West High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. We were awarded the maximum 6-year accreditation term which runs through 2019.
School DescriptionWest High School (WHS) was established in 1965 and is located at 1200 New Stine Road, Bakersfield, California. WHS is one of eighteen comprehensive high schools in the Kern High School District (KHSD) and is located in metropolitan Bakersfield in Kern County. The school is comprised of 77 permanent classrooms, a library, a 600-seat auditorium, 2 small conference rooms, food services area, lockers, eating areas, and a gymnasium (1,500-seat capacity).
The staff consists of a principal, two assistant principals, a dean, a coordinator for Title I and ELL programs, directors for athletics and activities, six counselors, 84 certificated teachers and 50 classified employees. Our certificated staff is relatively young and energetic; we believe the staff is a positive, cohesive team focused on success. Currently, the ethnic make-up of the teaching and support staff is 62% White, 22% Hispanic, 14% African-American, and 2% Asian. We are committed to powerful teaching and learning. Student success and learning is the driving force behind every decision that we make. Teachers, administrators, instructional assistants, campus security personnel, food service workers, custodians, clerical, coaches and all other staff support our school’s philosophy of creating the right opportunity for every student to succeed.