Bessie E. Owens Intermediate

815 Eureka St.
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Bessie E. Owens Intermediate serves 634 students in grades 4-6.
Bessie E. Owens Intermediate placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Bessie E. Owens Intermediate ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Bessie E. Owens Intermediate's student population of 634 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 4-6
Total Students634 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Rankings

Bessie E. Owens Intermediate is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Bessie E. Owens Intermediate is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#6588 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
80%
54%
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Black
10%
5%
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White
7%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.350.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBakersfield City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Bessie E. Owens Intermediate is Kern County Community (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Rafer Johnson (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bessie E. Owens Primary (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bakersfield Bessie E. Owens Primary Magnet School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-3 | 696 students
    0.5 miles
    815 Potomac Ave.
    Bakersfield, CA 93307
    (661) 631-5420
    0.5 K-3 696
  • Bakersfield Williams Elementary School Math: 15% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 452 students
    0.9 miles
    1201 Williams St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93305
    (661) 631-5840
    0.9 K-5 452
  • Bakersfield Rafer Johnson Special Education School
    Grades: K-8 | 38 students
    1.0 miles
    1001 10th St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661) 631-5863
    1 K-8 38
  • Bakersfield Fremont Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 21% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 860 students
    1.1 miles
    607 Texas St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93307
    (661) 631-5280
    1.1 K-6 860
  • Bakersfield Jefferson Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 538 students
    1.1 miles
    816 Lincoln St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93305
    (661) 631-5340
    1.1 K-5 538

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