PROFICIENCY 17% 55% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
37%Kern High

South High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Kern High" in Bakersfield, CA. There are a total of 1,967 students and 71 teachers at South High, for a student to teacher ratio of 28 to 1. There are a total of 1,558 free lunch students and 203 reduced lunch students.

South High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 17.0%, which is 55% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio28:1
Free lunch1558
Reduced lunch203


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 South High, 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 School15%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School19%

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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South High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 6.8% 24.5% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 11.5% 6.3% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 3.3% 3.9% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 76.8% 62.9% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.2% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.7% 1.6% 3.1% 3.1%

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Bakersfield demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)5,24723291
Median age33.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)44%52%55%
Speak English90%56%79%
Speak Spanish8%29%13%

Education level achieved in Bakersfield

Completed 8th grade77.9%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school75.9%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college46.7%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree16.5%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors9.2%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters2.4%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.6%1.3%
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