Principal's Message

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Hello, Drillers.


It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Bakersfield High School for the 2023-2024 academic school year. I hope that you and your family are doing well and are just as excited as we are to welcome you back to campus for the start of a new school year.


Being a Driller means that you are now a part of a legacy that is enriched in pride, excellence, and integrity. You will have access to some of the greatest teachers, staff members, and opportunities that any school can offer to help you fulfill your goals. If you should need any assistance or support in any way and for any reason, please reach out to your school counselor and he/she can involve all of the appropriate personnel. We are all here to support you!

Along with great teachers and staff, Bakersfield High has a plethora of opportunities for its students. Whether you are interested in academic programs, athletics, visual and performing arts, or clubs and activities, there is something for every student. During your time at Bakersfield High School, you will have the opportunity to take courses that are dual enrolled with Bakersfield College (BC) and California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB). This means you will get high school and college credit simultaneously, as well as enrolling in Career Technical Education (CTE) classes to gain career experience and earn various industry-recognized certifications. Whatever opportunities you choose to take part in while being a student, Bakersfield High is committed in helping you shape your future.

   Starting a new school year is the perfect time to get involved. With the many opportunities that are available to all students, it is critical that you take advantage of them. Get involved! This involvement with the school will add to your experience as a high school student. I encourage you to seek out ways to be involved with Bakersfield High School; you will be glad you did.


Again, welcome to Bakersfield High School, and I am excited for what the future holds!


Dr. Ben Sherley,