Sunset

8301 Sunset Blvd.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 306 students in grades 5-8, Sunset ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 23% (which is lower than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 306 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50% in CA
  • : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Sunset ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Sunset's student population of 306 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
Total Students
306 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Sunset ranks within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Sunset is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
#8758 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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9%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sunset and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
23%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sunset and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
21:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Sunset and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Sunset and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 1995-96 school year data.
Asian
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12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Sunset and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
Hispanic
99%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Sunset and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
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5%
White
1%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
0.02
This chart display the diversity score of Sunset and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
96%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sunset and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sunset and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sunset's ranking?
Sunset is ranked #8758 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 23% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
How many students attend Sunset?
306 students attend Sunset.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
99% of Sunset students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sunset?
Sunset has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Sunset offer ?
Sunset offers enrollment in grades 5-8
What school district is Sunset part of?

School Reviews

5   2/28/2012
I went to Vineland elem starting in the early 1950's and Sunset middle to 1964 then to Arvin high to graduate.. Thse schools were wonderful then and have a lot of wonderful memories
- Posted by Parent - dorca

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 306 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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