Stockard Coffee Elementary School

3900 Northview Drive, Modesto, CA 95355

Telephone 209-574-5500 Fax 209-521-5601

About Us

Melissa Xavier, Principal 
Christy Karras, Assistant Principal 
Denise Meyer, Office Manager
Terri Johnson, Secretary

Mission Statement

The Stockard Coffee staff is committed to providing a safe learning environment and working collaboratively so that ALL students excel academically to their fullest potential.

On behalf of our school staff, we will continue to provide your child with the very best educational experience here at Stockard Coffee. 

If the Oak Tree Could Talk

By Gina Indelicato 

200 years ago I was as small as you
It’s hard to believe but trust me it’s true
I have grown taller and stronger year after year
If I could talk to you here’s what you’d hear.

It was lonely growing up in this valley
The season’s changing each year all around me
One day, what is this, a man under my leaves
Enjoying the shade and the slight delta breeze

Stockard Coffee that was the man’s name
And from then on my life was never the same
He saw potential in the land it did seem
And I was the center of his lifelong dream.

A house, a garden, and acreage to till
I watched his man who never seemed to stand still
Family, friends and lots of children laughing
But alas things change and time keeps passing

To the heart of the city Stockard did go
The first councilman he became of Modesto
As generations did pass I grew stronger and tall
The something happened in 1975’s cold fall

A school was open for children and a small faculty
And they named it after my friend Stockard Coffee
Under my limbs did the children image and play
I became truly happy on that November 14th day

40 years later I still watch from above
My limbs stretched out wide to feel the love
Of many teachers and children who have passed my way
What a lovely life I look forward to each day