Bakersfield, California

Does Bakersfield, California have good schools?

When determining if Bakersfield, California, has good schools, we analyze key factors including math proficiency, reading/language proficiency, students-per-teacher ratio, average teacher salaries, National Blue Ribbon awards, Spelling Bee and STEM/non-STEM national competitions, and more.

SchoolsNational RankingsPrivate School Enrollment
Elementary schools in BakersfieldScored 54.0Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 54.0 to elementary education in Bakersfield, California (with 100 being the best). on a scale of 0 to 100.5.9%
Middle schools in BakersfieldScored 43.7Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 43.7 to middle education in Bakersfield, California (with 100 being the best). on a scale of 0 to 100.5.2%
High schools in BakersfieldScored 43.2Dwellics analytics team assigned the score [r_high] to high education in Bakersfield, California (with 100 being the best). on a scale of 0 to 100.3.7%

Dwellics searched for winners of 69 nationwide competitions for school children in both STEM and non-STEM fields and found 13.0 winners in Bakersfield, California in the last 5 years.

Elementary Schools in Bakersfield, California

There are 64 public elementary schools in Bakersfield, California. The public elementary schools in Bakersfield are rated 54.0 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among elementary school students, approximately 5.9% are enrolled at private schools in Bakersfield.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Bakersfield, California at the elementary level is 37.5%, and proficient in reading & language arts 47.9%.

The average salary of an elementary school teacher in Bakersfield is $81,526 per year. The average number of elementary school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Bakersfield is 22.

Middle Schools in Bakersfield, California

There are 15 public middle schools in Bakersfield, California. The public middle schools in Bakersfield are rated 43.7 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among middle school students, approximately 5.2% are enrolled at private schools in Bakersfield.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Bakersfield, California at the middle schools level is 25.9%, and proficient in reading & language arts 44.2%.

The average salary of a middle school teacher in Bakersfield is $82,749 per year. The average number of middle school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Bakersfield is 21.

High Schools in Bakersfield, California

There are 16 high schools in Bakersfield, California. The public high schools in Bakersfield are rated 43.2 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among high school students, approximately 3.7% are enrolled at private schools in Bakersfield.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Bakersfield, California at the high school level is 22.0%, and proficient in reading & language arts 50.1%.

The average salary of a high school teacher in Bakersfield is $65,345 per year. The average number of high school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Bakersfield is 24.

Pros and Cons of living in Bakersfield, California in reviews from users in their own words:

ProsCons
  • "Central location "
  • "French clubs"
  • "Low cost if living, proximity to ocean, Los Angeles."
  • "Affordable "
  • "Cost of living"
  • "The weather year round"
  • "The weather year round"
  • "Smaller town"
  • "Short distance to the beach and mountains, no snow"
  • "Sunny"
  • "Home town feel. Agriculture around town "
  • "Cost of living "
  • "Bad air quality"
  • "Climate, air quality, crime, "
  • "Crime"
  • "Crime "
  • "Heat, pollution, size"
  • "Smog air quality high prices poor health care high crime rate "
  • "Smog air quality high prices poor health care high crime rate "
  • "Heat and pollution "
  • "Political climate, lack of education, crime"
  • "Crime"
  • "Heat, drought, traffic,"