2137 E. Ave. R
Palmdale, CA 93550
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Palmdale High School serves 2,567 students in grades 9-12.
Palmdale High School 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,567 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Palmdale High School's student population of 2,567 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 114 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,567 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
114 teachers
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School Rankings

Palmdale High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Palmdale High School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#8920 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
80%
56%
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Black
13%
5%
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White
4%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.34
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Graduation Rate
81%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,567 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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