School Details

Bessie E. Owens Primary School

815 Potomac Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 631-5420
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-3 622 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

42%
43%
56%
48%
53%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bakersfield City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
31%
46%
50%
55%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bakersfield City average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bessie E. Owens Primary School is a public elementary school in Bakersfield. The principal of Bessie E. Owens Primary School is Anne Lopez and can be contacted at lopeza@bcsd.com. 622 students attend Bessie E. Owens Primary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 54% of the Bessie E. Owens Primary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 96% of the 622 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bessie E. Owens Primary School is 16:1. Bessie E. Owens Intermediate School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 83% 74%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 12%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 11%
Asian 0.8% 0.8%
Filipino 0.7% 0.7%
Unspecified 0.7% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 28321%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 85%
Limited English proficiency 54% 31%

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