North High School (Bakersfield, California)

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North High School
North High School (Bakersfield, CA) school logo.JPG
School logo
Location
300 Galaxy Avenue
Bakersfield, California

United States
Information
Type Public
Established 1953
School district Kern High School District
Principal Alan Paradise
Faculty 145
Grades 9th through 12th
Enrollment 1800
Campus type urban
Color(s) Red, gray, and white
Website

North High School (NHS) is an American senior high school in Bakersfield, California. The school is part of the Kern High School District. Its campus is on Galaxy Avenue.

History[edit]

NHS was founded in 1953. It became apparent that the existing high schools in the Kern High School District were not sufficient in number for the accelerated growth of greater Bakersfield. After several years of planning, ground was broken on March 23, 1952, for the construction of NHS. On September 8, 1953, NHS held their first ever classes with an enrollment of 625 students, with 28 teachers and counselors.[1] Over 50 years later, NHS has nearly 150 administration, faculty, and staff members.

Academics[edit]

All students enrolled at NHS must meet the following criteria before graduation:[2]

In total, 220 credits are necessary for a student at NHS to graduate. Also, every student who graduates must pass the CAHSEE and an approved algebra course.[2]

NHS offers the following AP, GATE, and Honors courses, which students can take to earn college credit, pass an SAT II exam, or be academically challenged:[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 35°25′44″N 119°01′32″W / 35.42889°N 119.02556°W / 35.42889; -119.02556