C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
2137 E. Ave. R
Palmdale, CA 93550
Telephone
(661) 273-3181

Palmdale High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
980
152 responses
Average ACT
22
26 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
59%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.51 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.51 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 178 responses
Report
  • Foot ball games
    24%
  • Spirit week
    19%
  • Rallies
    19%
  • School Dances or Events
    14%
  • Field trips to colleges
    10%
  • Pep rally's
    5%
  • Club rush
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,835
Free or Reduced Lunch
73%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.63 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.63 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.63 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.3%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.77 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.77 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.77 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,224/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.92 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.92 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.92 responses
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I like how the teachers are really connected to their students and care about their education! Teachers push their students to do their possible best and strive for greatness. There has not been once when one of my teachers did not ask if I needed help or extra tutoring after school. It was a great help! Also, the faculty is very friendly and caring! My counselor is always checking on me and making sure I am enjoying my classes, doing well in them, and that I am on track to graduate! Overall, Palmdale High School is a great school.
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So Far attending Palmdale High school has been one of the best experiences yet. When people say High School is the best four years of your life they really mean it, but in order for these four years to be astounding students have to take full advantage of the opportunities offered. For example, Palmdale High School offers a Health Careers Academy which is a four year program and it allows students to actually get a hands on experience on what its like working in the medical field. Palmdale also Offers a Sports Medicine class which is an intro class where you learn all the basics of being an athletic trainer, so considering all these amazing programs I am a part of Palmdale High school has done a great job at making their students college ready.
In my Freshman and Sophomore year of high school, I was not really involved in extracurricular activities. I did some community service hours and I joined a club. In my Junior year of high school, I started to get more involved in school activities. Such as football and soccer games. And in all honesty, I can say that Junior year has been my favorite year so far.

The thing I like the most about Palmdale High School is the Health Careers Academy and the teachers involved. The Academy is such an incredible thing to join because it exposes you to many things in health care. Also, the teachers have such a genuine personality and really want what is best for their students.

Something I would like to see changed about the school is some renovation. For example, some of the restrooms and classrooms can use some fixing up.