West High School (Bakersfield, California)

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West High School
1200 New Stine Road
Bakersfield, California 93309
United States
Coordinates 35°20′35″N 119°03′33″W / 35.34306°N 119.05917°W / 35.34306; -119.05917Coordinates: 35°20′35″N 119°03′33″W / 35.34306°N 119.05917°W / 35.34306; -119.05917
Established 1965
School district Kern High School District
Principal Terrie Bernardin
Faculty 75.25 FTE
Enrollment 2,124[1] (2014-15)
Student to teacher ratio 28.23
Athletics conference CIF
Mascot Viking
Rivals East Bakersfield, South, Bakersfield

West High School is a Public school high school located in Bakersfield, California, United States. The school serves about 2500 students in grades 9 to 12 in the Kern High School District. Total student enrollment is 2,525.[when?]


West High was built in 1965.

It was twice named a California Distinguished School, in 1986 and 1996.

West High teacher Danny Arretche was recognized as Teacher of the Year during the 2006-2007 school year. He currently teaches CP Biology, GATE Biology, and AP Environmental Science.


The school mascot is the Viking.

West High offers more than 50 clubs and activity programs, and more than 300 student athletes compete in 32 athletic teams on campus.

It has award-winning NJROTC and music programs.

Notable alumni[edit]


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