Our school is named after Dennis G. Earl, a former Trustee of the Turlock Joint Elementary School Board, who died in 1985. Earl is designed to be a community-oriented campus where families enjoy recreational activities after school hours and on the weekends. We have a very diverse student population with 14 different languages spoken by our students and their families. We are proud to recognize and celebrate students' academic and social accomplishments on a regular basis at our monthly Excellent Explorer Assemblies which highlight students for a variety of personal strengths based on the character traits found in our Character Counts Program such as respect and responsibility. We have a closed circuit television program that broadcasts to every classroom each morning with the daily bulletin, we call this “Explorer Vision”. We love to use “Explorer Vision” to recognize our children that are "caught doing something good". We also have a close working relationship with our local University, California State University, Stanislaus, we have over 100 tutors, mentors, and observers come into our classrooms to provide support. We also host a number of student teachers each year in our TK-6 classrooms and several university teaching methodology classes are taught on campus with the University students providing additional instructional and intervention support to our Earl students.