Palmdale school information

Average Test Scores26%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio23:120:116:1
Total public schools328,30879,221
Total private schools83,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools11,0857,963
The Palmdale, CA educational system consists of 32 public schools, 8 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Palmdale public schools have average test scores of 26% which is 31% lower than than the California average and 46% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Palmdale public schools is 23:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 73.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 71.2% have completed high school, 15.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Palmdale are 46% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 32 public schools in Palmdale.
  • 73.2% of people in Palmdale have completed 8th grade.
  • 71.2% of people in Palmdale have completed high school.
  • 15.0% of people in Palmdale have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Palmdale

Completed 8th grade73.2%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school71.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college48.6%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree22.1%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.0%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters4.8%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Palmdale (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Agua Dulce, CA3,54151%3%
Leona Valley, CA1,58250%1%
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Acton, CA7,17035%30%
Desert View Highlands, CA2,48433%33%
Palmdale, CA156,82326%46%

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McKinney, TX156,82181%64%
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Peoria, AZ158,67750%1%
Palmdale, CA156,82326%46%
Source: The Palmdale, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.