About Our School


   Message from the Superintendent / Principal


Welcome to the Kit Carson Elementary School Web Page! On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff, we invite you to browse through the information here and learn about our school.


Our 7th Avenue campus located just outside Hanford serves students in Kindergarten through grade eight. With an attendance rate hovering around 375 students, we take pride in being one of the few smaller, family-oriented, country schools in Kings County. 


At Kit Carson, our students are our first priority. A safe learning and working environment exists for everyone on school grounds, inside and outside the classroom. We promote student achievement through a well-rounded, California Standards-based education that also includes extra-curricular opportunities in music, art, sports, and leadership. All employees see themselves as part of a network that supports student learning and well-being.


We recognize that parent involvement equals student success and encourage parents to take an active role in their children’s education. Communication with school is very important. To facilitate communication, teachers at Kit Carson are available by phone, e-mail, regular mail, and in person by appointment. 


We also believe that parent input is a most important factor in the success of our future citizens.  If you have any questions, please call the school at 559-582-2843..



Todd Barlow


Todd Barlow



943/p93513509_2171.   MISSION STATEMENT

  It is the mission of Kit Carson School to create a positive educational environment that fosters life-long learners.  Each student is to develop their potential in academics, problem solving, team building, leadership, written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills.  These objectives will be accomplished through professional, well-trained staff, using the best available technology and instructional materials.  We are committed to our most precious asset, our students.

Core Beliefs and Vision



Todd Barlow- Superintendent/Principal
Robin Jones - Learning Director 

Margaret DeSantos - Administrative Secretary
Robert Inabnit - Director of Operations
Kelly Mynderup - Chief Business Official