Williams Elementary was first opened in 1914. It is one of the oldest schools in all of Bakersfield, and in 2014, celebrated its 100th year of operation. The school derived its name from the street where it is located, Williams Street. The original building sustained severe damage from the massive 1952 earthquake, and was taken down because is was unsuitable for occupancy. Williams received a reconstructed campus in 1954. For over 100 years, Williams Elementary and its staff has worked hard to maintain high academic standards and provide a strong learning environment for each of its students.
Williams Elementary in the 1940’s, before the earthquake.
Williams classroom, 1946.
Williams, when it was rebuilt in 1954.
Office assistants at the newly rebuilt school, 1955.
Williams Elementary, 1970’s.
Students are excited about learning, 1998.
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.