Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

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Why Palos Verdes?

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District consistently ranks as one of the highest-performing school districts in California and across the nation. The Palos Verdes Peninsula is a collection of four cities, best known as just Palos Verdes or PV. As covered by US Today, the cities of Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, and Rolling Hills Estates are the "hidden, rural gems" of the Los Angeles Coastal Communities. Our school district's success is attributed to our strong partnerships and learning community contributions that directly impact the incredible students and staff, and elevate our positive working conditions.


Parent and Community Support

The parent and community support for certificated and classified staff members is a key ingredient in the formula for success in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. Thanks to the generosity of these stakeholders, the students and staff have benefited from additional resources such as materials and supplies, technology, extra-curricular learning opportunities, and grants. These partnerships have enabled students and staff to be innovative and creative while developing nationally recognized programs and preparing students for college and career paths. 

  - PEF's annual pledge of over $3 million dollars goes directly to better learning and working conditions.
  - Dedicates more than $1 million of the pledge toward teacher positions.
  - PEF sponsors Chuck Miller Grants for teachers of up to $1500.

  - Dedicates over 200,000 hours of volunteer service by PTA members.
Sponsors programs and enrichment opportunities organized and funded by PTA members, including:
Cultural Assemblies; Field Trips, Art at Your Fingertips; Yellow and Green Ribbon Weeks'; Mock Elections; Honorary Service Awards; Capitol Convoy; Sacramento Safari; Disaster Preparedness; Parent Education; and number other programs specific to the various schools.

Employee's Children Can Enroll in PVPUSD Schools

PVPUSD employees who do not reside within the boundaries of the PVPUSD have the option to enroll their children.

School and District Rankings

#2 Best School Districts in Los Angeles County
#4 Best Places to Teach in Los Angeles County
#6 Best School Districts in California
#7 Districts with the Best Teachers in LA County
#10 Best Places to Teach in California



Commitment to the Arts

The PVPUSD community values visual and performing arts as an integral part of a student's education. Through multiple partnerships, schools are able to enhance the curriculum and learning experience for students.