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2573 West Westfield Avenue
Porterville, CA 93257

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(559) 788-6412
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July 31, 2013
Buckley Elementary is bar far the best elementary school in Porterville! It has had the highest API scores in town for the past three years, the staff is friendly and professional, and for the record, we LOVE the principal! She is professional and fair. She also has high expectations for the students and staff. Both of my children have attended this school and have had exceptional teachers! I'm proud to be a Buckley parent for the past 7 years!!

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November 05, 2010
I have subbed for 2 years now, & today November 4, 2010 was my first time subbing at Buckley Elementary, So as I was getting dressed today I put on a pair of jeans (which had no rips, weren't extremely tight, or excessively baggy) I put on a cami with a jacket over it, you may be asking why i am describing my outfit to you and the reasoning is because I was told I was dressed unprofessionally and all STAFF is to be professional, I was told this by the principal, she said that you can only wear jeans on casual Friday, now I'm completely fine with that had i not seen several staff wearing jeans. the principal also introduced herself as THE PRINCIPAL instead of her name this is the first principal that has introduced themselves to me as THE PRINCIPAL. I have just never been treated that way.

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September 15, 2009
Physically this school is practically brand new and looks good on the outside. I have had issues with lack of supervision or students. There have been incidents where first or second graders are waiting outside for the teacher to arrive with no adult supervision. This school does not suit higher learning students. Rules are not strictly enforced so there are students wearing inappropriate clothing, logos and hairstyles. The playground structure is very minimal and supervision during recess and lunch is also minimal. As with any education, the parent has to be aggressive about ensuring that your child is receiving the best education possible.

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December 03, 2008
Buckley is the best school in Porterville. The teaching staff keep in contact, monitoring your childs progress individually. There is a reading specialist on grounds full time. The office staff are friendly and know you by name. The principal is very experienced and handles issues in a quick professional manner. The class rooms are decorated by students art work and achievements. The school recognizes all student as individuals encouraging academic success. Children are polite and parents are proud. Thank You William R. Buckley staff for making our school a role model for others!

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April 25, 2005
I love William Buckley school. The school has really supported my child's education. The teachers and other staff are all very friendly and good with the kids.

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November 07, 2004
We have had a great experience with Buckley, because the teachers take a personal interest in their students, and the surrounding community seems to care about the school system. The teachers are readily available whenever you have a question, concern, suggestion or just want to discuss your child's progression. The children are exposed to a number of activities that enable them to grow in life experiences, such as numerous field trips, community events, and various school programs. The classrooms and facilities are new and appear to be state-of-the-art. The grounds are maintained, but they are lacking in their playground variety. There have been little-to-no incidents of crime or violent acts, and there is a feeling of safety on the school grounds and surrounding neighborhoods. Overall Buckley is a great school.

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William R. Buckley Elementary School
2573 West Westfield Avenue, Porterville, CA  93257
(559) 788-6412
Last modified William R. Buckley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
William R. Buckley Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top