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800 Verdugo Ln

Bakersfield, CA 93312

(661) 587-2277

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 715

Students Per Teacher: 24

Parent Reviews

12 Parent Reviews for American Elementary School

Great school!! My daughter has been going to this school since Kinder and is now is 5th grade..I couldn't be more happier with the education she has received here. I have read some of the reviews and WOW! Doesn't sound like the school my daughter goes to.. I have been to a handful of awards assembly's ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/23/13

I am confused about these reviews since I focus on state testing scores...It appears they are doing well in that area considering one opinion was that they had minimum passing requirements (I think that's the state and not the school that has low requirements) Can some one give more commentary on the ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/04/13

American Elementary School has not cut the instructional day and some of the comments below are flat out unjustified! Do your research people. If you really looked at their academic day you would realize that it is only shorter by about 30 minutes, when compared to other local school schedules, and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/31/13

I was extremely disappointed in the lack of support from the staff. My child was being bullied and when brought to thier attention they ignored and denied it. The playground is poorly supervised. There is no discipline for bad behavior. My son was robbed of joy for the school year.

Posted by a parent on 08/26/13

This school gives the bare minimum to advance your child to the next grade. I had worked with my son before hand getting him prepared for the school year. He learned more from me at home than in the classroom. We also had no programs to attend or participate in. Thanks American for the lack of pictures ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/26/13

I was completely satisfied with the school and staff. My son struggles and when I had concerns we ha a meeting and discussed options and steps to improve the experience for him. The staff is wonderful!!!! The school and staff has been a huge blessing to our family. I love how involved principal Bray ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/30/13

This school is barely a daycare for children. They have cut the school day so even 5th graders attend 8am-1:30pm. The kids focus on state testing only. My child failed every subject and was promoted to the next grade because she did ok enough on the state test. So now she is in over her head and they ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/07/13

This school is geared towards rich families with stay at home moms or nannys. With the short school day, it is expected that the family does the teaching of all subjects and children attend school just for testing. The staff is mostly kindhearted, but due to the leadership they are 100% focused on money ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/07/13

This school does not reward children who excel. There was not one award assembly or program given all year! The principle is very cold and pompus. Instead of investing the money raised on activities for the children it is used for smart boards. Why spend the money there when there is so little to offer ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/18/13

My son did not have any programs or exciting projects all year. Bullying is ignored. The principal is very rude and arrogant. Overall, this school is extremely disappointing.

Posted by a parent on 05/13/13

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Test scores for American Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
American Elementary School
Rosedale Union Elementary School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Bakersfield schools — American Elementary School is located at 800 Verdugo Ln, Bakersfield CA 93312. 800 Verdugo Ln is in the 93312 ZIP code in Bakersfield, CA The school district for American Elementary School is the Rosedale Union Elementary School District. American Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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