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Avg. test scores 40%
High school dipl. 8%
Bachelors degree 30%

Bakersfield school information

IndexBakersfieldCaliforniaNational
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
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Key findings

  • The 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

      IndexBakersfieldCaliforniaNational
      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%

      Bakersfield, CA School Districts

      • Rosedale Union Elementary School District
      • Panama-Buena Vista Union Elementary School District
      • Kern Union High School District
      • Bakersfield City Elementary School District
      • Fruitvale Elementary School District
      • Lakeside Union Elementary School District
      • Edison Elementary School District
      • Fairfax Elementary School District
      • Greenfield Union Elementary School District
      • General Shafter Elementary School District
      • Norris Elementary School District
      • Rio Bravo-Greeley Union Elementary School District
      • Beardsley Elementary School District
      • Vineland Elementary School District

      There are a total of 131 public schools, 27 private schools and 11 post-secondary schools in Bakersfield. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Bakersfield, CA schools is 29%. The average student to teacher ratio is 21:1. In Bakersfield, CA, an average of 77.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 76.2% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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.