School Details

Quartz Hill High School

6040 West Avenue L, Quartz Hill, CA 93536
(661) 718-3100
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 3118 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Antelope Valley Union High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
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  • This school in 2013
  • Antelope Valley Union High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Antelope Valley Union High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Quartz Hill High School is a public high school in Lancaster. The principal of Quartz Hill High School is Cheri Kreitz, whose e-mail is ckreitz@avhsd.org. 3,118 children attend Quartz Hill High School and identify primarily as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 5% of the Quartz Hill High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 33% of the 3,118 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Quartz Hill High School is 21:1. Resnik Camp School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 6% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 54% 25%
Hispanic 27% 49%
Filipino 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 21%
Unspecified 1.0% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 25492%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 54%
Limited English proficiency 5% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    So far I have found that they hold their students to a much higher standard than that of the last high school my son attended (KHS). This is definitely a good thing. The bad the teachers I have been able to meet with and one of their many Vice Principals were not so pleasant to talk to and were not interested in working with me to find a solution for our son who is having a hard time keeping up in class (due to 3 years of low expectations at KHS and Desert Willow Elementary). Also it is 2 months into the school year and they still have no after school tutoring set up for the students nor are my son's teachers offering any before or after school help. Seeing that it's my son's first year here at QHHS I will update my review again later hoping that things improve as the year progresses.

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to Quartz Hill High myself and have worked at several other high schools in the district since. Quartz Hill is by far my favorite. As a student I always had great teachers who were interested in their subject matter and helpful when I had questions. Office staff was always friendly when I needed them. I never had any problems at the school during the time that I attended. As an employee I always worked with great staff members who for the most part enjoyed their jobs and worked hard at them always with students in mind. Never had any problems with any other staff members. Most of the students that I worked with were always polite and eager to learn and help when the opportunity arose. When my children get to high school I will gladly enroll them at QHHS. The only other school that I might consider is SOAR but the rest of the districts high schools are far below even decent standards for a high school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I went to Quartz Hill High from 2007-2011 and I loved it. I had some of the most amazing teachers ever! Yes we had a lot of student but we definitely did not have a lot of drama. Out of all my four years there I must have seen about 7 physical fights within students(all underclassmen). If you're kids have drama that's their own fault because I never had a problem there. There is almost 4 000 students and of course you are not going to get along with everyone. I Met some great people and made lifetime friends. Graduated with honors participated in many events and sports and had a lot of fun. A lot of people don't realize how fortunate we are to have gone to a school with some actual school spirit and that offers activities. Absolutely every student I met in high school that had previously gone to another high school in the AV said that Quartz Hill was 100% safer cleaner and had way more activities. My experience was amazing and I am a very proud Rebel!!

  • (3 years ago)

    First of all if your child and her friends are failing out of a school maybe it has more to do with your parenting and who you allow your child to hang out with. Sorry but that had to be said. As has previously been said Quartz HIll High School gives you all the tools you need to succeed. My child is in the IB program and in athletics - doing very well in both. The school has tutoring options if your child is struggling over 100 clubs for your child to become involved in extracurricular activities and provides a safe atmosphere for all of it. What more do you want? Well...I give it 4 stars instead of 5 just because it's so crowded. But hey it's a public school in California so should I be shocked? I moved to this area so I could provide safety and quality schooling for my children without having to also pay an extra $15 000/yr for private school. That's exactly what I got and I couldn't be more satisfied. If you're a parent and not merely a buddy to your child Quartz Hill HS will more than fit your needs.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter and her friends all failed out of this high school. Their are way too many students and not enough individual attention. The children who fail out go to a separate continuation school and are not a part of the statistics which they should be. Also only a small percentage of graduates go on to college. How did they score an 8?

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter graduated from QHHS in 2007 and is doing great at a UC University. My son will be graduating in 2008. I never expected the school to make my kids super students that was our job at home. At school they got the education at home they got the inspiration motivation praise and love they needed to succeed. We never paid them for good grades that was their reward for hard work. We made sure they knew how proud we were and that we know how much time and effort they put into it and it did not go unnoticed. My kids are proud of QHHS

  • (7 years ago)

    We had two children that attended from 2001 through 2006. We found many of the teachers were outstanding. However there are way too many students on campus. This is at the core of several other issues.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have two kids currently attending and have been reasonably happy. Extream overcrowding is a big problem.

  • (8 years ago)

    Not that great of academics. The classes are too large but the school seems to be the best in the valley. The ib program is also a great one that is the only thing that offers anything of a challenge.

  • (8 years ago)

    Teachers are experienced and care about the future of the students. Campus is secure and clean.

  • (8 years ago)

    There are so many kids at this school that the drama level is so very high. Teachers try but it is so crowded.

  • (9 years ago)

    With a new principal and administrative staff I thought it would be a new start for the school. Only two weeks into the new school year and there seems to be problem with books and resource specialists being made available to the students in inclusion. We hope the changes made by the districts improve the moral of the teachers and students.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter has attended QHHS two years starting as a freshman. She was recommended for a small group learning environment due to her having a learning disability. This has not benefited her as the special education classes do not challenge the students in their classes.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school. Absolutely the BEST Guidance department I have ever seen. My student graduated very prepared for college. Only complaint too large and many of the older teachers need to retire. They are open to new ideas.

  • (9 years ago)

    Best school in the Valley.

  • (9 years ago)

    It's nice to see that parents like the IB Program and the Athletic Department at QHHS. What about the SDC students? They are also part of the QHHS campus and we never see coments about their programs. Maybe parents of SDC studens at the campus should be aware that QHHS has been put on the OSEP list for being out of compliance as a whole along with AVUHD. Meaning all students are to meet proficiencies not just the IB programs or general ed students but also the Special Day Class students. The principal also needs to be available to speak with parents instead of having a secretary return a call in order to resolve an adminstration problem. In two years we have yet to receive a call back from QHHS principal.

  • (9 years ago)

    Good Academics Great Sports Programs. Just a little bit dissapointed overall with the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Quartz Hill has a strong academic curriculum as well as many extra curricular activities. QH is a safe campus as well.

  • (9 years ago)

    Quartz Hill has a strong academic curriculum as well as many extra curricular activities. QH is a safe campus as well.

  • (10 years ago)

    Parents should not complain about their children picking up trash. Would they rather have them be cited with tickets or be suspended? These parents need to come on campus for a day and observe that their children are the ones who are loitering in the first place. There is no excuse for that when there are trash cans all around campus. Parents need to stop complaining and whining about their unruly children and start disciplining them at home. Maybe then they wouldn't misbehave at school and get after school work.

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