Bakersfield school information

IndexBakersfieldCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores29%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools1318,30879,235
Total private schools273,43824,875
Total post-secondary schools111,0857,965

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  • The average school test scores in Bakersfield are 40% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 131 public schools in Bakersfield.
  • 77.9% of people in Bakersfield have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.6% of people in Bakersfield have completed high school.
  • 20.7% of people in Bakersfield have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Bakersfield

IndexBakersfieldCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade77.9%80.6%83.8%
Completed high school76.6%79.3%82.4%
Completed some college55.0%60.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree28.6%38.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors20.7%31.0%29.3%
Completed masters6.9%11.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.2%3.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Bakersfield (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Rosedale, CA14,82648%2%
Greenacres, CA4,94944%11%
Arvin, CA20,02821%58%
Oildale, CA33,87920%60%
Shafter, CA17,26119%61%
Bakersfield, CA358,70029%40%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Tampa, FL348,93446%6%
New Orleans, LA368,47173%48%
Honolulu, HI345,13049%1%
Anaheim, CA342,97335%29%
Arlington, TX375,30569%40%
Bakersfield, CA358,70029%40%
Source: The Bakersfield, CA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.