Bessie E. Owens Primary



Bessie E. Owens Primary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Bessie E. Owens Primary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 158
1 195
2 165
3 177
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Bessie E. Owens Primary is a public elementary school located in Bakersfield, CA in the Bakersfield City School District. It enrolls 695 students in grades 1st through 12th. Bessie E. Owens Primary is the 1,412th largest public school in California and the 7,896th largest nationally. It has 19.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 695
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 36.1
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 7,896th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 1,412th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 777th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 395th out of 6,159

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Bessie E. Owens Primary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 366
(53%)
13,496
(49%)
 Male 329
(47%)
13,900
(51%)

Bessie E. Owens Primary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 582
(84%)
21,269
(78%)
 Black 59
(8%)
2,413
(9%)
 White 32
(5%)
2,815
(10%)
 Asian 10
(1%)
334
(1%)
 Two or More 8
(1%)
354
(1%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
167
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
44
(0%)

Bessie E. Owens Primary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 627
(90%)
22,357
(82%)
 Not Eligible 51
(7%)
3,101
(11%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 17
(2%)
1,938
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Bessie E. Owens Primary is ranked 557th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Bessie E. Owens Primary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (92.7%) is significantly higher than the state average of 58.5%. 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.

Bessie E. Owens Primary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 573
2006 637
2007 641
2008 619
2009 622
2010 611
2011 696
2012 695

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.9
2006 17.7
2007 17
2008 16.7
2009 15.2
2010 N/A
2011 20
2012 19.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 1
2006 0.90580847723705
2007 0.86583463338534
2008 0.89499192245557
2009 0.93408360128617
2010 0.96399345335516
2011 0.375
2012 0.92661870503597

Compare Bessie E. Owens Primary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,930.0% 19.3:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 92.7%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Bessie E. Owens Primary
Bakersfield, CA
Public KG - 03 695 19.3:1  
Bessie E. Owens Intermediate
Bakersfield, CA
Public 04 - 06 551 18.8:1 1 miles
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Private PK - 08 139 12:1 1 miles
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Agapeland Christian Academy
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Private PK - 02 66 11:1 2 miles
Bethel Christian School
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Private PK - 12 61 14:1 2 miles
Kern County Community
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Public KG - 12 1,408 19.1:1 2 miles
Valley Schools
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Private PK - 08 252 18:1 2 miles
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Public KG - 12 382 15.3:1 2 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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