88 out of 10GreatSchools

American Elementary School

Bakersfield, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-6
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  • Enrollment: 731

Overview

American Elementary School
800 Verdugo
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 587-2277
American Elementary School is located in Bakersfield, CA and serves grades K-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Student Diversity

Race

Percentage

Pacific Islander
0%
Native American
0%
Black
2%
Filipino
3%
Two or more races
6%
Asian
6%
Hispanic
38%
White
43%
Other
2%

Reviews19 Reviews

3.5
parent
Respectful & caring interaction among faculty & staff, and naturally extended to students & parents/guardians is indicative of the devotion that is palpable at American. The campus security utilized to ensure student welfare is brilliant and a clear indication of the value & appreciation that is placed on the children. If a student is willing and given persistent support from home, he/she will graduate from American having not just learned curriculum but also cultivated integrity and a good work ethic.
parent
Thank you Mrs. Taylor for being a great chess coach for our kids. All the time and effort you invest in them is really appreciated!
parent
I am very surprised by the number of negative reviews listed on this page. American Elementary is a terrific school with great staff and administration. Child and parent participation is heavily encouraged and part of the daily life at American. Teachers make themselves available and are willing to put in the time to work with your child. Class sizes tend to be small (20-25) and does not seem overly focused on standardized testing. When I compare my child's experience with coworkers or friends who are not within the American boundaries I typically do not hear the same positive experiences. It seems some of the older reviewers may be one or two individuals who posted numerous negative reviews in an effort to reduce the overall rating. I understand that everyone experiences will not be positive, but for the most part American is top notch.
other
I wish all schools were as outstanding as this one. All students are supported and respected. The family is valued and parents are encouraged to be involved in their child's classroom. The curriculum is integrated and balanced with literature and informational text and students read and write in every subject, including math. There is a wonderful leadership program for the student body as well as extracurricular activities such as Chess Club, school band, and sports. I am sorry such negative experiences occurred with some of the other comments here. Those are surely not typical of those who know American Elementary School.
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