A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  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
    B
Address
27118 Silver Spur Rd.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Telephone
(310) 377-4888

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1330
471 responses
Average ACT
30
284 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
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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.53 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.53 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 188 responses
Report
  • Zoo
    15%
  • Dances and late starts
    13%
  • Walk For Life Cancer Fundraiser
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Basketball Games
    11%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • District-scheduled senior ditch day
    10%

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.60 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.60 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.60 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.80 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.80 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.80 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,659/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.82 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.82 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.82 responses
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Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Reviews

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This school is competitive but that's a good thing! There are plenty of challengingly classes and extracurriculars to join which are helpful to guide students towards successful college admissions. Most of the teachers I had were good and fair, and the school's buildings and resources have been updated starting from my last year there. The school boasts many admissions to top colleges; it's really a great environment to drive learning and success.
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This school has pushed me very hard, but if it wasn't this challenging then I would not have been able to realize my full potential, both in academics and athletics. Everyone around me is very supportive, and over my 4 years here I have become much better at dealing with stress. Definitely has prepared me for college--and life!
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.