About Us!

Harding Elementary first opened its doors in 1959.  It is named after Ruth Clarke Harding, a career educator, who taught at the old Hawthorne School from 1920-1933.  She then took on the role of Principal at Roosevelt Elementary where she remained until 1956.  Harding Elementary is dedicated to applying the same commitment and dedication as Ruth in the day-to-day instruction and mentoring of each and every student.

Harding Elementary, 1959.

Harding Elementary, 1959.

Harding Elementary, 1959.

Harding Elementary, 1959.

Harding Elementary, 1970's.

Harding Elementary, 1970’s.

Students enjoying the computer lab! (1998)

Students enjoying the computer lab! (1998)

 

Harding Elementary School

Principal: Bridget Fitch
3201 Pico Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93306

Phone 661.631.5300
Fax 661.873.7151
Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.