Barstow High School

Barstow High School serves 1,441 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is equal to the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.
Barstow High School operates within the Barstow Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 1441 students has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,441 students
Barstow High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 64 teachers
Barstow High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Barstow High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 1.15. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 22:1
Barstow High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
2%
1%
Barstow High School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
2%
11%
Barstow High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
47%
52%
Barstow High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
13%
7%
Barstow High School Black (1988-2012)
White
30%
26%
Barstow High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Barstow High School Sch Ethnicity Barstow High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.67 1.15
Barstow High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
10%
Barstow High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2011)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
n/a
Barstow High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,774 students has grown by 14% over five years.
School District Name Barstow Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
4
Number of Students Managed 7,774 1,671
Barstow Unified School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a n/a
Barstow Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2008)
District Total Revenue $61 MM $19 MM
District Spending $56 MM $18 MM
Barstow Unified School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,054 $11,099
Barstow Unified School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,187 $10,975
Barstow Unified School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Central High (Continuation School) (0.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Barstow Junior High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Thomson Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Barstow Thomson Elementary School
    310 Mt. View
    Barstow , CA , 92311
    (760)255-6150
    0.2  mi  |  309  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Barstow Central High (Continuation School)
    Alternative School
    405 North Second Ave
    Barstow , CA , 92311
    (760)255-6063
    Alternative School
    0.5  mi  |  304  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Barstow Busd School Of Opportunity
    Alternative School
    405 North Second Ave
    Barstow , CA , 92311
    (760)255-6028
    Alternative School
    0.5  mi  |  15  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Barstow Henderson Elementary School
    400 South Ave East
    Barstow , CA , 92311
    (760)255-6250
    0.7  mi  |  512  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Barstow Cameron Elementary School
    801 Muriel Dr
    Barstow , CA , 92311
    (760)255-6260
    0.9  mi  |  523  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

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Did You Know?
Barstow, CA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.59, which is higher than the California average of 0.45. The most diverse school in Barstow is Thomson Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.