging appropriate independence & responsibility as they mature. It's a wonderful foundation to give these kids what I'm sure most forget by the time they reach middle school in other districts. The staff are parents too...therefore any issues that arise are addressed swiftly and appropriately just in the way they'd want to have THEIR children taken care of.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great staff kids and principal! A supportive enabling school for all.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wonderful school great teachers and staff fantastic children and an amazing family type community.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter went to this school.. kindergarten through 4th grade (she's now in 5th) .. It was better than expected.. ) The principal teachers etc.. were the best!! I cannot say enough good things about this school.. AWESOME.. )

  • (4 years ago)

    the lunch program is great very sweet thought and clean

  • (4 years ago)

    Both my grandchildren went to this school and they loved it

  • (4 years ago)

    I love HMP because it helps kids learn and behave well.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wonderful town setting that offers great schools jobs & a complete family setting!

  • (4 years ago)

    Wonderful learning environment caring staff and supportive administration.

  • (4 years ago)

    I believe that potter school is a wonderful school my daughter Elizabeth has been so happy there and all of the teachers and staff are so caring and helpful

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is the best i have ever seen.. From the principal to the janitors they are all so helpful and careing.... I have to say the best school ever....

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school - excellent teachers - wonderful learning envirnment

  • (4 years ago)

    Awesome school friendly atmoshere and fantastic students the staff is amazing and it is a wonderful learning environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wonderful school great staff and a terrific family community. Our children have a fantastic learning environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    Attitude of students is excellent teachers are very cooperative and student morale is high!

  • (4 years ago)

    excellent teachers and wonderful learning environment

  • (4 years ago)

    Two of my grandchildren attended this school and did excellant loved the teachers and programs.

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