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600 Hidalgo Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93314

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October 01, 2015
This school is a gem. My 3 children have gone through kinder-3rd grade and only encountered stellar teachers that truly love and care about their students getting the best. This year they brought in a STEM program and all the grades are having fun with science experiments. As a working scientist I still find time to volunteer and have been pleased with what I see in the classrooms as I volunteer each week. The issues we have brought to the principle and staff have been resolved and they have strived to make this environment a place where kids thrive. Class sizes are low and my kids feel like everyone cares about them with the many friendly smiles and listening ears.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
October 01, 2015
Teachers have not overloaded my kids with too much. They focus on what is important and ask for 30 min of reading and spelling and a little math. The assignments that do come home are constructive.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
October 01, 2015
Students learn these qualities from their adult role models. Del Rio is full of stellar role models that truly care about students. I am at the school a lot as a volunteer and see the interaction between staff and kids. Staff is upbeat and happy to talk to students. They remember students by name and are always there to solve issues in a fair and loving way.

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2014
This is a horrible school. The teachers I have not had a problem with but principle and desk staff are rude. My son was assaulted and because witnessed said he was annoying the kid the child that punched my son and left him bloody noses with clots coming out had no action taken. The principle also did nothing to prevent anything further happen the boy walked home with my son off the bus the very next day! I'm appalled at this and it's no wonder why our children are hurting eachother. Adults are justifying it

- submitted by a parent

October 06, 2014
I have my son in this school teacher horroble they are look rude act rude how they teacher i dont know they must be prisinor i planing take my son from this school next year all they think money not student

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September 05, 2012
My daughter is new to this school she is in the 1st grade and I have to say I am VERY please with the communication between the teacher and myself. I was able to find her teachers email through there website on the 1st day of school. Unlike some of the recent reviews on here I found the website to be very up to date and informative. I check her bag pack daily and saw the flyer for the back to school meet and greet in there. It was also posted online along with the book fair info & other current events... I would definitely recommend this school small classroom sizes and great staff!!

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2012
Most teachers try to do the bare minimum. The ones that don't, however, tend to ignore parental input and do not communicate well. The campus has black widow nests that have been growing for well over five years. After fifteen years of children and experience at this school, I am glad to say that I will never have to deal with it again and some of the more arrogant teachers.

- submitted by a community member

September 01, 2011
My 2 children have only recently started attending this school and I am very displeased to say the least. Our daughter attended for a little over a month at the end of last year due to our move here from out of state. Our daughter started 4th grade this year and our son kindergarten. Our children say they like their teachers and they appear to be nice as does the principal, however the communication at this school is terrible. As a newer member of the community I have no idea what is going on. No notices or emails for open house or meet the teacher (which we missed due to not knowing). No monthly calendars to see what events or days off they might have. Their website has been down for days so no information there as well. The woman in the office seems to have forgotten what manners are. In the 2 weeks since school has started I have had to speak with the principal and the distract office more than once. I have not only been a member but a chair on the PTA at their old school, however this makes me want to not be involved and that's sad. Looking for houses out of this district already. If you are looking for a great school for your children keep looking.

- submitted by a parent

November 04, 2010
Del Rio is a fantastic school with some of the finest teachers I have seen. Our kidlet is a 5th grader right now and a GATE student. As a professional, I have been quite impressed and pleased with the engagement and ingenuity of the teaching staff, along with, the principal (who is also a very fine man). I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a community member

June 03, 2009
Del Rio School is a great school. I have two children whom attend, and both have excelled at this school. The teachers go above and beyond to make sure each child is learning. Way to go Del Rio!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 25, 2009
Del Rio is one of the best hidden secrets of the Bakersfield school system. Parents, teacher, and the administration make it a great atmosphere to learn!

- submitted by a teacher
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May 14, 2009
I am shocked at all the positive reviews of this school, especially the teaching staff. I am a teacher in another district and my own children attend Del Rio. I have found continually over the years that the teachers are unmotivated and do not want to think out of the box. I was excited for my children to attend Del Rio and expected a quality education. Well, boy was I wrong. Luckily my children are self motivated and already above grade level or I would be tremendously worried. Many teachers need to retire or change their attitude towards teaching. Students thrive from caring, creative, hard working teachers. The Del Rio staff in general is a copy machines best friend. They submit the same worksheets that they have been doing for the last twenty years and complete the same writing topics as well. Can you imagine completing 4th grade without California history??????

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2009
My children at Del Rio have very good teachers and I am very pleased with their warmhearted instruction. Regretfully, there are areas of improvement that should not be over sighted. My personal experience with other teaching staff is that they disguise their limitations, instead of looking forward to learn more and improve their skills; they also stall services as long as they can, in order to keep their own ways as long as possible. While dealing with the Principal, I have realized that he is more interested in his good image and relationship with the parents, than taking the responsibility of leading his staff to their better performance. When times call for his duty as a Principal, he relies in the Rosedale Union School District to avoid the responsibility, wasting the children precious instructional time.

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2009
I am a parent of two boys at Del Rio Elementary School. It is a GREAT school. Our principal is great. He is out playing with the kids on the playground and is continuously striving to make our school even better. All the teachers are great, but our current teachers have made our kids excel...Thanks Del Rio!

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2009
My kid is in her 3rd year at Del Rio. So far, I have not had any problems with the actual school. I feel the staff has always been nice and I feel the principal seems to be really in touch with the children. My daughter always comments about how she had a nice conversation with him or some of the other teachers. The only thing I feel that can be improved is to maybe have the teachers try a little harder to push the children to reach for their goals. They seem to easily back off when it comes to pushing the kids harder. But overall, I am satisfied with the school. Plus, my daughter also goes to the after school program and I've NEVER had a problem with them.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2008
I love this school. The teachers are awesome! My kids have had 9 different teachers and they have all been great. They are warm, nuturing, and go out of their way to ensure that the kids have all the tools thay need to succeed. The pricipal will take the time to listen to parent concerns and he has a natural rapport with the kids.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2008
The best Principal I have ever encountered. Staff also care about the children,.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2007
I love Del Rio, except for one thing. The lunches are quite expensive. All the parents that I talk to with children in other schools tell me they pay no more than $1.60 for lunches. On top of being expensive, they are not at all nutritious. So, I have to brown bag my children's lunches every single day. This is a bit inconvenient for the working parent.

- submitted by a parent

July 01, 2005
Great school with teachers who go the extra mile. Kindergarten teachers are excellent and the school still uses competitive learning strategies such as Mickey Math and Ready Reader.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2005
Having moved tyo Del Rio very late in the year, we were happy with many things it offered. However, we did feel that not much was done to make our child feel welcome.

- submitted by a teacher

February 11, 2005
My child has gone to Del Rio for almost 3 years now. Overall it is a good school. The leadership could be better. Hopefully my child will remember the positive things and not the negative things when he looks back on his years at Del Rio Elementry. I only hope his spirit isn't broken by then.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
Overall, this school has wonderful teachers and staff, but we had one unfortunate year with a teacher that my child really struggled with (along with numerous other parents, past/present). But have several other pleasant years with 2 children finishing up there. The afterschool daycare program could definitely be improved.

- submitted by a parent
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Del Rio Elementary School
600 Hidalgo Drive, Bakersfield, CA  93314
(661) 588-6050
Last modified Del Rio Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Del Rio Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top