Award Year: 2014

Pinedale Elementary School

7171 Sugar Pine Avenue
Pinedale, CA, 93650-1223

(559) 327-7700

Mrs. Debra Bolls, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Clovis Unified School District

School Website


Provide a safe, nurturing environment that promotes academic excellence and personal growth. Through partnership, we will create a culture that ensures success for ALL students.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 11%
  • Hispanic: 70%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 8%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 15%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Our entire student body and staff showing their Pinedale Pride.

Our entire student body and staff showing their Pinedale Pride.

Pinedale Elementary School maintains high standards for student achievement. With an API of 875, Pinedale is among the top schools in California with similar demographics. Through our systematic intervention program, which focuses on each child’s individual learning needs, we have grown over 150 API points in the past five years. Pinedale was the only elementary school in California to exit PI 3 status for the 2012-2013 school year. This is a significant accomplishment for any school. It is for this reason that in 2013, we were bestowed with the prestigious Golden Bell Award and California Distinguished School, recognizing our school for closing the achievement gap. At Pinedale, we truly believe that ALL students can and will learn. At the heart of what makes Pinedale a special place is our community partnerships. We have many programs that support both our students and community, such as the ASES before and after-school programs, as well as a Neighborhood Resource Center where parents can get assistance with food, clothing, and resources to support the basic needs of their family. Local businesses support our goal to make each child a reader by participating in our Book Buddy program. Parents spend quality time with their children at Literacy Nights and Family Game Nights. Local churches support some of our rich traditions such as the Annual Salsa Festival. Pinedale is truly a hidden gem in Clovis Unified where all stakeholders work closely together in an effort to enrich our students in Mind, Body, and Spirit.