School Details

Reed Elementary School

1199 Tiburon Boulevard, Tiburon, CA 94920
(415) 435-7841

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-2 507 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade


California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Reed Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Reed Elementary School is a public elementary school in Tiburon. The principal of Reed Elementary School is Nora Ho, who can be contacted at 507 children attend Reed Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 2% of the Reed Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 2% of the 507 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Reed Elementary School is 16:1. Bel Aire Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting


  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 83%
Asian 8% 9%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Unspecified 0.7% 2%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 1%
Filipino 0.2% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 1401%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 0%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I wonder why only a few people are rating this school? I sent a couple of kids to this school and it was not even close to outstanding. I would like to hear how/why these others say it is outstanding. We had a share program of two teachers who could care less what they kids learned because they were hardly there the other year we a down right "mean" or unkind teacher and the other year a very burnt out teacher who did as little as possible.

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids have always been matched with excellent teachers where they learned so much and grew socially and emotionally. They really promote respect of others self confidence and independence. Hope we continue to get another great teacher/class! The one thing we have noticed over the years is that their music program is far less exciting and they offer less long term projects than they used to before budget cuts. Also they really should have a RN on staff instead of a rotating vocational nurse that has very little experience.

  • (2 years ago)

    Amazed by this school! Moved from a top public school in Connecticut and Reed is superior. Excellent teaches beautiful campus and impressive curriculum. My son loves this school and so do I!

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers great campus Lots of parent involvement.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have never worked at a school where it was such a JOY to work at. From the way Reed runs/looks/student offerings etc.... I cannot think of a nicer place to teach as well as learn.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is a class act. When we attended the orientation for parents of entering students I was a little concerned that there was going to be way too much academic pressure on our 5 year old son during years that I think kids need to enjoy life. Turns out that yes the place is very achievement oriented but our son and every other child I know who goes there loves the place. I've yet to hear a 'daddy I don't want to go to school today' and instead 'is tomorrow Monday?' during the weekend.

  • (7 years ago)

    We are extremely pleased with Reed school. The principal is fantastic as is every teacher our children have had (we currently have two of our three children attending). I love that it's a small school (K through 2) because the school can focus completely on the very young. We moved to the Tiburon district for the schools and have not been disappointed. I especially love that I can volunteer in their classrooms on a regular basis and truly be a part of their day and get to know their classmates and teachers. This allows me to know what they are currently working on so I can mirror the efforts at home. My children feel safe are well taken care of and love school. Highest ratings to this school!

  • (7 years ago)

    I've had 3 very different children go through this school and all 3 kids loved it & really thrived. One of my children had a very difficult time learning to read and the teachers were so on top of the situation that now in 4th grade he is well ahead of his peers. The principal is great with all the students -- those with behavior issues the quiet kids and every child in between. And the teachers are outstanding!

  • (7 years ago)

    Reed Elementary surpassed my expectations. The Kindergarten teacher my daughter had made the children feel so secure and comfortable. The children bonded strongly with each other and were taught to be respectful and aware of others' feelings. Academically the children were all reading (at different levels) but all were reading by January. Not only that but they have a love for learning. The children are challenged but not pushed. I quite often feel that my child is getting a private school education in a public school setting. And on top of all that my child absolutely loves her schools friends and teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has a beautiful new facility outstanding teachers and a professional committed and lovely principal. We moved here for the schools and have not been disappointed. Part of the reason for all the 'extras' these kids have is a private foundation funded by parent donations which gives this schools programs that other schools in California only dream about.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughters kindergarten class was wonderful and on everyday a parent was in the classroom to help. The class composition was based upon extensive feedback from the pre-schools of each child and it showed.

  • (10 years ago)

    Teachers at this school seem to be very caring and attentive to the students' needs. The focus on academics is excellent compared to the average school. A lack of language program is disappointing as well as minimal art and music but otherwise this school is one of the best public schools in the area - K-3rd.

  • (10 years ago)

    Great teacher involvement fantastic art music and PE. Very closed community - very affluent community. New school building. Expectation high for parental financial support. The best principal in the nation! Extremely safe.

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