Antelope Valley High School
44900 Division Street

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United States
Coordinates34°42′02″N 118°07′44″W / 34.70059°N 118.12878°W / 34.70059; -118.12878Coordinates: 34°42′02″N 118°07′44″W / 34.70059°N 118.12878°W / 34.70059; -118.12878
Funding typePublic
Motto"Once a Lope, Always a Lope"
School districtAntelope Valley Union High School District
NCES District ID0602820[1]
SuperintendentDavid Vierra
CEEB code051355 [2]
NCES School ID060282000203[3]
PrincipalEric Stanford [4]
Teaching staff78.42 (on an FTE basis)[3]
Number of students1,506 (2019–20)[3]
Student to teacher ratio21.22[3]
ScheduleBell schedule 2021-2022 [5]
Color(s)Black and red   
Fight song"Lope's House"
Athletics conferenceThe Golden League
SportsBaseball, boys basketball, boys golf, boys soccer, boys tennis, boys volleyball, football, girls golf, girls soccer, girls tennis, girls volleyball, girls wrestling, softball, swimming, track, wrestling[6]
NewspaperAVSandpaper - Student Newspaper [7]

Antelope Valley High School is located in Lancaster, California, and is part of the Antelope Valley Union High School District, in northernmost Los Angeles County, California. It was founded in 1912, and had its first graduating class in 1912.[8] It is located near the western edge of the Mojave Desert. At the time of its founding, classes were held at the Women's Independence Hall on Cedar Ave. and Lancaster Blvd. (then called West Tenth Street) until a permanent building could be built. In July 1914, construction began on a concrete building, Central Hall, and was completed in mid-1915. However, a strike over unpaid wages prevented students from entering the new building at the beginning of the 1915 school year. It was settled, and students began their classes in the new building in October 1915. The school was a residential boarding school serving students from farms and ranches from north Los Angeles and south Kern counties. At present, the school primarily serves the population of Lancaster, California.

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Antelope Valley Union High School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  2. ^ "LIST OF HIGH SCHOOLS". Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - Antelope Valley High School (060282000203)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  4. ^ "PRINCIPAL'S PAGE". Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Bell Schedule". Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  6. ^ "ATHLETICS". Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  7. ^ "AVSandpaper - Student Newspaper". Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  8. ^ Antelope Valley High School, Lancaster, CA at NNDB
  9. ^ Kevin Appier at the Baseball Cube Archived June 15, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Three's Company Cast Biographies". Archived from the original on 2006-11-21. Retrieved 2006-10-08.
  11. ^ Sean Douglass at the Baseball Cube Archived March 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Dwayne Murphy at the Baseball Cube Archived June 29, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Jim Slaton, Antelope Valley High School Archived 2010-03-01 at the Wayback Machine, Hall of Fame. Accessed August 28, 2007.