Quartz Hill High School in Lancaster, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    3,135
  • Type
    Public, Magnet, Coed
  • Reviews
    434 3.6
  • Ranking

Quartz Hill High School is a public, magnet, coed school in Lancaster, California. It has 3,135 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 65% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 434 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

6040 West Ave L
Quartz Hill, CA 93536
(661) 718-3100

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 434 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: We had many clubs to choose from but most of them had very poor funding or bad leadership, like the student government was super disorganized and the kids who made the year book did a terrible job like they do every year.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I had fun, I made some friends.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: I had some very good teachers and some bad, but most of them were only "so so". Almost all of my teachers know what they were talking about. But I've also had several super bad teachers that were never taken care of; I had a teacher in my last year who tried to teach us that the 7 day creation of earth was true and that the only reason she taught the evolution theory was because she was forced to. When my mom tried to report her to the principal he ignored her, I later found out that said teacher and principal were good friends. I've had an English teacher that had us watch funny you-tube videos all year long, and another that selected her "good students" to take the tests will everyone else got fails. I, along with other students reported these teacher but nothing ever happens. Hardly any of my teachers actually cared if you passed of failed the class, and they said so.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: some parents aren't into their kids school stuff
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: they are all good teachers except a few

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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2.33 Palmdale High School 10 mi. 2,853

Around Quartz Hill High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Quartz Hill High School United States California Antelope Valley High School Eastside High School Highland High School Lancaster High School Palmdale High School
White 43.0% 51.0% 24.8% 9.0% 16.0% 19.0% 26.0% 8.0%
Hispanic 34.0% 25.0% 53.3% 53.0% 47.0% 55.0% 43.0% 70.0%
African American 12.0% 15.0% 6.1% 31.0% 29.0% 15.0% 19.0% 16.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 11.3% 1.0% 2.0% 5.0% 5.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 3.3% 2.0% 3.0% 2.0% 3.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.6% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 24.7%
Grade 10 26.2%
Grade 11 25.0%
Grade 12 24.2%

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 70 responses

  • 76% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 54 responses

  • 25% Academics
  • 18% Sports
  • 17% Clubs
  • 17% People
  • 14% The good teachers
  • 3% Simonds
  • 2% Band
  • 1% Drama club
  • 1% Fine arts
  • 1% Administration
  • 1% Orchestra

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 40 responses

  • 20% Select few teachers
  • 18% Dress code
  • 18% The trash
  • 15% People
  • 10% Administration
  • 10% The food
  • 9% The campus
  • 1% Students will not take anything seriously.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 53 responses

  • 30% IB Program
  • 17% Academics and sports
  • 15% Academic Scholars
  • 15% Sports
  • 11% A safe school, Academics and sports, IB/AP Program
  • 9% A safe school
  • 2% The clubs and programs

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 55 responses

  • 33% Spirited
  • 20% Ambitious
  • 15% Average
  • 11% Influential
  • 9% Vessel of opportunities
  • 5% Life changing
  • 5% Above-average
  • 2% Inconvenient but necessary

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 44 responses

  • 36% Be Yourself
  • 34% Be with people who only bring out the best in you
  • 11% To do good in school. Try not to fail
  • 9% It's only temporary
  • 9% Don't try so hard to fit in.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 49 responses

  • 20% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 8% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.