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School Profile


  • Grades: PreK-5
  • Enrollment: 495
  • Principal: Erin Gaston
  • Secretary: Tasha Hennings
  • School Hours: 7:55 – 2:25
  • Early Release: 1:10
  • Breakfast and Lunch Menus: Digital Menus
  • Middle School Region: Kelly
  • High School Region: North Eugene
  • School Colors: Blue and White
  • School Mascot: Roadrunner
  • School Choice Information
  • ODE school report cards and AYP reports


Staff, students, and families encouraging the joy of learning, the value of cooperative accomplishment, and the optimism of future success. Our goal: every student achieving high academic standards while becoming lifelong learners able to contribute to our local and global communities.


Howard Elementary School is a wonderful neighborhood school that welcomes and celebrates all students. We offer a rigorous curriculum that challenges students and prepares them with 21st century skills. With the caring guidance of dedicated staff, students make academic gains while developing persistence and personal responsibility, qualities that are the cornerstone of lifelong learning. We are committed to fostering a curiosity for learning and the skills necessary to prepare academically and socially for middle school. Rigorous academic explorations coupled with the immersion of technology into everyday teaching and learning helps students grow into future thinkers and problem solvers.


  • We provide targeted small-group instruction in the areas of math and reading with the support of Title I, special education and ELD specialists, as well as focusing on the needs of our Talented and Gifted (TAG) students, providing instruction at students’ level and rate of learning every day in the classroom and across the curriculum.
  • A full-time counselor, full-time Student Success Coordinator, a Family Services Coordinator, plus full-year music & PE classes help us educate the whole child.
  • Grade 4–5 enjoy an after-school strings program two days per week in partnership with the Eugene-Springfield Youth Symphony Orchestras.
  • A robust after-school program that emphasizes academic instruction under the guidance of a certified teacher, daily enrichment activities led by passionate and dedicated adults, field trips and visits by guest teachers, and a healthy meal.
  • Opened a brand new state-of-the-art building in fall 2016. The school features energy efficiencies such as rainwater collection, solar energy production and utilization of natural light. The school design includes two courtyards, a school garden area, turf and natural grass play fields, a family resource center space and improved school security.


  • To ensure all students have the essential skills to read and write at grade level.
  • To provide a welcoming, community-focused environment where students develop the social, emotional, and behavioral skills needed to be a successful learner and community member.
  • To engage students and families in a multi-tiered system of support that meets learners where they are and helps them develop grade level skills and beyond.