High Schools


MCHS_Athletic_Logo_20090302FMira Costa High School

Since opening its doors in 1949, Mira Costa has been committed to the pursuit of excellence. Today, more than 23,000 graduates later, Mira Costa continues to provide the finest in educational resources and faculty knowledge within a community which values and supports high achievement in all areas. Their vision is a community of learners where each member has the opportunity to achieve academic, creative, personal, and social excellence. As a District, our mission is to prepare all of our students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, highly complex, technology rich, global society.

The mission of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District is to prepare all of our students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, highly complex, technology-rich, global society. They will continually strive for excellence in all aspects of the educational process. They will teach our students to understand and appreciate human and cultural diversity. They will harness the resources of the entire community, including students, parents, teachers, staff, administrators, college and business leaders, and others. They will empower students to be lifelong learners, to demonstrate high achievement, and to develop the skills and characteristics needed to enjoy happy and successful lives.


Redondo_union_logoRedondo Union High School

Redondo Union High School is on the map, thanks to the numerous state and national awards and recognition they received last year.  They are ranked as a top school in both Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report, their journalism and yearbook programs received national awards and recognition, their Academic Decathlon team earned a spot at the state competition, they received the Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll award for the third year in a row from the College Board for equity, access, and success on their AP exams.

They are a recipient of the California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) award (a prestigious honor), they are the only high school in California to receive Bronze status from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (sponsored by the Clinton Foundation) for offering and serving healthy food options, and they made athletic history with their Boys Basketball CIF and State Championships, as well as national rankings by the boys and girls track teams and the girls volleyball team.


Peninsula_logoPeninsula High School

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School is a New American and Blue Ribbon high school located south of Los Angeles on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, near the Southern California coastline. Peninsula High can attribute much of its success to its fine teaching and administrative staff as well as its 3500 students. Together, they make up the Panther Family.

The Peninsula High community envisions its graduates as successful lifelong learners in a rapidly changing global environment. The depth and breadth of the curricular and co-curricular programs will produce students who achieve their highest academic, career, and personal potentials, while developing positive self-images in a safe, secure, tolerant and aesthetic environment.


pvhs_logoPalos Verdes High School

Palos Verdes High School originally opened in 1961 was closed by the school district in 1991 due to declining enrollment. The high school reopened in 2002 and celebrated its first graduating class in 2005. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) through 2018 and named California Distinguished School in 2012-13.

PVHS places a very high emphasis on the academic success and emotional well-being of all students. Various programs, for all levels of student, challenge each PVHS student to reach his or her maximum potential. PVHS ensures students are well equipped with the academic skills which allow them to follow their own unique academic pursuits and extracurricular endeavors in high school and beyond.