Palos Verdes Peninsula High School is a New American and Blue Ribbon high school located south of Los Angeles on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, near the Southern California coastline. Peninsula High can attribute much of its success to its fine teaching and administrative staff as well as its 2500 students. Together, they make up the Panther Family.
Our Mission Statement
To inspire and educate all students as they pursue their full potential within a vibrant, compassionate, and diverse learning community.
Our Vision Statement
To develop an engaging environment that fosters multiple paths to success and promotes a healthy social, emotional, and academic balance.
The Peninsula High community has created five goals entitled the Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (SLOs) to help accomplish their vision. Panthers will have...
Passion - By embracing life and learning with enthusiasm
Resiliency - By pursuing success with integrity, responsibility, and adaptability
Innovation - By utilizing critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity
Dedication - By working towards personal goals through commitment and effort
Empowerment - By developing the confidence to respectfully express individuality
Peninsula High School believes that all students can succeed regardless of their race, background or ability and that school staff shall embody this philosophy in all district programs and activities. The district further believes:
Create a culture of improvement through purposeful innovation and adherence to best practices. Implement efficient and consistent professional development for all employees utilizing traditional and creative methods.
Maximize the potential of all students by recognizing their individual strengths and talents. Create an academic program for students to best prepare for post-secondary education and careers.
Systematically assess the strength of our programs using internal and external measurements.
Promote safe, healthy and effective environments for students, emphasizing social and emotional well-being, kindness, digital citizenship, and honesty.
Utilize multi-year financial plans to guide and influence decisions.
Enhance communication and collaboration between and among District staff, students, parents, Board of Education and community.
Produce fiscally responsible long term strategic plans to enhance facilities, technology, and support services.
Attract and retain students and families to the District.
Develop a climate of care, equity, diversity, and inclusion for students and staff.