William J. (Pete) Knight High School

554 reviews
  1. Antelope Valley Union High School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public, Magnet
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. Outcomes
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports & Fitness
    C
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
37423 70th St East
Palmdale, CA 93552
Telephone
(661) 533-9000
Website
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William J. (Pete) Knight High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
980
Average ACT
23

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
AP Enrollment
20%
AP Exam Pass Rate
39%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
15%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    1%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    80%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    19%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.59 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.59 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 176 responses
  • Pep Rallies and sporting events
    27%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Graduation
    16%
  • Homecomimg
    16%
  • Grad Night
    10%
  • Student Section
    9%
  • Senior events (senior lock-in)
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
3,159
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.59 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.59 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.59 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,979
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.9%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.86 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.86 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.86 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
1%
Female Athletes
1%
Expenses Per Student
$9,122/ year
National
$11,927
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.79 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.79 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.79 responses

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Reviews

554 reviews
  • Excellent
    131
  • Very Good
    210
  • Average
    192
  • Poor
    19
  • Terrible
    2
Overall, William J. Pete Knight High School is a very spirited and diverse school where everyone feels as if they can get involved in clubs and sports without being discouraged. At this school, everyone is like a family and when there's conflicts we all learn to solve them and move on like a real family.
  • High School Senior
  • 2 months ago
Can't tell you for sure about other parents. My mom was always interested in what was happening.
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago
My experience in this school has been great. I've joined three sports which are golf, soccer and swim. These sports has helped me be a successful student. They make me get good grades and have a good attitude towards other people. Also this school has a lot of school spirit so I'm always going to games and supporting other sports. I would do this all over again because the people in this school are really great and made my high school experience the best.
  • High School Senior
  • 4 months ago