Bakersfield school information

Average Test Scores29%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools1318,30879,221
Total private schools273,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools111,0857,963
The Bakersfield, CA educational system consists of 131 public schools, 27 private schools and 11 post-secondary schools. Bakersfield public schools have average test scores of 29% which is 23% lower than than the California average and 40% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Bakersfield public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 77.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.2% have completed high school, 21.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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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.
  • 77.3% of people in Bakersfield have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.2% of people in Bakersfield have completed high school.
  • 21.3% of people in Bakersfield have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Bakersfield

Completed 8th grade77.3%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school76.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college54.4%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree29.6%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.3%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.2%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Rosedale, CA17,05048%2%
Greenacres, CA4,73744%11%
Arvin, CA20,56221%58%
Oildale, CA34,27720%60%
Shafter, CA17,80119%61%
Bakersfield, CA367,55529%40%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Tampa, FL361,47746%6%
New Orleans, LA382,92273%48%
Arlington, TX383,89969%40%
Aurora, CO351,13127%45%
Honolulu, HI349,59749%1%
Bakersfield, CA367,55529%40%
Source: The Bakersfield, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.