A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
375 Via Almar
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Telephone
(310) 378-9966
Website

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Rankings

Niche ranks over 8,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1290
665 responses
Average ACT
29
440 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
11,632
Free or Reduced Lunch
2.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,605
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$116,121,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,788/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    28%
  • Other
    7%

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Reviews

9 reviews
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Students are very motivated in this school district. They are willing to work hard and put grades first. There is a competitive atmosphere but not open and direct. Students tend to support each other and are often willing to help.

Teachers are great too. Many of them are very open to helping their students and I have been able to make close connections with some of them. They genuinely want to see their students succeed.

However, the schools lack in school spirit. There is not good attendance in school competitions, events, or sports games.
Review Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
Challenging educational environment overall. Each school has a different approach to working with students with special needs, in my case ADHD. I felt the particular high school I attended was more administrative in nature, and it was harder to get the help I needed initially.
Overall, I think PVPUSD is an amazing school district compared to the other districts in the area. The teachers are friendly and truly enjoy teaching. The staff cares about the well being of the students and they are always willing to assist students.