Howell Mountain Elementary School District (HMESD) is a small, rural, single-school district located in Angwin, California. For more than 125 years, Howell Mountain School has provided students with an exceptional public education from the early years in transitional kindergarten through eighth grade. We are a small school with a personal touch. Serving just over 90 students, our small size affords us the opportunity to understand and accommodate the individual needs of every single student in our care. 

A Message from Our Superintendent and Principal

Dear Families, 

Howell Mountain Elementary School is a small, safe, community-supported school that provides a solid foundation that encourages each student to achieve academic, social, and emotional success. We have emerged from a challenging and uncertain time and now welcome our new sense of normalcy. Our students, families, and staff have been resilient. We continue to prioritize a commitment to student safety and academic excellence. Howell Mountain ESD is fortunate to have developed partnerships between our caring and competent staff, supportive school board, engaged families, and outstanding community partnerships. This enables us to provide students with a high-quality education that strengthens their ability to navigate their future in this ever-changing world.

I want to thank our families for their willingness to partner with us in new ways. I also want to recognize our staff for tirelessly working to support our students and families. As we move forward, we will maintain a commitment to continuous improvement. Additionally, we will continue to lead the way in hiring and investing in the most qualified staff, integrating cutting-edge technology, and immersing students in deep and meaningful learning.

I am proud of this school and this community as we strive to be “Leaders of the Pack.”

Take the best of care,

Dr. Janet Tufts

Dr. Janet Tufts