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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Kern Union High School District is a public school district located in Bakersfield, CA. It has 38,070 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 29 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
Address
5801 Sundale Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Telephone
(661) 827-3100

Kern Union High School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1090
2,758 responses
Average ACT
25
521 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
38,070
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
29:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,787
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$422,711,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,904/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    4%

Kern Union High School District Reviews

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I would like my district to change in many ways. I think the number one thing the schools must change is the food. Nobody ends up eating it and 60% ends up going in the trash! Secondly, the teachers in our district, though there are some good ones, there are ones there only for the money. In sports, gender-equality is not great, with no teams for girls in football and other sports. I also feel we must renovate the whole school. Everything is old and falling apart, the bathrooms have cracks, the classrooms are tiny, and the cafeteria is a madhouse.
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Centennial celebrated its Silver Anniversary this year, 2018. My siblings and I have all attended here and Centennial is voted the best school in the Kern High School District. From academics, (regional, state and national championships), to sports and events, Centennial ranks the best. The faculty are exceptional and put the students first. The students acquire the knowledge it takes to get accepted into the best colleges in the United States. I'm proud to attend CHS!
Kern Union High School District is a bias School district. Other schools within my district have new facilities, staff, and resources. While my high school (Foothill High School) in a high minority area have a mostly unmotivated staff, our facilities from the original school construction still stand. Some facilities are unsafe containing snakes, spiders, rats, unattended construction equipment such as nails, broken floor boards, and chairs. The school has minimal high academic courses, minimal diversity, very few clubs and activities, and underfunded sports. I as a Foothill high senior am in regret in participating in a mediocre high school. As a freshman I was uninformed of my college resources. As do my peers feel now during our senior year.