Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
Type and location
Location 3801 Via La Selva,
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
District Info
Superintendent Walker Williams
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:

  • Malcolm S. Sharp, President (term expires in 2009)
  • Larry Vanden Bos, Vice President (term expires in 2011)
  • Dora de la Rosa, (term expires in 2011)
  • Barbara Lucky (term expires in 2009)
  • Ginny Snider (term expires in 2009)

The current district officials are:

  • Walker Williams - Superintendent of Schools, Former Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources
  • Pearl Iizuka - Deputy Superintendent of Business Services
  • William Franchini - Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources, Former long-time Executive Director of the Torrance Teachers Association
  • Dr. Susan Adams Liberati - Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services, former Assistant Superintendent in Beverly Hills Unified School District, former administrator in Torrance Unified School District, married to Dr. Mario Liberati, Senior Director of Certificated Human Resources at Torrance Unified School District

Intermediate School Principals:

  • Patrick Corwin
  • Frank Califano
  • Beth Hadley

High School Principals:

  • In addition, three high school students are appointed as student board members. For the school year 2007-08, they are Charlotte Poplawski and Debra Chang. Past student board members have included three children (Jason, Justin and Jodi) of current board member Ginny Snider. Snider is also the PVPUSD representative on the Board of Trustees for the Southern California Regional Occupational Center (SoCalROC); on Thursday, December 7, 2006, she was elected Clerk of the SCROC Board.

Attendance areas

  • 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. The LAUSD school, Crestwood Elementary, serves a sizeable number of Eastview children. Many families live in the Eastview area in order for their children to attend Crestwood.


There are two high schools, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School (formerly called Rolling Hills High School) and Palos Verdes High School (the latter located just a half block from the Pacific Ocean).

Primary Schools

Elementary Schools

  • 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

Intermediate Schools

High Schools


External links

Portal icon Los Angeles portal
Portal icon Schools portal

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