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9-12
Public
Palmdale, CA
Students enrolled: 3,416

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37423 70th Street East
Palmdale, CA 93552

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(661) 533-9000
(661) 533-0111
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April 17, 2014
I am a parent of a PKHS student and find the school to be good but lacks more attention to students and their learning needs. We need more focus on helping students get ahead and conquer obstacles.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2013
I am a former student of KHS, I graduated in the class of 2008 and I can tell you one simple thing, I cannot be more proud to had the chance to attend to this high school, the teachers are excellent and are very involve with each student, the staff is amazing! I know I have to thank so many teachers and staff for clearing out so many questions I had, for supporting me all the way through graduation, and for always pushing me forward to become who I am today. KHS is not just a high school, its your support group, your family, part of who you are; By far the best school I had attended (I was a transfer student)! Proud of KHS! Proud to be a Knight!

- submitted by a student
September 26, 2013
I think the teachers and counselors really care and get involved to help the students succeed. They are very easy to get in touch with and will communicate with the parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
Little to no teacher to parent collaboration. Power school is not kept up to date. Very little homework given if any. Trying to meet with the Principal is like trying to make an appointment with the President of the U.S. (impossible!). No one seems to have any control over what the teachers are doing, or what they are not doing, in the classroom. Excuse is always the same: "because of the "Teacher's Union" there's nothing we can do." Teachers get away with bullying kids. This school, along with most of the schools in this district, are a joke. Only a minority of students get decent, responsible, caring teachers who are there to teach. The majority of kids get the complete opposite. Statistics tell the story.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
I have 2 kids ( 9th & 10th grade ) going to KHS this year and so far things have definitely gone smoother then my experience at LHS previously. I look forward to a successful high school experience for both of my kids and myself as their mother. I would like to say thanks in advance to all the staff and the students for creating a great atmoshpere. "Thank you."

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2011
Knight High is the first high school east of Sierra Highway to hit a 700 API score, infact it hit 714. Of the 8 high schools in the AVUHSD, 5 of them are east of Sierra Highway.. and KHS is only 8 years old!!! Way to go Hawks!

- submitted by a teacher
March 16, 2011
I attended the Orientation for freshman (class of 2015) and I have to say that I was blown away. From the Knighthawk Band to the graphic and design equipment at the school is state of the art. Head councelor Mr. Hart, is amazing in his energy that he shows and his enthusiasm to get the student set up to SUCCEED. As a parent I'm looking forward to my child going to this school and hope to get more parents involved to make this high school #1 in the district and in the Valley.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2011
This school is the best High Schhol in the AV! GO HAWKS! class of 2014!!!! As a freshman, they treat you very well here.

- submitted by a student
November 05, 2010
I am a junior at Pete Knight Highschool. I used to attend Highland Highschool. That school was the worst school ever!!!!! Well, in KHS u have excellent teachers, great leadership and it's the school of sports!!!! I love it there!!!! The best decision I have ever made!

- submitted by a student
July 12, 2010
I went to that school all 4yrs and I just graduated in 2009. That school is an amazing school. They have the MOST Amazing Marching Band, in the AV. The teachers are amazing there. I had so much fun at the school, and I will have many memories to share when I have kids.

- submitted by a community member
March 29, 2010
well im a freshman at knight high but so far this year has been an amazing year. The teachers are very helpful and understanding its a nice environment and well im looking forward to a great year

- submitted by a student
March 14, 2010
i recently graduated from this school about a year ago, and this is probably one of the best schools in the Antelope Valley. The teachers are great, and helped me prepare for a four-year university. I am now attending San Francisco State University, and I thank all of my teachers, because without them I wouldn't be here! School's great, sports are not that bad.

- submitted by a student
February 26, 2010
I was part of the first grad class I went to Pete Knight all 4 years of high school and loved it although my last year there were a lot of fights. There are some really great teachers here, I think its one of the better schools in the AV but thats just me. The band is by far the best in the AV and we have the awards and trophies to prove it. Proud member of the DAR!!!!

- submitted by a student
September 29, 2009
I am a grad from this school and I loved it. Though it tends to have a lot of fights it provides the students with great teachers, sadly that cant be said about the head faculty since the departure of Mr.Ford. I am currently attending a UC and was offered a full ride to UC Merced, I got accepted into CSULA,CSUF, CSUSB, Cal Poly Pomona, and my school UC Riverside and I know that I can thank the teacher at khs for this.

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September 29, 2009
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no rating September 16, 2009
The Freshman Volleyball team is soo awesome! =D

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2009
The traffic is a concern...there is no control on how you can safely drop of the kids. The teachers do communicate if they need to, if not there is edline of course. Not all teachers keep the grades up on that though. Some teachers don't make contact after the child has fallen behind, which is sad. There should be some consistency in the way teachers want to work the edline. The school itself is nice as it is only a few years old.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 27, 2009
This is for the person who said the city bus does not go to the school. The city bus actually stops right in front of the football field next to one of the schools driveways.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2009
The traffic at this school is horrible. Whoever built this school didn't put a whole lot of thought into the traffic pattern. I live less than 6 miles from this school and it takes me almost an hour to get into and out of the school both in the morning and in the afternoon so I spend almost 2 hours driving each day - unacceptable!!! There is little or no communication with the teachers. All they say is check edline. The campus itself is very nice.

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July 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2009
Its a wonderful school, Its the school that has the more helpfull staff and I am really impress by their Marching Band. I will like to see more support from the District specially for this school is just not fear that they have the same amount of security as some of the High School in the District with half the enrollment KHS has over 3,000 students its just not fear for our kids, hope this message will get to someone in the District and pray that they will do somehting about it.

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May 28, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 06, 2009
I LOVE Khs Its the BEST SCHOOL in the AV! The teachers are AWSOME... and the people are cool too.... i cant imagine my self in any other school! graduating class of 2010! =]

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April 24, 2009
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April 18, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 02, 2009
To the parent who is worried about parent involvement are you aware that we have a large parent volunteer program and a parent coordinator on campus to help with your concerns. Edline is a great method to keep up with your childs progress and the counseloring staff is excellent

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2009
I am a senior at KHS and have spent all 4 years here. I have been accepted to 5 different Universities, including 3 UC campuses. We have as many or more AP classes than any other school in the AV which helps students achieve. The teachers are great and the education is great but Mr. Hart is OUTSTANDING. I would never have made it to my goal without the support of the counselors, and Mr. Hart especially.

- submitted by a student
December 22, 2008
there is not that much fights and every one gets along with each other

- submitted by a student
November 15, 2008
the best school in the Antelope Valley by far. Im a senior at KHS, and i seen many of the other schools in the AV, and none are even close to KHS. Private school's included.

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October 16, 2008
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October 05, 2008
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September 30, 2008
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September 16, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 21, 2008
I'm currently a junior at KHS and I must say I really love saying i go to KHS and look foward to being a graduate form it from the awesome school spirit to some of the best teachers on campus there isn't a day that I don't learn something new. GO HAWKS!

- submitted by a student
August 10, 2008
I am a KHS graduate and I can truely say I am happy to tell everyone I graduated from Knight High School. I believe that KHS needs a new principal but otherwise the teachers and staff are great! I personally believe that KHS should be ranked second because of its school spirit, college prep classes, senior project, clubs, sports (BASKETBALL GOLDEN LEAGUE CHAMPS!!!), teacher, staff, and of course the mascot. I have loved every bit of being at Knight for the past four years and I hope to be involved in the years to come.

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March 05, 2008
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February 09, 2008
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February 07, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
January 28, 2008
Excellent school some of the best staff I have seen in a while and is a pleasure taking my son to this school

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December 04, 2007
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November 24, 2007
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October 01, 2007
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September 29, 2007
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September 28, 2007
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September 28, 2007
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August 26, 2007
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August 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2007
I believe this school has proven it self to help students exceed their expectations. I am in the JROTC program and it has helped me to be more determined averyday to accomplish my future goal, to be a teacher. The staff, is good but they need to stop giving some kids special treatment. that's why alot of kids get in trouble and might get away with it. This school is good and the teachers are great they just need to make room that are rangeable to both students and teachers.

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February 20, 2007
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January 19, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
April 28, 2006
Teachers seem to be absent on a weekly basis. Homework assignments are rarely given.

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December 02, 2005
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November 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
School it self it not bad and as a freshman here I have to walk 30 blocks just to go to school and the city bus wont go to our school!

- submitted by a student
August 19, 2005
I feel like the staff are scared of the students. The district has to impose a better rules when it comes to these problems. Students safety is a big concern.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2005
I love it! As a student I feel I have many opportunities there especially through the music program which I am currently involved in.

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April 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2005
I'm a 10th grader and I'm loving it. The is not yet finished but it still has things to do.

- submitted by a student
December 31, 2004
I am a 9th grader at Pt.Knight I feel safe because we have scurity all through the campus . I also like it because there is only two grades there only 9th nd 10th . Because of that the students now don't see alot of bad things instead of a school 9th-12th Each year they add a year it is better . Because everybody knows each other and the campus is growing . They are still building our campus so we will have alot to look forward too.

- submitted by a parent
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William J. (Pete) Knight High School
37423 70th Street East, Palmdale, CA  93552
(661) 533-9000
Last modified William J. (Pete) Knight High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
William J. (Pete) Knight High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 59 reviews. Top