Award Year: 2022

Coyote Creek Elementary School

8700 North Gale Ridge Road
San Ramon, CA, 94582-5081

(925) 735-1183

Mr. Bill Alpert, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

San Ramon Valley Unified School District

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We envision a diverse school community that values the whole child by meeting their academic, social, and emotional needs. We will prepare students for the future by providing them with a safe, engaging, challenging, and emotionally supportive environment. With a dedicated staff and parent community, we will strive to develop students who will become lifelong learners and are able to meet the growing changes of the future.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 14%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 69%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 8%
Community Building Activity in Performing Arts Class

Community Building Activity in Performing Arts Class

Coyote Creek Elementary is a California Exemplary Arts Education school that opened in August 2000. It was the first developer built school in the Dougherty Valley of San Ramon. From its inception, a partnership was created between Shapell Homes, the developer, and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. The school serves the neighboring population of the Gale Ranch division and is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills. The school opened with a population of 300, at one point climbed to approximately 1,100 students, and currently we have 660 students enrolled and over twenty languages spoken.

The cornerstone of our school is the strong partnership between students, staff, and parents with the underlying premise that decisions are made with a focus on "students first." An old African proverb states, "It takes a village to raise a child." We encourage active participation and support from parents and look forward to the continued growth of our "village." We know a strong partnership with all stakeholders will make a great difference in the overall development of our students. Doing what is best for children is our top priority!

In addition to a solid academic program, Coyote Creek offers theatre, music, visual art, dance, and media arts experiences to all students both as independent classes and as interdisciplinary subjects woven into core content areas of English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Our program enriches the lives of our students and equips them to meet the academic challenges ahead.