|Rating||10 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified|
|Location||27118 Silver Spur Rd.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Palos Verdes Peninsula 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 10th in the best public high schools in California.
Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula High student body is predominantly White with a significant Asian Pacific population and has very high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.2%||5|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.2%||5|
|Two or more races||2.8%||72|
2.6% 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 Peninsula High students are largely wealthy and rank 25th in California for high school student family income.
Students at Palos Verdes Peninsula High scored an average 79% 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 3.9% of California high schools.
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||70% to 74%*||85% to 89%*|
|Boys||75% to 79%*||80% to 84%*|
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||85% to 89%*||90% to 94%*|
|Black||40% to 59%*||60% to 79%*|
|Hispanic||40% to 49%*||60% to 69%*|
|Multiracial||50% or more*||50% or more*|
|White||65% to 69%*||80% to 84%*|
|With Disabilites||20% or less*||21% to 39%*|
|Limited English||50% or more*||less than 50%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
The average SAT score for Palos Verdes Peninsula High students in 2016 was 1287.
912 out of 1,272 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 6% for participation.
Palos Verdes Peninsula High offers 28 AP courses. 44 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 96% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Palos Verdes Peninsula High had 1,091 taking AP exams with a 979 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 95% percentile and significantly above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||90%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||44%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||13%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||24%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||36%|
|AP Courses Offered||28|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||8%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||9%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||7%|
Palos Verdes Peninsula High
27118 Silver Spur Rd.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified
Palos Verdes Estates, CA