PROFICIENCY 25% 36% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
34%Antelope Valley Union High
26%Palmdale
38%California

William J. (pete) Knight 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 3,064 students and 123 teachers at William J. (pete) Knight High, for a student to teacher ratio of 25 to 1. There are a total of 1,728 free lunch students and 400 reduced lunch students.

William J. (pete) Knight High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 24.5%, which is 36% lower than the California average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students3064
Teachers123.18
Student/Teacher ratio25:1
Free lunch1728
Reduced lunch400

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment727
Taking some courses529
Taking some courses (not tests)143
Passing some courses287
Passing no courses237

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 William J. (pete) Knight High, there are a total of 727 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 529 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All13%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School13%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All36%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School36%

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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William J. (pete) Knight High race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictCaliforniaNational
Caucasian 6.3% 19.7% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 16.1% 18.5% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 2.1% 3.1% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 73.6% 55.1% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.3% 0.9% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.3% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.5% 2.4% 3.1% 3.1%

Palmdale demographics profile

StatisticPalmdaleCaliforniaNational
Population156,82338,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,47823291
Median age30.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%52%55%
Speak English59%56%79%
Speak Spanish36%29%13%

Education level achieved in Palmdale

IndexPalmdaleCaliforniaNational
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%
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