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Mission Statement

Golden Oak Elementary at Lerdo and Wall adheres to the premise that all children can learn. It is our belief that student success is based upon the collaborative efforts of all segments of the school community including administration, teachers, support staff, and the community at large. Our mission is to foster the mental, physical, social, and emotional growth of all students by promoting excellence through meaningful, standards-based instruction and providing a nurturing school environment that support the development of positive self-image and social consciousness that will lead toward productive, responsible citizenship.

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College Career Corner


To help Golden Oak students realize future college and career goals we focus our efforts and provide resources such as U-Planit to educate and encourage our students in their college endeavors. Each week at Golden Oak is College Career Wednesday.

Golden Oak Tigers
Dream Big
and Work Hard!

"Golden Oak Elementary School - Home Of The Tigers."

Tuesday, August 30, 5:00 p.m.

Golden Oak Families are invited to our BACK TO SCHOOL night, August 30. The evening will begin with an important Title 1 parent meeting in the cafeteria at 5:00 p.m. At 5:30, classroom doors will be opened and parents can learn about the GRRREAT year teachers have planned for our tigers. This is an event you won't want to miss!!


From Our Principal...

Hello Golden Oak Families!


We are excited to begin the 2016-17 school year!  Everyone is working hard to make this the best year ever! As teachers begin training and lesson planning, it is becoming clear that they are in for great learning experiences this year!


Our Golden Oak staff is dedicated to continuous learning through professional development and the use of student and school achievement data to discover the most effective ways to teach our students. We have high expectations for our students, our colleagues, and ourselves, and know that through trust, hard work, and positive reinforcement of our collective strengths, Golden Oak students will continue to thrive.


Thank you for helping your children prepare for school by going to bed earlier - we are doing the same! Remember that the first day of school is on Wednesday, August 17th, and that it is a minimum day. TK-3rd are out at 12:30….4th-6th are out at 1:20.


Be sure to check our website calendar for schedules and events; and stay tuned for our first Parent Newsletter, coming soon!


Your very fortunate principal,

Mrs. Blacklock

GRRREAT Memories!!!

Please stop by our new "Golden Oak Memories" page to see the amazing celebrations and events that took place in 2015-16! We're getting our homepage ready for a new school year! Stay tuned for more information and remember tigers READ EVERY DAY!!

Upcoming Events at Golden Oak:

Visit the Golden Oak "Memories" page!!!



August 30  |  Back to School Night! - Minimum Day


September 5  |  Labor Day - No School

Today: 8/28/16

Perfect Attendance 2015-16

G.O. College Career Corner

At Golden Oak we feature College/Career Wednesday every week. We want our students to know every option available as they Dream Big and Work Hard, studying and learning valuable life skills! We invite our Golden Oak Families and community to join us in discovering the opportunities available for our Tigers! 

Golden Oak

Golden Oak Elementary School lies in the western section of the City of Shafter and serves students in grades kindergarten through six. Originally named Richland Primary School, the students at the school participated in choosing the current name, Golden Oak Elementary School. The school operates on a traditional school calendar. Golden Oak Elementary School is committed to providing a strong instructional program for all students to ensure excellence in education.


Six Pillars Of Character



Be honest * Don't deceive, cheat or steal * Be reliable - do what you say you'll do * Have the courage to do the right thing * Build a good reputation * Be loyal - stand by your family, friends and country


Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule * Be tolerant of differences * Use good manners, not bad language * Be considerate of the feelings of others * Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone * Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements


Do what you are supposed to do * Persevere: keep on trying! * Always do your best * Use self-control * Be self-disciplined * Think before you act - consider the consequences * Be accountable for your choices


Play by the rules * Take turns and share * Be open-minded; listen to others * Don't take advantage of others * Don't blame others carelessly


Be kind * Be compassionate and show you care * Express gratitude * Forgive others * Help people in need


Do your share to make your school and community better * Cooperate * Stay informed; vote * Be a good neighbor * Obey laws and rules * Respect authority * Protect the environment


Digital Literacy

Free eBooks and Audio Books!


Access the Golden Oak Elementary Library Media Center and access ebooks and audiobooks from any internet connected device. Search your library OPAC to find out what is available by following these English or Spanish instructions.

If you have questions contact the District Librarian.