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    Public, Charter, Magnet
  • Reviews
    372 3.8
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Palisades Charter High School is a public, charter, magnet school in Los Angeles, California. It has 2,887 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 78% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 372 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

15777 Bowdoin St
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 230-6623

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 372 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: I did not eat cafeteria food
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: They were strict, especially for tardiness
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: Most were lazy and rude
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: I did not join clubs
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: The food isn't very appetizing, but the salads are good. They have good snack choices. The vending machine foods are overpriced. The best option is off campus lunch as a senior.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
4.00 Palisades Charter Elementary School Public, Charter
Village School Private
Seven Arrows Elementary School Private
Corpus Christi Elementary School Private, Religious
St. Matthew's Parish School Private, Religious
4.00 Marquez Avenue Elementary School Public, Charter
Calvary Christian School Private, Religious
Westside Waldorf School Private, Alternative
4.00 Canyon Elementary School Public, Charter
Carlthorp School Private
4.33 Roosevelt Elementary School Public
3.66 Paul Revere Middle School Public, Charter
St. Monica Catholic Elementary School Private, Religious
3.00 St. Monica Catholic High School Private, Religious
Delphi Academy of Santa Monica Private
4.33 Lincoln Middle School Public
Garden of Angels School Private, Alternative
4.33 Franklin Elementary School Public
Beth Shir Sholom Early Childhood Center Private, Religious
3.33 Pacifica Christian High School Private, Religious
3.33 Concord High School Private
4.00 Kenter Canyon Elementary School Public, Charter
Pluralistic School One Elementary School (P.S. 1) Private
Westside Waldorf School Private
4.00 McKinley Elementary School Public
Santa Monica Montessori School Private, Montessori
3.00 Brentwood Science Magnet Elementary School Public, Magnet, Alternative
4.33 Santa Monica High School Public
Crossroads Elementary School Private
St. Anne School Private, Religious
St. Martin of Tours Elementary School Private, Religious
4.33 Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences Private
Lighthouse Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.66 Archer School for Girls Private, All-Girls
4.00 Santa Monica Alternative Schoolhouse Public, Alternative
4.00 John Muir Elementary School Public
Southern California Montessori School Private, Montessori
4.00 Brentwood School Private
Olympic Continuation High School Public, Alternative
4.00 Will Rogers Elementary School Public
2.66 Brockton Avenue Elementary School Public
4.00 John Adams Middle School Public
4.00 Edison Elementary School Public
3.66 University Senior High School Public
3.66 New Roads School Private
4.00 Grant Elementary School Public
4.33 Community Magnet Charter Elementary School Public, Charter
2.66 Westminster Avenue Elementary School Public
The John Thomas Dye School Private
2.66 Westview School Private, Special Education
3.66 Wildwood School Private
2.66 Animo Venice Charter High School Public, Charter
4.00 Topanga Elementary Charter School Public, Charter
2.66 Nora Sterry Elementary School Public
3.33 Broadway Elementary School Public
Poseidon School Private, Special Education
Brawerman Elementary of Wilshire Boulevard Temple Private, Religious
New Horizon School - Westside Private, Religious
3.00 Walgrove Avenue Elementary School Public
4.00 New West Charter Middle School Public, Charter
First Lutheran School Private, Religious
3.66 Marymount High School Private, Religious, All-Girls
2.33 Westside Leadership Magnet School Public, Alternative
2.33 Richland Avenue Elementary School Public
Berkeley Hall School Private
2.33 Mark Twain Middle School Public
Global Montessori School of Westwood Private, Montessori
3.33 Coeur d'Alene Avenue Elementary School Public
St. Paul the Apostle School Private, Religious
St. Mark Elementary School Private, Religious
Westland School Private
The Mirman School Private
2.66 Ralph Waldo Emerson Middle School Public
2.33 Daniel Webster Middle School Public
2.66 Magnolia Science Academy 4 - Venice Public, Charter
3.33 Beethoven Street Elementary School Public
Middle School of Milken Community High School Private, Religious
Curtis School Foundation Private
3.33 Venice Senior High School Public
3.33 Mar Vista Elementary School Public
3.33 Roscomare Road Elementary School Public
4.00 Westwood Elementary School Public, Charter
3.33 Warner Avenue Elementary School Public
3.33 Fairburn Avenue Elementary School Public
Phoenix Continuation High School Public, Alternative
Stephen S. Wise Temple Elementary School Private, Religious
Sinai Akiba Academy Private, Religious
Pacifica Montessori School Private, Montessori
UCLA Early Care & Education Private
3.66 Clover Avenue Elementary School Public
4.00 Windward School Private
James J. McBride Special Education Center Public
3.33 Lanai Road Elementary School Public
3.33 Overland Avenue Elementary School Public
2.66 Grand View Boulevard Elementary School Public
3.66 Wildwood School Private, Alternative
2.66 Short Avenue Elementary School Public
St. Timothy School Private, Religious
3.33 Notre Dame Academy Girls High School Private, Religious, All-Girls
Redeemer Baptist Elementary School Private, Religious

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Paul Revere Middle School 2 mi. 2,153
4.33 Santa Monica High School 4 mi. 3,114
3.66 University Senior High School 4 mi. 2,233
3.33 Venice Senior High School 6 mi. 2,587
3.33 Palms Middle School 7 mi. 1,746

Around Palisades Charter High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Student Diversity

Palisades Charter High School United States Palms Middle School Paul Revere Middle School Santa Monica High School University Senior High School Venice Senior High School
White 47.0% 51.6% 19.0% 48.0% 39.0% 9.0% 13.0%
Hispanic 25.0% 24.5% 38.0% 24.0% 36.0% 57.0% 68.0%
African American 16.0% 15.2% 26.0% 15.0% 8.0% 18.0% 8.0%
Asian 9.0% 4.7% 14.0% 10.0% 8.0% 12.0% 7.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 0% 0% 5.0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 30.1%
Grade 10 26.1%
Grade 11 25.7%
Grade 12 18.1%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 73% Yes
  • 23% Not sure.
  • 3% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 38% The closeness to nature and the ocean.
  • 24% Great environment
  • 14% Easy to make friends
  • 12% Spirited
  • 9% You get a good quality of education
  • 2% Volleyball program
  • 2% Music at lunch

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 42% Bad math department
  • 15% Expensive school food
  • 12% Administrators
  • 12% Bad School Food
  • 8% Un-spirited
  • 6% Students and drug problem or bullying
  • 4% Small campus for a LOT of people
  • 2% Tardy Sweeps

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 27 responses

  • 48% People from all over LA
  • 41% Great campus and people.
  • 7% Large campus
  • 4% Good/ Funny memories

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 52% Diverse
  • 26% Beautiful.
  • 15% Well-intentioned
  • 4% Helpful
  • 4% Monotonous

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 56% Get involved
  • 22% Learn time management skills & get involved!
  • 11% Dedicate your time to school
  • 7% Don't come with high expectations; pails great tho
  • 4% Don't fail math
  • 0% Be very familiar with your learning style

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 19% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.