Palmdale High School

2137 East Ave R, Palmdale, CA 93550 | (661) 273-3181
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 3,285
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 2137 East Avenue R, Palmdale, CA 93550
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 3,285
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 134.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 24.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,699 (51.7%)
  • Females: 1,586 (48.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 515 (15.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 1,932 (58.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 2,447 (74.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Palmdale High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian160.5%
Black60618.4%
Asian722.2%
Hispanic2,22767.8%
White35210.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Palmdale High School
  Number Percent
8th Grade10.03%
9th Grade95829.2%
10th Grade90527.5%
11th Grade70021.3%
12th Grade72121.9%
Graduates Information (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
82.4%
District:
80.2%
State:
78.6%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Ph.D.
School:
1.4%
District:
9.8%
Percent With Master's Degree
School:
23.4%
District:
47.1%
Percent With Bachelor's Degree
School:
18.4%
District:
11.8%
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Emergency Credentials: 3.9%
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 87.4%
Number of Certificated Staff: 141.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 9.8
Average Age
School:
39.0
District:
45.9
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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2 reviews for Palmdale High School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on July 11, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Palmdale High is a great school! Although to many parents it may seem worrisome for their children to attend the school because of the bad propaganda it gets. But I see now that parents are seeing through the awful publicity the school gets, and are allowing themselves to let palmdale high blossom! Newer generations of students are coming to Palmdale High wanting to progress in academic purposes. The school for the most part has great guidance and teachers. Palmdale High excels with great programs. There medical magnet program is one to be interested in if you want to be skilled in the medical field. Palmdale High is a great school for any one to attend and, although it might have bad publicity for its flaws in some students that attend. But the press many times chooses to ouster the negative press of some schools and just chooses to add negative influence on Palmdale. Yet the school remains an excellent place for a child to learn and become a successful adult!

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Palmdale High School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on CST state exams in the following subjects:
  • CST Algebra I
  • CST Algebra II
  • CST Biology
  • CST Chemistry
  • CST Earth Science
  • CST English-Language Arts
  • CST General Mathematics
  • CST Geometry
  • CST Physics
  • CST Science
  • CST Summative High School Math
  • CST U.S. History
  • CST World History
AYP Results (2010)
Overall AYP Met: No
ELA AYP Met: Yes
Math AYP Met: No
Program Improvement (PI) Requirement Under NCLB (2010)
First Year PI Requirement was Implemented: 2003-2004
School's Placement Under NCLB: Year 5
ACT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking ACT Exam: 9.4%
Average Combined Score: 19.0
Percent Scoring At or Above 21: 34.4%
SAT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking SAT Exam: 20.6%
Average Combined Score: 1,353.0
Critical Reading Average: 464.3
Math Average: 445.2
Writing Average: 443.5
Percent Scoring At or Above 1500: 24.6%

CST - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201011.0%15.0%22.0%
20097.0%16.0%21.0%
200810.0%12.0%18.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201025.0%38.0%55.0%
200920.0%36.0%51.0%
200824.0%43.0%52.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
201014.0%21.0%35.0%
200913.0%17.0%29.0%
200811.0%15.0%31.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201038.0%44.0%54.0%
200929.0%41.0%50.0%
200829.0%39.0%49.0%
 
CST General Mathematics Test
20106.0%1.0%17.0%
2009---
20084.0%2.0%18.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201011.0%23.0%46.0%
200926.0%37.0%47.0%
200815.0%31.0%43.0%
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
20104.0%5.0%12.0%
2009---
20083.0%4.0%9.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201014.0%15.0%40.0%
200912.0%19.0%37.0%
200810.0%16.0%36.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201020.0%24.0%38.0%
200910.0%19.0%34.0%
200818.0%20.0%35.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201017.0%27.0%47.0%
20096.0%26.0%44.0%
200822.0%25.0%41.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
201011.0%13.0%29.0%
20096.0%16.0%23.0%
20087.0%15.0%23.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201033.0%36.0%45.0%
200926.0%34.0%44.0%
200831.0%34.0%41.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
20102.0%9.0%14.0%
20092.0%9.0%14.0%
20082.0%6.0%12.0%
 
CST Science Test
201025.0%34.0%46.0%
200918.0%32.0%44.0%
200821.0%29.0%40.0%
 
CST World History Test
201027.0%29.0%42.0%
200920.0%26.0%38.0%
200817.0%23.0%33.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
20103.0%3.0%8.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
20103.0%4.0%14.0%
20092.0%4.0%12.0%
20084.0%3.0%11.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201016.0%35.0%46.0%
200917.0%38.0%41.0%
200822.0%36.0%39.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
20108.0%19.0%30.0%
20093.0%14.0%27.0%
20084.0%11.0%25.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
201010.0%17.0%32.0%
20094.0%16.0%26.0%
20087.0%19.0%28.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201036.0%32.0%42.0%
200931.0%32.0%40.0%
200832.0%28.0%37.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
20105.0%7.0%6.0%
20091.0%7.0%7.0%
20082.0%4.0%6.0%
 
CST Physics Test
201033.0%37.0%53.0%
200936.0%40.0%50.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201018.0%33.0%50.0%
200910.0%26.0%47.0%
200810.0%23.0%43.0%
 
CST U.S. History Test
201045.0%37.0%45.0%
200948.0%38.0%44.0%
200841.0%30.0%38.0%
 

End of Course - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
20109.0%11.0%31.0%
20094.0%11.0%28.0%
20088.0%10.0%25.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
20107.0%13.0%31.0%
20095.0%12.0%28.0%
20086.0%11.0%27.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201022.0%32.0%46.0%
200915.0%29.0%42.0%
200822.0%33.0%42.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201012.0%24.0%38.0%
20094.0%21.0%36.0%
200810.0%18.0%32.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
201013.0%18.0%33.0%
20099.0%17.0%28.0%
200810.0%16.0%28.0%
 
CST General Mathematics Test
20106.0%1.0%27.0%
2009---
20084.0%2.0%27.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
20105.0%11.0%27.0%
20097.0%13.0%26.0%
20085.0%10.0%24.0%
 
CST Physics Test
201033.0%38.0%49.0%
200936.0%36.0%46.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201018.0%36.0%54.0%
200912.0%28.0%50.0%
200810.0%26.0%47.0%
 
CST World History Test
201027.0%31.0%41.0%
200919.0%27.0%38.0%
200815.0%22.0%33.0%
 
Source: CA Department of Education 2009-2010

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