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About This School

Bret Harte Middle School is a public middle school in Hayward. The principal of Bret Harte Middle School is Lisa Davies, whose e-mail is ldavies@husd.k12.ca.us. 632 students attend Bret Harte Middle School and identify as Asian, Hispanic, and Filipino. 12% of the Bret Harte Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 65% of the 632 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Bret Harte Middle School is 22:1. All Sts. Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% 8%
Hispanic 45% 54%
Filipino 4% 7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4% 20917%
Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 28% 15%
Unspecified 2% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 14% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.5%
Multiracial 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 61%
Limited English proficiency 12% 35%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The test scores do not tell the full story. They have a tough and diverse set of demographics to work with. The teaching staff is overall very good. The leadership (principal) is one of the best I've seen--tough proactive and sincerely cares about the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers staff and principal at Bret Harte are outstanding. They're always motivating my daughter to do more want more and be more than she ever thought she could. She wants HER school to be the best & is helping it to maintain its reputation of having the highest test scores of all middle schools in the district & is active in their championship sports teams. Their website on HUSD is kept updated & is very informative. We also look forward to the weekly telephone messages from Ms. Davies principal ... her 'good-bye' at the end of the call always makes us smile.

  • (5 years ago)

    Breet harte middle school in hayward helps you acomplish your goals like getting out of speical ed ell and bret harte middle scholl is the only middle school in hayward that offers spanish.We have the best staff there is and our cst scores are the hightest in the distric.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son loves middle school and his teachers are a big reason. They offer support make the classes interesting. He has a 3.7 grade point average in his first quarter at Bret Harte. I am very proud of him and thankful for excellent leadership as well. Thanks also to all of the support staff and parent involvement!

  • (6 years ago)

    I dont relaly think its the school that is great but I think its the teachers are fantastic. They get really close to you and always help you when you need it. Im going to miss the teachers a lot because before I came to this school I was an average student but now all I get in this school are 4.0's.

  • (6 years ago)

    it is a school that helps childrean breach their goals the music class for ocrestra and band has a great teacher i would give it 5 star and the teacher are a great staff i like the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I like this school for my child she actually improved in Math since she started this school because of the after school support from her teachers!

  • (6 years ago)

    Bret Harte is great! They help students learn about life highschool and the working field. They even offer TA positions!

  • (7 years ago)

    Bret Harte Middle school has exemplary learning environment. I transferred my son from another district and he immediately recognized the difference in the school climate as did I. I was truly impressed with the administration and how well organized and involved they were with the staff and students. After enrolling my son I knew he would be taken care of.

  • (7 years ago)

    I appreciate the support for Bret hart. All schools ahve their challenges but the administation and staff are willing to meet those challenges. The district on the other hand holds them back. The more effort the parents put out the more the teachers put out. And the kids benefit!

  • (7 years ago)

    There's a big gap between perception and reality at Bret Harte. My 7th grade son is thriving there. He's academically challenged and he feels quite comfortable at Bret Harte. (I also like that he has an hour of PE each day.) I'm impressed with the administrators and the teachers. I encourage parents to check out Bret Harte.

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