Palos Verdes High School

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Palos Verdes High School
Sea king blk.jpg
600 Cloyden Road


Coordinates33°46′50″N 118°25′11″W / 33.78056°N 118.41972°W / 33.78056; -118.41972Coordinates: 33°46′50″N 118°25′11″W / 33.78056°N 118.41972°W / 33.78056; -118.41972
CEEB code052358
PrincipalAllan Tyner
Enrollment1,689 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)               Red, Black, and White
NicknameSea Kings

Palos Verdes High School (PVHS) is one of three public high schools on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County, Southern California, USA (the others being Palos Verdes Peninsula High School (formerly Rolling Hills High School) and Rancho Del Mar High School). Located by the ocean in Palos Verdes Estates, the school is part of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.


Originally opened in 1961, the school earned many awards for academic and athletic excellence before declining enrollments due to demographic changes led the District to close PVHS in 1991, combining three existing high schools into Palos Verdes Peninsula High School (PVPHS); the campus remained in use as Palos Verdes Intermediate School, with the former intermediate schools having been closed as part of the reorganization. In 2002, climbing enrollments and overcrowding at Peninsula High School led the district to reopen Palos Verdes High School. By the first year, enrollment reached 470 students.[4]


The athletic teams (known as the Sea Kings) are represented by the colors red, black, and white; the nickname comes from the Greek god Poseidon, the school's official mascot. Palos Verdes competes in the Southern Section, Northern Division of the California Interscholastic Federation.

Notable alumni[edit]

Bill Laimbeer, pictured on the varsity basketball team, would go on to earn four All-Star appearances and two championships in the NBA.

Notable faculty[edit]


  1. ^ "Palos Verdes High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-26. Retrieved 2013-08-18. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-26. Retrieved 2013-04-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Fry, Hannah; Shalby, Colleen; Cosgrove, Jaclyn (May 15, 2019). "Racist 'promposal' shows disconnect between affluent Palos Verdes Estates and the rest of L.A." Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  5. ^ Sports by Season Archived 2013-10-26 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Area notebook: Palos Verdes' Joe Walker drafted by Eagles". Daily Breeze. Retrieved January 17, 2018.

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