Palisades Charter High School

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Palisades Charter High School
Palisades Charter High School logo
School Founded September 11, 1961 (Gained Charter in 1993)
Team Established 1968 (LA), 1979 (CA), 1982 (USAD)
History Previously known as Palisades Senior High
City Pacific Palisades, CA
Team Colors Light Blue and Dark Blue
Principal Dr. Gloria M. Martinez
Head Coach Mr. Joel Jimenez
Associate/Other Head Coach(es) Mr. Kevin Oliva
National Championships NONE
State Championships NONE
Regional/County Championships 6 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1999 (Conference VI), 2007, 2008 (Conference I)
Region/County Location LAUSD
Highest Finish Second in Division I California (2008)
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Palisades Charter High School

15777 Bowdoin Street Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Tel: (310) 230-6623 Fax: (310) 454-6076


Principal: Dr. Gloria M. Martinez

School Profile[edit]

High atop a hill, surrounded by the Santa Monica Mountains, and overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean sits Palisades Charter High (PCHS), a financially independent, comprehensive four-year high school. Its scenic views are matched only by the school’s long history of high academic standards and educational excellence. Recognized as a California Distinguished School in 2005, Palisades was recently acknowledged by Newsweek Magazine as among the top 1% of American high schools. Palisades also recently received a full six-year renewal of its accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In 1993, Palisades’ administrators, teachers, and parents worked together to attain the school’s initial Charter. With its conversion to fiscally independent charter status in 2003, PCHS acquired even more flexibility and autonomy in furthering its efforts to support student success, create innovative instructional programs, and harness the creative energies of the staff, parents, and community.

As a financially independent charter school, Palisades receives its funding directly from the State of California and other sources and is freed from many of the local and state constraints placed on public schools. Stakeholders assume critical responsibilities for directing the school in its quest for high levels of student achievement. Palisades is proud of its diverse student body. Students representing more than 100 zip codes travel from all over the city to attend our school. And once there, they find an array of classes, programs, and activities designed to meet their interests and needs. Palisades Charter High School is committed to developing students’ talents in all areas –Academics, Athletics, and the Arts.

Palisades offers over 40 AP and Honors classes, teams in 14 different men’s and women’s sports, over 100 student clubs, a comprehensive Community Service program, and a dedicated College Advising Center. We’re proud of our nationally recognized Theatre program, which has regularly taken 1st place in the Drama Teachers’ Association Shakespeare Festival and has produced winners of the Music Center’s Spotlight Awards and numerous other accolades. Our Academic Decathlon team consistently ranks among the top ten in the State. And our athletic teams have won numerous Western Division and CIF City Section Championships in a variety of sports, including three Championships in tennis and swimming in 2005-06. Our student body of 2,710 successfully study, play, and achieve in a community striving for excellence.

Academic Decathlon[edit]

Performance Chart[edit]

Year Regionals Score Regionals Rank State Score State Rank
2016 38,519.1 15 DNQ DNQ
2015 37,113.3 16 DNQ DNQ
2014 34,427.7 19 DNQ DNQ
2013 33,230.3 20 DNQ DNQ
2012 40,837.7 7 40,297.1 25
2011 45,189.2 5 45,039.8 7
2010 41,509.7 6 41,063.3 23
2009 46,490.8 4 47,222.8 7
2008 50,121.6 1 51,364.2 2
2007 43,962.2 6 46,612.9 5
2006 43,751.4 9 44,150.7 7
2005 44,284.1 8 43,783.4 10
2004 ? ? DNQ DNQ
2003 43,480 7 43,944.6 8
2002 44,688 3 45,399.9 5
2001 39,895 6 38,323 17
2000 45,090 3 45,432 10
1999 43,661 6 43,180 14
1998 ? ? DNQ DNQ

Record Board[edit]

Overall Team: 2008 State - 51,364.2

Honors: Thomas Krane, 2008 State - 9,068.8

Scholastic: Cannot be determined.

Varsity: Weylin Wagnon, 2008 Regionals - 8,661.1

Art: Karl Niu, 2008 Regionals - 980

Super Quiz: Thomas Krane, 2009 State - 1,000

Music: Trevor Cline, 2007 State - 980