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About Us

Welcome to our "Jiménez Family!" Our school is named after the late Santa Maria-Bonita School District employee, Roberto Jiménez, an outstanding community member, and his brother, Dr. Francisco Jiménez, a phenomenal professor and author. I invite you to explore Jiménez Elementary School's website, which provides valuable information about our school's instructional programs, academic
achievement, classroom materials, school safety, facilities, and staff. Our school is staffed with highly qualified teachers who are extremely dedicated to helping all children succeed. We take it upon ourselves to be constant learners. Students receive a California standards-based
curriculum, presented by dedicated professionals based on the  individual needs of the students. We are considerate of students' cultural backgrounds, and build students' learning based on prior knowledge. Ongoing evaluation of student progress and achievement helps us refine the instructional program so all students can achieve academic proficiency. We have made a commitment to provide the best educational program possible for Jiménez students. We welcome any suggestions or questions you may have about the information
contained in this report or about any aspect of our school.


Mission Statement
Jiménez Elementary is an exemplary learning community. We embrace students, parents, business partners, and staff to foster an environment where everyone can learn and respect one another. We build the foundation of this community through meaningful relationships,  rigorous and engaging instruction, and clear communication. We challenge each other to continually strive for excellence. We advocate for the greater good of our community by promoting high standards and expectations for all. We challenge each other to continually strive for excellence by being responsive.


School Profile
Jiménez Elementary School is located in the southwestern region of Santa Maria and serves students in grades transitional kindergarten through six. At the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, 861 students were enrolled, including 7% in special education, 65.7% qualifying for English Language Learner support, and 84% qualifying for free or reduced price lunch.

Richard Ruiz
Principal
805-361-4350

 

Shandee Bayne
Assistant Principal
805-361-4346

 

Sylvia Torres
Office Manager
805-361-4350

 

Laura Silva
Office Clerk
805-361-4347

 

Irene Fernandez
Community Liaison
805-361-4348

 

Iran Rahbar
Nurse
805-361-4352

 

Angelica Alcaraz
Health Assistant
805-361-4351

 

Rosa Contreras
Project Office
805-361-4349

 

Danielle Bagnall
Library
805-361-4342

 

Carla Alcaraz
Computer Lab
805-361-4341

 

Jessica Orozco
Cafeteria Manager
805-361-4496