Fairfax Elementary School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 4 public schools serving 2,705 students in Fairfax Elementary School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Fairfax Elementary School District have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 33% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Fairfax Elementary School District are Shirley Lane Elementary School, Zephyr Lane Elementary School and Virginia Avenue Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Fairfax Elementary School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

School District Name
Fairfax Elementary School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 08
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
4 Schools
10,330 Schools
# Students
2,705 Students
6,192,888 Students
# Teachers
121 Teachers
264,566 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1

District Rank

Fairfax Elementary School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 989 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#1533 out of 1942 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Fairfax Elementary  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Fairfax Elementary  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)
33%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Fairfax Elementary  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
0.23
0.64
# American Indian Students
5 Students
32,921 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
63 Students
718,659 Students
% Asian Students
2%
12%
# Hispanic Students
2,366 Students
3,363,800 Students
% Hispanic Students
88%
54%
# Black Students
69 Students
337,130 Students
% Black Students
3%
5%
# White Students
136 Students
1,436,225 Students
% White Students
5%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
28,731 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
64 Students
272,750 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
341
530,055
# Students in 1st Grade:
300
456,554
# Students in 2nd Grade:
322
453,997
# Students in 3rd Grade:
273
445,706
# Students in 4th Grade:
285
464,918
# Students in 5th Grade:
293
470,293
# Students in 6th Grade:
304
484,340
# Students in 7th Grade:
290
474,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
297
471,620
# Students in 9th Grade:
-
492,955
# Students in 10th Grade:
-
481,188
# Students in 11th Grade:
-
473,097
# Students in 12th Grade:
-
485,902
# Ungraded Students:
-
8,116

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,490 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,033. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,174 is less than the state median of $16,124. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$37 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Fairfax Elementary  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$38 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Fairfax Elementary  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,490
$16,033
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Fairfax Elementary  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,174
$16,124
This chart display average spending per public school student in Fairfax Elementary  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Fairfax Elementary School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Shirley Lane Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6714 Shirley Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 363-7684
Grades: K-6
| 688 students
Rank: #22.
Zephyr Lane Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
6327 Zephyr Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 366-0024
Grades: K-6
| 732 students
Rank: #33.
Virginia Avenue Elementary School
Math: 21% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3301 Virginia Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 366-3223
Grades: K-6
| 696 students
Rank: #44.
Fairfax Junior High School
Math: 17% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 S. Fairfax Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 366-4461
Grades: 5-8
| 589 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 08
  • Students: 2,705 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 23%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.23

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