Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

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Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
Type and location
Location 375 Via Almar,
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
District information
Superintendent Dr. Don Austin
Students and staff
Students ~11,900
Other information
President Malcolm S. Sharp

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District (PVPUSD) is a school district headquartered in Palos Verdes Estates, California.


The district is headed by a superintendent - Walker Williams - and governed by a five-person, publicly elected school board.

The current board members are:

  • Barbara Lucky, President (term expires in 2013)
  • Larry Vanden Bos, Vice President (term expires in 2015)
  • Anthony Collatos, Clerk (term expires in 2013)
  • Erin G. LaMonte (term expires in 2015)
  • Malcolm S. Sharp (term expires in 2013)

The superintendent is:

  • Walker Williams - Superintendent of Schools, Former Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources

Attendance areas[edit]

  • In 1999, an optional attendance boundary was agreed upon by the two school districts in which residents in Eastview could opt to either send their children to PVPUSD schools or LAUSD schools. Middle school-aged students in the area may attend Miraleste Intermediate School and high school-aged students attend both Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills Estates and Palos Verdes High School in Palos Verdes Estates.


In 1985, there were 1,365 students born outside of the United States. 346 were from Japan, 214 were from Taiwan, 150 were from Korea, and others originated from several countries including Iran, Mexico, other countries in Latin America, and the Philippines. In 1988, the district had 1,559 students born outside of the United States. 434 were from Japan, 249 were from Taiwan, and 193 were from Korea.[1]


There are three high schools, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School (formerly called Rolling Hills High School), Palos Verdes High School (the latter located just a half block from the Pacific Ocean) and Rancho Del Mar High School (located on Crest Road in Rolling Hills). In the 1970s the high schools were: Palos Verdes High School, Rolling Hills High School, and Miraleste High School.

Primary Schools[edit]

Elementary Schools[edit]

  • Cornerstone Elementary School
  • Dapplegray Elementary School
  • Lunada Bay Elementary School
  • Mira Catalina Elementary School
  • Miraleste Satellite
  • Montemalaga Elementary School
  • Point Vicente Elementary School
  • Rancho Vista Elementary School
  • Silver Spur Elementary School
  • Soleado Elementary School
  • Vista Grande Elementary School

Secondary Schools[edit]

Intermediate Schools[edit]

  • Miraleste Intermediate School
  • Palos Verdes Intermediate School
  • Ridgecrest Intermediate School

High Schools[edit]


  1. ^ Goodman, Adrianne. "Japanese Investors Tap Residential Sales Boom : Peninsula Draws Buyers From Pacific Rim." Los Angeles Times. February 26, 1989. p. 2. Retrieved on March 6, 2014.

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