Palos Verdes Peninsula High School

Home of the Panthers

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Centrally located in the thriving heart of Rolling Hills Estates

27118 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

School Contact:

Ms. Mitzi Cress | Principal | 310-377-4888 |

Site Introduction

Peninsula's reputation for academic excellence has been acknowledged by regional and national publications, college and university admissions officers, and judges at competitions in all of our curricular areas. But it is also important to us that students learn to balance their classroom accomplishments with fun and friendships, so we encourage their participation in extracurricular activities, including athletics, the arts, leadership, and community service. Our students are culturally diverse, with almost 50 different world languages spoken among them, but they share a common appreciation for the importance of education in preparing them to become successful adults. The Peninsula High administration, faculty, and staff work every day to create an environment that promotes curiosity, learning, and personal growth. They bring professionalism and compassion to their jobs so that each student can comfortably explore his or her unique talents and abilities. Parent volunteer groups make many programs and activities available by providing many volunteer hours.

Vital Statistics

Year Built: 1963 (original)
Mechanical Renovations 1996, Mechanical Renovations 2001, Panther Hall 2006, Panther Hall 2009, Field House and Music Room 2009, SMERT 2013, Titan Building 2013
Site Area: 38 AC
1,655,280 SF
2,426 students Building Area: 220,215 GSF
Student Density
(SF per student)
682.31 (site)
90.77 (building)
Floor Area Ratio (F.A.R.)
(building area ÷ site area)

Featured Student Artwork

  • Kelly | 12th Grade | Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
    Rolling Hills
  • Kirstin | 12th Grade | Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
    Tide Pools
  • JJ | Grade Unknown | Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
    Foggy Harbor
  • Nanami | Grade Unknown | Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
    Hillside Homes
  • All featured student artwork can be viewed at the Featured Student Artwork gallery.