Highland High

Public, Magnet 9-12

 39055 25th St. W.
       Palmdale, CA  93551-4164


 (661) 538-0304

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District: Antelope Valley Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
1415th of 2,125 California High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  22.6
Number of students:  2,734

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
61.0%
African American:
15.7%
White:
14.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  64.4%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Highland High ranked worse than 66.6% of high schools in California. It also ranked 6th among 13 ranked high schools in the Antelope Valley Union High School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.05. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Highland High is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (61%), African American (15.7%), White (14%). (See more...)
Compare Details 64.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Highland High is 22.6, which is the 7th best among 13 high schools in the Antelope Valley Union High School District. (See more...)
Compare Highland High employs 120.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Highland High:

SchoolDigger ranks Highland High 1415th of 2125 California public high schools. (See Highland High in the ranking list.)

Antelope Valley Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Antelope Valley Union High 1086th of 1512 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Highland High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 56.39 396th 1653 76.0%
2005 51.00 573rd 1901 69.9%
2006 46.34 707th 1968 64.1%
2007 48.27 694th 2063 66.4%
2008 46.84 742nd 2117 65.0%
2009 47.06 820th 2238 63.4%
2010 48.60 804th 2281 64.8%
2011 43.24 969th 2367 59.1%
2012 43.49 949th 2354 59.7%
2013 42.80 989th 2426 59.2%
2015 57.88 791st 1994 60.3%
2016 50.39 1010th 2039 50.5%
2017 49.33 1040th 2021 48.5%
2018 47.58 1056th 2017 47.6%
2019 32.05 1415th 2125 33.4%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: California Department of Education

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by a student
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Open Quote I graduated in 2006. And although there were some teachers who lacked every quality a teacher should have, there were a few stand out teachers at this school. I think the school (from principal to club advisors to teachers) was run without any sense of enthusiasm nor a drive to help out students. They emphasized learning to some extent, though I feel they could have done a better, more thorough job. Also, the counselors (during my experience) lacked any knowledge of the skills and classes needed to enter college. I did an excessive amount of research on my own to get accepted into the UC system, and when I did enter college, I felt like I was behind in studies, & had to spend more time catching up to the other students. Highland needs better leaders to lead the teens in their school, because their lazy and careless demeanor ultimately affects how the students perceive the idea and importance of education. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Highland High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 322 41 15 109 0 n/a n/a 0 487
1991 643 88 43 293 1 n/a n/a 0 1068
1992 1275 193 77 449 3 n/a n/a 0 1997
1993 1675 258 97 528 4 n/a n/a 0 2562
1994 1533 269 106 524 6 n/a n/a 0 2438
1995 1503 359 121 563 4 n/a n/a 0 2550
1996 1503 359 121 563 4 n/a n/a 0 2550
1997 1478 381 153 652 14 n/a n/a 0 2678
1998 1544 397 178 707 11 n/a n/a 0 2837
1999 1527 443 175 762 16 n/a n/a 0 2923
2000 1535 411 167 806 22 n/a n/a 0 2941
2001 1457 461 148 854 26 n/a n/a 0 2946
2002 1425 596 158 1127 22 n/a n/a 19 3347
2003 1425 596 158 1127 22 n/a n/a 19 3347
2004 1426 691 220 1266 27 n/a n/a 0 3630
2005 1387 656 230 1301 18 n/a n/a 5 3597
2006 1357 714 255 1498 16 n/a n/a 0 3840
2007 1175 617 240 1407 14 n/a n/a 6 3459
2008 991 597 204 1441 12 n/a n/a 0 3245
2009 855 545 169 1328 20 12 52 0 2981
2010 754 555 187 1388 20 16 40 0 2960
2011 702 517 177 1514 16 8 130 0 3064
2012 648 502 175 1691 17 9 195 0 3237
2013 602 477 173 1766 18 8 104 0 3148
2014 578 485 169 1672 32 9 87 0 3032
2015 484 453 162 1766 16 5 112 0 2998
2016 462 453 159 1742 19 5 91 0 2931
2017 405 470 156 1735 9 3 108 0 2886
2018 383 429 143 1667 15 4 93 0 2734

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Highland High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 487 23.0 21.1 n/a
1991 1068 43.8 24.3 n/a
1992 1997 44.5 44.8 16.0
1993 2562 87.8 29.2 17.1
1994 2438 74.8 32.6 16.2
1995 2550 82.9 30.8 18.5
1996 2550 82.9 30.8 18.5
1997 2678 94.4 28.4 13.7
1998 2837 101.6 27.9 16.1
1999 2923 112.2 26.1 18.9
2000 2941 116.7 25.2 13.7
2001 2946 125.1 23.5 18.1
2002 3347 135.1 24.8 24.3
2003 3347 135.1 24.8 24.3
2004 3630 134.8 26.9 25.4
2005 3597 137.9 26.1 25.4
2006 3840 148.2 25.9 26.9
2007 3459 144.7 23.9 50.0
2008 3245 159.4 20.4 42.4
2009 2981 124.0 21.2 37.9
2010 2960 126.8 23.3 47.4
2011 3064 n/a n/a 49.2
2012 3237 131.4 24.6 n/a
2013 3148 130.5 24.1 50.2
2014 3032 126.5 23.9 53.9
2015 2998 126.0 23.7 54.5
2016 2931 126.0 23.2 58.6
2017 2886 124.6 23.1 61.3
2018 2734 120.5 22.6 64.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Highland High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 487 23.0 21.1 n/a
1991 1068 43.8 24.3 n/a
1992 1997 44.5 44.8 16.0
1993 2562 87.8 29.2 17.1
1994 2438 74.8 32.6 16.2
1995 2550 82.9 30.8 18.5
1996 2550 82.9 30.8 18.5
1997 2678 94.4 28.4 13.7
1998 2837 101.6 27.9 16.1
1999 2923 112.2 26.1 18.9
2000 2941 116.7 25.2 13.7
2001 2946 125.1 23.5 18.1
2002 3347 135.1 24.8 24.3
2003 3347 135.1 24.8 24.3
2004 3630 134.8 26.9 25.4
2005 3597 137.9 26.1 25.4
2006 3840 148.2 25.9 26.9
2007 3459 144.7 23.9 50.0
2008 3245 159.4 20.4 42.4
2009 2981 124.0 21.2 37.9
2010 2960 126.8 23.3 47.4
2011 3064 n/a n/a 49.2
2012 3237 131.4 24.6 n/a
2013 3148 130.5 24.1 50.2
2014 3032 126.5 23.9 53.9
2015 2998 126.0 23.7 54.5
2016 2931 126.0 23.2 58.6
2017 2886 124.6 23.1 61.3
2018 2734 120.5 22.6 64.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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