Manhattan Beach Unified School District

325 S. Peck Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-2478
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%

Top Rankings

Manhattan Beach Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 5,995 students in Manhattan Beach Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Manhattan Beach Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 79% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 85% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Manhattan Beach Unified School District are Opal Robinson Elementary School, Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary School and Pacific Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Manhattan Beach Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
8 Schools
10,296 Schools
# Students
5,995 Students
5,953,047 Students
# Teachers
250 Teachers
264,842 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1

District Rank

Manhattan Beach Unified School District, which is ranked #33 of all 1,873 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 97% has increased from 94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#35 out of 1942 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Manhattan Beach Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
70-74%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Manhattan Beach Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
90-94%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Manhattan Beach Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
(19-20)
97%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Manhattan Beach Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.60
0.63
# American Indian Students
7 Students
28,347 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
723 Students
702,454 Students
% Asian Students
12%
12%
# Hispanic Students
745 Students
3,303,290 Students
% Hispanic Students
12%
56%
# Black Students
68 Students
306,607 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
3,578 Students
1,290,657 Students
% White Students
60%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
9 Students
25,750 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
865 Students
294,072 Students
% of Two or more races Students
15%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
366
458,234
# Students in 1st Grade:
344
423,255
# Students in 2nd Grade:
371
429,448
# Students in 3rd Grade:
328
436,256
# Students in 4th Grade:
393
444,008
# Students in 5th Grade:
402
446,301
# Students in 6th Grade:
416
437,800
# Students in 7th Grade:
461
457,732
# Students in 8th Grade:
451
465,149
# Students in 9th Grade:
643
499,437
# Students in 10th Grade:
565
493,491
# Students in 11th Grade:
607
477,411
# Students in 12th Grade:
648
484,525
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $18,562 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,734. The school district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,713 is less than the state median of $19,832. The school district spending/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$111 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Manhattan Beach Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$94 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Manhattan Beach Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$18,562
$19,734
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Manhattan Beach Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$15,713
$19,832
This chart display average spending per public school student in Manhattan Beach Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Manhattan Beach Unified School District Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Opal Robinson Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
80 Morningside Dr.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 318-5120
Grades: K-5
| 307 students
Rank: #22.
Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary School
Math: 89% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
110 S. Rowell
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 798-6223
Grades: K-5
| 439 students
Rank: #33.
Pacific Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1200 Pacific Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-8044
Grades: K-5
| 538 students
Rank: #44.
Grand View Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
455 24th St.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-8022
Grades: K-5
| 530 students
Rank: #55.
Manhattan Beach Middle School
Math: 79% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1501 N. Redondo Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-4878
Grades: 6-8
| 1,328 students
Rank: #66.
Mira Costa High School
Math: 68% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1401 Artesia Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 318-7337
Grades: 9-12
| 2,463 students
Rank: #77.
Meadows Avenue Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1200 Meadows Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-8033
Grades: K-5
| 390 students
Rank: n/an/a
1431 15th St.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-7655
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 8 schools
  • Grades: K-12
  • Enrollment: 5,995 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 90-94% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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