William J. (Pete) Knight High School in Palmdale, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    3,159
  • Type
    Public, Magnet, Coed
  • Reviews
    556 3.8
  • Ranking

William J. (Pete) Knight High School is a public, magnet, coed school in Palmdale, California. It has 3,159 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 46% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 556 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

37423 70th St East
Palmdale, CA 93552
(661) 533-9000

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 556 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I would defiantly choose this,school again. The reason is because every one gets alone with each other. With all this race hate going on, our school doesn't focus on it we all see each other as equal.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: They teachers at my school are amazing. They work all types of ways for us to learn. They would go beyond to get us to learn. For example they would do songs and have us sing them for us to memorize. They do their homework to see what's in style to see what ways they can make teaching fun.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Sometimes there are occasions where students let others in which may be from another school or have a weapon on them. I feel like it could be better and we could have more security be more enforcing with the ID policy.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: The clubs and organizations are very fun to join. It gives students an opportunity to meet new people and make more friends and become way more involved in the school. Personally, the band program is the best place to meet different people. Everyone loves each other and help each other out with any type of problem. Overall, the clubs and organizations are very fun to join and give great experiences.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: 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.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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1.66 Antelope Elementary School Public, Coed
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1.66 Cactus Middle School Public, Coed
1.66 Manzanita Elementary School Public, Coed
1.66 Joshua Hills Elementary School Public, Coed
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Palmdale High School 5 mi. 2,853
2.66 Eastside High School 9 mi. 2,353
3.00 Highland High School 10 mi. 3,032
2.66 Antelope Valley High School 12 mi. 1,726
3.00 Lancaster High School 14 mi. 2,318

Around William J. (Pete) Knight High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

William J. (Pete) Knight High School United States California Antelope Valley High School Eastside High School Highland High School Lancaster High School Palmdale High School
Hispanic 73.0% 25.0% 53.3% 53.0% 47.0% 55.0% 43.0% 70.0%
African American 16.0% 15.0% 6.1% 31.0% 29.0% 15.0% 19.0% 16.0%
White 6.0% 51.0% 24.8% 9.0% 16.0% 19.0% 26.0% 8.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 11.3% 1.0% 2.0% 5.0% 5.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 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 26.5%
Grade 10 24.1%
Grade 11 23.1%
Grade 12 26.4%

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 96 responses

  • 76% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 79 responses

  • 22% Teachers
  • 15% Positive atmosphere
  • 15% Sports
  • 14% Competitiveness
  • 8% The vibe the school gives
  • 7% The campus
  • 7% The respectfulness of the students
  • 5% The fun things to do
  • 4% The academy teachers
  • 2% Counsellors
  • 1% The avid teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 58 responses

  • 31% Some of the bad students who attend the school
  • 27% The trash on the floor
  • 11% To me, the crowdedness of the school
  • 9% Security
  • 7% Administration
  • 4% Lack of participation of the student body
  • 4% Crowded
  • 4% Students surpass max number
  • 2% Lack of particepation with staff

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 78 responses

  • 67% The AP program success
  • 15% Students at Knight High have the will to succeed.
  • 10% School spirit
  • 6% Digital Design and Engineering Academy
  • 1% The colors

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 84 responses

  • 26% Memorable experience
  • 15% Competitive
  • 15% Opportunity
  • 11% Fun
  • 10% Intriguing
  • 6% Moxed Feelings
  • 5% A Handful
  • 5% Diverse
  • 4% Boring
  • 2% Best experience of my entie life
  • 1% Exciting

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 63 responses

  • 35% No matter how hard it gets just keep movingforward
  • 21% Be yourself and stay positive.
  • 14% Stay out of trouble, never be someone you're not.
  • 13% Make sure to find and be around good people
  • 11% Don't let slacking off come back and haunt you
  • 6% Don't be afraid to Challenge yourself

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 79 responses

  • 32% I love everything about this school.
  • 62% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.