Vision and Mission

    Compton's mission is to ensure high quality, student-centered collaboration, a culture of high expectations for student learning and good citizenship, and clear communication that engages parents in the learning process.

    The Bakersfield City School District is committed to strong values that guide our daily behavior toward student success. The Bakersfield City School District Board of Education defines how we must work with our students, colleagues, and community through the following core values: 
    • Equity: To ensure students and adults receive impartial treatment and that students have access to educational opportunities according to their unique needs.

    • Integrity: To demonstrate honesty, trustworthiness, and strong moral principles.

    • Caring: To treat others with empathy and genuine concern for their well-being.

    • Collaboration: To work jointly towards common goals through the sharing of our responsibilities, knowledge, and experiences.

    • Personal & Collective: To honor our obligations and take ownership of our actions and results.

    Our vision in Bakersfield City School District is to be the model of educational excellence, equity, and innovation.

    Bakersfield City School District’s mission is to educate all students at the highest levels of academic excellence to become collaborative, creative, and critical thinkers.


  • Compton Junior High School first opened its doors in 1960. It is named after John L. Compton, who served as BCSD’s superintendent from 1940-1963. The staff at Compton Junior High work hard everyday to provide each student a comfortable and safe learning environment where they have every opportunity to achieve and succeed.