Bakersfield High

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,790
Best High School in California
#913
 Rating 2 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Kern High
Type Public
 Phone (661)324-9841
 Location 1241 G St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Charter School No

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.

Racial Demographics

The Bakersfield High student body is mainly Hispanic with a sizeable White population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White20.8%579
Black14.2%395
Hispanic57.8%1,614
Asian Pacific1.8%51
Native American Indian0.8%22
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%4
Two or more races4.5%125

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Lower 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

Grade Students
Freshman783
Sophomore679
Junior651
Senior677
Total2,790

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
32%
Rank in California
887th
Rating
2 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
Girls20% to 24%*50% to 54%*
Boys15% to 19%*35% to 39%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander21% to 39%*40% to 59%*
Black10% to 14%*35% to 39%*
Hispanic12%38%
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
White40% to 44%*60% to 64%*
With Disabilites20% or less*20% or less*
Limited English20% or less*20% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1044

The average SAT score for Bakersfield High students in 2016 was 1044.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
14%
Rank in California
867th
Rating
1 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 Rate
15%
AP Pass Rank in California
261st
AP Pass Rate Rating
7 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.

School State
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

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate25%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate27%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate23%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0.3%9
Boys0.5%7
Girls0.1%2
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students14%396
Boys17.8%251
Girls10.2%145
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students7.9%223
Boys9.2%130
Girls6.6%93

Location

Bakersfield High
1241 G St.
Bakersfield, CA
93301
(661)324-9841

3 out of 10 1

District

Kern High
Bakersfield, CA