South High School (Bakersfield, California)

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South High School
South High School (Bakersfield, California) logo.png
1101 Planz Road


Coordinates35°19′25″N 119°00′53″W / 35.32361°N 119.01472°W / 35.32361; -119.01472Coordinates: 35°19′25″N 119°00′53″W / 35.32361°N 119.01472°W / 35.32361; -119.01472
TypePublic high school
School districtKern High School District
Staff78.78 (FTE)[1]
Number of students2,097 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio26.62[1]
Color(s)Columbia Blue, Gray    
WebsiteSchool website

South High School is 1 of the 32 high school located in the Kern County District of Bakersfield, California in the United States. The school has approximately 2,150 students. As of May 7, 2021 the school mascot is known as the “Spartans” following a year long review committee determination examine the prior mascot 'Rebel Man or Johnny Rebel which was patterned after a Confederate soldier. Sports teams formerly referred to as the Rebels will now be known as the Spartans.


The official South High School website states that the school was originally founded in 1957 and was surrounded by farmlands.

Extracurricular Activities[edit]


The school offers a variety of sports that include: baseball, swimming, dance, flag, golf, wrestling, tennis, cross-country running, soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, and football. In 2015–2016, the Varsity boys soccer team won the CIF Southern California Regional Championships for Division II.[2]

South High celebrated its 50th anniversary and homecoming on September 29, 2007. The South High Rebels also hosted their 50th homecoming football game against the Shafter Generals, with South High winning 41–12.


Clubs on campus include forensics, JROTC, and ROC.

South High is also home to the prestigious MS3 program, the brand new South High Justice Academy, the AVID program, and an award-winning Rebel Regiment Band and Color-guard.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "South High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "2016 CIF Southern California Regional Boys Soccer Championships (Division II)". MaxPreps. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Mike Dallas JR". Gossen Promotions. Archived from the original on 11 October 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "South High Hall of Fame". South High School. Retrieved 5 May 2016.

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