Palos Verdes High Schools Again Rank 2016 Top 500 Nationally

Palos Verdes High Schools Again Rank 2016 Top 500 Nationally

Palos Verdes Unified School District Graduation Caps

Newsweek has selected the 500 best high schools in the nation in 2016, and both Palos Verdes High Schools were included.  Newseek’s criteria included a “broad range of data” including graduation rates as well as SAT & ACT performance, and the number of full time counselors and college acceptance rates.  As both of our local high schools ranked so high, it indicates how hard school counselors and staff work to challenge students with advanced placement college-level courses and tests.

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School was ranked #50 in the nation and Palos Verdes High School is #174 in the new 2016 review.  Last year Palos Verdes Peninsula High School was ranked #72 in the nation, and Palos Verdes High School was #236.  The new 2016 list places Peninsula High School among the top 10 schools in California coming in at #6 and Palos Verdes High is #25 in the state.  Both of these schools showed a graduation rate of more than 99 percent, and Newsweek listed both with a college readiness index of more than 80 percent.  These schools both rated high in the system for college readiness, graduation rates and college bound students.  District success is not accidental.  Both Palos Verdes and Peninsula High schools receive high rankings in the Newsweek rating system because of their open door policy to college level courses.  Students at both high schools are encouraged to stretch themselves and enroll in high level courses.

The Peninsula Education Foundation, which helps support our local school district with funding for counselors, teachers and school programs, has raised their goal for this new 2016-2017 school year to $3.5 million.  This funding is necessary to keep these programs running to help our students achieve these high goals.

The entire Newsweek list can be accessed by clicking here.

To read my prior article on Palos Verdes high school rankings click here.

Photo courtesy of PVUSD

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