School Details

Bret Harte Elementary School

909 Bret Harte Place, Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 576-4673
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 871 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

17%
39%
56%
33%
51%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Modesto City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

18%
30%
46%
48%
50%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Modesto City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
46%
65%
46%
57%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Modesto City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
44%
60%
36%
47%
65%
17%
38%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Modesto City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
47%
60%
21%
39%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Modesto City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bret Harte Elementary School is a public middle school in Modesto. The principal of Bret Harte Elementary School is Hurst Steven and can be contacted at hurst.st@monet.k12.ca.us. 871 students attend Bret Harte Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Unspecified, and Multiracial. 72% of the Bret Harte Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 98% of the 871 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Bret Harte Elementary School is 18:1. Evelyn Hanshaw Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 88% 64%
Unspecified 6% 1%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% 24%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 5%
Asian 1% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.9%
Filipino 0.1% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98% 80%
Limited English proficiency 72% 36%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    i went to this school a couple years ago. i loved it there was no bulling and i would always get help from my teaches. i dont know how it is now? but hope its the same

  • (6 years ago)

    I think this school is one of the worst schools known in the district. bullying is just the beginning and don't forget theft teacher and principals act like they want to help but never does anything. My son goes to this school and learns nothing but only to get personal belonging stolen. Worst school. I have already started the process to get my kid out.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think this school is terrible. I moved from out of town and my daughter started attending Bret harte. She is in 3rd grade and they were sending her home with work she was doing in 1st grade. This school is supposed to be a uniform school and they cant even reinforce that rule.

  • (10 years ago)

    There is much room for improvement at Bret Harte. Our school has a lot of potential. We must band together (students parents and school)to make a difference and show our community that Bret Harte is a proud school full of eager and talented young minds that can do anything. For our school to work we need to do more than what we have been doing so far.

  • (11 years ago)

    None of the 4 kids of mine that attended this school were able to do work at grade level and getting help from teachers or after school programs was impossible. Disapline was lacking. Bullying from other students is commen. Teachers dont work well with parents but the office personel seemed to try. My kids will be transfering to other schools soon and I am happy to move them.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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