About Us » History


Munsey first began providing educational services in 1954.  It is named after Millie Gardett Munsey, a dedicated educator who taught in several schools in the Bakersfield area from 1895-1945.  Munsey Elementary strives to follow her example each day through modern, relevant instruction delivered by knowledgeable, caring teachers and staff.

Munsey serves approximately 660 students in grades TK-5th.  Some of our programs that make an education at Munsey special include a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program for all 5th grade students, new technology in all classrooms, a modern computer lab, a science lab and numerous extended learning activities.

Munsey’s mascot is the Star.  Our school colors are red, white and blue.

Munsey School, 1954.

Munsey classroom photo, 1954.

Munsey School, 1970’s.

Students enjoying Munsey’s library, 1997.

Small group learning session, 1997.