Palmdale High School

  • Palmdale High School serves 2,664 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 6% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 37% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Palmdale High School's student population of 2,664 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 122 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,664 students
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Total Classroom Teachers122 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palmdale High School's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palmdale High School is 0.41, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#7481 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
11%
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Hispanic
75%
54%
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Black
17%
6%
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White
5%
24%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Palmdale High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.410.64
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Graduation Rate
84%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAntelope Valley Union High School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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