New Comprehensive High School - Southwest

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern Union High School District
Document Title
New Comprehensive High School - Southwest
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Agricultural/ Zoning: Exclusive Agriculture (A)/ General Plan: Resource - Intensive Agriculture (R-IA)

Document Description
The Kern High School District (KHSD, as lead agency) has proposed to construct and operate a new Comprehensive High School (Project), within the unincorporated area of central Kern County at the southern end of San Joaquin Valley, California. The high school campus will occupy approximately 60-acres of the 80-acre Project site. The additional acreage may be kept by KHSD or sold as surplus land. The enrollment capacity will be 2,000 students with the ability to expand to 2,500 students. There will be multiple buildings, with an approximate area totaling 200,000 to 250,000 square feet (sq. ft.). These buildings will include classrooms, administrative and multi-purpose rooms, athletic and play fields. A portion of the site could be Career Technical classroom area, athletic facilities, or any other education function or expansion to the campus. A photovoltaic solar array will also be installed. School facilities typically include single- and multi-story, permanent building structures and some portable units on temporary or permanent foundations with room for future expansion capabilities. The Project site would be primarily accessed from Wible Road and Engel Road.

Contact Information
Jenny Hannah
The Kern High School District
5801 Sundale Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Phone : (661) 827-3100


Cross Streets
Southeast corner of Wible Road and Engle Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
184-15-038, -039, -040 & -041
State Highways
CA 99
General Shafter Elementary
Central Branch Kern Island Canal
Other Location Info
Coordinates: 35 14.47 46 119 2.4 78

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Educational (High 2,000 students, ability to expand to 2,500)
Local Action
School Construction
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Education California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of General Services Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Department of Transportation, District 6 Department of Toxic Substances Control


Environmental Document
Draft IS-MND SW High School Project with Appendices   PDF 70996 K Notice of Public Hearing   PDF 695 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal   PDF 594 K
NOC   PDF 762 K
State Comments
2020029100_Caltrans Comment   PDF 385 K 2020029100_DTSC Comment   PDF 705 K 2020029100_DTSC Comment_Corrected   PDF 431 K

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