School Fact Sheet
Caroline Payne Harris Elementary School
We are located in the Southwest area of Bakersfield in an urban area called West Park, with a mixture of housing, light industrial, and commercial enterprises. Currently we have 526 students in grades Transitional Kindergarten through Sixth Grade, with several Special Education Classes, a Dual Immersion program for Kinder and a First Grade Dual Immersion program starting in the beginning of the 2019-20 school year.
An active Parent Booster Club involves Parents in activities at the school such as Family Math Night, Science Night, Art, Daughter and Date Dance night, Fellows and Friends Night, School Carnival, etc. as well as a number of fund raising activities.
The Parent Center which is open daily, has active classes on a weekly basis
in areas of Family Fitness, Knitting, and Social Get Together's. Through out
the year classes are offered to assist our parents in areas of Education and
raising successful children. A popular class Loving Solutions is a multi-week
program that is offered in both English and Spanish. The most popular activity
are the Parent Cafe's which offer everyone the opportunity to get together,
have a lite breakfast, discuss ideas and have a more personal contact with the
The Music Program involves students in grades three through sixth in learning
how to play an instrument, and participates in several concerts throughout the year,
both for the students and in the evenings for our families.
The After-school Program offers tutoring and activities to over 200
of our students after the regular school day until 5:30 pm. This
program is operated in conjunction with the Bakersfield Boy's
and Girl's Club.