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8 OVERALL RATINGS

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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Agree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Effective (1 response)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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There are 24 reviews about all of the school topics.

Review comments


Independence Elementary School 3

Posted October 21, 2015
- a parent
The teachers at this school seem good. However, the secretary that works at the front desk, is one of the rudest people that I have ever dealt with. Every time I come in the office to pick up my child or inquire about something I always greet her with a smile. She on the other hand, glares at me and is never friendly. I happened to be in the office one day and I saw her talking to an Indian parent with such disrespect that I felt sorry for the mom. I think it is time for this secretary to retire or at least take a different job where she is not working with the public. She talks to kids in the same snotty, rude tone as well. A school secretary is often times what makes the first impression that you have of a school. She is the first person you see when you walk through the door. I'm afraid that the hard working teachers and other positives that this school has going for it are overshadowed by her negativity.

Independence Elementary School 2

Posted September 04, 2013
- a parent
They had no concern for the star test for either of my kids. They didn't care how they did on paper they still passed them through to the next grade. I spent all school year last year teaching at home to compensate for the lack of teaching in the classroom. This school is very involved with PTC and is friendly, but I am disappointed with the curriculum and will be moving at the end of this school year.


Independence Elementary School 5

Posted April 05, 2013
- a community member
My school is very great and every day the staff is nice and friendly. I have known a lot of these teachers for a while now, and every day they give me a friendly, warm smile. New kids fit in great. This is a great school to attend.

Independence Elementary School
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Posted November 11, 2010
- a parent
this school offers programs to improve ALL students. GATE is a positive, but realistically, few students qualify. The base of my review is that it is for ALL kids inclding specal Ed.

Independence Elementary School 5

Posted March 20, 2010
- a parent
We started our son in this school in K, then moved. We have moved back just so we could put him and our other kids back in it. I have 2 boys there now, and they tell me how much they love school everyday!


Independence Elementary School 4

Posted May 26, 2009
- a parent
Great School! My daughter does very well at this school, the staff knows her and greets her warmly. They have many great programs and teachers.

Independence Elementary School
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Posted August 19, 2005
- a parent
Very good school. Rosedale schools overall are top notch in Bakersfield. Many of the teachers are parents within the District, which is a positive sign.

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Independence Elementary School
2345 Old Farm Road, Bakersfield, CA  93312-3531
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. (661) 588-6011
Last modified Independence Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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