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 1%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 5,823 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 72% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 92% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
8 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
5,823 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
248 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
23:1

District Rank

Manhattan Beach Unified School District, which is ranked #18 of all 1,167 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 96% has increased from 94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#19 out of 1200 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Manhattan Beach Unified  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
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)
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
96%
84%
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 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.61
0.63
# American Indian Students
7 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
719 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
12%
12%
# Hispanic Students
755 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
13%
56%
# Black Students
70 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
3,418 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
59%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
7 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
844 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
15%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
336
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
341
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
351
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
376
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
333
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
389
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
375
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
415
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
459
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
639
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
627
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
569
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
613
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $22,510 is higher than the state median of $15,931. The school district revenue/student has grown by 28% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $23,783 is higher than the state median of $14,028. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$131 MM
$8 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$139 MM
$7 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$22,510
$15,931
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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$23,783
$14,028
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 2020-21 school year data.

Best Manhattan Beach Unified School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mira Costa High School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1401 Artesia Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 318-7337
Grades: 9-12
| 2,448 students
Rank: n/an/a
110 S. Rowell
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 798-6223
Grades: K-5
| 452 students
Rank: n/an/a
455 24th St.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-8022
Grades: K-5
| 498 students
Rank: n/an/a
1501 N. Redondo Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-4878
Grades: 6-8
| 1,249 students
Rank: n/an/a
1431 15th St.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-7655
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
1200 Meadows Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-8033
Grades: K-5
| 397 students
Rank: n/an/a
80 Morningside Dr.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 318-5120
Grades: K-5
| 261 students
Rank: n/an/a
1200 Pacific Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-8044
Grades: K-5
| 518 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Manhattan Beach Unified School District?
Manhattan Beach Unified School District manages 8 public schools serving 5,823 students.
What is the rank of Manhattan Beach Unified School District?
Manhattan Beach Unified School District is ranked #18 out of 1,167 school districts in California (top 5%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 1%), Highest graduation rate (Top 5%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Manhattan Beach Unified School District?
59% of Manhattan Beach Unified School District students are White, 15% of students are Two or more races, 13% of students are Hispanic, 12% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Manhattan Beach Unified School District?
Manhattan Beach Unified School District has a student/teacher ratio of 23:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.
What is Manhattan Beach Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $23,783 is higher than the state median of $14,028. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 8 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 5,823 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 5% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 90-94% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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