Year at a Glance 

16-17 Regular Schedule:
         Transitional Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten (AM):  9:00-1:00
  • Kindergarten (PM):  11:00-3:00
  • 1st-8th Grades:  9:00-3:10
16-17 Minimum Day Schedul  e
  • Transitional Kindergarten (AM & PM):  9:00 - 12:40
  • 1st-8th Grades:  9:00 - 12:40

Our Vision

Manteca Unified School District, in partnership with the diverse communities, is dedicated to all students achieving their academic and personal potentials.  We are committed to providing a safe environment where quality education establishes the foundation for life-long learning.

Joshua Cowell School is committed to high academic standards focused on student achievement.  We emphasize positive character education for students within a safe and secure learning environment that empowers participation within our diverse community.



art and literature    spag-dinner

Art and Literature Night


Spaghetti Dinner

($7.00 presale order required)

Our first annual event

When:    Thursday, March 2nd

Where:   Joshua Cowell Cafeteria and Library

Time:      4:30-6:30 p.m.

Cost:      Dinner $7:00   (Friday 24rd last day to purchase tickets.  See office staff for

information and orders) 



  Baseball by the Books is back!  For those of you new to the

program, our students have the opportunity to earn TWO FREE

Stockton Ports Tickets by reading books at home from now until

March 3rd.  Please click onto the link below for more information.







Contact us:


740 Pestana Ave.
Manteca, CA 95336
Phone (209) 858-7310

Fax (209) 858-7516

Principal: Christie Newman

Vice Principal: Kathrine Francis

Program Coordinator: Elizabeth Oyarzabal

Office Manager:  Nancy Thissen

Attendance Clerk: Darcie Boulter

Clerical Assistant: Ashley Cutter

Digital Support Technician:  Tiffany Meyer

Bell Schedule 2016-2017

CHKS Survey (Spanish)