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600 Cloyden Rd

Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

(310) 378-8471

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,800

Students Per Teacher: 23

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19 Parent Reviews for Palos Verdes High School

Located in an amazingly beautiful neighborhood, Palos Verdes High School is one great school. The kids are hard workers, very determined to get into a great college and like to get involved in activities in school and in the community. The parents do an amazing job of supporting the school, from new ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/17/14

This school is like being at a country club. Grades are inflated and teachers are so far not prepare to teach subjects. Parent run the school not the administrators. Very did functional school. Kids go too college not prepared.

Posted by a parent on 09/03/12

PVHS is a good school. It is not as academically challenging as PVPHS, so it is a good fit for kids who want to socialize and have a lot of fun during high school. The test scores and AP results between the two schools show that Peninsula is stronger academically. However, the teachers at PVHS allow ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/27/12

This school is amazing and challenging in every way. Those who say it is not are the same who choose to avoid the amazing array of AP and Honors classes. Most teachers are challenging and fill class periods with a learning experience. Also, they have recently been redeemed in light of academic competition ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 01/27/12

My son started out at Peninsula High School which is also a very strong school in Palos Verdes and basically felt very out of the loop and unbalanced there. The homework load was very unreasonable. He had almost all honor classes and was getting good grades but did not have a balanced life. It was ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/26/11

Our childs first year at PV was very good. After attending the other great school (Penn) in PV with another child we were very pleased to experience at PV HIGH wonderful teachers challenging academics and a new principal who will make a difference.

Posted by a parent on 07/18/11

I graduated from Palos Verdes High School four years ago. I absolutely loved attending school there and could not imagine having a better high school experience. PVHS was able to provide students with the perfect balance between enjoying school and obtaining an excellent education. I grew so much ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/26/11

Palos Verdes High has qualified administrators, athletic directors, counselors, teachers, coaches and staff. Although some teachers are young and still need to gain some experience, they make learning fun and the kids are motivated. The block schedule is convenient especially for students ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/22/10

Block schedule is amazing for some and horrible for others. If its not your gig head of to Peninsula High. This school rocks with so many extra classes that others school just don't have like a surfboard design class and an awesome photography class with a Maclab. All the core classes have excellent ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/10/09

This school has one critical flaw, which is advertised as a strength: the block schedule. The block schedule does not improve the in-class experience by extending time available, rather, it worsens it by diminishing the value of time. Kids often wander out of class for 15 minutes or more without a teacher ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 06/21/09

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Test scores for Palos Verdes High School

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Test Year: 2012
Palos Verdes High School
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Palos Verdes Estates schools — Palos Verdes High School is located at 600 Cloyden Rd, Palos Verdes Estates CA 90274. 600 Cloyden Rd is in the 90274 ZIP code in Palos Verdes Estates, CA The school district for Palos Verdes High School is the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. Palos Verdes High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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