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Harris Elementary has been providing educational services since 1960. It is named after Caroline Payne Harris, a dedicated educator, who served as teacher and principal in the Bakersfield City School District for many years. Harris school strives to maintain high-level, educational practices, and to ensure each student receives the attention and instruction they need to succeed in academics and life.
Harris Elementary, 1960.
Harris Elementary, 1960.

Harris Elementary, 1970’s.
Students pose outside for group picture, 1998.

Students enjoying a group art project, 1998.