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Palmdale School District
39139 10th Street East
, California, 93550
United States
District information
NCES District ID0629580 [1]
Students and staff
Students17,525 (2020–2021)[1]
Teachers753.75 (FTE)[1]
Staff1,272.23 (FTE)[1]
Student–teacher ratio23.25:1[1]
Other information

The Palmdale School District is a public school district located in Palmdale, California that administers 28 schools and other public education institutions, the majority of which are elementary and middle schools.


The Palmdale School District was formed in 1888 after members of the original "Palmenthal" settlement in the present-day Palmdale area petitioned for the construction of a schoolhouse in their small community. The district's first school year commenced on October 8, 1888, and concluded on June 18, 1889. In 1908, a new school, the Palmdale Grammar School, was built to accommodate the growing population of Palmdale. The old schoolhouse was closed in 1910 but was eventually restored and moved to its current location in McAdam Park.[2]


Approximately 18,000 students are enrolled in the Palmdale School District. The district consists of 28 schools:

The Palmdale School District primarily serves kindergarten through the 8th grade but Palmdale Academy Charter School serves grades K–12 per its charter. Currently, the Palmdale School District Superintendent is Raul Maldonado. The district consists of 28 schools All PSD schools are located within Palmdale, California.

Charter Schools


Elementary Schools

Middle schools

International Baccalaureate Schools

Dual Language Immersion Schools

Special Education Schools

Alternative Education Schools

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Palmdale Elementary". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 2022-03-05.
  2. ^ "Values and History". Palmdale School District. Retrieved 28 October 2023.