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West High School

Public School | Grades 9-12 | Kern Union High
1200 New Stine Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 832-2822

About This School

West High School is located in Bakersfield, CA and is one of 24 high schools in Kern Union High School District. It is a public school that serves 2113 students in grades 9-12. See West High School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

West High School had an API growth score of 723 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. West High School's 2012 base score was 711 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, West High School had 24 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)

2,113

Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

51% 49%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

75.8%
eligible

District Spending (2010)

$9,232
per student
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All Grades Integrated/Coordinated Science 1 Performance

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West High School Reviews

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I was a student at West High School from August 2004 to March 2007. The school often got a bad rap from the other schools because of low test scores and all that. Frankly, they complain too much. Most of my teachers there were very good at what they did, it's just that the students didn't want to learn. Most of them are good at teaching their subject and are also good at helping students to enjoy it.

The overall atmosphere is decent. Security guards are everywhere, so it feels pretty safe. Overall, it's just a good school.

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