Centennial High

Overview

Student Enrollment
1,969
Best High School in California
#228
 Rating 8 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Kern High
Type Public
 Phone (661)588-8601
 Location 8601 Hageman Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
Charter School No

Centennial High has an academic rating well above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and average AP course participation. It is ranked 228th in the best public high schools in California.

Racial Demographics

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

Race Percent Students
White58.8%1,157
Black2.5%50
Hispanic30.5%601
Asian Pacific4.1%81
Native American Indian0.8%15
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.3%6
Two or more races3%59

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 15.3%

17.7% 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, Centennial High students are largely upper income and rank 194th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman537
Sophomore512
Junior487
Senior433
Total1,969

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
60%
Rank in California
209th
Rating
8 out of 10

Students at Centennial High scored an average 60% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 17.6% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls50% to 54%*75% to 79%*
Boys45% to 49%*65% to 69%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander60% to 79%*80% or more*
Blackless than 50%*less than 50%*
Hispanic30% to 34%*65% to 69%*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White50% to 54%*75% to 79%*
With Disabilites20% or less*20% or less*
Limited Englishless than 50%*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1099

The average SAT score for Centennial High students in 2016 was 1099.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
27%
Rank in California
526th
Rating
4 out of 10

251 out of 920 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (27%). College admission testing participation is about equal to the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 46% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
21%
AP Pass Rank in California
172nd
AP Pass Rate Rating
8 out of 10

Centennial High offers 11 AP courses. 21 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 49% percentile and about equal to the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Centennial High had 319 taking AP exams with a 250 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 81% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 78% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 21% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 5%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 2%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 20%
AP Courses Offered 11

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate20%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate20%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate19%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.1%2
Boys0%0
Girls0.2%2
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

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

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0.2%4
Boys0.2%2
Girls0.2%2
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students13.8%262
Boys18.7%177
Girls9%85
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students4.4%84
Boys5.8%55
Girls3.1%29

Location

Centennial High
8601 Hageman Rd.
Bakersfield, CA
93312
(661)588-8601

9 out of 10 1

District

Kern High
Bakersfield, CA