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  • California Business for Education Excellence - 2009 Honor Roll
  • Title 1 Academic Achievement Award 2003-2004 and 2004-2005
  • California School Recognition program 2004 California Distinguished School Honorable Mention Award
  • Welcome to Bernard Hughes Elementary School!
    At Hughes School, we envision that we will:

    · continue to support each other in the day to day tasks and responsibilities for the betterment of our students and their families.

    · engage in collaborative dialogue to ensure that decisions that are data driven and optimize instruction to meet student needs.

    · build qualities that encourage perseverance in our students by developing a growth mindset in ourselves, our students, and the families we serve.

    · instill the understanding by students that giving their full and best effort to tasks, academic risk-taking, and working hard are attributes of successful people.
  • Principal's Message--Mrs. Hamera
    Welcome to Hughes Elementary!
    Hughes is a gem in the Empire Union School District. Our classrooms are staffed by some of the most innovative and dedicated professionals in the central valley. We are a 21st century school; students and teachers have technology at their fingertips allowing learning to happen beyond the classroom walls and at a level that can be personalized for individual student needs.
    Students participate in county competitions and intramural sports and in-service learning projects. Student Council is active in our school and we operate a Safety Patrol Program. We actively work to build character in our students through parent partnerships and with Character Counts and Proactive Behavior Intervention Systems.
    We value community involvement and families are welcome here. We host a myriad of activities for students and their families to attend at the school. We eagerly encourage you to volunteer and participate in your child’s classroom or in Boosters Parent Club. We are on Facebook and invite you to visit this website often to keep up with school news, find answers to questions, and learn about school activities.

    Good Afternoon,

    This is a message from the Empire Union School District. Stanislaus County Office of Education in collaboration with the Stanislaus Public Health Agency has determined it’s best to extend school closures through May 1, 2020 to support ongoing effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community as safe as possible.

    For more information regarding this extended closure period and additional student educational guidance and materials, please visit our district’s web site at

    Thank you!