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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 44 public schools in Bakersfield City School District, serving 30,699 students.
  • Public school in Bakersfield City School District have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the California public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 48% statewide average). This district's average school ranking is in the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
  • The top ranked public schools in Bakersfield City School District are Downtown Elementary School, Franklin Elementary School and Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is less than the California public school average of 23:1.

Overview

School District NameBakersfield City School District
School District Websitehttp://www.bcsd.com
School District Phone Number(661)631-4610
School District Grades OfferedKG - 08
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (CA)
# of Schools44 Schools10,323 Schools
# of Students30,699 Students6,196,381 Students
# of Teachers1,386 Teachers264,762 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio22:123:1

District Comparison

  • Bakersfield City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,005 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-2017 school year.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
38%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Bakersfield City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
48%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Bakersfield City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.370.64
# of American Indian Students152 Students32,941 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# of Asian Students375 Students719,628 Students
% Asian Students
1%
12%
# of Hispanic Students24,149 Students3,366,787 Students
% Hispanic Students
79%
54%
# of Black Students2,540 Students337,803 Students
% Black Students
8%
5%
# of White Students2,899 Students1,437,368 Students
% White Students
9%
23%
# of Hawaiian Students29 Students28,797 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# of Two or more races Students555 Students273,034 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten: - -
# of Students in Kindergarten:4,039530,332
# of Students in 1st Grade:3,372455,112
# of Students in 2nd Grade:3,400454,412
# of Students in 3rd Grade:3,339446,053
# of Students in 4th Grade:3,485465,277
# of Students in 5th Grade:3,221470,673
# of Students in 6th Grade:3,519484,739
# of Students in 7th Grade:3,203474,585
# of Students in 8th Grade:3,121472,087
# of Students in 9th Grade: - 493,582
# of Students in 10th Grade: - 481,886
# of Students in 11th Grade: - 473,644
# of Students in 12th Grade: - 485,844
# of Ungraded Students: - 8,155

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $9,273 in this school district is less than the state average of $10,675. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $9,377 is less than the state average of $10,743. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (CA)
Total Revenue$269 MM$18 MM
This chart display total revenue of Bakersfield City  School District and average revenue for each school distric in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending$272 MM$18 MM
This chart display total spending of Bakersfield City  School District and average spending for each school distric in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$9,273$10,675
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Bakersfield City  School District and average revenue per public school student in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$9,377$10,743
This chart display average spending per public school student in Bakersfield City  School District and average spending per public school student in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Bakersfield City School District Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Bessie E. Owens Intermediate Magnet School
    Math: 28% | Reading: 39%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    815 Eureka St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93305
    (661)631-5950

    Grades: 4-6 | 634 students
  • Bessie E. Owens Primary Magnet School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    815 Potomac Ave.
    Bakersfield, CA 93307
    (661)631-5420

    Grades: K-3 | 696 students
  • Caroline Harris Elementary School Math: 25% | Reading: 40%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    4110 Garnsey Ln.
    Bakersfield, CA 93309
    (661)631-5310

    Grades: K-6 | 532 students
  • Casa Loma Elementary School Math: 14% | Reading: 21%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    525 E. Casa Loma Dr.
    Bakersfield, CA 93307
    (661)631-5200

    Grades: K-5 | 791 students
  • Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 57% | Reading: 64%
    Rank: Top 20%
    4201 Mesa Marin Dr.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661)631-5870

    Grades: K-6 | 619 students
  • Chipman Junior High School Math: 25% | Reading: 40%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2905 Eissler St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661)631-5210

    Grades: 7-8 | 892 students
  • College Heights Elementary School Math: 15% | Reading: 28%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2551 Sunny Ln.
    Bakersfield, CA 93305
    (661)631-5220

    Grades: K-6 | 868 students
  • Colonel Howard Nichols Elementary School Math: 34% | Reading: 45%
    Rank: Top 50%
    3401 Renegade Ave.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661)631-5400

    Grades: K-6 | 851 students
  • Compton Junior High School Math: 14% | Reading: 23%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3211 Pico Ave.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661)631-5230

    Grades: 7-8 | 673 students
  • Curran Middle School Math: 16% | Reading: 27%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1116 Lymric Way
    Bakersfield, CA 93309
    (661)631-5240

    Grades: 6-8 | 893 students
  • Downtown Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank: Top 10%
    2021 M St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93301
    (661)631-5920

    Grades: K-8 | 307 students
  • Dr. Douglas K. Fletcher Elementary School Math: 40% | Reading: 53%
    Rank: Top 50%
    9801 Highland Knolls Dr.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661)631-5960

    Grades: K-5 | 647 students
  • Dr. Juliet Thorner Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 36% | Reading: 47%
    Rank: Top 50%
    5501 Thorner St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661)631-5490

    Grades: K-6 | 877 students
  • Emerson Middle School Math: 12% | Reading: 21%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    801 Fourth St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93304
    (661)631-5260

    Grades: 6-8 | 805 students
  • Evergreen Elementary School Math: 19% | Reading: 29%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2600 Rose Marie Dr.
    Bakersfield, CA 93304
    (661)631-5930

    Grades: K-5 | 664 students
  • Frank West Elementary School Math: 34% | Reading: 41%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2400 Benton St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93304
    (661)631-5830

    Grades: K-5 | 720 students
  • Franklin Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 67%
    Rank: Top 20%
    2400 Truxtun Ave.
    Bakersfield, CA 93301
    (661)631-5270

    Grades: K-6 | 526 students
  • Fremont Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 16% | Reading: 23%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    607 Texas St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93307
    (661)631-5280

    Grades: K-6 | 860 students
  • Harding Elementary School Math: 43% | Reading: 50%
    Rank: Top 50%
    3201 Pico Ave.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661)631-5300

    Grades: K-6 | 581 students
  • Henry Eissler Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 48%
    Rank: Top 50%
    2901 Eissler St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661)631-5250

    Grades: K-6 | 575 students
  • Horace Mann Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 34%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2710 Niles St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661)631-5360

    Grades: K-5 | 851 students
  • Hort Elementary School Math: 28% | Reading: 40%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2301 Park Dr.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661)631-5330

    Grades: K-5 | 642 students
  • Jefferson Elementary School Math: 19% | Reading: 28%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    816 Lincoln St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93305
    (661)631-5340

    Grades: K-5 | 538 students
  • Leo G. Pauly Elementary School Math: 11% | Reading: 22%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    313 Planz Rd.
    Bakersfield, CA 93304
    (661)631-5430

    Grades: K-5 | 700 students
  • Longfellow Elementary School Math: 10% | Reading: 20%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1900 Stockton St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93305
    (661)631-5350

    Grades: K-6 | 828 students
  • Mckinley Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 14% | Reading: 19%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    601 Fourth St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93304
    (661)631-5370

    Grades: K-6 | 792 students
  • Mt. Vernon Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 19% | Reading: 28%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2161 Potomac Ave.
    Bakersfield, CA 93307
    (661)631-5380

    Grades: K-6 | 802 students
  • Munsey Elementary School Math: 24% | Reading: 31%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3801 Brave Ave.
    Bakersfield, CA 93309
    (661)631-5390

    Grades: K-5 | 650 students
  • Myra A. Noble Elementary School Math: 17% | Reading: 27%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1015 Noble Ave.
    Bakersfield, CA 93305
    (661)631-5410

    Grades: K-5 | 872 students
  • Paul L. Cato Middle School Math: 36% | Reading: 46%
    Rank: Top 50%
    4115 Vineland Rd.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661)631-5245

    Grades: 6-8 | 949 students
  • Pioneer Drive Elementary School Math: 23% | Reading: 25%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    4404 Pioneer Dr.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661)631-5450

    Grades: K-6 | 722 students
  • Rafer Johnson Special Education School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1001 10th St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661)631-5863

    Grades: K-8 | 38 students
  • Rafer Johnson Childrens Center
    1100 Ninth St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93304
    (661)631-5850

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Ramon Garza Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 35%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2901 Center St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93306
    (661)631-5290

    Grades: K-5 | 922 students
  • Roosevelt Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 27%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2324 Verde St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93304
    (661)631-5460

    Grades: K-5 | 428 students
  • Show 9 more public schools in Bakersfield City School District (out of 44 total schools)
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