Palisades Charter High School

  • Palisades Charter High School serves 2,970 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 50% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 71% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Palisades Charter High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is equal to the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • Palisades Charter High School operates within the Los Angeles Unified School District.
  • Los Angeles Unified School District's 77% graduation rate is lower than the California state average of 83%.

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School Overview

  • Palisades Charter High School's student population of 2970 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 124 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,970 students
Gender %Palisades Charter High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers124 teachers
Students by GradePalisades Charter High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Palisades Charter High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palisades Charter High School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio24:124:1
Asian
9%
11%
Hispanic
23%
54%
Black
15%
6%
White
53%
24%
All Ethnic GroupsPalisades Charter High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.640.41
Graduation Rate
96%
83%
Palisades Charter High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Palisades Charter High School is Los Angeles Unified School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Los Angeles Unified School District's student population of 633,165 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 77% has increased from 61% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $12,871 is higher than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $14,853 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four school years.
    School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    1,020
    4
    Number of Students Managed633,1651,585
    Los Angeles Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    28%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    38%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    77%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$8,437 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$9,736 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$12,871$11,049
    District Spending / Student$14,853$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (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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