PROFICIENCY 70% 82% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
77%Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified
76%Palos Verdes Estates

Palos Verdes High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified" in Palos Verdes Estates, CA. There are a total of 1,663 students and 71 teachers at Palos Verdes High, for a student to teacher ratio of 24 to 1. There are a total of 16 free lunch students and 8 reduced lunch students.

Palos Verdes High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 69.5%, which is 82% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio24:1
Free lunch16
Reduced lunch8


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Palos Verdes High, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School65-69%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School70-74%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Palos Verdes High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 72.6% 55.5% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 2.4% 2.9% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 12.9% 29.4% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 9.9% 9.0% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.2% 0.2% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.4% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.5% 2.7% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Palos Verdes Intermediate76%0.5Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Lunada Bay Elementary75%0.9Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Vista Grande Elementary74%1.2Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Montemalaga Elementary76%1.6Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Point Vicente Elementary80%1.8Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Cornerstone At Pedregal Elementary90%2.1Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Ridgecrest Intermediate76%2.5Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Silver Spur Elementary84%2.6Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Peninsula High79%2.6Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Dapplegray Elementary82%2.7Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Soleado Elementary82%3.0Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Riviera Elementary73%3.2Torrance, CA

Palos Verdes Estates demographics profile

StatisticPalos Verdes EstatesCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,84523291
Median age50.236.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)75%52%55%
Speak English74%56%79%
Speak Spanish6%29%13%

Education level achieved in Palos Verdes Estates

IndexPalos Verdes EstatesCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade97.6%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school97.6%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college92.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree79.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors72.5%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters35.4%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree15.4%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.3%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Palos Verdes High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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