PROFICIENCY 42% 9% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
34%Antelope Valley Union High

Highland High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Antelope Valley Union High" in Palmdale, CA. There are a total of 2,998 students and 126 teachers at Highland High, for a student to teacher ratio of 24 to 1. There are a total of 1,309 free lunch students and 324 reduced lunch students.

Highland High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 41.5%, which is 9% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio24:1
Free lunch1309
Reduced lunch324


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment705
Taking some courses435
Taking some courses (not tests)239
Passing some courses144
Passing no courses295

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Highland High, there are a total of 705 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 435 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School21%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School62%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Highland High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 17.7% 19.7% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 15.6% 18.5% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 5.7% 3.1% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 57.4% 55.1% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.5% 0.9% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.3% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.8% 2.4% 3.1% 3.1%

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Palmdale demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,69323291
Median age31.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%52%55%
Speak English77%56%79%
Speak Spanish19%29%13%

Education level achieved in Palmdale

Completed 8th grade80.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school78.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college51.8%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.4%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.5%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.6%1.3%
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