South High School



South High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

South High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 566
10 488
11 468
12 459

South High School is a public high school of the Kern High School District located in Bakersfield, CA. It has 1,981 students in grades 9th through 12th. South High School is the 387th largest public high school in California and the 1,653rd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 25.3 to 1.

Total Students: 1,981
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 25.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 78.37
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,653rd out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in California: 387th out of 2,635
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 2,099th out of 2,608
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 446th out of 2,608

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South High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 993
(50%)
19,409
(51%)
 Female 988
(50%)
18,661
(49%)

South High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 1,586
(80%)
24,408
(64%)
 Black 194
(10%)
2,265
(6%)
 White 111
(6%)
8,700
(23%)
 Asian 48
(2%)
1,536
(4%)
 Two or More 26
(1%)
856
(2%)
 American Indian 13
(1%)
248
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
57
(0%)

South High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,612
(81%)
21,714
(57%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 218
(11%)
3,403
(9%)
 Not Eligible 151
(8%)
12,953
(34%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

South High School is ranked 87th out of 2,578 ranked schools in California, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of South High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (92.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 55.7%. 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.

South High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2034
2006 1984
2007 2031
2008 2066
2009 1975
2010 1915
2011 1981
2012 1964
2013 1927
2014 1967
2015 1981

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 21.1
2006 21
2007 19.8
2008 23.6
2009 23.7
2010 N/A
2011 29.4
2012 25.2
2013 25.8
2014 27.8
2015 25.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.61799410029499
2006 0.64465725806452
2007 0.62973904480551
2008 0.7458857696031
2009 0.82936708860759
2010 0.8621409921671
2011 0.13023725391217
2012 0.77393075356415
2013 0.84691229891022
2014 0.89527198779868
2015 0.92377587077234

Compare South High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
2,095.7% 21.0:1
 
2,530.0% 25.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 55.7%
 
This School 92.4%
 

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