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Chatom Elementary School

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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.


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Lee Nuestro Boletín

Staff Directory

Chatom Elementary       209-664-8500

Day, Kelley               Chatom Elementary Principal                     

Cruz, Bernadette             Secretary/Data Services                       

Magana, Priscilla            Secretary/Parent Liasion                     

Souza, Nancy                   Nurse                                                        

Machado, Courtney        Counseling                                              

Williamson, Sandy          Library                                                    

Stewart, Houkje               Speech Pathologist                               

Soto, Jimenez Daniel       Computer Lab Tech                             




Aguiniga, Linda                  TK/Kindergarten                                  
Burciaga, Nayeli                 1st grade                                                 
Burdick, Barry                     5th grade                                                
Carlson, Dan                        3rd grade                                               
Corkwell, Jolene                 Kindergarten                                         
Dompe, Eloisa                    Transitional Kindergarten                  
Eichert, Greg                      3rd grade                                                 
Espindula, Amy                  2nd grade                                               
Gilmore, Tara                     5th grade                                                 
Gonzales, Guadalupe         3rd grade                                               
Goulart, Kaitlin                  P. E. Teacher                                          
Haile, Beth                          1st grade                                                  
Oliveira, Christina             4th/5th grade                                         
Keegan, Caity                      Resource                                                
Keegan, Cathy                     Special Day                                            
Ochoa, Alexandria             2nd grade                                               
Ostrander, Sharon             1st grade                                                 
Padilla, Shannon                Kindergarten                                         
Parman, Allyson                Reading/Writing Specialist                 
Redman, Kelli                    2nd grade                                                
Salas, Alexandria              4th grade                                                  

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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