TK class posing by playground equipment.
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Our School

Frank Kohn Elementary school serves transitional kindergarten through sixth-grade students in the central San Joaquin Valley in Tulare, California. Our strong academic focus, characterized by a hands-on philosophy of teaching, inspires the curiosity, creativity, enthusiasm, and self-motivation of each of our students. Our goal is for every Kohn Cobra to reach their potential and become positive, responsible, and productive citizens in our society.

We work hard to ensure each student has equal access to highly-qualified, caring teachers who provide an integrated, core instructional program that emphasizes basic skill mastery in language arts, math, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

Our safe and supportive learning environment feels like an extension of the home, and encourages the support of parents and community to meet the needs of the whole child—intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically.

ABCs of the Kohn Cobras

Kohn Cobras strike pride by:

A: Good Attendance. There is a powerful link between successful learning and regular school attendance.

B: Be Your Best. By being and doing our best, we continue to improve and feel Cobra pride.

C: Character Counts. Developing the characteristics of responsibility, respect, citizenship, caring, trustworthiness, and fairness prepares our students for success!

Our Mission Statement

The Frank Kohn Elementary staff is committed to excellence in education, and our mission is to provide each student an opportunity to reach his/her full potential—academically, ethically, emotionally, physically, and socially. 

Our Vision

Our vision is for all Kohn students to have equal access to the core curriculum and be provided an integrated instructional program emphasizing basic skills in language arts, math, problem-solving techniques, and critical thinking skills. Kohn School staff will provide a comprehensive learning environment, which will include intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development for all students in a caring, safe, and supportive school climate.

Visit Us

We invite you to come visit us! Parents and community members are always welcome to volunteer at our school, to visit us during special events and assemblies, or for a tour. Please contact us during regular office hours if you are interested in scheduling a tour or have questions about volunteering. If you are new to the area, you might find the map provided for you on our contact page helpful.

Physical Education Instructional Time

The adopted course of study for grades 1 to 6, inclusive, shall include instruction, beginning in grade 1 and continuing through grade 6, in physical education, with emphasis upon the physical activities for the pupils that may be conducive to health and vigor of body and mind, for a total period of time of not less than 200 minutes each ten schooldays, exclusive of recesses and the lunch period. (Ed. Code 51210 (a)(7)) You may review our P.E. instructional time as well as our P.E. instructional schedule for more information.
If you have questions regarding physical education minutes, you should first contact your child’s teacher or principal. If you are not satisfied with the site level response, please contact:

Assistant Superintendent of Personnel
600 N. Cherry
Tulare, CA 93274
(559) 685-7200

You can submit any complaints regarding the number of P.E. minutes provided for your child using the uniform complaint procedures form, which is available in English and Español and is also available in the district office located at 600 N. Cherry, Tulare, California 93274.

For questions regarding our school policies, please refer to our student handbook.

Start and Dismissal Times

Breakfast: 7:40-8:10 a.m.
First Bell: 8:15 a.m.
Tardy: 8:20 a.m.

Dismissal K-3: 2:30 p.m.
Dismissal 4-6: 3:25 p.m.

*Wednesday Dismissal*
K-3: 1:30 p.m.
4-6: 12:30 p.m.

Fast Facts

Name: Kohn Elementary
Established: 1962
District: Tulare City Schools
Serving: TK–6th grades
Population: 650
Student-teacher ratio (K-3): 24 to 1
Student-teacher ratio (4-6): 32 to 1
Mascot: Cobras
Colors: Gold, White, Kelly Green