Best High School in California#913
|Rating||2 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Kern High|
|Location||1241 G St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Bakersfield High has an academic rating well below the average for California high schools based on its low test performance and low AP course participation. It is ranked 913rd in the best public high schools in California.
The Bakersfield High student body is mainly Hispanic with a sizeable White population and has high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.8%||22|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.1%||4|
|Two or more races||4.5%||125|
vs. other California high schoolsLower 39.7%
57.7% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Bakersfield High students are largely lower-middle income and rank 769th in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California887th
Rating2 out of 10
Students at Bakersfield High scored an average 32% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is well below the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the bottom 29.5% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||20% to 24%*||50% to 54%*|
|Boys||15% to 19%*||35% to 39%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||21% to 39%*||40% to 59%*|
|Black||10% to 14%*||35% to 39%*|
|White||40% to 44%*||60% to 64%*|
|With Disabilites||20% or less*||20% or less*|
|Limited English||20% or less*||20% or less*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1044
The average SAT score for Bakersfield High students in 2016 was 1044.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT14%
Rank in California867th
Rating1 out of 10
188 out of 1,328 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (14%). College admission testing participation is well below the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 11% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate15%
AP Pass Rank in California261st
AP Pass Rate Rating7 out of 10
Bakersfield High offers 14 AP courses. 15 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 24% percentile and well below the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Bakersfield High had 317 taking AP exams with a 227 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 71% percentile and somewhat above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||72%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||15%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||4%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||-1%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||15%|
|AP Courses Offered||14|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||25%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||27%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||23%|
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1241 G St.