William R. Buckley Elementary School

2573 West Westfield Ave, Porterville, CA 93257 | (559) 788-6412
  • Grades: KG-4
  • Student Enrollment: 539
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 2573 West Westfield Ave., Porterville, CA 93257
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 539
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 27.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 20.0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 279 (51.8%)
  • Females: 260 (48.2%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 71 (13.2%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 238 (44.2%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 309 (57.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
William R. Buckley Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian61.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For William R. Buckley Elementary School
  Number Percent
1st Grade14827.5%
2nd Grade10018.6%
3rd Grade10018.6%
4th Grade9116.9%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Master's Degree
Percent With Bachelor's Degree
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 100.0%
Number of Certificated Staff: 29.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 16.2
Average Age
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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1 review for William R. Buckley Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on May 06, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My oldest son, now 8 years old attended William R. Buckley for only three and a half years. He is a child whom is was not able to focus, but his behavior is wonderful. He was bullied and was afraid to tell myself, because he feared I would tell him the same thing the staff at Buckley told him, "Stop tattling" , wait a second what happened to the zero tolerance when it comes to bullying, and misbehavior? I contacted the school Principal about a situation my oldest son had told me about, an older (possibly same age as my son just bigger than him) male student cornered my son in the bathroom, forced him to eat soap, touch a spider web with a spider in it, and tried forcing my son to drink toilet water. When my son began to cry the other student changed his mind and ran out of the bathroom. I contacted the Principal as soon as my son told me. The next day supposedly, the Principal had my son look in a book with all of the students pictures to see if my son could point out the boy who bullied him. My son did not recognize the bully, and the Principal left it at that. The following year I transferred my son to another school, and his attitude towards school is much more positive.
    Now, my youngest son is only five. He is a very loving little boy, and yes like a lot of other boys his age he can become physical with other boys his age. I do not condone any form f "bad behavior". My youngest son is ADHD and has a Visual Disorder, causing him some difficulty, but other than that he is a very bright child. My youngest son has a little boy in his class who also attends the same daycare. This little boy is quite a bit like my son from what I have seen for myself. Yet, this boy tends to focus on my son for his reasons at school and daycare. When this little boy physically hits, kicks, or pushes my son, my son will get physical back. This has been ongoing throughout the school year. The teacher has focused so much on my son's "not so good behavior" she does not see or acknowledge him when he is doing something "good". What happened to positive reinforcement? Most of the emails she has sent me about my youngest son are negative. Until I spoke to the Principal to tell him that all the emails she has sent me about my son were negative. My son has been given a referral, kept in the office for several hours of the day, and in school suspension. Again, I do not condone "bad behavior" I hear about the incidents through voice mail on my cellphone, the school has not tried once to contact me at home or my work, where they know they can get a hold of me. Come on what is a five year old going to learn if you discipline him in these unacceptable ways? Also at lunch time, I came to the school to eat lunch with my youngest son. When I walked into the cafeteria with a friend, there were two tables full of other children eating together, while my son was at an empty table alone eating. I asked him if he was in trouble, and another classmate of his told me herself, "no they put him by himself, so he doesn't be bad." Do they not realize what types of psychological damage this can cause? The two aides in the cafeteria, whom I witnessed talking most of the time, standing in the same spot have been sitting my five year old son by himself to prevent him from misbehaving, or in other words so they do not have to do their job. At that time I witnessed two other little boys hitting each other, and the aides did nothing, because they saw nothing. Had they not been busy chatting they would have seen the two little boys, and all of the other incidents with my son at that. I am not only blaming the aides, but I am blaming the teach for "singling out" my son, because she is so focused on his "bad behavior". Last week this teacher's son urinated on my son's shirt. My son told the teacher, so she asked her son if he did, of course he said no like every other five year old. I am not upset at this child, I am upset that this teacher is taking other five year old's words as truth over my son's, due to the fact that he is not " perfect to her.
    I recently spoke to the District Superintendent about these concerns, and awaiting the response.

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