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About Us

Shirley Lane Elementary School was built in 2004. Shirley Lane students and staff take pride in being SLE STARS and strive every day to shine their brightest. We provide a safe, welcoming, and compassionate environment where students, parents, and staff are honored. Shirley Lane is known for its positive school culture and outreach to families and the community.  Parents are viewed as partners in their child's education, and their participation is encouraged. SLE loves to celebrate staff, students, and families and provide fun and engaging activities and events. We shine brighter together. Always remember...GO STARS!

School News

Brighter Bites

Don't miss out on the Winter and Spring Brighter Bites Distributions! Thank you to Brighter Bites, our Parent Resource Center, and our parent volunteers for making this program possible. Distribution dates are 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/13, 4/10, 4/24 5/8, and 5/22. Parents must sign up for distributions. Please see full story for link.


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We love to celebrate our students, staff, families, and the community.
Follow us @shirleylanestars on Instagram to see pictures capturing our school spirit, activities, and events. 
Wendy Burkhead

Principal's Message

As the Principal of Shirley Lane Elementary School, it is my goal to support students, staff, and families. I am a Bakersfield native who grew up much like the children in our community. I have been a teacher and Principal in both private and public schools and have served in education for 30 years. I believe in being an instructional leader who works with educators to provide high-quality, engaging instruction in order for all students to learn at high levels. My priorities include continuing to build a positive school culture, continually improving instructional practices, providing social-emotional learning, and working to build relationships among students, staff, families, and the community.