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Welcome to Howard School!  I am thrilled to be back at Howard and honored to serve as your principal.  Howard Elementary School serves 650 preschool through sixth grade students.  Howard is a special place where high expectations and an emphasis on effort and hard work pay off in high student achievement.  Our staff is dedicated to the success of each child and is relentless in doing whatever it takes to help our students to be successful in school and in life.  We are the proud recipient of the Title One Academic Achievement Award as well as earning the honor as a California Distinguished School.  Additionally, we have been awarded the California Business for Education Excellence Award for two consecutive years. 
Howard is a safe and caring setting for student learning.  We take time to get to know our kids well and offer a variety of extra-curricular activities to help children to engage in school.  Some of these activities include noon-time soccer, volleyball, basketball, choir, fitness club, and instrumental music.  Evening events, designed to bring our families to school for fun, are offered each trimester.  These include: Movie Night, Visual & Performing Arts Night and Sports Night.  Dinner for a Dollar is featured at each of these exciting family events. 

We know that students achieve better when they are on time to school every day and our attendance rate is high.  Working with families to support students is a major emphasis in our school and parents are asked to take an active role in their child’s education.  We are proud of our 100% attendance at Parent-Teacher conferences and know that this home-school connection is critical to our success. 

At Howard we truly believe that communication is the key to a successful educational experience.  Education is a partnership between the school, parents/guardians, and community.  All children are more successful when we work as a team to achieve educational goals.   

We are looking forward to a terrific school year.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at  Thanks for visiting our webpage.


Kelly Guillen



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