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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
North High School is a public school located in Bakersfield, CA. It has 1,829 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 19% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1030
177 responses
Average ACT
23
32 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$38,254
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$924
National
$949
Median Home Value
$150,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Club food day
    29%
  • Black light Rallys
    22%
  • Football Games/Homecoming
    12%
  • Dress Up Weeks
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    4%
  • Prom
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,829
Free or Reduced Lunch
75%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,303
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.4%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,163/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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The teachers that I have had are caring and well educated, the staff of the whole is actually quite caring. Though clubs aren't really a thing because it is hard to raise money to do anything but are sports are good. The music and choir program is spectacular, one of the choirs went to New York City to sing in the Carnegie Hall. There is problem though of many of the students smoking or vaping, but I was never really in any classes with people who smoke. The teachers would always do something but the students still smoke.
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I graduated from north high school last year and I loved the school. I made so many amazing friends and I loved the teachers, a great place!
A good school overall but could be better. Caring teachers and decent acting students minus the normal behavior to be expected. Academics seemed easy-going, perhaps a bit too much, you didn't really have to try hard to get a decent grade. College Readiness felt poor. There's not really much else to say about the school. it's otherwise in essence like any other school, but I enjoyed my time going there.