Palisades Charter High School

  • Palisades Charter High School serves 2,982 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 50% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 77% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

Top Placements

Palisades Charter High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Palisades Charter High School's student population of 2,982 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 129 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,982 students
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Total Classroom Teachers129 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palisades Charter High School's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palisades Charter High School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#1593 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
9%
11%
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Hispanic
22%
54%
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Black
14%
6%
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White
55%
24%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.630.64
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Graduation Rate
97%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Palisades Charter High School (usually abbreviated as "Pali High," "PaliHi," or uncommonly as "PCHS" / "PHS" ) is a secondary school in Los Angeles, California, United States. The public high school serves the neighborhoods of Pacific Palisades and Kenter Canyon and portions of Brentwood. Residents in Topanga, an unincorporated section of Los Angeles County, may attend Palisades or Taft High School.
  • The school serves grades 9 through 12. Formerly directly administered by the Los Angeles Unified School District school, with the land still owned by the district, the school is now an independent charter school, no longer administered by LAUSD. Its current charter status expires on June 27, 2010.
  • In 2005, "Pali" was recognized as a California Distinguished School.
  • Disregarding a majority vote of the stakeholders, which came down 1740-1010 against, the board of directors voted to change the starting date of school for the 2007-2008 school year, which upset the student body, many of whom took action in executing a walkout.
  • The school is located at 15777 Bowdoin Street, Pacific Palisades, California, 90272.
  • Paul Revere Charter Middle School feeds into Palisades.
  • History: The school was founded in 1958. The Class of 2006 was the 42nd graduating class.
  • Campus: The campus is bounded by Temescal Canyon Road to the east, Sunset Boulevard to the north, El Medio Street to the west, and Temescal Canyon Continuation School to the south. It is bisected by Bowdoin Street, which runs between the school's football field and the academic center of the school.
  • Notable alumni: "Pali" is the alma mater of many football stars including Jay Schroeder of the Los Angeles Raiders, Kiki Vandeweghe General Manager and NBA Forward for the Denver Nuggets (he started as Center graduating in 1976) record holding Cal receiver Geoff McArthur, and former UCLA quarterback/national high school record holder, David Koral.
  • Other famous people that attended Pali include the following: Jeff Madsen - poker player, youngest winner of a wsop bracelet at 21 years 1 month and 9 days; Jeff Bridges - actor; Ted Stryker - KROQ DJ; Christie Brinkley - model; Peter DeLuise - actor; Susanna Hoffs - member of the Bangles; Jennifer Jason Leigh - actor and director; Steve Kerr - Former NBA player; Michael Medved - film critic and commentator; Penelope Ann Miller - actor; Daniel S. Loeb - hedge fund manager; Katey Sagal - actor; David Wallechinsky - writer; Forest Whitaker - actor, director and producer; William James Adams Jr (will.i.am) - member of black eyed peas; Alex Greenwald - actor and musician; Matthew Berry - writer; J.J. Abrams - television show creator.
  • Many movies have been filmed at Palisades, including Carrie (1976),Crazy/Beautiful (2001), Havoc (2005), Old School, The Glass House, and Freaky Friday (2003).
  • This school was the focus of a false email chain letter started around 2002. This was reported on several web sites. Few examples are truthorfiction.com, snopes.com, breakthechain.org.

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