Calaveras Elementary School


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1151 Buena Vista Rd., Hollister, CA 95023

Phone 831-636-4460 | Fax 831-634-4960

What's Happening at Calaveras

*AAA/CAL Spirit Days Just Released. Thank you AAA and CAL Parent clubs! See the 2020-21 calendar here...

*Six eighth grade CAL students were invited to participate in the prestigious 2020 Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy! These students will participate in Math enrichment throughout the 2020-2021 school year. Congratulations!

*Challenges with Distance Learning? Contact the HSD Information Technology Help Desk. If you cannot get online to connect to the HSD Information Technology Help Desk, please call 831 630-6300 Ext. 337

*See the 2020-21 CAL/AAA School Opening Town Hall Meeting (click on the link and fast forward to the 58 min. mark).

*A comprehensive list of community/family resources.

School Site Council (SSC) & English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC)

*CAL/AAA recieved a donation of a classic Baldwin Baby Grand Piano! Thank you to AAA Natalia Pressman for generously arranging the the donation and paying for the delivery of our beautiful new musical instrument! See the Baby Grand in our library.

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Calaveras School is a Capturing Kids Hearts National Showcase School (Click this link to learn more). Calaveras and the Accelerated Achievement Academy’s motto, Two Great Schools, One Awesome Learning Community, rings true in our campus-wide implementation of Capturing Kid’s Hearts. Our positive school culture and climate is predicated on building and maintaining high-quality, caring relationships. The positive energy and love we have for each other and for what we do can be felt whether learning in classrooms, playing on the playground, receiving food from the cafeteria, or visiting our friendly front office. We truly care about each other, our students, and the excellent program we provide for our community of learners. Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School awardees are evaluated and selected based on survey and performance data from administrators, teachers, staff, and students. Decreases in discipline referrals as well as positive campus culture and climate are common themes among the data from awarded campuses. Campuses are celebrated that go above and beyond in building a safe and welcoming environment where students are relationally connected and eager to learn.

Academic Achievement

Calaveras school has seen steady gains in academics on state tests in Mathematics, Language arts, and English Language Proficiency. Last year we reclassified 47 students! Click here to read the article. Since we are a T/K-8th grade school one of our biggest charges is to prepare our students for high school. Calaveras 8th graders beat the state average in mathematics of 39.73%. Our 8th graders achieved at 60% in mathematics. We saw gains in English Language Arts but still have work to do to meet and exceed the state average of 50.87%. Our 8th grade students achieved at 44.44%. Calaveras and the Accelerated Achievement Academy (AAA) work closely together and about 30% of the students at the AAA are former Calaveras students. They are invited to attend the AAA because of their high academic achievement and excellent citizenship. At Calaveras we know we still have work to do so that all students can reach their highest potential. We are a dedicated staff with a growth mindset and caring hearts.


The Calaveras School Community mission is to enlighten, engage and educate all learners in a safe and nurturing environment so they will be successful thinkers and contributors to society. This will be accomplished through research-based instruction, family participation and a partnership with the community.


To prepare each of our students for future success.


Our school district is an extraordinary learning community.

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The Hollister School District prohibits, at any district school or school activity, discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment, intimidation, and bullying, based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This shall apply when applicable, to interns, volunteers, and job applicants. For questions, concerns or complaints, please contact Equity/Title IX Compliance Officer: Kip Ward; 2690 Cienega Road, Hollister, CA 95023; (831) 630-6300 ext. 322