Liberty High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 7 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Kern High
Type Public
 Phone (661)587-0925
 Location 925 Jewetta Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
Charter School No

Liberty 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 261st 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.

Racial Demographics

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

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific4%78
Native American Indian0.6%12
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%2
Two or more races3.5%67

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 11%

13.9% 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, Liberty High students are largely upper income and rank 139th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
Rank in California
7 out of 10

Students at Liberty High scored an average 56% 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 23.1% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls50% to 54%*70% to 74%*
Boys45% to 49%*50% to 54%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander80% or more*80% or more*
Blackless than 50%*50% or more*
Hispanic40% to 44%*50% to 54%*
Multiracialless than 50%*50% or more*
White50% to 54%*65% to 69%*
With Disabilites20% or less*less than 50%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Liberty High students in 2016 was 1113.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
Rank in California
5 out of 10

264 out of 910 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (29%). College admission testing participation is about equal to the California median rate of 29% and in the top 50% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
AP Pass Rank in California
AP Pass Rate Rating
7 out of 10

Liberty High offers 11 AP courses. 20 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%. Liberty High had 361 taking AP exams with a 273 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 79% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 76% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 20% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Science Enrollment Rate -1%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 20%
AP Courses Offered 11

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate17%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate20%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students12.2%227
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students3.6%66


Liberty High
925 Jewetta Ave.
Bakersfield, CA

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Kern High
Bakersfield, CA