Bessie E. Owens Primary

  • Bessie E. Owens Primary serves 719 students in grades Kindergarten-3.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower 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 76%.

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School Overview

  • Bessie E. Owens Primary's student population of 719 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-3
Total Students719 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bessie E. Owens Primary's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bessie E. Owens Primary is 0.34, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#6013 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
11%
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Hispanic
80%
54%
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Black
12%
6%
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White
7%
24%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.340.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBakersfield City School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bakersfield Bessie E. Owens Intermediate
    Grades: 4-6 | 611 students
    0.5 miles
    815 Eureka St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93305
    (661)631-5950
    0.5 4-6 611
  • Bakersfield Fremont Elementary School
    Grades: K-6 | 852 students
    0.6 miles
    607 Texas St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93307
    (661)631-5280
    0.6 K-6 852
  • Bakersfield Mckinley Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 745 students
    0.9 miles
    601 Fourth St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93304
    (661)631-5370
    0.9 K-5 745
  • Bakersfield Emerson Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 725 students
    1.0 miles
    801 Fourth St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93304
    (661)631-5260
    1.0 6-8 725
  • Bakersfield Rafer Johnson Special Education School
    Grades: K-8 | 56 students
    1.0 miles
    1001 10th St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661)631-5863
    1.0 K-8 56

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