|Rating||10 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified|
|Location||600 Cloyden Rd.
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Palos Verdes High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 43rd in the best public high schools in California.
The Palos Verdes High student body is primarily White with a smaller Asian Pacific population and has medium racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.2%||4|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.4%||6|
|Two or more races||2%||33|
1% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Palos Verdes High students are largely wealthy and rank 15th in California for high school student family income.
Students at Palos Verdes High scored an average 70% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 8.3% of California high schools.
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||80% to 89%*||70% to 79%*|
|Boys||50% to 54%*||65% to 69%*|
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||80% or more*||60% to 79%*|
|Hispanic||suppressed*||less than 50%*|
|Multiracial||50% or more*||50% or more*|
|White||60% to 64%*||75% to 79%*|
|With Disabilites||suppressed*||50% or more*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
The average SAT score for Palos Verdes High students in 2016 was 1223.
601 out of 836 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (72%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 5% for participation.
Palos Verdes High offers 28 AP courses. 41 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 95% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Palos Verdes High had 592 taking AP exams with a 454 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 79% percentile and well above the state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||77%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||41%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||13%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||17%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||36%|
|AP Courses Offered||28|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||9%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||11%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||6%|
Palos Verdes High
600 Cloyden Rd.
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified
Palos Verdes Estates, CA