Palmdale High School



Palmdale High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Palmdale High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 671
10 758
11 612
12 647

Palmdale High School is a public high school of the Antelope Valley Union High School District located in Palmdale, CA. It has 2,688 students in grades 9th through 12th. Palmdale High School is the 100th largest public high school in California and the 461st largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 22.0 to 1.

Total Students: 2,688
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 22:1
Full Time Teachers: 122.05
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 461st out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in California: 100th out of 2,635
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 1,494th out of 2,608
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 52nd out of 2,608

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Palmdale High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,352
(50%)
12,424
(52%)
 Female 1,336
(50%)
11,670
(48%)

Palmdale High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 1,993
(74%)
14,474
(60%)
 Black 433
(16%)
4,303
(18%)
 White 156
(6%)
3,599
(15%)
 Two or More 68
(3%)
857
(4%)
 Asian 30
(1%)
698
(3%)
 American Indian 8
(0%)
110
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
53
(0%)

Palmdale High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,806
(67%)
14,067
(58%)
 Not Eligible 576
(21%)
7,786
(32%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 306
(11%)
2,241
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Palmdale High School is ranked 47th out of 2,578 ranked schools in California, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Palmdale High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (78.6%) is higher than the state average of 55.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Palmdale High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 3400
2006 3336
2007 3277
2008 3179
2009 3285
2010 3023
2011 3072
2012 2897
2013 2853
2014 2835
2015 2688

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 25.3
2006 24.7
2007 21.2
2008 23.7
2009 24.5
2010 N/A
2011 23.5
2012 22.9
2013 22.8
2014 23.1
2015 22

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.54911764705882
2006 0.65227817745803
2007 0.78608483368935
2008 0.62441019188424
2009 0.74490106544901
2010 0.76314918954681
2011 0.0065104166666667
2012 0.711080428029
2013 0.72344900105152
2014 0.72910052910053
2015 0.78571428571429

Compare Palmdale High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
2,095.7% 21.0:1
 
2,200.0% 22.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 55.7%
 
This School 78.6%
 

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