South High School

South High School serves 1,981 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
South High School operates within the Kern Union High School District.

Overview

The student population of 1981 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,981 students
South High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 67 teachers
South High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade South High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 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 29:1 22:1
South High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
South High School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
3%
11%
South High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
73%
52%
South High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
12%
7%
South High School Black (1988-2012)
White
8%
26%
South High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups South High School Sch Ethnicity South 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.
0.45 1.15
South 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%
South 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
South High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 37,534 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Kern Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
25
4
Number of Students Managed 37,534 1,671
Kern Union High School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a n/a
Kern Union High School District Graduation Rate (2003-2005)
District Total Revenue $442 MM $19 MM
District Spending $435 MM $18 MM
Kern Union High School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,691 $11,099
Kern Union High School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,500 $10,975
Kern Union High 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 Tierra Del Sol Continuation High School (2.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Greenfield Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Plantation Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Bakersfield Plantation Elementary School
    901 Plantation Ave
    Bakersfield , CA , 93304
    (661)837-6070
    0.4  mi  |  699  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Bakersfield Leo G. Pauly Elementary School
    313 Planz Rd
    Bakersfield , CA , 93304
    (661)631-5430
    0.5  mi  |  700  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Bakersfield Planz Elementary School
    2400 Planz Rd
    Bakersfield , CA , 93304
    (661)837-6080
    0.8  mi  |  722  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Bakersfield Frank West Elementary School
    2400 Benton St
    Bakersfield , CA , 93304
    (661)631-5830
    1  mi  |  662  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Bakersfield Greenfield Middle School
    1109 Pacheco Rd
    Bakersfield , CA , 93307
    (661)837-6110
    1  mi  |  765  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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Bakersfield, 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 0.44, which is lower than the California average of 0.45. The most diverse school in Bakersfield is Earl Warren Junior High School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.