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 Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to Howell Mountain Elementary School District, where our students are our number one priority. We feel so privileged to welcome your child to our special school. It is our goal to provide each child with a safe and loving environment so they may reach their fullest potential. 

We are known to evoke a close-knit family atmosphere and offer an exceptional educational experience for all our students. We are small enough to provide individualized attention, and our dedicated staff is committed to developing the unique potential of each child. Instructional practices foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills, utilizing teamwork to apply knowledge to relevant, real-world issues. We are committed to the success of each learner both in academics and in his/her development as a caring, responsible citizen, prepared for a bright future.

We look forward to a year of developing new friendships, increasing learning opportunities, and to developing community pride. We invite you to join our family.


Dr. Janet Tufts

Dr. Janet Tufts