585 reviews
  1. Antelope Valley Union High School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public, Magnet
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
37423 70th St. E.
Palmdale, CA 93552
Telephone
(661) 533-9000

William J. (Pete) Knight High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
36%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
990
232 responses
Average ACT
23
45 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.70 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.70 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 236 responses
  • Pep Rallies and sporting events
    27%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Homecomimg
    17%
  • Graduation
    15%
  • Grad Night
    9%
  • Student Section
    8%
  • Senior events (senior lock-in)
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,064
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.79 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.79 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.79 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,173
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.108 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.108 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.108 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,472/ year
National
$11,890
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.106 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.106 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.106 responses

William J. (Pete) Knight High School Reviews

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Overall, education was average unless you were in one of the programs the school had to offer. Fortunately, I was in the Digital Design and Engineering Academy which offered the same teachers all four years and students only had classes with those in the academy which helped build close connections. The academy offered classes, not available to all students, that were career based for those looking to purse design or engineering. Students could reach out and receive help with homework, scholarships, even personal problems and the academy teachers were always happy to help, usually going above and beyond to keep students in check academic wise and guided those with troubles outside of school. The academy also offered many clubs and volunteer experience so by the time college application season came, students were exceptionally prepared. If it weren't for the academy, I'm not sure how my time at Pete Knight would have been.
High School is never how it's portrayed in movies. But, i have to admit, Knight High School gets pretty close. It has plenty of school spirit and our marching band is amazing! Homecoming games make you feel like you're in a High School movie. There is, sadly, peer pressure to do drugs and alcohol though but that mainly depends on who your child is hanging out with. I've never been peer pressured or even been offered drugs or alcohol because i hang out with good kids who know to stay away from it.
My experience at Pete Knight High School was excellent. I am now a senior at that school, and I wouldn't regret attending there. The school is great from the teachers and counselors. I was able to gain many opportunities and get to where I am today which is being able to apply to college and graduating. Many of the programs such as AVID, the Digital Design and Engineering Academy, and AP programs are great. Our school is ranked the best in our district in AP scores, achieve outstanding scores every year. The counselors and teachers work their best to make the students reach our goals and become better people for the world.