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.






Great Valley Bookfest (GVBF) would like to invite students from K-8 to participate in the 6th annual " Design a Bookmark Contest." Show your love for reading by placing your best art onto a canvas bookmark.

Bookmarks will be distributed to libraries, business, and schools, or click onto link below and choose contest tab to download your own form:

 Entry form must be submitted no later than May, 10, 2017
Winners will be notified by June 2, 2017




Celebrate the fun of reading in Manteca - Save the date below!

Book It: Saturday, Oct. 14th

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Bass Pro Shop Hwy 120 (aka The Promenaee Shops at

Orchard Valley)





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)