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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  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
    D+
Panama-Buena Vista Union School District is a public school district located in Bakersfield, CA. It has 18,621 students in grades K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 28 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.

Panama-Buena Vista Union School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
18,621
Free or Reduced Lunch
65.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$89,649
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,290/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    4%
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

Panama-Buena Vista Union School District Reviews

1 review
I was once a student in the panama buena vista school district and now am an employee. Over all, the staff and students are nice and friendly but there are some positions that need to be re-evaluated.
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