About Us!

Hort Elementary has be providing academic services for many years.  Before it adopted the name “Hort” in 1956, it was known as Hawthorne School.  The school was named after Fred Hort and his wife Ovillah. Fred Hort worked with the city schools for 21 years, including roles as storekeeper and assistant purchasing agent.  Ovillah Hort taught in many schools in Bakersfield from 1910 to 1955.  She helped establish the first hot-lunch program and was active in the first parent-teacher association in Bakersfield.  We are proud to have such a rich heritage, and everyday the staff continues the valiant efforts of Mr. and Mrs. Hort to provide excellence and innovation in education for each of its students.

Hort Elementary, 1956.

Hort Elementary, 1956.

Aerial shot of Hort, 1956.

Aerial shot of Hort, 1956.

Hort Elementary circa 1970's.

Hort Elementary circa 1970’s.

Students during an afternoon lesson, 1998.

Students during an afternoon lesson, 1998.

Student participating in silent reading time, 1998.

Student participating in silent reading time, 1998.

Students enjoying a science project, 1998.

Students enjoying a science project, 1998.

Hort Happenings

Feb. 1
Parent Café with a Cop, 8:00a.m.

Feb. 3
Super Parent Work Day

Feb. 9
Late Start Day

Feb. 10
Reading Boot Camp

Feb. 13
No School, Lincoln’s Birthday

Feb. 14-24
Catalog Fundraiser

Feb. 15
ELAC Meeting, 8:30a.m.

Feb. 17-24
Book Fair

Feb. 20
No School, President’s Day

Feb. 21
Booster Club Meeting, 3:00p.m.

Feb. 23
School Site Council, 3:00p.m.

Feb. 27
Spring Pictures

Hort Elementary School

2301 Park Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Phone 661.631.5330
Fax 661.363.6083

Attendance 661.631.4922

Steve Robinson

Office Hours

School Hours


Grades 1-3

Grades 4-5

Wednesdays - Bank Day


Grades 1-3

Grades 4-5

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.