Best High School in California#635
|Rating||4 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Kern High|
|Location||8001 Old River Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
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.
The Independence High student body is mainly Hispanic with a sizeable White population and has high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.7%||15|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.1%||2|
|Two or more races||3.8%||78|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 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
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California550th
Rating5 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|
|Girls||30% to 34%*||65% to 69%*|
|Boys||25% to 29%*||50% to 54%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|American Indian||suppressed*||50% or more*|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||40% to 49%*||70% to 79%*|
|Black||21% to 39%*||40% to 59%*|
|Hispanic||20% to 24%*||55% to 59%*|
|Multiracial||less than 50%*||40% to 59%*|
|White||35% to 39%*||60% to 64%*|
|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 Score1055
The average SAT score for Independence High students in 2016 was 1055.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT16%
Rank in California832nd
Rating1 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 Rate16%
AP Pass Rank in California319th
AP Pass Rate Rating6 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.
|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|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||19%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||21%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||16%|
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8001 Old River Rd.