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
    B+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
27118 Silver Spur Rd.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Telephone
(310) 377-4888

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1320
409 responses
Average ACT
30
239 responses
AP Enrollment
44%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.51 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.51 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 182 responses
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  • Zoo
    15%
  • Walk For Life Cancer Fundraiser
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Dances and late starts
    12%
  • Basketball Games
    11%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • District-scheduled senior ditch day
    9%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,574
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.58 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.58 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.58 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,605
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.78 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.78 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.78 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,788/ year
National
$11,890
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.80 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.80 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.80 responses

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Reviews

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Peninsula High School is a school with a diverse student body but many of them are entitled and self centered or childish but there are still many who are neither. Compared to PVHS(the other school in the PVPUSD), Peninsula does not have a relaxing atmosphere due to the amount of traffic around the campus, amount of students, and there is no ocean breeze. Another con here at Peninsula is that currently it's academic ranking went down due to more students along with a few teachers not caring about school these years compared to the past a few years ago. Peninsula still has that academic reputation but that's not the case anymore. If you take classes such as Earth Science, Life Science, or Reading and Writing Skills, along with some regular classes, the academics are a joke because both students and teachers don't even care about school! So that reputation that everyone is smart here at Peninsula and that they all care about their grades is absolutely untrue.
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As a transfer student from PVHS, I found out myself that the stereotypes that kids there say about kids at Peninsula aren't true at all. Not everyone here is smart and is Asian. Peninsula is a school with diversity compared to PVHS and the student body is more open. The student activities are mostly controlled by the administration though. The administrators, and counselors look open but are not supportive of student activities that bring good high school memories at all! Administrators at Peninsula mostly support things that are academic-related only. They don't support that you are an individual and that you have your own learning style. The English classes here are a joke and only set your GPA up to suffer. Case carriers do not do their job at all and will pretend they are in front of parents. Out of six of my teachers, there was only one that welcomed me, showed me around and helped me as a person and that was not my case carrier. Bill Gates said that a great education doesn't come from a great school, it comes from a great teacher. Overall, Peninsula has a good amount of amazing students that are ready to have an awesome time being a Panther!
The students here at pretty diverse compared to PVHS. You'll get kids with different ethnicities and interests. But blacks hang out with their own and so do hispanics. Black and hispanic groups aren't the most welcoming though they can be pretty judgmental. Some Asians stick to their own ethnicity group while some(along with some blacks and hispanics) open to diversity and hang out with whites. These people are open to be a Panther and are the most positive people to be around because they are interested in student activities and sports events which brings good high school memories. So if you want a good time here at Peninsula be open and be involved with the Zoo!