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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Palmdale Aerospace Academy is an above average, public, charter school located in Palmdale, CA. It has 1,252 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
Address
38060 20th St E
Palmdale, CA 93550
Telephone
(661) 273-3680
Website

Palmdale Aerospace Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
101 responses
Average ACT
23
15 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$56,699
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,214
National
$949
Median Home Value
$229,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Field Day
    28%
  • Prom
    24%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • FIRST FRC Robotics
    10%
  • Volleyball
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Science Olympiad
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,252
Free or Reduced Lunch
81%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,861
Teachers in First/Second Year
39.5%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,102/ year
National
$12,239
58%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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The Palmdale Aerospace Academy is a great school. It allows students to use critical thinking in order to solve the problem or achieve their goal. Students learn a variety of different components in the engineering field as well as mathematics, the sciences, and electronics to name a few. The environment is safer than any other school and way less fights are seen. Although the majority is Hispanic, other ethnic groups attend. The school has excellent teachers and only lacks some extra classes in the arts. However, it does offer theatre, film and literature, Intro to Engineering Design(which is 3D design) and there are artistic clubs as well. Overall, it is a great school.
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My experience at TPAA is one for the books. The people who go to Aerospace for the most part are all really good, cool people. Everyone is super friendly and making friends is pretty easy. Having a collaborative environment in mostly all classrooms helps every students get to know their fellow peers. We students at TPAA are super lucky to have a staff willing to participate in student activities and are all super nice and willing to help every student that walks through their door. I have so much love for every I have met at TPAA and will miss it dearly.
Here at our campus our teachers are fully willing to step in a become involved in offering every student the well rounded education the deserve. The kind and friendly staff help add to the collaborative environment we have built at our school. Education based the school is more engineering based but should consider branching into more areas, such as medical, in order to better suit their students. I am a student athlete, playing varsity girls volleyball and although our school is great educationally they need to provide more focus onto extracurricular other than our robotics teams. Our sports programs are continuing to grow even without the full acceptance of our school board. The teams have such diversity and they all bring so much, as students we hope our voice to heard and for changes to happen.