Monterey Peninsula Unified School District

700 Pacific St.
Monterey, CA 93940-2815
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
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
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 23 public schools serving 9,367 students in Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Monterey Peninsula Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 51% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
23 Schools
10,296 Schools
# Students
9,367 Students
5,953,047 Students
# Teachers
489 Teachers
264,842 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
19:1

District Rank

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, which is ranked #1411 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 92% has decreased from 93% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#1439 out of 1942 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Monterey Peninsula Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
≤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.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
≤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.
Graduation Rate
(19-20)
92%
85%
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 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.57
0.63
# American Indian Students
49 Students
28,347 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
n/a
# Asian Students
845 Students
702,454 Students
% Asian Students
9%
12%
# Hispanic Students
5,883 Students
3,303,290 Students
% Hispanic Students
63%
56%
# Black Students
513 Students
306,607 Students
% Black Students
5%
5%
# White Students
1,656 Students
1,290,657 Students
% White Students
18%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
223 Students
25,750 Students
% Hawaiian Students
2%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
197 Students
294,072 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
872
458,234
# Students in 1st Grade:
675
423,255
# Students in 2nd Grade:
693
429,448
# Students in 3rd Grade:
677
436,256
# Students in 4th Grade:
678
444,008
# Students in 5th Grade:
693
446,301
# Students in 6th Grade:
618
437,800
# Students in 7th Grade:
646
457,732
# Students in 8th Grade:
665
465,149
# Students in 9th Grade:
816
499,437
# Students in 10th Grade:
790
493,491
# Students in 11th Grade:
740
477,411
# Students in 12th Grade:
804
484,525
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,501 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,734. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,806 is less than the state median of $19,832. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$145 MM
$29 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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$148 MM
$29 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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$15,501
$19,734
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Monterey Peninsula 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
$15,806
$19,832
This chart display average spending per public school student in Monterey Peninsula 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 Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Public Schools (2023)

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-5
| 339 students
Rank: #22.
Monte Vista
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
251 Soledad Dr.
Monterey, CA 93942
(831) 392-3890
Grades: K-5
| 352 students
Rank: #33.
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-5
| 248 students
Rank: #44.
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-5
| 376 students
Rank: #55.
Monterey High School
Math: 32% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
101 Herrmann Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 392-3801
Grades: 9-12
| 1,292 students
Rank: #66.
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-5
| 397 students
Rank: #77.
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
| 648 students
Rank: #88.
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-5
| 488 students
Rank: #99.
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-5
| 417 students
Rank: #1010.
Ione Olson Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
261 Beach Rd.
Marina, CA 93933
(831) 392-3590
Grades: K-5
| 323 students
Rank: #1111.
Walter Colton
Math: 22% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Toda Vista Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-1951
Grades: 6-8
| 509 students
Rank: #1212.
Dual Language Academy 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
| 374 students
Rank: #1313.
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
| 1,026 students
Rank: #1414.
Highland Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1650 Sonoma Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 583-2024
Grades: K-5
| 288 students
Rank: #1515.
Los Arboles Middle School
Math: 15% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
294 Hillcrest Ave.
Marina, CA 93933
(831) 384-3550
Grades: 6-8
| 557 students
Rank: #1616.
Marina Vista Elementary School
Math: 16% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
390 Carmel Ave.
Marina, CA 93933
(831) 392-3580
Grades: K-5
| 425 students
Rank: #1717.
Seaside Middle School
Math: 11% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
999 Coe Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 899-7080
Grades: 6-8
| 740 students
Rank: #1818.
Martin Luther King
Math: 12% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1713 Brd.way
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 392-3970
Grades: K-5
| 381 students
Rank: #1919.
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
| 177 students
Rank: n/an/a
3066 Lake Dr.
Marina, CA 93933
(831) 384-0255
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Monterey Peninsula Unf School District Com Day Middle School
Alternative School
Math: <50%
200 Coe Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 392-3822
Grades: 6-8
| 3 students
Rank: n/an/a
200 Coe Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 392-3822
Grades: 9-12
| 7 students
Rank: n/an/a
1450 Elm Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 392-3456
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 23 schools
  • Grades: K-12
  • Enrollment: 9,367 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 82%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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