Independence High

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,048
Best High School in California
#635
 Rating 4 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Kern High
Type Public
 Phone (661)834-8001
 Location 8001 Old River Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Charter School No

Independence 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 635th in the best public high schools in California.

Racial Demographics

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

Race Percent Students
White25.6%524
Black7.7%157
Hispanic53.2%1,089
Asian Pacific8.9%183
Native American Indian0.7%15
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%2
Two or more races3.8%78

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 36.4%

37.2% 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, Independence High students are largely upper-middle income and rank 464th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman558
Sophomore514
Junior517
Senior459
Total2,048

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
44%
Rank in California
550th
Rating
5 out of 10

Students at Independence High scored an average 44% 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 45.2% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls30% to 34%*65% to 69%*
Boys25% to 29%*50% to 54%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*50% or more*
Asian & Pacific Islander40% to 49%*70% to 79%*
Black21% to 39%*40% to 59%*
Hispanic20% to 24%*55% to 59%*
Multiracialless than 50%*40% to 59%*
White35% to 39%*60% to 64%*
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
1055

The average SAT score for Independence High students in 2016 was 1055.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
16%
Rank in California
832nd
Rating
1 out of 10

156 out of 976 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (16%). College admission testing participation is well below the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 15% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
16%
AP Pass Rank in California
319th
AP Pass Rate Rating
6 out of 10

Independence 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%. Independence High had 225 taking AP exams with a 151 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 65% percentile and slightly above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 67% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 16% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 4%
AP Science Enrollment Rate -1%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 15%
AP Courses Offered 13

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate19%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate21%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate16%

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%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students9.1%178
Boys11%108
Girls7.2%70
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students5.5%108
Boys6.7%66
Girls4.3%42

Location

Independence High
8001 Old River Rd.
Bakersfield, CA
93311
(661)834-8001

5 out of 10 1

District

Kern High
Bakersfield, CA