West High School



West High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 1
9 599
10 516
11 510
12 475

West High School is a public high school of the Kern Union High School District located in Bakersfield, CA. It has 2,101 students in grades 9th through 12th. West High School is the 335th largest public high school in California and the 1,228th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 23.6 to 1.

Total Students: 2,101
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 23.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 89.03

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West High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 1,079
(51%)
18,513
(50%)
 Male 1,022
(49%)
18,557
(50%)

West High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 1,312
(62%)
23,004
(62%)
 White 359
(17%)
9,379
(25%)
 Black 322
(15%)
2,347
(6%)
 Asian 47
(2%)
1,328
(4%)
 Two or More 42
(2%)
668
(2%)
 American Indian 16
(1%)
284
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
60
(0%)

West High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,282
(61%)
19,042
(51%)
 Not Eligible 664
(32%)
15,269
(41%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 155
(7%)
2,759
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

West High School is ranked 181st out of 0 ranked schools in California, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (68.4%) is higher than the state average of 52.5%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

West High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2510
2006 2474
2007 2459
2008 2264
2009 2119
2010 2113
2011 2110
2012 2101

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 23.2
2006 23.3
2007 21.4
2008 24.1
2009 23.8
2010 N/A
2011 25.3
2012 23.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.53545816733068
2006 0.58649959579628
2007 0.59007726718178
2008 0.67844522968198
2009 0.68334119867862
2010 0.75816374822527
2011 0.092417061611374
2012 0.68396001903855

Compare West High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
2,116.1% 21.2:1
 
2,360.0% 23.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 52.5%
 
This School 68.4%
 

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Public 09 - 12 2,101 23.6:1  
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