Palos Verdes Peninsula High School

  • Palos Verdes Peninsula High School serves 2,348 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 81% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 77%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Palos Verdes Peninsula High School's student population of 2,348 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 99 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,348 students
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Total Classroom Teachers99 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palos Verdes Peninsula High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School is 0.66, which is more 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#586 out of 9602 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
42%
12%
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Hispanic
11%
54%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
39%
23%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.660.64
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Graduation Rate
98%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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