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Jacoby Creek Elementary School - Bayside, CA

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Jacoby Creek School Students

Jacoby Creek School is a one-school district in the small rural Northern California community of Bayside. The Jacoby Creek School community is comprised of students from all over the county in transitional kindergarten through eighth grade. Approximately fifty percent of the students attend Jacoby Creek School from outside our school district's geographical boundaries. The demographics of Jacoby Creek School represent the rural and eclectic culture of the county.

Jacoby Creek School enjoys a strong local reputation for academic excellence. Achievement levels on standardized are consistently substantially higher than the average county and state scores. Students at Jacoby Creek School experience the joy of participating in a classroom play at every grade level and music instruction is offered to all students. Students excel in local and county academic competitions, and Jacoby Creek School students are given opportunities to compete at the state level in many academic events. Jacoby Creek School offers a well-rounded athletics program with participation options for all grade levels. All students experience multiple field trips annually and connect with our community through service learning projects.

One very important component of the educational success of Jacoby Creek School is the extremely high parent and community participation in all aspects of the school program. Parents and community members chaperone field trips, assist teachers with individual and small group instruction daily, fill the school to overflowing during special events, and enrich the curriculum by bringing their careers and talents into the classrooms.

Jacoby Creek Elementary School

1617 Old Arcata Road
Bayside, CA, 95524-9324

(707) 822-4896

Ms. Melanie Anne Nannizzi, Principal at time of Nomination

Jacoby Creek School District

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To provide a safe and inclusive school climate and a high quality program of academic instruction which fosters a life-long love of learning.

Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 73%
  • Hispanic: 12%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Native American: 4%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 19%