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Palos Verdes Peninsula High


Overview

Student Enrollment
2,574
Best High School in California
#10
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified
Type Public
 Phone (310)377-4888
 Location 27118 Silver Spur Rd.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Charter School No

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.

Demographics

Race

The Palos Verdes Peninsula High student body is predominantly White with a significant Asian Pacific population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White45.7%1,177
Black3.7%95
Hispanic8.7%224
Asian Pacific38.7%996
Native American Indian0.2%5
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%5
Two or more races2.8%72

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 2%

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.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman636
Sophomore666
Junior622
Senior650
Total2,574

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 37th in California

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.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls70% to 74%*85% to 89%*
Boys75% to 79%*80% to 84%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander85% to 89%*90% to 94%*
Black40% to 59%*60% to 79%*
Hispanic40% to 49%*60% to 69%*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White65% to 69%*80% to 84%*
With Disabilites20% or less*21% to 39%*
Limited English50% or more*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1287

The average SAT score for Palos Verdes Peninsula High students in 2016 was 1287.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 45th in California

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 25% and in the top 4% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 42nd in California

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 state median of 55 percent.

School State
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

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.7%19
Boys0.9%11
Girls0.6%8

Location

Palos Verdes Peninsula High
27118 Silver Spur Rd.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
90274
(310)377-4888

10 out of 10 1

District

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified
Palos Verdes Estates, CA