12 Parent Reviews for Christa Mcauliffe Elementary School
My grandson started his third year at Christa McAuliffe yesterday. Staff was welcoming and friendly. The principle was out and about being helpful and kids saying "Hello Mr. Pokett, as if they missed him. Really sounded like they did. Great to see how organized Staff was on the first day of school.
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Posted by a other on 08/20/13
McAuliffe school is one of great school in Bakersfield. My son is 5 and 7years old and both loves the school and teacher.
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Posted by a parent on 05/16/13
This school has a lovely campus, a diverse student population, and a generally warm and open atmosphere. Parent involvement is welcomed and encouraged, especially in the lower grades. There are many excellent, motivated teachers and, as with most schools, a couple who are less so. As a parent, I wish
... Read more there were more differentiation in instruction for kids at different academic levels, but from my kids' perspectives, the school has been great. They are really happy there. Students especially seems to enjoy the music, choir, and intramural sports that are offered in 4th-6th grades. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/30/13
Well Mcauliffe elementary has yet to teach 1-3 graders science , social studies , . The teachers are simply there and do not care if a child is bullied.Infact they will tell the victim to go deal with the problem . It is very sad.
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Posted by a parent on 03/30/12
This is a great school in a great location. My son continues to learn something new every day and receives many rewards for good behavior. My only "gripe" would be about the after school daycare teachers. The morning teacher is often late and grumpy and the afternoon teacher tends to be biased towards
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Posted by a parent on 03/05/12
McAuliffe school just gets better and better over the year..I am a member of the School Site Council, Parent Club and a room parent for my child class. I just love all of the activities that the school offers to the children and parents.. My 10 year old currently attend there and in 4 years i plan on
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Posted by a parent on 12/03/08
I have a first-grader in attendance. The on-site before/after school daycare, run by the District and not a parks department, is quite an asset because my dtr goes from school straight to the daycare building and I pick her up at 5:30. We are so pleased with the arrangements and curriculum, little
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Posted by a parent on 02/02/07
Absolutely awesome school! My daughter has attended for 4 years and I couldn't be happier. Academics wise, they are right up there as one of the top in Bakersfield. I am very involved as a parent, and every teacher welcomes parents to help out in whatever way they can....whether it is working directly
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Posted by a parent on 06/02/06
My daughter has gone to McAuliffe since Kindergarden and is now finishing fourth grade. I find the staff to be professional and, for the most part, cooperative. Like any school, I've found that some of the teachers have been excellent, and some mediocre. I've yet to experience a bad teacher. I'm
... Read more very happy with the school as a whole, especially with my daughter's teacher this year, Miss Reiland, who is very professional. I don't like the lack of focus on cometitive oral language or the lack of after school sports for children under fifth grade. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/26/06
This is the best elementary in Bakersfield! The teachers are so caring and concerned for each individual student. I would not move anywhere because of this wonderful school, my two children attend and love this school.
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School Profile for Christa Mcauliffe Elementary School
CST* Test Scores
Test Year: 2012
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary School
Panama Buena Vista 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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creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
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Special Education Classes
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Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
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Bakersfield schools — Christa Mcauliffe Elementary School is located at 8900 Westwold Dr, Bakersfield CA 93311. 8900 Westwold Dr is in the 93311 ZIP code in Bakersfield, CA The school district for Christa Mcauliffe Elementary School is the Panama Buena Vista Union Elementary School District. Christa Mcauliffe Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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