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

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1300
746 responses
Average ACT
29
497 responses
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Students

Diversity
B+
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
$84,379
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$116,121,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,659/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    27%
  • Other
    7%

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Reviews

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I have just completed my senior year, and am heading off to college. I received a well rounded education, and was given the tools to look forward with great enthusiasm to college. Extremely competitive school with many qualified and supportive teachers. My only complaint is that there should be a little more balance between academics and athletics, so that a student athlete like myself can compete on a more level playing field. I would definitely recommend Peninsula High to any student who is ambitious, a high achiever, and hungry for knowledge.
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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.
Certain requirements should be put in place to ensure the safety, comfort, and happiness of each student. Including new contracts in which a teacher is not protected from being fired simply for being at the school for a certain amount of time, despite multiple complaints from parents and students.