About Nichols School


Colonel Nichols Elementary School is located on an 11-acre plot of land in Northeast Bakersfield, near Bakersfield Community College. The school is named for Colonel Howard Nichols, a Colonel in the armed forces during World War II. Colonel Nichols was a local contractor following the war. He built many of the homes in the Nichols School area. He donated the land for the school to Bakersfield City School District. The school opened in September 1961. Colonel Nichols often attended performances by Nichols School children.


Nichols’ Mission:

Nichols’ mission is to provide a positive and effective integrated learning environment. This will give students successful experiences that promote high achievement and will create respect and appreciation for self and others. We want our students to be life-long learners, possessing the skills, knowledge, creativity, sense of self-worth and citizenship necessary to function productively in the 21st century.

Nichols School, 1961.

Nichols School, 1961.

Nichols School, 1970's.

Nichols School, 1970’s.

Nichols student getting some tutoring, 1997.

Nichols student getting some tutoring, 1997.


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Nichols School

3401 Renegade Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Phone: (661) 631-5400
Fax: (661) 871-0046

Mrs. Debra Craig
Email - craigd@bcsd.com

Vice Principal:
Mrs. Jennifer Anzalone
Email - anzalonej@bcsd.com

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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.