Best High School in California#228
|Rating||8 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Kern High|
|Location||8601 Hageman Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
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.
The Centennial High student body is mainly White with a significant Hispanic population and has high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.8%||15|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.3%||6|
|Two or more races||3%||59|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 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
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California209th
Rating8 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|
|Girls||50% to 54%*||75% to 79%*|
|Boys||45% to 49%*||65% to 69%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||60% to 79%*||80% or more*|
|Black||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
|Hispanic||30% to 34%*||65% to 69%*|
|Multiracial||50% or more*||50% or more*|
|White||50% to 54%*||75% to 79%*|
|With Disabilites||20% or less*||20% or less*|
|Limited English||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1099
The average SAT score for Centennial High students in 2016 was 1099.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT27%
Rank in California526th
Rating4 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 Rate21%
AP Pass Rank in California172nd
AP Pass Rate Rating8 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.
|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|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||20%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||20%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||19%|
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8601 Hageman Rd.