Manhattan Beach Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 6,611 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 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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%)

Overview

School District Name
Manhattan Beach Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
8 Schools
10,331 Schools
# Students
6,611 Students
6,193,432 Students
# Teachers
267 Teachers
264,585 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
25:1

District Rank

Manhattan Beach Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 989 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 98% has increased from 94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 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)
79%
40%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
51%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
98%
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 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.58
0.64
# American Indian Students
7 Students
32,922 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
742 Students
718,704 Students
% Asian Students
11%
12%
# Hispanic Students
772 Students
3,364,037 Students
% Hispanic Students
12%
54%
# Black Students
94 Students
337,146 Students
% Black Students
2%
5%
# White Students
4,108 Students
1,436,430 Students
% White Students
62%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
9 Students
28,735 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
879 Students
272,786 Students
% of Two or more races Students
13%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
394
530,118
# Students in 1st Grade:
430
456,635
# Students in 2nd Grade:
414
454,067
# Students in 3rd Grade:
429
445,793
# Students in 4th Grade:
474
464,993
# Students in 5th Grade:
495
470,389
# Students in 6th Grade:
502
484,412
# Students in 7th Grade:
465
474,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
467
471,620
# Students in 9th Grade:
649
492,955
# Students in 10th Grade:
690
481,188
# Students in 11th Grade:
583
473,097
# Students in 12th Grade:
619
485,902
# Ungraded Students:
-
8,116

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,832 is higher than the state median of $16,033. The school district revenue/student has grown by 18% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,249 is less than the state median of $16,124. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$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 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,832
$16,033
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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,249
$16,124
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 2017-18 school year data.

Best Manhattan Beach Unified School District Public Schools (2021-22)

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
| 384 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
| 512 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
| 614 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
| 711 students
Rank: #55.
Manhattan Beach Middle School
Math: 79% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1501 Redondo Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-4878
Grades: 6-8
| 1,434 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
| 2,541 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
| 415 students
1431 15th St.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-7655
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 6,611 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 5% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.58

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