|Rating||4 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Kern High|
|Location||2900 Royal Scots Way
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Highland High has an academic rating about equal to the average for California high schools based on its average test performance and low AP course participation. It is ranked 628th in the best public high schools in California.
Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.
The Highland High student body is primarily Hispanic with a sizeable White population and has medium racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||1.2%||24|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.1%||2|
|Two or more races||2.3%||45|
53.4% 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, Highland High students are largely middle income and rank 708th in California for high school student family income.
Students at Highland High scored an average 45% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is slightly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 41.6% of California high schools.
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||30% to 34%*||60% to 64%*|
|Boys||25% to 29%*||60% to 64%*|
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||40% to 59%*||80% or more*|
|Black||less than 50%*||40% to 59%*|
|Hispanic||25% to 29%*||60% to 64%*|
|Multiracial||less than 50%*||50% or more*|
|White||30% to 34%*||55% to 59%*|
|With Disabilites||20% or less*||10% or less*|
|Limited English||20% or less*||20% or less*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
The average SAT score for Highland High students in 2016 was 1026.
186 out of 910 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (20%). College admission testing participation is well below the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 25% for participation.
Highland High offers 13 AP courses. 16 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 28% percentile and well below the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Highland High had 137 taking AP exams with a 77 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 45% percentile and about equal to the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||56%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||16%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||6%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||-1%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||15%|
|AP Courses Offered||13|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||22%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||25%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||19%|
2900 Royal Scots Way