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Palos Verdes High School

Palos Verdes High School
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600 Cloyden Road
Palos Verdes Estates, California 90274
United States
Coordinates33°46′50″N 118°25′11″W / 33.78056°N 118.41972°W / 33.78056; -118.41972
CEEB code052358
PrincipalCharles Park
Enrollment1,839 (2012)
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.


PVHS is home to the Palos Verdes Institute of Technology (PVIT) engineering club.

Palos Verdes High School is also notable for being the only high school to have ever participated in the DARPA Grand Challenge.

The school also has a drama program that was chosen to represent the United States in the Edinburgh Theatre Festival in 2009.[citation needed]

The school has a broadcast journalism program Live from 205 (referring to the program's room number).


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

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


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-26. Retrieved 2013-08-18.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-26. Retrieved 2013-04-06.
  3. ^ Sports by Season Archived 2013-10-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Area notebook: Palos Verdes' Joe Walker drafted by Eagles". Daily Breeze. Retrieved January 17, 2018.

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