Award Year: 2022

Thomas S. Hart Middle School

4433 Willow Road
Pleasanton, CA, 94588-8520

(925) 426-3102

Ms. Caroline Fields, Principal at time of Nomination

Pleasanton Unified School District

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Mission

The Hart staff is committed to creating an environment for our students that fosters integrity, responsibility and respect for others. In partnership with the parents of Thomas S. Hart students, we strive to prepare ALL of our students for continued academic success, to become respectful and accepting of our increasingly diverse society.With multi-leveled system of supports all our students will achieve individual growth and success.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 27%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 3%
  • Asian: 60%
  • Two or more races: 1%
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Thomas S. Hart Middle School celebrates BLUE RIBBON WIN!

Thomas S. Hart Middle School celebrates BLUE RIBBON WIN!

Thomas S. Hart Middle School is located in the northern region of Pleasanton in Northern California and serves students in grades six through eight. Hart is home to almost 1200 talented students, a dedicated staff, and a supportive parent community.

The staff at Hart Middle School strives to form partnerships with parents/guardians and students that create an educational atmosphere that promotes academic and social preparedness for the 21st century. The comprehensive Common Core curriculum is designed to foster academic achievement, encourage responsibility and student agency, teach organization and develop self-esteem. We recognize that middle school is a transitional educational and emotional period for students and parents alike. We are committed to facilitating and supporting this transition.

Hart Staff is committed to creating an environment for our students that fosters Husky P.R.I.D.E.: Positivity, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Empathy for others. In partnership with the parents of Hart students, we strive to prepare our students for continued academic success and to become respectful and accepting of our increasingly diverse society.

Our comprehensive curriculum includes courses in science, technology, engineering, the Arts, and Math. Our P.E. department hosts a school-wide swing dance competition yearly that has been a tradition for two decades. Our programs provide standard-based curriculum and rigor so that all students are challenged appropriately. We believe that if all students are engaged in collaborative learning opportunities across all content areas that are rigorous, stimulate critical thinking and foster academic conversations, with multi-tiered levels of support, then all students will leave Thomas S. Hart Middle School prepared for success in high school and beyond.

Two days a week we have provided time for an ACCESS period as part of our Response to Intervention (RTI/MTSS) system. This time allows for students to receive additional help (reteach, retest, guided study) and enrichment (academic and social-emotional) opportunities which support all of the growth in our students. Teacher teams use data to prepare ACCESS period offerings that will address the needs of students not meeting standards as well as exceeding standards. Additionally, teacher teams meet regularly to discuss and share best instructional practices.

At Hart we also focus on extracurricular as we want every student to feel connected to our school. We offer a wide variety of clubs, sports, and activities.We want school to be fun! The Hart community, in partnership with our PTSA, provides many opportunities to connect and become involved. Some of our unique programs include principal coffees, parent/guardian workshops, and family nights for AVID, STEAM, Study Skills, our annual Ice Cream Social, ELAC PotLuck, Book Fair, and other fun events.

We are honored and delighted to be a National Blue Ribbon School!