Monterey Peninsula Unified School District

700 Pacific St.
Monterey, CA 93940-2815
(District boundaries shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 23 public schools serving 9,314 students in Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Monterey Peninsula Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
23 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
9,314 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
450 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
21:1

District Rank

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, which is ranked #252 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 94% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
#950 out of 1200 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Monterey Peninsula Unified  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
≤20%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Monterey Peninsula 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.
≤20%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Monterey Peninsula 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.
94%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Monterey Peninsula Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.57
0.63
# American Indian Students
43 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
799 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
9%
12%
# Hispanic Students
5,780 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
62%
56%
# Black Students
486 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
5%
5%
# White Students
1,747 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
19%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
191 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
2%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
263 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
859
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
684
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
647
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
659
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
669
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
671
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
650
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
597
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
655
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
844
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
846
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
790
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
743
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $18,036 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,806. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $18,562 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$168 MM
$116,387 MM
This chart display total revenue of Monterey Peninsula 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
$173 MM
$107,188 MM
This chart display total spending of Monterey Peninsula 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
$18,036
$19,806
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Monterey Peninsula Unified  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$18,562
$18,241
This chart display average spending per public school student in Monterey Peninsula Unified  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
La Mesa Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1 La Mesa Way
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-1872
Grades: K-6
| 450 students
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Highland Elementary School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1650 Sonoma Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 583-2024
Grades: K-6
| 276 students
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Ione Olson Elementary School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
261 Beach Rd.
Marina, CA 93933
(831) 392-3590
Grades: K-6
| 409 students
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Seaside Middle School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
999 Coe Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 899-7080
Grades: 7-8
| 475 students
Rank: #55.
Monte Vista
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
251 Soledad Dr.
Monterey, CA 93942
(831) 392-3890
Grades: K-6
| 413 students
Rank: #66.
Foothill Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1700 Via Casoli
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-1744
Grades: K-6
| 197 students
Rank: #77.
Del Rey Woods Elementary School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 47% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1281 Plumas Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 392-3907
Grades: K-6
| 434 students
Rank: #88.
Monterey High School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 59% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
101 Herrmann Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 392-3801
Grades: 9-12
| 1,356 students
Rank: #99.
George C. Marshall Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
300 Normandy Rd.
Monterey, CA 93942
(831) 899-7052
Grades: K-6
| 459 students
Rank: #1010.
Marina High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
298 Patton Pkwy.
Marina, CA 93933
(831) 583-2060
Grades: 9-12
| 672 students
Rank: #1111.
J. C. Crumpton Elementary School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 41% )
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
460 Carmel Ave.
Marina, CA 93933
(831) 392-3520
Grades: K-6
| 527 students
Rank: #1212.
Ord Terrace Elementary School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 39% )
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1755 La Salle Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 392-3922
Grades: K-6
| 497 students
Rank: #1313.
Walter Colton
(Math: 22% | Reading: 34% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Toda Vista Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-1951
Grades: 7-8
| 313 students
Rank: #1414.
Dual Language Of The Monterey Peninsula
(Math: 25% | Reading: 31% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
225 Normandy Rd.
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 899-1100
Grades: K-8
| 324 students
Rank: #1515.
Seaside High School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 38% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 Noche Buena St.
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 392-3530
Grades: 9-12
| 1,065 students
Rank: #1616.
Monterey Peninsula Unf Sch Dist Com Day Middle School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
200 Coe Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 392-3822
Grades: 6-8
| 0 students
Rank: #1717.
Los Arboles Middle School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 32% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
294 Hillcrest Ave.
Marina, CA 93933
(831) 384-3550
Grades: 7-8
| 390 students
Rank: #1818.
Marina Vista Elementary School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 20% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
390 Carmel Ave.
Marina, CA 93933
(831) 392-3580
Grades: K-6
| 473 students
Rank: #1919.
Martin Luther King
(Math: 12% | Reading: 15-19% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1713 Brd.way
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 392-3970
Grades: K-6
| 454 students
Rank: #2020.
Central Coast High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
200 Coe Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 392-3560
Grades: 9-12
| 122 students
Rank: n/an/a
3066 Lake Dr.
Marina, CA 93933
(831) 384-0255
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
200 Coe Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 392-3822
Grades: 9-12
| 8 students
Rank: n/an/a
1450 Elm Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 392-3456
Grades: n/a
| 0 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Monterey Peninsula Unified School District?
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District manages 23 public schools serving 9,314 students.
What is the rank of Monterey Peninsula Unified School District?
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District is ranked #252 out of 1,167 school districts in California (top 30%) 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 graduation rate (Top 20%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Monterey Peninsula Unified School District?
62% of Monterey Peninsula Unified School District students are Hispanic, 19% of students are White, 9% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Monterey Peninsula Unified School District?
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District has a student/teacher ratio of 21:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.
What is Monterey Peninsula Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $18,562 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 23 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 9,314 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • : 94% (Top 20% in CA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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