PROFICIENCY 79% 107% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
77%Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified
0%Rolling Hills Estates

Palos Verdes Peninsula High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified" in Rolling Hills Estates, CA. There are a total of 2,574 students and 97 teachers at Palos Verdes Peninsula High, for a student to teacher ratio of 27 to 1. There are a total of 68 free lunch students and 16 reduced lunch students.

Palos Verdes Peninsula High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 79.0%, which is 107% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio27:1
Free lunch68
Reduced lunch16


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 Peninsula 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 School73%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School85%

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 Peninsula High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 49.2% 55.5% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 3.5% 2.9% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 37.8% 29.4% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 7.2% 9.0% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.2% 0.2% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.4% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.8% 2.7% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Soleado Elementary82%0.4Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Silver Spur Elementary84%0.7Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Cornerstone At Pedregal Elementary90%0.8Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Ridgecrest Intermediate76%0.9Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Rancho Vista Elementary84%1.1Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Montemalaga Elementary76%1.5Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Dapplegray Elementary82%1.7Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Vista Grande Elementary74%1.7Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Riviera Elementary73%2.1Torrance, CA
Walteria Elementary68%2.1Torrance, CA
Edward J. Richardson Middle School72%2.2Torrance, CA
Palos Verdes Intermediate76%2.2Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Rolling Hills Estates demographics profile

StatisticRolling Hills EstatesCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)58923291
Median age53.536.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)75%52%55%
Speak English79%56%79%
Speak Spanish3%29%13%

Education level achieved in Rolling Hills Estates

IndexRolling Hills EstatesCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade97.3%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school97.3%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college91.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree77.2%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors71.1%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters41.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree25.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.1%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Palos Verdes Peninsula 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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