Vision and Mission


    Cesar Chavez Elementary School will lead Bakersfield City School District in academic excellence. It will be a safe and clean environment where all students are excited to be at school on time, every day, and ready to learn. Staff, parents, and families will work as partners to ensure students are provided and will obtain a well-rounded education. Our Challengers will be self-driven, self-reflective, and responsible members of society who will develop and grow to make the world a better place.


    Cesar Chavez Elementary School seeks to provide an enriched, challenging learning environment that encourages and supports high standards for academic scholarship, integrity, leadership, and responsible citizenship, while allowing for individual differences, learning, and teaching styles. Our school promotes a safe, clean, caring, and supportive environment fostered by positive relationships between teachers, students, parents, and staff. We strive to have our parents, teachers, and community members actively involved in our students learning, from grades Kindergarten through Sixth.



    Chavez Elementary School first opened in 1994.  It was named after Cesar E. Chavez, the civil rights activist who fought for farm laborer’s rights in the Central California area and beyond.  Chavez Elementary strives to provide each student the best education possible and equip their staff and teachers with all of the necessary resources to effectively instruct and mentor each child.