Palmdale High School

  • Palmdale High School serves 2,835 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • Palmdale High School operates within the Antelope Valley Union High School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2835 students has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 123 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,835 students
Palmdale High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Palmdale High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 123 teachers
Palmdale High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Palmdale High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.43 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 24:1
Palmdale High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Palmdale High School American Indian Students (1990-2014)
Asian
1%
11%
Palmdale High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
74%
54%
Palmdale High School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
16%
6%
Palmdale High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
7%
24%
Palmdale High School White Students (1990-2014)
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Palmdale High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Palmdale High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.43 0.41
Palmdale High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
62%
50%
Palmdale High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
9%
Palmdale High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

  • Antelope Valley Union High School District's student population of 24,579 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,512 in this district is less than the state average of $12,314. The district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,472 is less than the state average of $12,270. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Antelope Valley Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
4
Number of Students Managed 24,579 1,597
Antelope Valley Union High School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate n/a 83%
Antelope Valley Union High School District Graduation Rate (2003-2008)
District Total Revenue $236 MM $20 MM
Antelope Valley Union High School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $235 MM $20 MM
Antelope Valley Union High School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,512 $12,314
Antelope Valley Union High School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,472 $12,270
Antelope Valley Union High School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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