South High School

1101 Planz Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93304
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
South High School serves 2,097 students in grades 9-12.
South High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

South High School's student population of 2,097 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,097 students
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Total Classroom Teachers79 teachers
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School Rankings

South High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of South High School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#7215 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
12%
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Hispanic
83%
54%
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Black
9%
5%
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White
4%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.300.64
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Graduation Rate
91%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKern High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to South High School is Tierra Del Sol Continuation High School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Greenfield Middle School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Plantation Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bakersfield Plantation Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 654 students
    0.4 miles
    901 Plantation Ave.
    Bakersfield, CA 93304
    (661) 837-6070
    0.4 K-5 654
  • Bakersfield Leo G. Pauly Elementary School Math: 16% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 700 students
    0.5 miles
    313 Planz Rd.
    Bakersfield, CA 93304
    (661) 631-5430
    0.5 K-5 700
  • Bakersfield Planz Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 737 students
    0.8 miles
    2400 Planz Rd.
    Bakersfield, CA 93304
    (661) 837-6080
    0.8 K-5 737
  • Bakersfield Frank West Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 720 students
    1.0 miles
    2400 Benton St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93304
    (661) 631-5830
    1 K-5 720
  • Bakersfield Greenfield Middle School Math: 22% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 904 students
    1.0 miles
    1109 Pacheco Rd.
    Bakersfield, CA 93307
    (661) 837-6110
    1 6-8 904

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