Top 10 Best Kern County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 271 public schools serving 188,249 students in Kern County, CA (there are 37 private schools, serving 5,732 private students). 97% of all K-12 students in Kern County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Kern County, CA are Downtown Elementary School, Ronald Reagan Elementary School and Mckittrick Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Kern County, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Kern County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Kern County Public Schools (2024)

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
| 289 students
Rank: #22.
Ronald Reagan Elementary School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 76% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10800 Rosslyn Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 665-8099
Grades: K-6
| 861 students
Rank: #33.
Mckittrick Elementary School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
23250 Second St.
Mc Kittrick, CA 93251
(661) 762-7303
Grades: K-8
| 80 students
Rank: #44.
American Elementary School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 71% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
800 Verdugo
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 587-2277
Grades: K-6
| 704 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
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
| 508 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
W. A. Kendrick Elementary School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 70% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2200 Faith Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 837-6190
Grades: K-5
| 691 students
Rank: #77.
Stockdale Elementary School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 71% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7801 Kroll Way
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 831-7835
Grades: K-6
| 576 students
Rank: #88.
Columbine Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2240 Rd. 160
Delano, CA 93215
(661) 725-8501
Grades: K-8
| 181 students
Rank: #99.
Veterans Elementary School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 66% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6301 Old Farm Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 387-7050
Grades: K-6
| 795 students
Rank: #1010.
Centennial Elementary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 64% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
15200 W.dale Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93314
(661) 588-6020
Grades: K-6
| 499 students
Rank: #1111.
Lincoln Junior High School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
810 Sixth St.
Taft, CA 93268
(661) 765-2127
Grades: 6-8
| 784 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Almondale Elementary School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 65% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10510 Chippewa St.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 588-6060
Grades: K-6
| 623 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Endeavour Elementary School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 65% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9300 Meacham Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 588-3550
Grades: K-6
| 720 students
Rank: #1414.
Rosedale Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 66% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12463 Rosedale Hwy.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 588-6030
Grades: 7-8
| 721 students
Rank: #1515.
Freedom Middle School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 66% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11445 Noriega Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 588-6044
Grades: 7-8
| 683 students
Rank: #1616.
Burroughs High School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
500 E. French St.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,480 students
Rank: #1717.
Patriot Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 62% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4410 Old Farm Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 588-6065
Grades: K-6
| 893 students
Rank: #18 - 2718. - 27.
Bear Mountain Elementary School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1501 Hood St.
Arvin, CA 93203
(661) 854-6590
Grades: K-6
| 751 students
Rank: #18 - 2718. - 27.
Blake Elementary School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
19165 Main St.
Woody, CA 93287
(661) 536-8559
Grades: K-8
| 18 students
Rank: #18 - 2718. - 27.
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: #18 - 2718. - 27.
Linns Valley-poso Flat Elementary School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
158 White River Rd.
Glennville, CA 93226
(661) 536-8811
Grades: K-8
| 24 students
Rank: #18 - 2718. - 27.
Palm Avenue Middle School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1017 Palm Ave.
Wasco, CA 93280
(661) 758-7130
Grades: 6-8
| 567 students
Rank: #18 - 2718. - 27.
Roosevelt Elementary School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
811 Sixth St.
Taft, CA 93268
(661) 763-3113
Grades: 2-5
| 492 students
Rank: #18 - 2718. - 27.
Teresa Burke Elementary School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1301 Filburn St.
Wasco, CA 93280
(661) 758-7480
Grades: K-5
| 535 students
Rank: #18 - 2718. - 27.
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: #18 - 2718. - 27.
Tropico Middle School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3180 Mojave-tropico Rd.
Rosamond, CA 93560
(661) 256-5040
Grades: 6-8
| 770 students
Rank: #18 - 2718. - 27.
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: #2828.
Discovery Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 60% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7500 Vaquero Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 589-7336
Grades: K-6
| 714 students
Rank: #2929.
Independence Elementary School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 59% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2345 Old Farm Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 588-6011
Grades: K-6
| 697 students
Rank: #3030.
Franklin Elementary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 62% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2400 Truxtun Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 631-5270
Grades: K-6
| 490 students
Rank: #3131.
Rosedale-north Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 59% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11500 Meacham Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 588-6040
Grades: K-6
| 512 students
Rank: #3232.
Liberty High School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 71% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
925 Jewetta Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 587-0925
Grades: 9-12
| 2,284 students
Rank: #3333.
Morningside
(Math: 51% | Reading: 61% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2100 Summer Dr.
Delano, CA 93215
(661) 720-2700
Grades: K-5
| 473 students
Rank: #3434.
Stockdale High School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 74% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2800 Buena Vista Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 665-2800
Grades: 9-12
| 2,298 students
Rank: #3535.
Conley Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
623 Rose Ave.
Taft, CA 93268
(661) 765-4117
Grades: K-3
| 303 students
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Kern County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
711 Anita Dr. Ag. Entrance
Tehachapi, CA 93561
(661) 422-5002
Grades: 6-12
| 107 students
Able Center (High) (Closed 2008)
Special Education School
5801 Sundale Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 396-4420
Grades: 12
| n/a students
1565 Bailey Ave.
Edwards, CA 93523
(661) 258-6432
Grades: K-2
| 272 students
19447 Wagon Wheel Rd.
Mc Kittrick, CA 93251
(661) 762-7381
Grades: K-8
| 25 students
955 Stanislaus street
Maricopa, CA 93252
(661) 412-9363
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
1575 Payne Ave.
Edwards, CA 93523
(661) 258-4411
Grades: 9-12
| 422 students
27500 Caliente Bodfish Rd.
Caliente, CA 93518
(661) 867-2302
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
1300 17th St. City Centre
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 636-4714
Grades: 2-12
| 1,284 students
1811 Princeton St
Delano, CA 93215
(661) 720-4171
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1575 Payne Ave.
Edwards, CA 93523
(661) 258-4411
Grades: 7-12
| 429 students
Douglas (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
3200 Pat Ave.
Mojave, CA 93501
(661) 824-9351
Grades: K-12
| 2 students
1575 Payne Ave.
Edwards, CA 93523
(661) 258-4411
Grades: 7-8
| 178 students
700 Falcon Way
Lebec, CA 93243
(661) 248-0310
Grades: 9-12
| 6 students
Po Box 114
Lebec, CA 93243
(661) 248-2024
Grades: 3-12
| 7 students
471 W. Los Angeles St.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 241-7023
Grades: K-8
| 444 students
2925 Rosamond Blvd.
Rosamond, CA 93560
(661) 256-5060
Grades: K-5
| 483 students
360 Sch St.
Kernville, CA 93238
(760) 376-2427
Grades: K-8
| 4 students
955 Stanislaus St
Maricopa, CA 93252
(661) 769-8231
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
17050 Foothill Ave
Edwards, CA 93523
(760) 769-4333
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
201 Mckee Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 837-6040
Grades: K-5
| 454 students
3200 Pat Ave
Mojave, CA 93501
(661) 824-9351
Grades: 9-12
| 49 students
2150 Seventh St.
Wasco, CA 93280
(661) 758-3045
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
4500 Highway 166
Onyx, CA 93255
(805) 623-1111
Grades: K-12
| 521 students
3057 Cerro Noroeste Rd
Pine Mountain Club, CA 93222
(661) 364-3811
Grades: K-7
| 93 students
Rafer Johnson (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
1001 10th St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 631-5863
Grades: K-8
| 38 students
37400 Saint Elmo St.
Johannesburg, CA 93528
(760) 499-1864
Grades: K-3
| 5 students
33387 Norton Rd.
Cantil, CA 93519
(760) 373-8211
Grades: 7-11
| 12 students
33387 Norton Rd.
Cantil, CA 93519
(760) 373-8211
Grades: 5-6
| 4 students
3240 Erskine Creek Rd.
Lake Isabella, CA 93240
(760) 379-4863
Grades: 5-8
| n/a students
6401 Fay Ranch Rd
Weldon, CA 93283
(760) 378-2211
Grades: 3-4
| 59 students
5225 Kelso Valley Rd.
Weldon, CA 93283
(760) 378-1300
Grades: 5-8
| n/a students
3082 Glendower St
Rosamond, CA 93560
(661) 256-5090
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
815 Eureka St.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 323-8021
Grades: 9-12
| 29 students
2811 Pasadena Ln.
Lake Isabella, CA 93240
(760) 379-3997
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
623 Rose Ave
Taft, CA 93268
(661) 763-1521
Grades: 5-8
| 2 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Kern County, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Kern County, CA include Downtown Elementary School, Ronald Reagan Elementary School and Mckittrick Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Kern County, CA?
271 public schools are located in Kern County, CA.
What percentage of students in Kern County, CA go to public school?
97% of all K-12 students in Kern County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Kern County, CA?
Kern County, CA public schools minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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