Visit our Downtown Branch location today for friendly banking,  safe deposit boxes, mobile and online banking assistance, and ATM access. Kern Schools has been serving Bakersfield and Kern County for more than seventy-five years.

About the Downtown Area of Bakersfield

Nestled in the heart of downtown Bakersfield, our Downtown Branch services many in the business community. We are conveniently located at the intersection of Chester Avenue and 25th Street near Highway 178.

Downtown Branch Address

2424 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Lobby Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Branch Closed Saturday


Kern Schools Financial Services

Kern Schools is Kern County’s top choice for friendly, local financial services. By providing a wide array of products, including extensive home and auto loan programs, the latest in online and mobile technology, and competitive savings options, we make managing your finances easy.


Downtown Branch Services

• Savings and checking accounts
• Services for school employees
• Auto Loans

• Personal Loans
• Visa Credit Cards
• So much more!

ATM Available
Safe Deposit Boxes

Branch Manager Spotlight

Tosha Pequeño

What do you like about living in Bakersfield (or Kern County)? Kern County is centrally located in California which makes it very accessible to everything around it such as beaches, large cities, and so much more!

What do you like about working at Kern Schools? Kern Schools’ belief of service coming first and our ability to think outside the box is what I cherish most about working here.

Name something unique about your branch. The Downtown Branch is one of the first branches opened in Kern County and has always had a family type of environment.