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William J. (Pete) Knight High School

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Posted 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


Posted October 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted February 7, 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


Posted November 5, 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted September 16, 2009

The Freshman Volleyball team is soo awesome! =D
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.


Posted May 6, 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! =]
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

710

Change from
2012 to 2013

+7

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

710

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+7

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

538 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
20%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 65% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
27%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 58% in 2013.

676 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
43%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 38% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
19%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 62% in 2013.

679 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 16% in 2013.

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2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
63%

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Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
0%

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2010

 
 
17%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
4%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 39% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
8%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 41% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
20%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
31%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 35% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
19%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 52% in 2013.

739 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
37%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 76% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

747 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
34%
World History

The state average for World History was 46% in 2013.

814 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
0%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 15% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
5%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 51% in 2013.

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
41%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
20%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 37% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
4%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

655 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
14%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 49% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
19%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
33%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 50% in 2013.

725 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
47%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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n/a

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students24%
Females21%
Males27%
African American19%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate32%
Parent education - declined to state20%

Algebra II

All Students40%
Females41%
Males40%
African American33%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
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Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state71%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students35%
Females35%
Males35%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate39%
Parent education - declined to state28%

Earth Science

All Students9%
Females9%
Males9%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females53%
Males54%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state49%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students10%
Females11%
Males9%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state8%

Algebra II

All Students3%
Females3%
Males4%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)7%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate2%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)3%
Parent education - college graduate5%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state5%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students14%
Females14%
Males13%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)15%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disability1%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduate9%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%

Chemistry

All Students28%
Females21%
Males38%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to state24%

Earth Science

All Students26%
Females19%
Males32%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state21%

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Females44%
Males36%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state39%

Geometry

All Students52%
Females51%
Males56%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state56%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students44%
Females41%
Males46%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to state43%

World History

All Students34%
Females30%
Males38%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate54%
Parent education - declined to state32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students5%
Females9%
Males2%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state8%

Algebra II

All Students2%
Females1%
Males3%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged1%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability2%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only2%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students22%
Females23%
Males20%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate34%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate31%
Parent education - declined to state24%

Chemistry

All Students14%
Females9%
Males20%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

Earth Science

All Students15%
Females11%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students39%
Females43%
Males32%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Filipino42%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
Parent education - declined to state38%

Geometry

All Students12%
Females7%
Males19%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)19%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate8%
Parent education - declined to state15%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students22%
Females14%
Males33%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)26%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

Physics

All Students26%
Females20%
Males32%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

U.S. History

All Students43%
Females42%
Males44%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to state44%

World History

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

832 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

834 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Females84%
Males71%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American66%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Economic Status Unknown80%
Students with disability29%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner39%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students75%
Females78%
Males72%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American63%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Economic Status Unknown79%
Students with disability24%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner38%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 73%
Black 16%
White 6%
Two or more races 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/AN/A
English language learners 14%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 2:42 pm
School Leader's name
  • Will Laird
Fax number
  • (661) 533-0111

Programs

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Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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37423 70th Street East
Palmdale, CA 93552
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