Top 10 Best Bakersfield Public Schools (2023-24)

For the 2023-24 school year, there are 149 public schools serving 122,956 students in Bakersfield, CA (there are 26 private schools, serving 5,082 private students). 96% of all K-12 students in Bakersfield, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Bakersfield, CA are Fruitvale Junior High School, Tierra Del Sol Continuation High School and Valley Oaks Charter. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Bakersfield, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 18% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Bakersfield have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Bakersfield, CA Public Schools (2023-24)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 31. - 3.
Fruitvale Junior High School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2114 Calloway Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 589-3933
Grades: 7-8
| 696 students
Rank: #1 - 31. - 3.
Tierra Del Sol Continuation High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3700 E. Belle Terrace
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 832-3700
Grades: 9-12
| 236 students
Rank: #1 - 31. - 3.
Valley Oaks Charter
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3501 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 852-6700
Grades: K-12
| 1,184 students
Rank: #44.
Rio Bravo Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
22725 Elem Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93314
(661) 588-6313
Grades: K-4
| 552 students
Rank: #55.
Bakersfield High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1241 G St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 324-9841
Grades: 9-12
| 3,018 students
Rank: #66.
Rio Bravo-greeley Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
6601 Enos Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93314
(661) 589-2505
Grades: 5-8
| 434 students
Rank: #77.
General Shafter Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1825 Shafter Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93313
(661) 837-1931
Grades: K-8
| 190 students
Rank: #88.
Grow Shafter
Charter School
Math: 24% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
471 W. Los Angeles St.
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 630-7220
Grades: K-8
| 784 students
Rank: #99.
Lakeside
Math: 16% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
14535 Old River Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 831-3503
Grades: K-8
| 672 students
Rank: #1010.
Donald E. Suburu
Math: 17% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
7315 Harris Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93313
(661) 665-8190
Grades: K-5
| 832 students
Rank: #1111.
Grow Arvin
Charter School
Math: 18% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
901 Nectarine Ct.
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 855-8200
Grades: K-8
| 795 students
Rank: #1212.
San Lauren Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5210 Victor St.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 393-5511
Grades: K-6
| 363 students
Rank: #1313.
Beardsley Junior High School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Roberts Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 392-9254
Grades: 7-8
| 381 students
Rank: #1414.
North Beardsley Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
900 Sanford Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 392-0878
Grades: K-6
| 693 students
Rank: #1515.
Kern County Juvenile Court
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 17th St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 636-4327
Grades: K-12
| 156 students
Rank: #1616.
Kern County Special Education
Special Education School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 17th St. City Centre
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 636-4788
Grades: K-12
| 398 students
Rank: #1717.
Kern County Community
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 17th St. City Centre
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 636-4327
Grades: K-12
| 329 students
Rank: #1818.
Beardsley Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Roberts Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 392-1417
Grades: K-6
| 416 students
Rank: n/an/a
10510 Chippewa St.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 588-6060
Grades: K-6
| 623 students
Rank: n/an/a
800 Verdugo
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 587-2277
Grades: K-6
| 704 students
Rank: n/an/a
2800 Agate St.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 832-4141
Grades: K-6
| 610 students
Rank: n/an/a
3900 Berkshire Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93313
(661) 834-9472
Grades: K-6
| 920 students
Rank: n/an/a
815 Eureka St.
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 631-5950
Grades: 4-6
| 495 students
Rank: n/an/a
815 Potomac Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 631-5420
Grades: K-3
| 636 students
Rank: n/an/a
5601 Harris Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93313
(661) 837-8070
Grades: K-6
| 989 students
Rank: n/an/a
6547 Buena Vista Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 831-0818
Grades: K-6
| 717 students
Rank: n/an/a
4110 Garnsey Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 631-5310
Grades: K-6
| 531 students
Rank: n/an/a
525 E. Casa Loma Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 631-5200
Grades: K-6
| 550 students
Rank: n/an/a
15200 W.dale Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93314
(661) 588-6020
Grades: K-6
| 499 students
Rank: n/an/a
Centennial High School
Reading: ≥90%
8601 Hageman Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 588-8601
Grades: 9-12
| 2,269 students
Rank: n/an/a
4201 Mesa Marin Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5870
Grades: K-6
| 508 students
Rank: n/an/a
6001 Edgemont Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 834-5311
Grades: K-6
| 797 students
Rank: n/an/a
2905 Eissler St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5210
Grades: 7-8
| 946 students
Rank: n/an/a
8900 W.wold Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 665-9471
Grades: K-6
| 693 students
Rank: n/an/a
2551 Sunny Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 631-5220
Grades: K-6
| 858 students
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Bakersfield, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Able Center (High) (Closed 2008)
Special Education School
5801 Sundale Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 396-4420
Grades: 12
| n/a students
1300 17th St. City Centre
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 636-4714
Grades: 2-12
| 1,284 students
471 W. Los Angeles St.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 241-7023
Grades: K-8
| 444 students
201 Mckee Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 837-6040
Grades: K-5
| 454 students
Rafer Johnson (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
1001 10th St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5863
Grades: K-8
| 38 students
815 Eureka St.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 323-8021
Grades: 9-12
| 29 students
1000 Potomac Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 631-3147
Grades: 6-8
| 27 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Bakersfield, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Bakersfield, CA include Fruitvale Junior High School, Tierra Del Sol Continuation High School and Valley Oaks Charter.
How many public schools are located in Bakersfield, CA?
149 public schools are located in Bakersfield, CA.
What percentage of students in Bakersfield, CA go to public school?
96% of all K-12 students in Bakersfield, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Bakersfield, CA?
Bakersfield, CA public schools minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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