San Pedro Schools
Will you be settling into the San Pedro area and want to know what schools are available for your children?
The schools in San Pedro are mostly under the Los Angeles Unified School District, but there are also a handful of private schools. San Pedro is known for having excellent schools with many specialized magnet programs and amazing opportunities for Gifted and Talented students. There are 8 preschools, 16 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 5 high schools.
The following is a guide highlighting just a few of San Pedro’s amazing schools.
Park Western Place Elementary School
Park Western has been awarded the California Department of Education’s State Title I Academic Achievement Award for the 2010-2011 school year and the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award in 2005.
The school performs well and has an API score of 947. About 700 students are enrolled at Park Western each year. Their great schools’ rating is a perfect 10. They are Title I Eligible. In addition, Harbor Magnet is part of the school and provides educational opportunities for GATE students.
Park Western Place Elementary School – 310-833-3591
1214 Park Western Pl., San Pedro, 90732
Point Fermin Marine Science Magnet School
Point Fermin focuses on incorporating Marine Science into their curriculum. It is a Title I Eligible School. Their latest API score is 853. They have an average of 320 students yearly.
Point Fermin Marine Science Magnet School – 310-832-2649
3333 South Kerckhoff Avenue, San Pedro, CA 90731
Seventh Street Elementary School
Seventh Street has an API score of 879. They enroll about 494 students yearly. The school has a Great Schools rating of 8. They are Title I Eligible and they provide a GATE program to eligible students.
Seventh Street Elementary School – 310-832-1538
1570 W. 7th Street, San Pedro, CA 90732
South Shores Magnet Schools for the Visual and Performing Arts
South Shores has won several awards including the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award in 2010 and the Golden Bell Award.
The school’s most recent API score is 893. They educate about 500 students per year. Great Schools gives them a Rating of 8. The Great Schools community gives them the highest rating at 5 stars. In addition to the California curriculum common to all schools in LAUSD, they integrate arts into most class activities. The students put on productions and art shows yearly as part of their educational experience.
2060 West 35th Street, San Pedro, CA 90732
Taper Avenue Elementary School
Taper has an API score of 876. The school registers about 651 students a year. Great Schools gives them a high rating of 9 out of 10. Taper provides an English Inclusion Program and a Gifted/High Achievers Program.
Taper Avenue Elementary School – 310-832-3056
1824 Taper Avenue, San Pedro, CA 90731
Richard Henry Dana Middle School
Dana has 1748 students matriculate there yearly and holds an API score of 731. The highlight of the school is their outstanding, award winning marching band program. They also have an honors program.
Dana Middle School – 310-833-5235
1501 S. Cabrillo Avenue, San Pedro, CA 90731
Port of Los Angeles High School
POLAHS is an independent charter school with an API score of 840. It’s a small campus with around 703 students yearly. The school has a score of 9 out of 10 on great schools with a community rating of 5 stars. POLAHS received the California Distinguished School Award in 2011. They are known for their excellent academic program.
Port of Los Angeles High School – 310-832-9201
250 W. 5th St, San Pedro, CA 90731
San Pedro Senior High School
San Pedro High School serves about 3296 students a year. Because of the high number of students, the school recently split between two campuses. The John M. & Muriel Olguin Campus is a brand new facility opened in 2012. San Pedro High has a police academy magnet and a marine science magnet program. Their API score is currently 716.
San Pedro Senior High School – 310-241-5800
1001 W. 15th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731