Notes from the Principal’s Desk


Nichols Elementary School is now in its 54th year of serving students in grades K-6 in the Bakersfield City School District. Nichols’ students and staff are focused on academic excellence. We maintain high expectations for each student striving for advanced proficiency on common core standards at each grade level. Our philosophy is to treat each student as though he/she is our own.

Parents are an active part of our school’s community, serving on our School Site Council, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and volunteering consistently in our classrooms.

Administrators and teachers at Nichols Elementary School are committed to academic success for all students. Nichols’ staff collaborates to plan lessons and access student performance through the Professional Learning Communities.

Mrs. Debra S. Craig

Colonel Howard Nichols Principal


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Nichols School

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

Mrs. Debra Craig
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Vice Principal:
Mrs. Jennifer Anzalone
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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.