Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District is a top rated, public school district located in Palos Verdes Estates, CA. It has 11,346 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
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Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Reviews
I'd like to see more accountability of teachers' teaching quality. Teacher quality is mixed. Some of them are very dedicated and knowledgeable, some of them are very marginal and a few are quite awful. Their quality of teaching seems to not be monitored. Parents have to sign kids up for coaching or extra classes to supplement the lack of quality of certain classes. this may be a state wide issue but there needs to be a 360 review process for the teachers which link to the teachers' career path or pay. students participation in the 360 or random auditing should be implemented. Other than this, the district has excellent community support.
PVPUSD is a great school district. Not only does it allow students to grow and excel in their own ways, but it also provides students with plenty of opportunities to find their own paths to success. In my personal experience, many of the faculty and staff worked hard to make sure that I was feeling comfortable socially yet challenged academically. In the future, I would love to see other sports such as water polo get the same recognition and support as football and basketball do.
The only thing I liked in Palos Verdes were the views. The whole city is isolated from the Los Angeles county. Although most of the people in my middle and highschool are nice many are fake. The teens try and pretend to be something they are not. Bullying occurs behind many closed doors, yet the authorities don't realize it. As a black girl, my experience in Palos Verdes was hard and mentally difficult. It was hard to realize who wanted to be my friend either because they liked me or that I was black.