About Us

Owens Primary School was first opened in 1950 under the name Potomac School.  In 1971, it adopted the current name – Bessie E. Owens School.  Later on in its existence, it split into two separate schools:  Owens Primary and Owens Intermediate.  Owens Primary services children K-3rd, and Owens Intermediate 4th-6th grade.  The school is named after Bessie E. Owens, a career educator who taught in various schools and roles for nearly 50 years. Owens School works hard every day to provide each child with the attention and instruction needed to ensure the best education possible.

Owens Primary, the called Potomac, 1960.

Owens Primary, then called Potomac, 1960.

Owens Primary, 1970's.

Owens Primary, 1970’s.

Owens Primary class photo, 1975.

Owens Primary class photo, 1975.

Student getting a closer look with a microscope, 1998.

Student getting a closer look with a microscope, 1998.

Students enjoying a session in the computer lab, 1998.

Students enjoying a session in the computer lab, 1998.

 

 

Bessie Owens Primary

815 Potomac Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93307
(661) 631-5420
Fax- (661) 859-0913

Sarita Arredondo
Principal
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.