School Details

W. A. Kendrick Elementary School

2200 Faith Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93304
(661) 837-6190
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 685 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

66%
41%
56%
79%
54%
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
  • Greenfield Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
35%
46%
82%
58%
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
  • Greenfield Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
51%
65%
90%
63%
72%

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
  • Greenfield Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
46%
60%
85%
63%
65%
74%
49%
57%

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
  • Greenfield Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

W. A. Kendrick Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bakersfield. The principal of W. A. Kendrick Elementary School is Luke Hogue and can be contacted at hoguel@gfusd.net. 685 students attend W. A. Kendrick Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Unspecified. 27% of the W. A. Kendrick Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 87% of the 685 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at W. A. Kendrick Elementary School is 17:1. Planz Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 8%
Hispanic 76% 74%
Unspecified 6% 4%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 2% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.4%
Filipino 0.4% 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 8512%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 77%
Limited English proficiency 27% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Great administration! Teachers work above and beyond for their students success. I worked there for one year and had too be out of state. I'm sad I had to leave.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great place for students to learn and grow. There is an amazing staff that wants each student to succeed despite whatever odds there might be. They all work hard to make this school one of the best in Kern County.

  • (4 years ago)

    Kendrick is an excellent school they have organizational skills like no other all the staff is on task and work together in keeping children safe and developmentally ready they have the best teacher quality the principal is very involved in all areas of the school and is very involved with each and every child personally he is an excellent leader. The scores and the the reputation of the school speaks for it self.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school;the teachers and the staff are so great and nice.my daughter is very happy with her teacher.everything is just great.

  • (8 years ago)

    Kendrick is a wonderful school. I have two children that attend. One in 4th and one in 1st. I think this school has the best staff and offer a lot of support to parents. They all work hand in hand with parents to help our children work to their full potential. I am greatful that there is still a school that truly cares about our kids. Thanks Kendrick Staff!

  • (8 years ago)

    I love this school! We moved our three children from the Santa Maria area to Bakersfield with great hesitation about a new school. After meeting with the Principal and then having our kids in the school for two months I can really say that this is an outstanding school. The principal is always willing to meet with you and address your concerns. Our child was having problems with a classmate and the problem was dealt with swiftly. The teachers are top notch.

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm so glad that someone commented about our school. I feel that this is a great school to teach at and am very pleased with the staff. Our administrators care about the students as well as the teachers. I do believe that our teachers strive to do their best for their students. I'm a second grade teacher and truly love teaching. We also have great parent support which is always helpful as a teacher. I believe that parents and teachers must work hand in hand to educated the children. Ms. Fogle

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