Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 10,430 students in Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 72% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 76% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District are Silver Spur Elementary School, Cornerstone At Pedregal Elementary School and Point Vicente Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
17 Schools
10,289 Schools
# Students
10,430 Students
5,950,762 Students
# Teachers
457 Teachers
264,737 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
23:1

District Rank

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, which is ranked #106 of all 1,873 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 98% has decreased from 99% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#104 out of 1942 school districts
(Top 10%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
98%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.70
0.63
# American Indian Students
18 Students
28,341 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
3,140 Students
702,306 Students
% Asian Students
30%
12%
# Hispanic Students
1,477 Students
3,302,330 Students
% Hispanic Students
14%
56%
# Black Students
204 Students
306,500 Students
% Black Students
2%
5%
# White Students
4,433 Students
1,289,869 Students
% White Students
43%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
19 Students
25,742 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,139 Students
294,082 Students
% of Two or more races Students
11%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
680
457,990
# Students in 1st Grade:
635
423,037
# Students in 2nd Grade:
660
429,215
# Students in 3rd Grade:
651
436,003
# Students in 4th Grade:
696
443,754
# Students in 5th Grade:
766
446,040
# Students in 6th Grade:
740
437,468
# Students in 7th Grade:
811
457,337
# Students in 8th Grade:
872
464,787
# Students in 9th Grade:
986
499,546
# Students in 10th Grade:
960
493,556
# Students in 11th Grade:
942
477,454
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,031
484,575
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,041 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,522. The school district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,663 is less than the state median of $19,618. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$146 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$143 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,041
$19,522
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,663
$19,618
This chart display average spending per public school student in Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Silver Spur Elementary School
Math: 91% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5500 Ironwood St.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 378-5011
Grades: K-5
| 492 students
Rank: #22.
Cornerstone At Pedregal Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
6069 Groveoak Pl.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 378-0324
Grades: K-5
| 400 students
Rank: #33.
Point Vicente Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
30540 Rue De La Pierre
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 377-6972
Grades: K-5
| 296 students
Rank: #44.
Vista Grande Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7032 Purpleridge Dr.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 377-6066
Grades: K-5
| 389 students
Rank: #55.
Montemalaga Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1121 Via Nogales
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
(310) 378-5228
Grades: K-5
| 417 students
Rank: #66.
Soleado Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
27800 Longhill Dr.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 377-6854
Grades: K-5
| 419 students
Rank: #77.
Dapplegray Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3011 Palos Verdes Dr. N.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
(310) 541-3706
Grades: K-5
| 647 students
Rank: #88.
Ridgecrest Intermediate
Math: 75% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
28915 N.bay Rd.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 544-2747
Grades: 6-8
| 873 students
Rank: #99.
Palos Verdes Intermediate
Math: 73% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2161 Via Olivera
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
(310) 544-4816
Grades: 6-8
| 768 students
Rank: #1010.
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
Math: 76% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
27118 Silver Spur Rd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
(310) 377-4888
Grades: 9-12
| 2,359 students
Rank: #1111.
Mira Catalina Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
30511 Lucania Dr.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 377-6731
Grades: K-5
| 374 students
Rank: #1212.
Rancho Vista Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4323 Palos Verdes Dr. N.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
(310) 378-8388
Grades: K-5
| 350 students
Rank: #1313.
Miraleste Intermediate
Math: 65% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
29323 Palos Verdes Dr. E.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 732-0900
Grades: 6-8
| 786 students
Rank: #1414.
Lunada Bay Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
520 Paseo Lunado
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
(310) 377-3005
Grades: K-5
| 300 students
Rank: #1515.
Palos Verdes High School
Math: 39% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
600 Cloyden Rd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
(310) 378-8471
Grades: 9-12
| 1,528 students
Rank: #1616.
Rancho Del Mar High (Continuation)
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
38 Crest Rd. W.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
(310) 377-6691
Grades: 10-12
| 32 students
Rank: n/an/a
Sunrise Pre-school
3801 Via La Selva
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
(310) 791-5078
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified
  • 375 Via Almar, Palos Verdes Estates, CA, 90274-1277
  • (310) 378-9966
  • pvpusd.net
  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 10,430 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 5% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 76% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.70

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