PROFICIENCY 28% 26% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
37%Kern High

West 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 2,124 students and 75 teachers at West High, for a student to teacher ratio of 29 to 1. There are a total of 1,481 free lunch students and 191 reduced lunch students.

West High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 28.0%, which is 26% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio29:1
Free lunch1481
Reduced lunch191


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 West 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 School41%

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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West High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 14.5% 24.5% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 15.3% 6.3% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 2.7% 3.9% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 64.2% 62.9% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.8% 0.7% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.2% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.4% 1.6% 3.1% 3.1%

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Bakersfield demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)3,36423291
Median age26.136.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%52%55%
Speak English13%56%79%
Speak Spanish86%29%13%

Education level achieved in Bakersfield

Completed 8th grade43.1%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school37.7%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college15.8%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree3.6%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors1.7%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters0.2%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.6%1.3%
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