Award Year: 2014

Mission San Jose Elementary School

43545 Bryant Street
Fremont, CA, 94539-5885

(510) 656-1200

Mr. Charles Edward Graves, Principal at time of Nomination

Fremont Unified School District

School Website


At MSJE, we strive for rigor,building self-esteem and creating a safe learning environment for our students. Our students will develop into successful learners and thinkers.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 4%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 90%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 15%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Group Work

Group Work

Nestled in the heart of the historic Mission San Jose District, below the shadow of Mission Peak, stands Mission San Jose Elementary, home of the Mustangs. Our vision at MSJE is to foster a collaborative environment where all students are valued, encouraged and challenged. We strive continually for academic excellence, as evinced by our API of 995, which ranks us 10th statewide and 10th among similar schools on the California Department of Education’s 2013 STAR CST. Moreover, MSJE, a distinguished school 2010 and again in 2014, is ranked first in Fremont Unified School District and within the greater Alameda County. At MSJE, meeting state standards is not our end goal - it is our starting point. Our students come to school ready to learn and to accomplish the highest goals. MSJE’s professional staff collaborates with our School Site Council (SSC) and parents to achieve our core mission of helping all students meet grade level state standards. The staff is committed to fostering an environment where students can take pride in individual as well as collaborative achievements. At MSJE, all of our teachers are highly qualified; all intermediate teachers are GATE certified. Parents volunteer in the classrooms, at lunch recess, for Safety Patrol, and in after school programs. Former students come back and volunteer as tutors after school. Alumni participation and visibility help connect the greater community to MSJE and its drive for continued academic excellence.