Bakersfield City School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 45 public schools serving 29,307 students in Bakersfield City School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Bakersfield City School District have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Bakersfield City School District are Downtown Elementary School, Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School and Franklin Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Bakersfield City School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Bakersfield City School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Bakersfield City School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 08
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
45 Schools
10,289 Schools
# Students
29,307 Students
5,950,762 Students
# Teachers
1,393 Teachers
264,737 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
21:1

District Rank

Bakersfield City School District, which is ranked #1481 of all 1,873 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#1504 out of 1942 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Bakersfield City  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
40%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
51%
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 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.35
0.63
# American Indian Students
147 Students
28,341 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
335 Students
702,306 Students
% Asian Students
1%
12%
# Hispanic Students
23,493 Students
3,302,330 Students
% Hispanic Students
80%
56%
# Black Students
2,328 Students
306,500 Students
% Black Students
8%
5%
# White Students
2,539 Students
1,289,869 Students
% White Students
9%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
24 Students
25,742 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
441 Students
294,082 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
3,094
457,990
# Students in 1st Grade:
3,197
423,037
# Students in 2nd Grade:
3,358
429,215
# Students in 3rd Grade:
3,318
436,003
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,318
443,754
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,355
446,040
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,260
437,468
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,314
457,337
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,093
464,787
# Students in 9th Grade:
-
499,546
# Students in 10th Grade:
-
493,556
# Students in 11th Grade:
-
477,454
# Students in 12th Grade:
-
484,575
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,628 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,522. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,618 is less than the state median of $19,618. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$458 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Bakersfield City  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$458 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Bakersfield City  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$15,628
$19,522
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Bakersfield City  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$15,618
$19,618
This chart display average spending per public school student in Bakersfield City  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Bakersfield City School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Downtown Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2021 M St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 631-5920
Grades: K-8
| 311 students
Rank: #22.
Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4201 Mesa Marin Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5870
Grades: K-6
| 562 students
Rank: #33.
Franklin Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2400 Truxtun Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 631-5270
Grades: K-6
| 494 students
Rank: #44.
Dr. Douglas K. Fletcher Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9801 Highland Knolls Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5960
Grades: K-5
| 660 students
Rank: #55.
William Penn Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2201 San Emidio St.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 631-5440
Grades: K-5
| 266 students
Rank: #66.
Dr. Juliet Thorner Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5501 Thorner St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5490
Grades: K-6
| 843 students
Rank: #77.
Bessie E. Owens Primary
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
815 Potomac Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 631-5420
Grades: K-3
| 611 students
Rank: #88.
Henry Eissler Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2901 Eissler St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5250
Grades: K-6
| 576 students
Rank: #99.
Harding Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3201 Pico Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5300
Grades: K-6
| 539 students
Rank: #1010.
Colonel Howard Nichols Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3401 Renegade Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5400
Grades: K-6
| 865 students
Rank: #1111.
Paul L. Cato Middle School
Math: 26% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4115 Vineland Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5245
Grades: 6-8
| 874 students
Rank: #1212.
Voorhies Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6001 Pioneer Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5800
Grades: K-6
| 1,028 students
Rank: #1313.
Chipman Junior High School
Math: 26% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2905 Eissler St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5210
Grades: 7-8
| 933 students
Rank: #1414.
Frank West Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2400 Benton St.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 631-5830
Grades: K-5
| 769 students
Rank: #1515.
Roosevelt Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2324 Verde St.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 631-5460
Grades: K-5
| 433 students
Rank: #1616.
Bessie E. Owens Intermediate
Math: 25% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
815 Eureka St.
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 631-5950
Grades: 4-6
| 545 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Horace Mann Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2710 Niles St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5360
Grades: K-6
| 850 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Hort Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2301 Park Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5330
Grades: K-5
| 625 students
Rank: #1919.
Evergreen Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2600 Rose Marie Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 631-5930
Grades: K-5
| 673 students
Rank: #2020.
Munsey Elementary School
Math: 24% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3801 Brave Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 631-5390
Grades: K-6
| 592 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Caroline Harris Elementary School
Math: 21% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4110 Garnsey Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 631-5310
Grades: K-6
| 549 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Sequoia Middle School
Math: 21% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
900 Belle Terr.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 631-5940
Grades: 6-8
| 785 students
Rank: #2323.
Jefferson Elementary School
Math: 21% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
816 Lincoln St.
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 631-5340
Grades: K-6
| 547 students
Rank: #2424.
Curran Middle School
Math: 17% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1116 Lymric Way
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 631-5240
Grades: 6-8
| 908 students
Rank: #2525.
Pioneer Drive Elementary School
Math: 21% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4404 Pioneer Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5450
Grades: K-6
| 629 students
Rank: #2626.
Fremont Elementary School
Math: 21% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
607 Texas St.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 631-5280
Grades: K-6
| 726 students
Rank: #2727.
Leo G. Pauly Elementary School
Math: 16% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
313 Planz Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 631-5430
Grades: K-6
| 727 students
Rank: #2828.
Walter Stiern Middle School
Math: 18% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
2551 Morning Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5480
Grades: 6-8
| 1,007 students
Rank: #2929.
Ramon Garza Elementary School
Math: 19% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2901 Center St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5290
Grades: K-5
| 827 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Mckinley Elementary School
Math: 19% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
601 Fourth St.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 631-5370
Grades: K-6
| 686 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Wayside Elementary School
Math: 19% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Ming Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 631-5820
Grades: K-6
| 671 students
Rank: #3232.
Myra A. Noble Elementary School
Math: 17% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1015 Noble Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 631-5410
Grades: K-5
| 836 students
Rank: #3333.
College Heights Elementary School
Math: 13% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
2551 Sunny Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 631-5220
Grades: K-6
| 774 students
Rank: #3434.
Compton Junior High School
Math: 14% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3211 Pico Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5230
Grades: 7-8
| 651 students
Rank: #3535.
Sierra Middle School
Math: 12% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3017 Center St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5470
Grades: 6-8
| 836 students
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Bakersfield City
  • 1300 Baker St., Bakersfield, CA, 93305-4326
  • (661) 631-4610
  • bcsd.com
  • Grades: KG - 08
  • Students: 29,307 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.35

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