Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

1651 16th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404-3891
(District boundaries shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 18 public schools serving 9,117 students in Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 56% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 77% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), 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
18 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
9,117 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
477 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
19:1

District Rank

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, which is ranked #73 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 91% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
#194 out of 1200 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Santa Monica-Malibu Unified  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
40-44%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Santa Monica-Malibu 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.
65-69%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Santa Monica-Malibu 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.
96%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Santa Monica-Malibu Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.67
0.63
# American Indian Students
15 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
656 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
7%
12%
# Hispanic Students
2,752 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
30%
56%
# Black Students
573 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
6%
5%
# White Students
4,412 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
49%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
14 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
685 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
8%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
615
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
557
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
589
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
641
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
639
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
680
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
696
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
654
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
791
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
825
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
792
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
780
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
858
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $29,326 is higher than the state median of $19,806. The school district revenue/student has grown by 16% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $40,977 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 20% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$267 MM
$116,387 MM
This chart display total revenue of Santa Monica-Malibu 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
$374 MM
$107,188 MM
This chart display total spending of Santa Monica-Malibu 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
$29,326
$19,806
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Santa Monica-Malibu 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
$40,977
$18,241
This chart display average spending per public school student in Santa Monica-Malibu 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 Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Franklin Elementary School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 89% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2400 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 828-2814
Grades: K-5
| 561 students
Rank: #22.
Roosevelt Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 82% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
801 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 395-0941
Grades: K-5
| 589 students
Rank: #33.
Malibu High School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
30215 Morning View Dr.
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 457-6801
Grades: 9-12
| 412 students
Rank: #44.
Grant Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 78% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2368 Pearl St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 450-7651
Grades: K-5
| 541 students
Rank: #55.
Malibu Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6955 Fernhill Dr.
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 457-9370
Grades: K-5
| 207 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Santa Monica Alternative (K-8)
Alternative School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2525 Fifth St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 396-2640
Grades: K-8
| 333 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Webster Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3602 Winter Canyon
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-6494
Grades: K-5
| 208 students
Rank: #88.
Santa Monica High School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 81% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
601 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 395-3204
Grades: 9-12
| 2,806 students
Rank: #99.
Edison Elementary School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 72% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2402 Virginia Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-0335
Grades: K-5
| 385 students
Rank: #1010.
Mckinley Elementary School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 71% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2401 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-5011
Grades: K-5
| 375 students
Rank: #1111.
Will Rogers Elementary School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 66% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2401 14th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 452-2364
Grades: K-5
| 398 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
John Muir Elementary School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2526 Sixth St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 399-7721
Grades: K-5
| 239 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Lincoln Middle School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1501 Ca Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 393-9227
Grades: 6-8
| 908 students
Rank: #1414.
John Adams Middle School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 63% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2425 16th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 452-2326
Grades: 6-8
| 851 students
Rank: #1515.
Olympic High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
721 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 392-2494
Grades: 9-12
| 37 students
Rank: n/an/a
Malibu Middle School
30237 Morning View Dr.
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 457-6801
Grades: 6-8
| 267 students
Rank: n/an/a
Pbl High School
601 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 450-8338
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
1651 16th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 450-8338
Grades: n/a
| 0 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District?
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District manages 18 public schools serving 9,117 students.
What is the rank of Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District?
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is ranked #73 out of 1,167 school districts in California (top 10%) 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 20%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%), Highest graduation rate (Top 5%), Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District?
49% of Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District students are White, 30% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, 7% of students are Asian, and 6% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District?
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has a student/teacher ratio of 19:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.
What is Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $40,977 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 20% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 18 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 9,117 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • : 96% (Top 5% in CA)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 40-44% (Top 30%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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