students in grades nine through twelve. Arvin High School serves the rural
communities of Arvin, Lamont and Weedpatch. Agriculture and agriculture-related
industries comprise the majority of employment opportunities for the adults in our
area. Arvin High School is one of eighteen comprehensive, four-year high schools in
the Kern High School District.
While the poverty and mobility rates of the students in our area are high, our focus
remains on increasing student academic achievement and schoolwide improvement.
Over the past six years standardized test scores and academic performance have
continued to increase as have the number of students meeting college entrance
requirements and taking college entrance exams. On average, nearly 56% of the
seniors enroll at a community college, state university, or University of California
upon graduation. At least 12% of these students enroll at a state university, a rate
well over the district, county and state averages. Others attend the University of
California system or a community college. (These figures do not include students
who matriculated at private institutions of higher learning or continue their studies
out of state). While these percentages may not be impressive compared to other
states or regions, this rate is higher than both the local county and state averages.
The mission of Arvin High School is for all students to graduate prepared for college
and/or a career. Student achievement will be measured by ongoing assessments.
The Arvin High School community will work together to ensure the success of all
To this end, the ESLR’s supplement the overall mission of AHS in that staff are
committed to helping students graduate prepared for college and/or a career by
providing instructionally rich activities to support each of the four ESLR’s.
Arvin High School – where students are empowered to become passionate and active
citizens who truly value education and staff is continually designing programs and
learning experiences that promote high expectations for academic achievement and
develop the personal and social growth of every student.