Palmdale High School in Palmdale, CA - Niche

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    Public, Magnet
  • Reviews
    477 3.4
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Palmdale High School is a public magnet school in Palmdale, California. It has 2,853 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 42% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 477 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 477 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: The extracurricular activities at this school are pretty good with their F.A.S.T Academy and their Med academy. Each club and organization has a good level of administration support and student involvement. I would give it a high rating.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My experience at this school has been pretty great. I've never had any problems there. I've always had a good time at sporting events, like the football games. It's a good environment. They always play music during lunch in the ASB Lawn and host mini events. My favorite event was attending the senior sunrise where all the seniors meet in the football field to watch the sunset. Everyone was eating doughnuts and having a good time. I know me and friends did. This school is unique because this is place where you can make good memories, so if I can do it all over I would.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers at this school are really knowledgeable when it comes to their teaching style. Most teachers engage the students into the lesson. Its never just book work or a worksheet. For example, in civics we followed the presidential election and the debates through the year. We would have to choose a president that we agree on with their proposals and policies. We would know on what's going on in the world with our lessons. That would happen with most of the classes. The teachers make sure each student understands what's going on.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: The type of clubs and opportunities provided at the school are awesome as well as accepting and the school is always open to start new ones.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers are great as well as knowledgeable of course they have some of their flaws but who doesn't.

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. 3,159
3.00 Highland High School 5 mi. 3,032
2.66 Eastside High School 7 mi. 2,353
2.66 Antelope Valley High School 9 mi. 1,726
2.33 Littlerock High School 9 mi. 1,531

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


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Palmdale High School United States Antelope Valley High School Eastside High School Highland High School Littlerock High School William J. (Pete) Knight High School
Hispanic 70.0% 25.0% 53.0% 47.0% 55.0% 70.0% 73.0%
African American 16.0% 15.0% 31.0% 29.0% 15.0% 7.0% 16.0%
White 8.0% 51.0% 9.0% 16.0% 19.0% 18.0% 6.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 1.0% 2.0% 5.0% 0% 2.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 2.0% 3.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 22.6%
Grade 10 27.8%
Grade 11 24.4%
Grade 12 25.1%

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 63 responses

  • 60% Yes
  • 22% Not sure.
  • 17% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 45 responses

  • 23% The variety of students who attend
  • 23% Teachers who actually care
  • 18% School spirit and the people there.
  • 16% The programs offered.
  • 8% It is not just a school but a family.
  • 7% Sports
  • 3% Everything
  • 2% Nothing

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 32% Very old
  • 18% Drugs
  • 18% Bad teachers
  • 18% Bathrooms
  • 12% Girls
  • 3% Rude and offensive students

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 45 responses

  • 64% The medical education program
  • 16% School pride
  • 7% The security system
  • 7% Absolutely nothing
  • 7% The awesome F.A.S.T Academy

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 47 responses

  • 28% It's alright . People act ghetto
  • 19% Good
  • 17% Fun
  • 11% Mediocre
  • 11% It's a lot better than the reputation it gets
  • 9% Excellent
  • 4% Good High School Experience
  • 2% Roaches

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 39% To have fun, enjoy time there and not procrasinate
  • 21% Don't get caught up in drama
  • 16% All the above
  • 11% They are very strict about attendence
  • 8% To be prepared for class and be nice to everybody.
  • 3% Don't be afraid to make new friends , and study!
  • 3% Watch out for the Freshmen

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 40 responses

  • 5% I love everything about this school.
  • 80% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 15% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.