« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public district
Bakersfield, CA
Students enrolled: 2,824

Contact this school

1241 G Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

School website
(661) 324-9841
(661) 324-3401
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Bakersfield High School address.
September 13, 2010
strong school. Both of my children have attended BHS and were extremely involved representing their school. The school offers many opportunities for growth and invlovement. Security is good and a priority is safety! Tradition runs deep

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
my daughter just loves b.h.s. the teachers are outstanding they are really willing to work with the students and I could be happier with this school

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2009
This is a wonderful school and the last without regulations and chain link fences. It gives the students more opportunity to get to be there, instead of having to be there.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2009
As a former student, because one cannot be a former Driller, I graduated from Bakersfield high School in the top 100 of my class. I know a bit about the school. I was on the debate team, in the AFROTC, and took AP/Honors classes. I also took some CP classes during my tenure there and I came across a conclusion about many students: they are too lazy and unmotivated enough to do their homework OR show the teacher respect. So when that particular student was being punished by the teacher-the rest of us were punished as well, by being denied knowledge. This does not only happen at BHS but at other schools as well. BHS is a wonderful campus, with great teachers, that are dedicated to teaching their students. Every1 has at least 1 teacher they couldn't learn from-this doesn't mean that they were bad teachers. The majority of the time...

- submitted by a student
no rating February 02, 2009
The band and orchestra program has been struggling for years- great opportunities but no administrative support other than lip service. Sports reign and academics are given enough due to look good on paper. The real needs of the students are overlooked in a pursuit of the Driller Tradition. They want a band- at football games. The orchestra looks good on paper- 0 period against Caml tests and Bench Mark tests dries up participation and attendance. And don't even get me started about the principal...

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2008
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2008
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2008
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a student
May 07, 2006
-Great academics, especially higher end (Honors, AP) -Excellent extracurricular programs -A great family atmosphere

- submitted by a teacher
April 11, 2006
Great school. My mother, myself and my 2 daughters went to BHS. Teachers are great and work very hard to give each student individual attention.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2006
Great school, My son learned so much there, the teachers are excellent!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2005
Bakersfield High has been a great school. My daughter has been actively involved in choir for four years. There is something for everyone and the students excell in all areas, academics, athletics, clubs, leadership, etc. There is great pride in the history of the school and the faculty instills a sense of belonging from day one. Alumni frequently attend the activities and support is tremendous. I have 3 more children to send through BHS and I'm looking forward to it.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2005
The advanced level coursework at Bakersfield High provided a solid foundation for my success in College. Additionally, the science teachers sparked a lifelong interest in the sciences.

- submitted by a former student
March 23, 2005
My Daughter goes to this school and loves it. She is in honors classes and all of her teachers are wonderful. There are tons of extracurricular activites. The school is actually safer than a lot of people think it is.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2004
Great school with Administration that cares about the kids and safety. I have two in school at BHS now with one more coming in next year. I have no reservations about the school administrations sincere regard to put the kids first. The campus is safe and well controlled. I would rate BHS better than any of the public or private high schools in the area due to the high level of academics afforded students who wish to excel in the College Prep and Advanced Placement classes. All around a great atmosphere for learning.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2004
All my children (5) attended BHS, and I have not a single complaint. They are first generation students, and have exceeded my expectations. 3 have there master degrees, 1 has her BA and the other is attending UCLA. If the student doesn't want to make the most out if it, it is not the teachers or schools fault. Till this day am in debt to some teachers for there hard work and dedication. Once a driller always a driller! I will always be proud of that.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
If BHS is setting the standard, then we are in deep trouble. OK let's forget the test scores for the entire school... Let's just look at 1 student's scores for a minute. My son is a student at BHS and his test scores are pitifully low. He has been in Bakersfield schools for the past 11 1/2 years. He tests out at above average IQ, with no learning disabilities. He is white, middle class from an English speaking home. So I have to ask, why his test scores are so low? I find that even though the teachers spend so much time prepping the kids for the tests they don't get a whole lot done on their sujbects. And still, the kids do poorly on the tests. Keep in mind that these scores are how the school did against other schools, not on how many correct answers they got! The schools in Bakersfield are failing all of the students, not just BHS! We are giving our kids substandard education at every turn. Study Hall? Oh, that's where we put kids when we don't have enough academic classes for them... it should be called Babysitting 101! I've been with BHS for over 11 years now, my oldest son graduated from there. Over that time period I have met some wonderfully talented teachers and some that have no business being near students! Unfortunately it only takes 1 substandard teacher to strip self respect from our children. Why did I leave my kids at BHS? Because I couldn't afford private education for them. Simple as that. I do encourage any parent with a child at BHS to be at their door at every turn, protecting the rights of your student. I don't even want to discuss extracurricular activites when academics suffer at every bend! I'm so glad that BHS has a winning football team. But how does their debate team do? 'Once a Driller, always a Driller'? I hope not for my sons' sake. I can't undo all of the 'education' my sons got from BHS but I do hope that it won't always stay with them!

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
BHS continues to set the 'standard' of public education. forget the state test scores...schools should be judged by the quality of education and the preparation of life skills. BHS, also prepares a very high number of students who attend higher education to the UC and CAL STATE university systems. another strong point..it's the most racially mixed high in the area and provides the students with a 'real feel' of our states diverse cultures. another...BHS continues to be a state leader in education and sports compitions. ask the teachers?? where do they want to teach? once a driller...always a driller! bakersfield has a choice of over 15 high schools...BHS is still the the academic and sports benchmark, and the most requested out of dist. transfer school. the test scores??? judge our students 10 years from graduation...that's the true measure of a 'great education'.

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: October 28, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Bakersfield High School
1241 G Street, Bakersfield, CA  93301
(661) 324-9841
Last modified Bakersfield High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bakersfield High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top