Palmdale High School in South Antelope Valley Township, CA - Niche

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Palmdale High School is a public school in South Antelope Valley Township, California. It has 2,897 students in grades 8-12. According to state standards, 42% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 424 reviews written and they have been mixed.

2137 East Ave. R
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 273-3181

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3.4 from 424 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The school was like any other. What made it special was the school spirit but besides that we had good and bad teachers, good and bad students. there was a lot of drama but at the end of the day everyone pretty much got along with each other.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Overall, this school is mediocre. You can thrive and do well if you truly want to, but it's gonna be up to you for the most part to learn materials- the teachers won't do it. More than anything, the administration and staff are what brings this place down. They enforce these ideas and rules and punishments without justifying them. The floors of the bathrooms are constantly covered in water and dirt, the maintenance & upkeep of basics is horrible. The one thing that does make this school a special place is the pride we take in our football team. We have the best in our district, and everyone, including parents, some who don't even have kids at the high school any more, attend the games. I think I'm a particularly lucky student because I know who the good teachers (a.k.a, those who actually TEACH) are, because I have 5 older siblings who've attended. Mostly everything about this school is below average and unfavorable, but, between the football games and mutual dislike for the school's horribleness, the students really do connect together. I think I'd choose this school if I could do it again.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Food: School food is the worst
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: Teachers are not so great, rarely good
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There are an average amount of activities

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 William J. (Pete) Knight High School 5 mi. 3,294
3.33 Highland High School 5 mi. 3,148
2.66 Eastside High School 7 mi. 2,432
2.66 Antelope Valley High School 9 mi. 1,716
1.66 Desert Sands Charter School 9 mi. 1,098

Around Palmdale High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 51%
Female 48%

Student Diversity

Palmdale High School United States Antelope Valley High School Desert Sands Charter School Eastside High School Highland High School William J. (Pete) Knight High School
Hispanic 71.0% 25.0% 41.0% 50.0% 55.0% 56.0% 72.0%
African American 16.0% 15.0% 30.0% 21.0% 29.0% 15.0% 16.0%
White 8.0% 51.0% 16.0% 23.0% 10.0% 19.0% 7.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 3.0% 1.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 1.0% 0% 2.0% 5.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 6.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 8 0.5%
Grade 9 27.9%
Grade 10 28.0%
Grade 11 21.8%
Grade 12 21.9%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 42 responses

  • 60% Yes
  • 21% Not sure.
  • 19% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 34% The variety of students who attend
  • 27% Teachers who actually care
  • 16% School spirit and the people there.
  • 7% It is not just a school but a family.
  • 7% The programs offered.
  • 5% Nothing
  • 5% Everything

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 43% Very old
  • 22% Drugs
  • 17% Girls
  • 17% Bad teachers

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 28 responses

  • 61% The medical education program
  • 11% The security system
  • 11% School pride
  • 11% Absolutely nothing
  • 7% The awesome F.A.S.T Academy

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 32% It's alright . People act ghetto
  • 25% Good
  • 18% Fun
  • 18% Mediocre
  • 7% Excellent

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 48% To have fun, enjoy time there and not procrasinate
  • 24% Don't get caught up in drama
  • 10% All the above
  • 7% They are very strict about attendence
  • 7% To be prepared for class and be nice to everybody.
  • 3% Don't be afraid to make new friends , and study!

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 5% I love everything about this school.
  • 70% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 25% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.