Antelope Valley School District

Principal's Message

On behalf of the faculty and staff at William J. “Pete” Knight High School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school website.  As the principal, I am honored to be part of a faculty and staff that is committed to working together to provide the best education they can for the students that attend here.  This is accomplished through our focus on creating an academically rigorous learning environment that promotes college and career goals through standards-driven curriculum and student-centered interaction as well as strong extracurricular programs.  This work is highlighted by an AVID program that has received National Demonstration status, a Digital Design and Engineering Academy that among others things takes a team of students to Australia annually, and one of the highest Advanced Placement participation and pass rates of any high school in the Antelope Valley.  Knight High School also has a very active Associated Student Body as well as a successful Athletics program that recently had multiple teams advance to the state playoffs.  In addition, it is our desire to partner with families, the community, and the corporate world to better support and inspire our students towards excellence.

Please take the time to explore and navigate our website to better acquaint yourselves with the many academic, athletic and campus life opportunities available to all of our students.  I hope that the website will be a practical resource for you and provide the information you need to take advantage of the many available opportunities to enhance the educational experience here at Knight HS as well as give us the opportunity to better serve our students and their families.




Will Laird, Ed.D.
Principal, Knight High School