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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Sports
    B
Garces Memorial High School is a highly rated, private, Catholic school located in Bakersfield, CA. It has 614 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. After graduation, 98% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
2800 Loma Linda Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93305
Telephone
(661) 327-2578
Website

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
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Received Financial Aid
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Garces Memorial High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1140
94 responses
Average ACT
27
41 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
43%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
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  • Prom and formal
    40%
  • Christmas on campus
    30%
  • Band Concerts
    10%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
614
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$60,058
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,035
National
$949
Median Home Value
$228,400
National
$184,700
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I have loved every minute of my time at Garces! The teachers and staff put so much effort and time into their jobs and always have Christ-like attitudes. Each and every student is connected with the community and urged to follow in the image of God. As an Apple Certified School, students have access to personal iPads year round. The uniforms keep us professional and get us ready for having a full-time career. It’s easy to tell that Garces Memorial High School is an incredible school as soon as you walk into campus!
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I love Garces because it has provided me with a tightly knit community that really has developed into a family. The experience at Garces, is unlike any other. I never walk through the halls and see a face that is new, everyone knows everyone. This means that from students, to teachers, to parents and coaches, everyone cares. Sometimes this closeness can provide issues in that much of the funding is directed to specific programs, instead of being spread widely through the school.
I had an awesome experience at Garces. The school has everything from quality academics to multiple sports, clubs, etc. The teachers are all great and are more than happy to assist students in and outside the classroom. It is a relatively small school considering it has a little over 500 students, but this creates a sense of unity among the student body. You really will feel like you’re a part of a giant family when you step on campus, you’ll walk down the halls and always see a familiar face. Another perk of Garces is that it has a small but nice campus, making it easy to find classes. Lastly, the final part of Garces that makes it an elite college preparatory school is it’s Catholic tradition. I myself am not Catholic, but I still felt very welcome on campus, and I cannot stress enough how enjoyable the last four years have been.