37423 70th St. E.
Palmdale, CA 93552
(School attendance zone shown in map)
William J. (Pete) Knight High School serves 3,035 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (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 47% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 3,035 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

William J. (Pete) Knight High School's student population of 3,035 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 118 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
3,035 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
118 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of William J. (Pete) Knight 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
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
15%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
47%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
12%
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Hispanic
80%
56%
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Black
13%
5%
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White
3%
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
85%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

15% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 47% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

What is the graduation rate of William J. (Pete) Knight High School?

The graduation rate of William J. (Pete) Knight High School is 85%, which is equal to the California state average of 85%.

How many students attend William J. (Pete) Knight High School?

3,035 students attend William J. (Pete) Knight High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

80% of William J. (Pete) Knight High School students are Hispanic, 13% of students are Black, 3% of students are White, 2% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of William J. (Pete) Knight High School?

William J. (Pete) Knight High School has a student ration of 26:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does William J. (Pete) Knight High School offer ?

William J. (Pete) Knight High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

What school district is William J. (Pete) Knight High School part of?

William J. (Pete) Knight High School is part of Antelope Valley Union High School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 3,035 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Btm 50%)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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