Palmdale High School in Palmdale, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,853
  • Type
    Public, Magnet, Coed
  • Reviews
    488 3.4
  • Ranking

Palmdale High School is a public, magnet, coed 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 488 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 488 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: This school has a Medical Program that is excellent!
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: A lot of teachers at my school are not very good ones. Although there are a few good ones. Most of the teachers I've had teach basically the same way: they go up in front of the classroom and lecture. Most of the teachers' education is appropriate although some math math teachers at my school aren't appropriate since they are teaching high level math. The consistency in grading is decent, communication skills between students and teachers can and should be improved.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: They are great their variety of clubs and academy's to be a part of, being in those clubs make you a part of something in the school which is great and those clubs and academy's really make you a part of something
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Some parents really care for their kids and want the best for them but other parents don't really care about their studies or chooses in their life
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Most teachers I had so far really care about their students and want them to get involved in class, they really try to get their students to understand the lesion they teach and they know when students are struggling and they take those time to talk to them and ask what is going on, other then that they really try to help out their student with all they got

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

Gender

Gender
Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Palmdale High School United States California Antelope Valley High School Eastside High School Highland High School Littlerock High School William J. (Pete) Knight High School
Hispanic 70.0% 25.0% 53.3% 53.0% 47.0% 55.0% 70.0% 73.0%
African American 16.0% 15.0% 6.1% 31.0% 29.0% 15.0% 7.0% 16.0%
White 8.0% 51.0% 24.8% 9.0% 16.0% 19.0% 18.0% 6.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 0.6% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 11.3% 1.0% 2.0% 5.0% 0% 2.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 3.3% 2.0% 3.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 68 responses

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

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 48 responses

  • 23% Teachers who actually care
  • 22% The variety of students who attend
  • 18% School spirit and the people there.
  • 15% The programs offered.
  • 8% It is not just a school but a family.
  • 7% Sports
  • 3% Everything
  • 3% 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 48 responses

  • 65% The medical education program
  • 15% School pride
  • 6% The security system
  • 6% Absolutely nothing
  • 6% The awesome F.A.S.T Academy
  • 2% The health career academy

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 50 responses

  • 28% It's alright . People act ghetto
  • 18% Good
  • 16% Fun
  • 12% It's a lot better than the reputation it gets
  • 10% Mediocre
  • 8% Excellent
  • 6% 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% Watch out for the Freshmen
  • 3% Don't be afraid to make new friends , and study!

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 43 responses

  • 5% I love everything about this school.
  • 79% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 16% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.