Hort History

Hort Elementary School was named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hort who devoted a great part of their lives to working in the Bakersfield city schools. Mrs. Hort taught for 13 years in the county then quit teaching to raise her family. She then taught for another 13 years in the Bakersfield City School District. Mr. Hort worked for the Bakersfield City School District for 21 years as a storekeeper and assistant purchasing agent.

Mr. and Mrs. Hort met in Bakersfield and were married in Oil Center. They were pioneer settlers in the Hort School area. When they purchased their ten acres, there was nothing but undeveloped land and large farms. They saw great changes and the area is now a rapidly growing area with many new subdivisions.

Mrs. Hort began work in the PTA in 1915 when she was a teacher at Beardsley School. In addition, she was on the district board when it was first organized in 1917. She also was on the 7th district PTA board, the Bakersfield Council of PTA, and was president of the Horace Mann PTA, Washington School PTA, and East High School PTA.

Mr. and Mrs. Hort continued to support local education by donating a portion of their land for Hort School. On October 1, 1956, Hort School opened and over the past 50 years, thousands of students have proudly called Hort their home.

Hort Elementary School

2301 Park Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Phone 661.631.5330
Fax 661.363.6083

Attendance 661.631.4922

Diana O'Neal
Email- onealdi@bcsd.com

Vice Principal
Mr. Henry Valderrama II
Email- valderramah@bcsd.com

Office Hours

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.