School Details

Henry Eissler Elementary School

2901 Eissler Street, Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5250
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 662 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

49%
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65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bakersfield City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
31%
46%
40%
55%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bakersfield City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
47%
65%
78%
62%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bakersfield City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
44%
60%
69%
59%
65%
45%
28%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bakersfield City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
40%
60%
61%
41%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bakersfield City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Henry Eissler Elementary School is a public middle school in Bakersfield. The principal of Henry Eissler Elementary School is Jennifer Payne, who can be contacted at paynej@bcsd.com. 662 students go to Henry Eissler Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 14% of the Henry Eissler Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 69% of the 662 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Henry Eissler Elementary School is 17:1. Chipman Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 66% 74%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 11%
Asian 3% 0.8%
White, non-Hispanic 23% 12%
Unspecified 2% 0.6%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1.0%
Filipino 0.2% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 85%
Limited English proficiency 14% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I've had two children attend Eissler and never had any problems. My kids loved all their teachers every year! I was enrolling my youngest child this year and I was treated so aweful by the office staff i decided over the summer that I would enroll my children in a different school. The school has changed so much since the principal Mrs.Adame Retired.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am literally moving to get away from this school and the district. I have had SO many issues with this school and office staff. My son is finishing his 1st grade year here (after attending an amazing school in a different district in the SW part of town) and he has been bullied by multiple children which were only questioned and NOT disciplined he has been accused of lying about incidents because the other boys "had no history of misconduct " the 1st-3rd grades have lunch and PE together which I think is not ok because of the age gap plus there are times the older grades are also on the playground with the younger students. There seems to be no concern for my son's academic success the office staff have ignored a COURT ORDER the main office secretary is continuously rude and unhelpful and the district would not respond to my concerns. Keep your children away from here unless you want them to get lost in stacks of worksheets unengaged learning and uncaring staff members (for the most part). By the way my son doesn't know who his principal is- or even her name. He thinks the head of discipline/security (campus supervisor) is the principal.

  • (4 years ago)

    To make it short on more than one occassion the office staff has messed up paperwork been beyond rude to my family for their mess ups and being fined by the state because they can't keep their records straight. Not only this but also my sons kindergarten and first grade years he had more than 5 teachers because they decided to hire a teacher out on disability and had to constantly bring in new "long-term" or not so long term substitute teachers. We had problems with a kid harassing our son and when we went to the school about it nothing happened. Instead they turned it around on us and said there was something wrong with my son because he was withdrawn in class. You think? His before and after school care givers were in just as much disbelief as my family with the things the staff of Eissler was saying.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is in kindergarten and after 3 months he was already able to pass the end-of-year tests with a perfect score. I inquired if they could give him some different work and was told no so as a result he is not challenged academically. His teacher is great but apparently her hands are tied by the district. I would not recommend Bakersfield City School District if you have kids that you ve worked with at home (as parents should). In my son's class there were several kids that came in not knowing letters and other basics.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a proud parent of an Eissler Eagle and I'm proud of it. This school has amazing teachers that care about every child equally. They really go above and beyond! Parents this school is cool!

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that this school is a good school. They seem to care about the children and their progress. They do not pressure the children or treat them disrespectfully. I am happy to have my child attend this school.

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