Principal’s Message

Welcome to Ardenwood Elementary School. Ardenwood Elementary is the proud home of the Dragons. This School Accountability Report Card shares with the community our efforts to meet our district's mission of ensuring that all students are college/career ready and develop essential skills to succeed in life. Each day we aim to support the development of the essential skills described in the Portrait of a Fremont Graduate project. Ardenwood Elementary is an excellent school and was honored to be acknowledged as a California Distinguished School in 2010, 2014 and again in 2018. Our school cultural norms are to have every child feel valued, connected and recognized even though our large student body is composed of over 900 transitional kindergarten through sixth grade students.

We are an academically high-achieving school with a diverse student body. Ardenwood Elementary's results for the 2019 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) were excellent, especially in comparison to all California districts. Approximately eightyfive percent of our students met or exceeded grade level standards on both English Language Arts and Mathematics tests. This performance mirrors the success that our students have demonstrated with continued high scores since Common Core State Standards aligned assessments became available to California public schools through the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).

Our student body includes pupils from around the world; with over 35 languages spoken by the families in our learning community. We believe that every student has the right to learn in a warm, caring, safe, and productive environment. All students receive specific character education lessons (8 Great Traits) and our school-wide focus on being Safe, Responsible, and Respectful. This program reduces negative interactions between students and increases class time available for instruction. All students, teachers, and staff sign a school-wide pledge to adhere to our Students of Character plan the focuses on demonstrating caring, honesty, respect, integrity, planning and decision making, responsibility, citizenship, and problem solving. Ardenwood Elementary School views discipline as explicit instruction that corrects or perfects behavior, and it is our belief that clearly stated expectations by adults sustains a positive school climate. Students receive positive behavior and decision making acknowledgement and reinforcement through our Dragon Dollars program. To stay up to date with many of the great aspects of our school, please visit our website ( or follow us on Twitter (

VISION STATEMENT: To promote a school climate where all students are provided the maximum opportunity to learn and thrive while achieving academic success and building respect for diversity and community.

MISSION STATEMENT: To implement the goals of our district and meet the needs of our learning community by providing:

  • A safe, nurturing, and supportive learning environment,
  • Effective communication to build a partnership with parents,
  • Each student with strategies to be a responsible, productive and well-adjusted citizen,
  • Instructional strategies to prepare our students for college and/or career readiness