School Facts

  • School Mission - To Ensure High Levels of Learning for ALL Students 
  • School Vision -  All students will be academically prepared to reach their full potential in a safe, loving and effective learning environment, where staff is responsive to student needs.
  • School Motto - "Pride and Excellence"
  • School Colors - navy blue and yellow
  • School Mascot - "Parker" the Panther

School History

  • Built in 1984
  • Named for Virginia M. Parks

School Description

Virginia M. Parks Elementary School in Ceres, California is located on the northern edge of Ceres, a small town of 47,343 in the central San Joaquin Valley. The campus is 33 years old with approximately 700 PK-6 students. The school community encompasses a wide range of cultural, linguistic, and economic diversity.

Virginia Parks Elementary takes pride in being a Tobacco Free School! Ample evidence has demonstrated the health hazards associated with the use of tobacco products, including smoking and the breathing of second-hand smoke. Therefore, in accordance with state and federal law, as well as Ceres Unified School District Policy, Virginia Parks Elementary School prohibits the use of tobacco anywhere and anytime on district property.

Virginia Parks Elementary School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Bea Lingenfelter - First Principal - 20th Anniversary Celebration
Bea Lingenfelter