Antelope Valley High School Antelope Valley High School (AVHS) serves the community of Lancaster, California. The City of Lancaster is located 70 miles northeast of Los Angeles and is home to many commuters who travel the 14 freeway to and from areas in Los Angeles County on a daily basis. Lancaster is a city within a larger area known as the Antelope Valley whose healthy population growth was fueled by both a strong agricultural community and a strong aerospace industry.
Antelope Valley High School (AVHS) first opened its doors in 1912 near its present site on Division Street in Lancaster, California, making it the oldest school in the district. Due to the large geographic area covered by AVHS, students in the early years were bused in at the beginning of the school week, stayed in dormitories, and returned to their families on Friday.
For the first 75 years of its existence, AVHS dominated education in the Antelope Valley. The school is very proud to count State Senators, Members of the State Assembly, School Board members, Judges of the Superior Court, Professional Musicians, Athletes and Actors/Actresses as members of its long list of distinguished alumni. In short, countless AVHS graduates have gone on to make significant contributions to the local community and other communities worldwide.