Message from the Superintendent/Principal

  • Todd Barlow, Supt./Principal  

    Welcome to the Kit Carson Elementary School website! On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff, we invite you to browse through the information to learn more about our community. Our 7th Avenue campus, located just outside Hanford, serves students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. With an attendance rate hovering around 375 students, we take pride in being one of the few smaller, family-oriented country schools in Kings County!

    At Kit Carson, our students are our first priority. A safe learning and working environment exists for everyone on school grounds, inside and outside the classroom. We promote student achievement through a well-rounded, California Standards-based education that also includes extra-curricular opportunities in music, art, sports, and leadership. All employees see themselves as part of a network that supports student learning and well-being.

    We recognize that parent involvement equals student success and encourage parents to take an active role in their children’s education. Communication with school is very important. To facilitate communication, teachers at Kit Carson are available by phone, e-mail, regular mail, and in person by appointment.


    We also believe that parent input is a most important factor in the success of our future citizens.  If you have any questions, please call the school at 559-582-2843.


    Todd Barlow

    Superintendent/Principal