Top 10 Best Bakersfield Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 149 public schools serving 122,956 students in Bakersfield, CA (there are 26 private schools, serving 5,096 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 Ronald Reagan Elementary School, Downtown Elementary School and Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School. 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 22% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Bakersfield have an average ranking of 4/10, 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 Public Schools in Bakersfield, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Ronald Reagan Elementary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10800 Rosslyn Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 665-8099
Grades: K-6
| 861 students
Rank: #22.
Downtown Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2021 M St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 631-5920
Grades: K-8
| 289 students
Rank: #33.
Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4201 Mesa Marin Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5870
Grades: K-6
| 508 students
Rank: #44.
Highgate Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
13401 Pemberley Passage Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 501-1617
Grades: K-6
| 422 students
Rank: #55.
William B. Bimat Elementary School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8600 N.shore Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 387-7080
Grades: K-6
| 506 students
Rank: #66.
Earl Warren Junior High School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4615 Mountain Vista Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 665-9210
Grades: 7-8
| 907 students
Rank: #77.
American Elementary School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
800 Verdugo
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 587-2277
Grades: K-6
| 704 students
Rank: #88.
Veterans Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6301 Old Farm Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 387-7050
Grades: K-6
| 795 students
Rank: #99.
Buena Vista Elementary School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6547 Buena Vista Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 831-0818
Grades: K-6
| 717 students
Rank: #1010.
Freedom Middle School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11445 Noriega Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 588-6044
Grades: 7-8
| 683 students
Rank: #1111.
Norris Elementary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7110 Old Farm Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 387-7020
Grades: K-6
| 879 students
Rank: #1212.
Liberty High School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
925 Jewetta Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 587-0925
Grades: 9-12
| 2,284 students
Rank: #1313.
W. A. Kendrick Elementary School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2200 Faith Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 837-6190
Grades: K-5
| 691 students
Rank: #1414.
Rosedale Middle School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
12463 Rosedale Hwy.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 588-6030
Grades: 7-8
| 721 students
Rank: #1515.
Rio Bravo Elementary School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
22725 Elem Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93314
(661) 588-6313
Grades: K-4
| 552 students
Rank: #1616.
Del Rio Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
600 Hidalgo Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93314
(661) 588-6050
Grades: K-6
| 566 students
Rank: #1717.
Centennial High School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8601 Hageman Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 588-8601
Grades: 9-12
| 2,269 students
Rank: #1818.
Leo B. Hart Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9501 Ridge Oak Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 664-1296
Grades: K-6
| 702 students
Rank: #1919.
Stockdale High School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2800 Buena Vista Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 665-2800
Grades: 9-12
| 2,298 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Centennial Elementary School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
15200 W.dale Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93314
(661) 588-6020
Grades: K-6
| 499 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Independence Elementary School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2345 Old Farm Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 588-6011
Grades: K-6
| 697 students
Rank: #2222.
Greenfield Community
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
725 Capitola Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 837-3717
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
Rank: #2323.
Almondale Elementary School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10510 Chippewa St.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 588-6060
Grades: K-6
| 623 students
Rank: #2424.
Stockdale Elementary School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7801 Kroll Way
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 831-7835
Grades: K-6
| 576 students
Rank: #2525.
Discovery Elementary School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7500 Vaquero Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 589-7336
Grades: K-6
| 714 students
Rank: #2626.
Old River Elementary School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9815 Campus Park Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 664-7009
Grades: K-6
| 839 students
Rank: #2727.
Norris Middle School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6940 Calloway Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 387-7060
Grades: 7-8
| 912 students
Rank: #2828.
Fruitvale Junior High School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2114 Calloway Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 589-3933
Grades: 7-8
| 696 students
Rank: #2929.
Olive Drive Elementary School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7800 Darrin Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 387-7040
Grades: K-6
| 741 students
Rank: #3030.
Endeavour Elementary School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9300 Meacham Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 588-3550
Grades: K-6
| 720 students
Rank: #3131.
Rio Bravo-greeley Elementary School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6601 Enos Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93314
(661) 589-2505
Grades: 5-8
| 434 students
Rank: #3232.
Columbia Elementary School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
703 Mondavi Way
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 588-3540
Grades: K-6
| 578 students
Rank: #3333.
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
8900 W.wold Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 665-9471
Grades: K-6
| 693 students
Rank: #3434.
Frontier High School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6401 Allen Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93314
(661) 829-1107
Grades: 9-12
| 2,087 students
Rank: #3535.
General Shafter Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1825 Shafter Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93313
(661) 837-1931
Grades: K-8
| 190 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 Ronald Reagan Elementary School, Downtown Elementary School and Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School.
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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