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Palmdale High School is a public school in Palmdale, CA. It has 3,018 students in grades 8-12. Students score below average on state standardized tests. There have been 318 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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High School Junior

On Teachers: Most of the teachers I have worked with are great because they each connect with their students. They adapt quickly with how to be around with each student. When I need something, they usually help me very quickly, listen to me if I am struggling, and give me advice. Most teachers I have worked with really catches their students' attention to help engage in their learning.

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High School Junior

On Academics: To me, academics are the best because we get to choose what classes we want to take. If you are behind credits or want to take extra classes, they also have online classes and a continuation school. I don't really have trouble with my classes because the classes that I take are classes that I mostly want to take, other than that, it would just be a requirement class. There are some classes that also have "zero" period, which is a class held before school starts.

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High School Junior

On Administration & Policies: Our school has securities around the school. From my view of the school, there are a few fights in our school, but that is why you have to make sure you are not hanging out with any "trouble-makers". Like all schools, our school makes sure that our students doesn't make any trouble or bad decisions. I don't see a lot of bullying, so I don't know if it even exists in our school. Only a few students in our school mostly ditch school, but most of the students don't. Some are just late or doesn't come to first period. Dress codes are aren't very strict at our school, except maybe the first month of school. Dress code only "exists" when someone really wears something "showy", "flashy", or anything that has a bad influence on it.

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High School Junior

On Sports & Fitness: I have only played one sport, which is volleyball. While I was in volleyball, our coaches were great! They pushed us very hard. Even if our team lost most games, our team was always like a family, sticking together. Although, because of our losses, our volleyball team doesnt really get much support except from our teams and parents who wants to watch their kids.

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High School Junior

On Overall Experience: I like this school because of the program that I am in (Health Careers Academy). Because of this program, I met some amazing students, and got to experience HOSA (Health Ocuppational Students of America). This program and organization helps students experience what is like to be in the medical field. If you are accepted in to this program, you to learn about the basics of first aid and CPR, systems of the bodies, what you can do to treat patients, and even work with nurses and doctors in a real hospital! I am also in this great choir with an awesome director! He is known by many other schools and directors. He works well with students and really encourages you to sing. He conducts his students to create this beautiful harmony that is unexplainable and you just really need to hear it.

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Palmdale High School is a public school in Palmdale, CA. It has 3,018 students in grades 8-12. Students score below average on state standardized tests. There have been 318 reviews written and they have been mixed.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

67%

Test Performance

26
Palmdale High School performed better than 26% of other schools on California math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1470

Based on 29 students surveyed
Math
480
Verbal
500
Writing
490

ACT:
20

Based on 9 students surveyed
Math
20
English
20
Reading
21
Science
19
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 29% Good
  • 21% Fun
  • 21% Mediocre
  • 21% It's alright . People act ghetto
  • 7% Excellent

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 60% The medical education program
  • 13% The security system
  • 13% Absolutely nothing
  • 7% School pride
  • 7% The awesome F.A.S.T Academy

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 47% Teachers who actually care
  • 40% The variety of students who attend
  • 7% Nothing
  • 7% It is not just a school but a family.

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 47% To have fun, enjoy time there and not procrasinate
  • 33% Don't get caught up in drama
  • 13% They are very strict about attendence
  • 7% To be prepared for class and be nice to everybody.

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 69% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 17% No

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
51.8%
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Female
48.2%
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Racial Diversity

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Hispanic
67.7%
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African American
17.0%
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White
9.7%
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Multiracial
2.9%
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Asian
2.0%
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Native American
0.4%
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Pacific Islander
0.3%