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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School is a top rated, public school located in Rolling Hills Estates, CA. It has 2,348 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1350
717 responses
Average ACT
30
384 responses
AP Enrollment
46%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$143,873
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$3,382
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,229,300
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.57 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.57 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 209 responses
Report
  • Zoo
    14%
  • Dances and late starts
    13%
  • Walk For Life Cancer Fundraiser
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Basketball Games
    11%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Late starts
    10%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,348
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.64 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.64 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.64 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$91,982
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.84 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.84 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.84 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
$10,396/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.86 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.86 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.86 responses
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Academics are great! Staff treating students equally, BIG FAT ZERO. If you wanna lean on the staff to be sure your child is being treated equally or even with simple respect from other students you can forget it. A lot of questionable stuff going on in the sports department. Not gonna name names but you know who you are. You favor specific students and allow them to get away with murder. It’s disgusting and disappointing how the sports dept is ran.
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Great school! I currently go here and really enjoy it. The teachers are very enthusiastic and kind, and the students are nice too. One thing I would add is that its a huge school with very academic and determined students, so if you’re not an all A’s student who’s only activities are studying, then you might not love it so much. Homework is, of course, a mandatory part of your grade. After around 8 hours of school, depending on the classes you choose to take, you’ll definitely have at least 3 hours of homework per day. It’s a lot. Also, its hard to stick out to potential colleges in a school this huge and academic. Otherwise, its a great school with an awesome spirit. I would definitely recommend going to PVPHS.
I loved the student culture! The teachers are good at making the students very comfortable and are accommodating to our needs. The resource centers on campus: College Career Center, Learning Center, Safety Center, are all so amazing and the faculty really want to help the students in every possible way. I had a great experience at Peninsula!