Category Archives: Schools in Dublin

Kolb, New School, High API

The teachers and students at Harold William Kolb Elementary are so glad to see their API soar to 920 this year.

The California Department of Education does not publish the official rank until several months after the release of each year’s test results in August.   API is not everything, but it does reflect the efforts of the school staff and parents along with the students.

Kolb Elementary is a pretty new school (stared in Aug, 2011) located in East Dublin, where news houses have been built and sold very fast.

Please visit the following Web page for more
information:  Here’s the report generated on Kolb: 2012kolbsqsreport

Kolb’s API score is higher than Frederiksen Elementary (whose 2012 Growth API 894. 2011-12 Growth from Prior Year 48 : )2012Frederiksensqsreport

Of course, Kolb still needs to work hard to catch up with the neighboring school John Green Elementary ( whose API score is 961 this year, that is 9 points higher than 2011): 2012johngreenqsreport

Dublin Elementary’s API  is also a bit higher than Kolb’s: ( 2012 Growth API 928.   2011-12 Growth from Prior Year 50) 2012dublinsqsreport

James Dougherty Elementary dropped 1 point from last year (2012 Growth API 948. 2011-12 Growth from Prior Year -1 ) 2012JamesDoughertyElementarysqsreport

Kolb Elementary School!

Dublin is pleased to see a brand new elementary school at Dublin Ranch:

Kolb Elementary School

3150 Palermo Way
Dublin, CA 94568
tel: 925-551-4000 fax: 925-479-0124

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Kolb Elementary School PFC:
August 21st, 2011: Ribbon Cutting at Kolb Elementary School
August 22nd, 2011: The first school day for Kolb Elementary School. There’s a little issue for the traffic because, unlike those at Fall School, all students start class at 8:35am and there is some inconvenience of parking (on campus parking is very limited). There is big construction around this new school.

Other than that, most of the parents and kids love this new school!

Kolb Elementary School Ribbon Cutting

Kolb Elementary School Ribbon Cutting

Kolb Office

Kolb Office

International Walk To School Day:10/6

On Oct. 6th, about one third of students in San Mateo County will celebrate International Walk To School Day with other 40 countries. You are invited to join.

The benefits of walking are all known to almost everyone, but how many people can do the walk as often as possible?

When you work for too long at the computer, take a walk. When your kids are still young, train them to walk, not just walk a little, walk a longer distance. Let us start the habit of walking from this great date! For a better kid and for a better world!

See you on the streets, walking to school, to the stores, to the bank, to the post office. Hopefully, soon, parents in Dublin can see their kids walk to the new middle school in East Dublin which can help the students for a better learning environment and a better life. I’m glad that soon we are going to see H.W. Kolb Elementary School, the new one under construction in Dublin Ranch. Our kids will sure walk to this school as they do now.

The walk is not just great for the kids, but also great for the parents, when the kids are too young for the walk, the parents are encouraged to walk with them. If your homes are too far from the school, try to find a park nearby (at a walking distance to the school), park and walk your kids, then you will get the double benefits. The traffic at the school will sure improve.