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Palmdale, CA
Students enrolled: 3,072

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2137 East Avenue R
Palmdale, CA 93550

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(661) 273-3181
(661) 273-1093
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September 11, 2014
I have 2 sons that went to this school mainly for football. Every thing the children want to participate in cost hundreds of dollars. They had teachers that didn't seem to want to help the children learn. The football coach Williams talked really bad about the boys on the team to scouts that wanted info to help get kids to college. When the coaches found out I was going to transfer my sons out for a better education and football coach the coaches kept harassing my children. The school just sent their new school a bill saying that I owe them 1700$ for equipment that my son turned in. They put that my son had 21 absence in a few of his classes but he still managed to get an A in that class. This school tried to screw up my children's life in more then 1 way but God does not like ugly I will just say that.

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2013
Hidden gem. I sub for all the schools in the district and this one is EXCELLENT! My favorite one to go to. The kids are respectful, willing to try, and willing to try. Yeah, Quartz Hill has excellent students, but this one has excellent ones who have less resources--yet they make it work. If you are a parent, I assure you that your child will have a good experience. I am astounded of how bad the perception of this school is. People ASSUME its "bad" when its actually excellent!

- submitted by a teacher

February 06, 2013
Both of my children are going to this school. There are all kinds of activities offered at this school to enrich students lives . Sport activities include football, volleyball, fencing, karate, swimming just to name a few. There is also a very good program called the Fast Academy which includes automotive,construction and video gaming. The students compete and have won awards at state and national.There is also a great medical academy where students from other high school come to Palmdale High to be a part of. There are programs for special ed students which prepares them for the workplace or go on to college. it may not be the most popular school in the antelope valley but it has served my kids well and I am pleased with the results.

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2011
Hi , I dont go to palmdale but i got to Highland im trying to go to palmdale for my 10th grade year , I hear so many good things about it and so many bad thigs i just moved out here from compton and the people that do or have went to palmdale say how good of a school it really is . I really want to go but my mom is listening to what other people are saying about how its so bad to me its not the school its the student , And if the student wants to learn the student should be able to choose what school they want to go to i really like that school and i dont even go there highland is a good school yes but its fake and unfair .

- submitted by a community member

January 02, 2010
I really feel that too many people here think that football is everything, and that having a good football program excuses issues such as poor quality of teaching. I really don't feel like I'm learning anything in this school.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 03, 2009
This school has offered a lot of special programs to enrich the lives of our future citizens of america to head them in the right direction of their goals.

- submitted by a community member

August 27, 2009
Palmdale High Schools A Awesome School I Wouldn't Wanna Be Anywhere Else, Let's Go Falcons<3.!

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 15, 2009
This school is simply amazing. very few people know that our outstanding choir has placed SEVERAL times at the WORLD level, taking second. Our Medical Magnet Offers, Cpr, first Aid, and Paramedic (EMT) LICENSES !!! This school is amazing and its a huge family, i would hate to be anywhere else. they dont call it your alma matter for no reason !

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 10, 2008
I love this school!!! My daughter cheers for Palmdale High and she loves the teachers, students and classes. Palmdale High isn't rich or have alot money, but they have spirit and what makes them stand out is they succeed in anythink and everything they do. Thier football team is the best [number one in the Golden League]. I suggest this school to any one!

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2008
Its pretty cool to go to phs. Buts is pretty dirty. Are football team rocks though. Go Falcons!! like how the lunch is more cheaper than other palmdale middle schools.

- submitted by a student

September 22, 2008
i personal have had a great time at palmdale. as with any high school it depends on who you hang out wit that gives the impression of the school. if your child or you hang out with gangsta's and 'thugs' then your gonna get the ghetto vibe from plamdale and any other highschool. however, i am in the medical magnet and on the volleyball and wrestling team and the coaches and teacher both do anything and everything they can to help you to accel wether it is to stay after school with you to tutoe or come early. soe teahcer will skip there lunch if you ask for help. Palmdale highschool is like a giant family, everyone knows everyone, good or bad, student or administration...we all know eachother. Forgot your lunch money? no problem just about any security gaurd will spot you a couple bucks. i love palmdale high school.

- submitted by a student

July 23, 2008
Phs has a great variety of classes to choose from as well as the med academy and their great sports teams

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 25, 2008
My child attends Palmdale High now. I feel they should get more homework. Be more strict in there dress code. Unlock the bathroom, there have been some cases when you got to go.

- submitted by a parent

December 23, 2004
Very overcrowded. Many students feel they are not learning enough based on the overpopulated school settings. I am a teacher affliated with the school and have seen this first hand. I will not send my daughter here!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 08, 2004
Having had only private school experience. We were very anxious in regards to expectations. The curriculum was below average, we felt. After coming from pirvate schools, the work seemed way behind what our child had already done. But, they have so many programs to offer! Medical Magnet, Business Magent, the list goes on and on. It all boils down to, what you put into you will get out of it.

- submitted by a student

July 20, 2004
Try not to send your children here. I sent mine do to the Medical Magnet Program they offer, but in exchange I recieved over-crowded classrooms with little or no after-school help.

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2004
Palmdale High has a great Medical Program; however, the standard curriculum and teachers are poor. The principal and athletic director are not involved in extra curricular activities enough to realize when there is a problem. Coaches are allowed free reign, without supervision, often with verbal abuse of athletes being the result. Teachers rarely return calls after the first message. I consider myself a very involved parent of two PHS graduates with a senior this year and a sophmore up and coming. These concerns have been voiced to the principal and athletic director yet no resolution has ever been proposed nor have they returned calls as promised after interviewing coaches and teachers. The last condition to be addressed is school disrepair. Buildings are incurring major repairs. Soap, toilet paper, and doors in the bathroom should always be provided. Oh yeah, and unlocked!

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2004
I think Palmdale High is a very good school. The teachers are always there to help out there students. They also have a peer helping program to help students solve their conflicts with other students. Many parents say that the teachers don't know how to teach the students good but thats not true because the teachers do their job as teachers. They teach the students what they need to be taught; they do everything they can to help the students in the future but the thing is that the students have to play a part in it. Cause if the students dont try, ask questions, participate, etc. they are not going to learn. Well my opinion about this school is that it is a very good school. I should know cause I use to attend that school.

- submitted by a student

March 17, 2004
Palmdale High School has many programs, clubs, and sports available to the studnets. There is the Visual And Performing Arts Academy, Visual Communications, Medical Magnet, Music Programs, Many Sports Programs, and numerous clubs and organizations. Palmdale Hih School has teachers who put the kids first. All the teachers want is to get the students wanting to learn and have fun at the same time. Palmdale High School is a great school! I enjoy going there and find that there are many opportunities for all of the students.

- submitted by a student

February 23, 2004
The VAPAA program is outstanding! Like all schools, the quality of the school can't be measured only by the teachers. The socio-economic make-up of the students also plays a major factor in how the school performs academically. Unfortumately there aren't enough parents that really care about their childs education. So many think it's the schools 'Job' to educate them, when it should have started at home when their lives are just beginning. Children learn by example, not just words.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2004
This school has the best music program in the antalpoe valley. I reccommend this school for its teachers and its activitys.

- submitted by a student

October 02, 2003
Antelope Valley High School District does nothing to benefit the children. They are going to extremes to make themselves look good with the kids paying the price. Attempts by myself to get involved have been met with the door slammed in my face and the statement that they can do whatever they want on campus because the law allows it. I think the laws of the state need to be reformed and AVHSD completely disbanded with the local elementary school districts taking over the high schools.

- submitted by a parent

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Palmdale High School
2137 East Avenue R, Palmdale, CA  93550
(661) 273-3181
Last modified Palmdale 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.
Palmdale High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top