PROFICIENCY 37% 4% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
23%Bakersfield City

Bessie E. Owens Intermediate is a school servicing grades 4 to 6 and is located in the district of "Bakersfield City" in Bakersfield, CA. There are a total of 579 students and 24 teachers at Bessie E. Owens Intermediate, for a student to teacher ratio of 25 to 1. There are a total of 453 free lunch students and 38 reduced lunch students.

Bessie E. Owens Intermediate has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 36.5%, which is 4% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio25:1
Free lunch453
Reduced lunch38


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Bessie E. Owens Intermediate, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Bessie E. Owens Intermediate race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 6.6% 10.1% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 9.8% 8.3% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 1.8% 1.2% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 80.1% 78.1% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 0.6% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.3% 1.3% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Bessie E. Owens Primary25%0.4Bakersfield, CA
Williams Elementary8%0.9Bakersfield, CA
Fremont Elementary20%1.1Bakersfield, CA
Jefferson Elementary18%1.1Bakersfield, CA
Mckinley Elementary12%1.3Bakersfield, CA
Longfellow Elementary10%1.3Bakersfield, CA
Emerson Middle School13%1.4Bakersfield, CA
Mt. Vernon Elementary19%1.4Bakersfield, CA
Downtown Elementary55%1.4Bakersfield, CA
East Bakersfield High29%1.7Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield High32%1.9Bakersfield, CA
Myra A. Noble Elementary17%1.9Bakersfield, CA

Bakersfield demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)2,45523291
Median age30.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%52%55%
Speak English59%56%79%
Speak Spanish34%29%13%

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%
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