PROFICIENCY 28% 28% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
34%Antelope Valley Union High

Palmdale 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 2,835 students and 123 teachers at Palmdale High, for a student to teacher ratio of 24 to 1. There are a total of 1,758 free lunch students and 309 reduced lunch students.

Palmdale High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 27.5%, which is 28% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio24:1
Free lunch1758
Reduced lunch309


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment469
Taking some courses277
Taking some courses (not tests)181
Passing some courses93
Passing no courses175

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 Palmdale High, there are a total of 469 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 277 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School13%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School42%

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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Palmdale High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 7.4% 19.7% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 16.3% 18.5% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 1.3% 3.1% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 72.8% 55.1% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.2% 0.9% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.3% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.8% 2.4% 3.1% 3.1%

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Palmdale demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,11523291
Median age30.236.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)50%52%55%
Speak English62%56%79%
Speak Spanish35%29%13%

Education level achieved in Palmdale

Completed 8th grade64.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school61.0%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college39.7%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree15.6%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors9.0%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters1.7%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Palmdale High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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