School Details

Leo B. Hart Elementary School

9501 Ridge Oak Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 664-1296
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 543 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

38%
54%
56%
40%
58%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Panama-Buena Vista Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
43%
46%
60%
58%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Panama-Buena Vista Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
66%
65%
69%
70%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Panama-Buena Vista Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
57%
60%
65%
57%
65%
60%
55%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Panama-Buena Vista Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
58%
60%
53%
49%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Panama-Buena Vista Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Leo B. Hart Elementary School is a public middle school in Bakersfield. The principal of Leo B. Hart Elementary School is Daryl Newton and can be contacted at dnewton@pbvusd.net. 543 children attend Leo B. Hart Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 14% of the Leo B. Hart Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 53% of the 543 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Leo B. Hart Elementary School is 17:1. Tevis Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 6% 6%
Hispanic 48% 48%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 31%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 11%
Filipino 0.5% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%
Unspecified 0% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 16810%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 52%
Limited English proficiency 14% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a nice school but they most definitely need improvement on there test scores.I don't like the fact that they don't serve breakfast. Some of us parents are rushing off to work early morning and have very lil time to spare. I also don't like the fact that they don't start giving out awards to the kids until like 4th or 5th. I feel they should start earlier than that as a way to help encourage the kids to want to do better. Something to look forward too. More academic programs would be nice also....

  • (4 years ago)

    Both my daughters have attended this school since Kindergarten & are now in 5th & 2nd grades. The teachers are wonderful at least the one's we've had so far. Any time I've noticed one of my girls beginning to struggle in an area I've never had a problem getting with their teacher & working with them to improve thus resulting in all A's & B's on report cards. This year I have one daughter in chorus & violin & another in drama in addition to sports teams during school. Parental involvement at Leo B Hart is phenomenal & allows for additional opportunities for the students.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child attended Kindergarten here and excelled. She loved it. Fundraising is extreme. I had 5 different things asking for $ in one week once. She also attended 1st here last year & had a completely different experience. The teacher told me from day 1 to hold my child back because of her age (she turned 6 2 weeks after school started) & continued to tell me to hold her back BASED on her age. Then my child started failing. Everything. When I met with the teacher the ONLY suggestion that was given to me was "try Spellingcity.com". She had some biting remarks regarding the budget cuts. She would NEVER call me if she knew my child was struggling only if if she was in trouble. The school had NO support for my child in fact 1/3 of this class failed. This school has declined & we switched schools.

  • (9 years ago)

    High emphasis on test results/testing. There are great teachers and mediocre teachers and maybe 1 or 2 really bad teachers. School is a nice community but a little paranoid academically about scores and results lacking creativity. Parents are very involved (many stay-at-home moms). Typical array of extracurricular programs although music emphasis not stellar.

  • (9 years ago)

    There should be more academic programs for the children who attend this school. I would like to have more resources to choose from. Giving our children a headstart in academics is very important. I would like to see more workshops for our children the parent resource center workshop only has a few programs to chose from i hope to see more in the future.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is the best we found for our son who enrolled in Kindergarten during 2003-2004 school year. We were very happy with our son's experience in school. Also the parental involvement that the school supports is wonderful. My wife actually assisted the teachers and got to see how the whole process works. The teaching methods are quite modern and the results are excellent. I recommend anyone to enroll their child in this school.

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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