Kern High School District

5801 Sundale Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93309-2924
(District boundaries shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 25 public schools serving 42,521 students in Kern High School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Kern High School District have an average math proficiency score of 19% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 79% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
25 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
42,521 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
1,731 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
25:1

District Rank

Kern High School District, which is ranked #481 of all 1,167 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 86% has decreased from 87% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
#474 out of 1200 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Kern High  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
15-19%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Kern High  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 2020-21 school year data.
89%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kern High  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 2020-21 school year data.
86%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Kern High  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.48
0.63
# American Indian Students
224 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
1,621 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
4%
12%
# Hispanic Students
29,647 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
70%
56%
# Black Students
2,389 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
6%
5%
# White Students
7,678 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
18%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
127 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
823 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
-
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
-
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
-
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
-
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
-
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
-
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
-
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
-
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
-
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
10,260
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
10,975
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
10,618
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
10,668
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,417 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,806. The school district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,643 is less than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$741 MM
$116,387 MM
This chart display total revenue of Kern High  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$708 MM
$107,188 MM
This chart display total spending of Kern High  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$17,417
$19,806
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Kern High  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,643
$18,241
This chart display average spending per public school student in Kern High  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Kern High School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
Centennial High School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 73% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8601 Hageman Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 588-8601
Grades: 9-12
| 2,269 students
Rank: #55.
Frontier High School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 64% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6401 Allen Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93314
(661) 829-1107
Grades: 9-12
| 2,087 students
Rank: #66.
Bakersfield High School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1241 G St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 324-9841
Grades: 9-12
| 3,018 students
Rank: #77.
Highland High School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 63% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2900 Royal Scots Way
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 872-2777
Grades: 9-12
| 2,621 students
Rank: #88.
Independence High School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 65% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
8001 Old River Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 834-8001
Grades: 9-12
| 2,314 students
Rank: #99.
Ridgeview High School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 60% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8501 Stine Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93313
(661) 398-3100
Grades: 9-12
| 2,810 students
Rank: #1010.
Foothill High School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 56% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
501 Park Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 366-4491
Grades: 9-12
| 2,136 students
Rank: #1111.
North High School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 53% )
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Galaxy Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 399-3351
Grades: 9-12
| 2,206 students
Rank: #1212.
Golden Valley High School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 50% )
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
801 Hosking Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 827-0800
Grades: 9-12
| 2,751 students
Rank: #1313.
Kern Valley High School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44% )
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3340 Erskine Creek Rd.
Lake Isabella, CA 93240
(760) 379-2611
Grades: 9-12
| 472 students
Rank: #1414.
Arvin High School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 50% )
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
900 Varsity Rd.
Arvin, CA 93203
(661) 854-5561
Grades: 9-12
| 2,893 students
Rank: #1515.
Shafter High School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 42% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
526 Mannel Ave.
Shafter, CA 93263
(661) 746-4961
Grades: 9-12
| 1,621 students
Rank: #1616.
South High School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 40% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1101 Planz Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 831-3680
Grades: 9-12
| 2,299 students
Rank: #1717.
West High School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 43% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 New Stine Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 832-2822
Grades: 9-12
| 2,003 students
Rank: #1818.
East Bakersfield High School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 37% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 Quincy St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 871-7221
Grades: 9-12
| 2,554 students
Rank: #1919.
Mira Monte High School
(Math: 8% | Reading: 36% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 S. Fairfax Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 366-1800
Grades: 9-12
| 2,647 students
Rank: #2020.
Nueva Continuation High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
8600 Palm Ave.
Lamont, CA 93241
(661) 845-1532
Grades: 9-12
| 93 students
Rank: #2121.
Central Valley High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
526 Mannel Ave.
Shafter, CA 93263
(661) 746-4281
Grades: 9-12
| 85 students
Rank: #2222.
Vista West Continuation High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
7115 Rosedale Hwy.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 589-4242
Grades: 9-12
| 248 students
Rank: #2323.
Vista Continuation High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
200 P St.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 327-8561
Grades: 9-12
| 164 students
Rank: #2424.
Kern Workforce 2000 Academy
Charter School
(Math: ≤1% | Reading: 5% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5801 Sundale Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 827-3158
Grades: 9-12
| 412 students
Rank: n/an/a
Del Oro High School
1750 E. Panama Ln.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 366-1750
Grades: n/a
| 0 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Kern High School District?
Kern High School District manages 25 public schools serving 42,521 students.
What is the rank of Kern High School District?
Kern High School District is ranked #481 out of 1,167 school districts in California (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Kern High School District?
70% of Kern High School District students are Hispanic, 18% of students are White, 6% of students are Black, 4% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Kern High School District?
Kern High School District has a student/teacher ratio of 25:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.
What is Kern High School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $16,643 is less than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 25 schools
  • Grades: 09-12
  • Enrollment: 42,521 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 82%
  • : 86% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 89% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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