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Palos Verdes Peninsula High School (also known as Peninsula High, Pen High, or PVPHS) is one of three public high schools on the Palos Verdes Peninsula (the others being Palos Verdes High School, and Rancho Del Mar High School). Located at the corner of Hawthorne Boulevard and Silver Spur Road, Peninsula High serves the communities of Rolling Hills Estates, Rolling Hills, Rancho Palos Verdes and Palos Verdes Estates.
The school was formed in 1991 when Miraleste High School, Palos Verdes High School and Rolling Hills High School were merged into a single high school. The former Rolling Hills High School campus (opened 1964) had the highest capacity and was used for the combined school. When overcrowding became a problem after 1999, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District elected to re-open Palos Verdes High School in 2002. As of 2004, the PVPHS student body numbers 3500 students. Now as of 2006, the PVPHS student body is approximately 2500 students.
Students compete in baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, equestrian, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, roller hockey, soccer, softball, surfing, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling.
The school yearbook, "La Pantera," has won state and national awards and is the largest high school publication in the nation with 663 pages. Other school publications include "The Pen", the schools monthly newspaper made by the journalism class. "Eye of the Panther News", (EOP) the schools broadcast journalism program was created in 2007, and continues today.
Awards: • Ranked 89 by US News and World report out of (18,500) • Distinguished California School (four times) • National Blue Ribbon School (35 schools named of 18,500) • New American High School (one of ten named out of 18,500 schools) • Siemens Foundation Science Winner (one of four schools of over 27,000) • Newsweek recognition (#15 of 18,500 schools) • Wall Street Journal (top ten of 27,000 schools) - California Junior Classical League (several times)
PVPHS has more than 180 league titles, more than 40 CIF titles, 8 state titles, 4 national titles.
Fall Sports (Boys): Cross Country, Football, Water Polo
Fall Sports (Girls): Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball
Winter Sports (Boys): Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling, Surfing
Winter Sports (Girls): Basketball, Soccer, Water Polo, Surfing
Spring Sports (Boys): Baseball, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Lacrosse
Spring Sports (Girls): Softball, Swimming, Track, Lacrosse
Year-Round Sports: Equestrian, Pep Squad, Crew, Color Guard, Sailing
- Montemalaga Elementary
- Miraleste Kindergarten
- Miraleste Intermediate
- Mira Catalina Elementary
- Lunada Bay Elementary
- Dapplegray Elementary
- Cornerstone At Pedregal Elementary
- Vista Grande Elementary
- Soleado Elementary
- Silver Spur Elementary
- Ridgecrest Intermediate
- Rancho Vista Elementary
- Rancho Del Mar High (Continuation)
- Point Vicente Elementary
- Palos Verdes Intermediate
- Palos Verdes High