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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Palisades Charter High School is a top rated, public, charter, magnet school located in Pacific Palisades, CA. It has 3,056 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Palisades Charter High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1260
737 responses
Average ACT
29
311 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$58,385
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,376
National
$949
Median Home Value
$599,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.76 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.76 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 239 responses
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  • Football games
    20%
  • Pep rally
    17%
  • GOTCHA
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Concerts and plays
    9%
  • Art show
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,056
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.83 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.83 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.83 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,947
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.5%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.107 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.107 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.107 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,176/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.109 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.109 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.109 responses
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Palisades Charter High School provided many opportunities and options to explore new and different subjects. There are many clubs to explore and discover a new interest. If there isn't a club that you are interested in, you can always start your own. As with many schools there are great teachers and teachers who could do a little bit more to help out students. Overall, there are more great teachers than not. The Spanish department in particular is not the best and I would love to see improvement in that area. Other than that, the other educational departments are great. In addition to academics, there are also many extracurricular activities that help students broaden their horizons. There are a multitude of sports available to try such as soccer, lacrosse, track and field, cross country, and so many more. There are also more academic extracurriculars available such as envirothon, science bowl, and acadec.
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My experience at Palisades Charter High School has been amazing. Throughout the past few years, I've had the opportunity to explore my interests and experience academic rigor. Pali offers various programs, clubs, and courses that help to fulfill and enrich the overall high school experience. All of these clubs have made positive contributions to the community and welcomed students with open arms. Additionally, during my time at Pali High, I've had the opportunity to take advanced placement courses and honors courses. Wanting to pursue a career in the arts, Pali offers numerous art-related courses, as well as various extra-curricular activities. So far I have taken dance and filmmaking. Overall, my experience at Pali has been a fulfilling, as I have been able to utilize numerous opportunities both academically and within the artistic realm.
I just graduated from Palisades Charter High and honestly it was the best 4 years of my life. All the teachers and staff are amazing! I am so attached to those 4 years of my life, the people there are very welcoming, and even though it’s in the palisades area the school is very diverse. There are many clubs where students have the chance to get involved in and the area is very safe, The photography class with Mr. Steils is honestly the best. There are many opportunities in that school. The best!