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Chatom Elementary School

WE have a lot to learn today! MAKE it a great day!

Chatom Elementary School is located west of Turlock in a rural agricultural area, bordered by orchards, dairies and corn fields. We offer a rigorous academic program designed to meet state standards and challenge students to think creatively and problem solve. Full-day kindergarten and transitional kindergarten (TK)  provide students with a solid academic foundation. Our students compete annually with other schools in the County Spelling Championship, Science Fair, and Elementary Science Olympiad. Our close-knit staff collaborates regularly to meet the needs of students and analyze student progress.

A reading and writing support teacher provides literacy remediation. A physical-education specialist provides instruction to grade 3-5 students.

We are proud of our after-school programs. We offer K-5 students homework help, academic intervention and enrichment electives. Enrichment course offerings vary, but currently students may choose from music, art, digital art, Spanish, rocket science, Yosemite Environmental Living Program, keyboarding, technology, hands-on science, or AR reading club. A late bus is provided for students who participate in after-school courses.

Chatom is a place where students can get a high-quality college prep education. Many of our students’ families have attended for multiple generations. Parents are actively involved in a partnership with Chatom staff to provide the best education for our students. Primary classes are 20:1 staff-to-student ratio. Intermediate classes are 32:1. We have 400 students enrolled.

Providing a safe and positive learning environment for students is our first priority. All students are expected to conduct themselves in a responsible manner, showing courtesy and respect toward all individuals and property.


Chatom Elementary Newsletter

Our Mission

The mission of Chatom Elementary is to provide a comprehensive, rigorous instructional program with creative learning opportunities and experiences that meet the needs of it’s diverse rural student population, ensuring all students reach their individual potential to be responsible, compassionate, contributing citizens.


Lee Nuestro Boletín

Staff Directory

Chatom Elementary       209-664-8500

Rowley, Chanda               Chatom Elementary Principal            

Cruz, Bernadette             Secretary/Data Services                       

Ayala, Manuel                  Secretary/Parent Liasion                     

Souza, Nancy                   Nurse                                                        

Machado, Courtney        Counseling                                              

Williamson, Sandy          Library                                                    

Stewart, Houkje               Speech Pathologist                               

Soto, Jimenez Daniel       Computer Lab Tech                             




Aguiniga, Linda                  Kindergarten                           

Bos-Pineiro, Lisa               Reading Specialist                  

Burdick, Barry                    5th grade                                   

Carlson, Dan                       3rd grade                                    

Corkwell, Jolene               Kindergarten                           

Day, Kelley                          4th grade                                    

Dompe, Eloisa                   Transitional Kindergarten   

Eichert, Greg                      3rd grade                                   

Espindula, Amy                 2nd grade                                    

Gilmore, Tara                     5th grade                                   

Gonzales, Guadalupe     3rd grade                                    

Goulart, Kaitlin                  P. E.                                         

Haile, Beth                          1st grade                                   

Oliveira, Christina             4th grade                                    

Keegan, Cathy                   Special Day                               

Mensonides, Kim             2nd grade                                 

Ostrander, Sharon           1st grade                                     

Padilla, Shannon               Kindergarten                           

Parman, Allyson               1st grade                                   

Redman, Kelli                    2nd grade                                  

Santos, Terri                       Resource                                   

7221 Clayton Rd Turlock, CA 95380

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Chatom Elementary School

7221 Clayton Rd
Turlock, CA 95380

Phone: 209-664-8500
Fax: 209-664-8520

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