Palmdale Aerospace Academy

Palmdale Aerospace Academy serves 1,618 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Palmdale Aerospace Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Palmdale Aerospace Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Palmdale Aerospace Academy's student population of 1,618 students has grown by 49% over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 42% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students1,618 students
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Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
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School Comparison

Palmdale Aerospace Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Palmdale Aerospace Academy is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#6300 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
82%
54%
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Black
6%
5%
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White
7%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.320.64
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalmdale Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Palmdale Aerospace Academy is Palmdale High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Space Aeronautics Gateway To Exploration Academy (0.0 miles away)
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