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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    NG
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Bakersfield City School District is a public school district located in Bakersfield, CA. It has 30,782 students in grades K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.

Bakersfield City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
30,782
Free or Reduced Lunch
88.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,473
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.4%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,885/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$62,340
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,078
National
$949
Median Home Value
$240,900
National
$184,700

Bakersfield City School District Reviews

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Many students are falling behind in their studies. They are not given the proper attention or help they require. If the school district gets involved they could look for possible grants, maybe to hire more staff, such as tutors, substitute teachers. All of this could make a vast improvement in the performance of the students who've been failing their classes, while the school district does nothing to make any changes. We need teachers to become more involved. I believe doing this with the school districts help we can make a change for the better.
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I liked how involved my teachers were. They were very supportive. I was lucky to have them. They went above and beyond to ensure i learned what needed to be learned. There were a few who stood out amongst all the teachers i had. My 8th grade math teacher who tried and tried to get me to try at school. I didn't do as good as i could've and her interest to encourage me all the time really impacted my motivation later on in life. Teachers like her really bring out the best in you.
The Bakersfield City School District has overall been fairly well. The education is good and provides lots of diversity and resources where we are able to venture the different aspects of our school. Involvement with administration, activities and parents have progressed. The teachers seem to be wanting to be there to help students and are there to help us prepare for college. the diversity in our district is pretty well too, although it could progress, it is better than before. the satay in our school district is good too as we have many drills in every case that could happen.