Bessie E. Owens Intermediate

815 Eureka St.
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Bessie E. Owens Intermediate serves 495 students in grades 4-6.
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 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 4-6
  • Enrollment: 495 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Bessie E. Owens Intermediate's student population of 495 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 4-6
Total Students
495 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Bessie E. Owens Intermediate is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
25%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
39%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
21:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
78%
56%
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Black
11%
5%
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White
7%
21%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.38
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Bessie E. Owens Intermediate?
495 students attend Bessie E. Owens Intermediate.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
78% of Bessie E. Owens Intermediate students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Black, 7% of students are White, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Bessie E. Owens Intermediate?
Bessie E. Owens Intermediate has a student ration of 19:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Bessie E. Owens Intermediate offer ?
Bessie E. Owens Intermediate offers enrollment in grades 4-6
What school district is Bessie E. Owens Intermediate part of?
Bessie E. Owens Intermediate is part of Bakersfield City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 4-6
  • Enrollment: 495 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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