Kern Valley High

Overview

Student Enrollment
469
Best High School in California
#919
 Rating 2 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Kern High
Type Public
 Phone (760)379-2611
 Location 3340 Erskine Creek Rd.
Lake Isabella, CA 93240
Charter School No

Kern Valley High has an academic rating well below the average for California high schools based on its average test performance and low AP course participation. It is ranked 919th in the best public high schools in California.

Racial Demographics

The Kern Valley High student body is mostly White with a smaller Hispanic population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White80%375
Black1.1%5
Hispanic11.5%54
Asian Pacific0.6%3
Native American Indian3%14
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%1
Two or more races3.6%17

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Lower 48%

50.3% 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, Kern Valley High students are largely middle income and rank 662nd in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman130
Sophomore117
Junior114
Senior108
Total469

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
37%
Rank in California
733rd
Rating
4 out of 10

Students at Kern Valley High scored an average 37% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is slightly below the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the bottom 41.8% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls20% to 29%*50% to 59%*
Boys20% to 29%*40% to 49%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander--
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanicless than 50%*50% or more*
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
White25% to 29%*45% to 49%*
With Disabilitesless than 50%*less than 50%*
Limited English--

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1024

The average SAT score for Kern Valley High students in 2016 was 1024.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
14%
Rank in California
860th
Rating
1 out of 10

32 out of 222 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (14%). College admission testing participation is well below the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 12% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
1%
AP Pass Rank in California
522nd
AP Pass Rate Rating
4 out of 10

Kern Valley High offers 1 AP courses. 1 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 0% percentile and significantly lower than the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Kern Valley High had -2 taking AP exams with a 2 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 43% percentile and slightly below the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate -100% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 1% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 1%
AP Science Enrollment Rate -4%
AP Other Enrollment Rate -4%
AP Courses Offered 1

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate36%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate37%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate35%

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 Students0.4%2
Boys0.9%2
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students12.3%58
Boys13.4%31
Girls11.7%27

Location

Kern Valley High
3340 Erskine Creek Rd.
Lake Isabella, CA
93240
(760)379-2611

3 out of 10 1

District

Kern High
Bakersfield, CA