Award Year: 2018

William Hopkins Junior High School

600 Driscoll Road
Fremont, CA, 94539-3803

(510) 656-3500

Mr. Corey Brown, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

Fremont Unified

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To prepare "our" student's for their future not our past. Together our community can help foster learning and brain smarts with big hearts.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 6%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 85%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 14%
Hopkins Hawks Take on the Kindness Challenge

Hopkins Hawks Take on the Kindness Challenge

At William Hopkins, our test results and data will speak for themselves as we continue the tradition of high performance and expectations for all of our students. Therefore, we prefer to focus on qualities our school is proud of that may not show up on paper or in a data report.

Hopkins has a highly active parent community who partners with the school to support school-wide initiatives and goals. For example, we have been working to increase the number of internet connected devices on campus so that we will eventually have an equal ratio of devices to students.

We created the first "Flexible Learning Spaces" in Fremont Unified. All three rooms have technology integrated into the spaces, including Chromebooks and Smart TVs. Each room has its own unique style and may be customized in different ways. These rooms continue to be focal points for our teachers in developing and implementing innovative lessons and activities.

We are the first school in Fremont Unified to offer a dual immersion program at the secondary level. Students immersed in both Spanish and Mandarin study at Hopkins with 2/3 of their classes taught in their targeted language.

Teachers are the heart of the school and foster an environment for students to excel. With all of the benefits that come with our statistics, we realize students are still students, and too much pressure, emphasis, and stress can weigh them down. Therefore, we combat academic competition by acknowledging and recognizing soft skills, such as honesty and kindness.