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Bakersfield, CA
Students enrolled: 649
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9400 Stine Road
Bakersfield, CA 93313

(661) 831-1741
(661) 831-6662
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April 25, 2015
I totally agree with posting on Feb 2015. The office staff is horrible and the principal right along with them. This school is lacking on what makes a school fun to go to. My daughter has been bullied at this school and not even addressed correctly. Several times I tried to voluntary at school and was not welcomed and told I was not allowed to go into the class room. I am applying for my daughter to transfer to a private school. The class rooms are at their max and I feel my child's education is not being met to guidelines. I have hired tutors, enrolled her Cal-State Exteneded University summer camp for Reading and Math to bring her up to speed out of my pocket knowing Panama School receiving funding for my child to attend and not receive her education.

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2015
My children were transferred 2 yrs ago to Panama, and within this time I have experienced several negative and disappointing situations -please keep in mind my children are Honor Roll and Principal List students. 1. was not allowed to take my children their instrument stating "we cannot interrupt the class" - they missed practice on 2 different occasions. 2. was told I could not watch my son perform a solo during a day concert, as the concert was only for "students." -my son was sad when he did not see me in the audience and reported seeing a few parents. 3. My son &daughter (on 2 separate occasions) were held in the office (appx. 2hrs and 5hrs) as either witnesses or accused of an incident - children missed importation class activities, parents were notified by child after arriving home. Child was kept in the office for over 5hrs without notifying parent! 4. Children are allowed to take cupcakes for birthdays - cupcakes were not delivered - child was devastated and walked home with cupcakes crying! 5. For failure to communicate until the morning of departure, child left to camp keep crying without parent, as originally approved and planned. .. And there's more!

- submitted by a parent
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November 04, 2008
This is an outstanding school with a very caring staff. My girls have been at this school on an out of district transfer for the past 4 years and I drive them all the way across town every day so that they can stay at this school. This is how strong we feel about Panama School. It is the best!

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2007
The school has potential. Zero extra activities until 4th grade. The early starting time (7:50) forces us to rearrange our evening schedule to get the kids home extra early for school. Parent involvement is scarce. Morning drop off is a nightmare.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2005
Excellent school with a caring district and a principal who truly wants what is best for the students.

- submitted by a teacher

April 22, 2005
Although I think this is a great school that my son's enjoy, there is not a lot of parent particapation. The teachers are great yet the principal is not very involved. Safety is very important at this school. I'm a little dissapointed with the fun extras or lack there of.

- submitted by a parent
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Panama Elementary School
9400 Stine Road, Bakersfield, CA  93313
(661) 831-1741
Last modified Panama Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Panama Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top