Mira Costa High School

1401 Artesia Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Mira Costa High School serves 2,448 students in grades 9-12.
Mira Costa High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,448 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10% in CA)
  • Overall Testing 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

Top Rankings

Mira Costa High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Mira Costa High School's student population of 2,448 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 99 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,448 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
99 teachers
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School Rankings

Mira Costa High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Mira Costa High School is 0.60, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#80 out of 3649 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mira Costa High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
90-94%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
10%
12%
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Hispanic
14%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
60%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
14%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.60
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Graduation Rate
96%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mira Costa High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mira Costa High School's ranking?
Mira Costa High School is ranked #80 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in California.
What schools are Mira Costa High School often compared to?
Mira Costa High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Redondo Union High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
70-74% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 90-94% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Mira Costa High School?
The graduation rate of Mira Costa High School is 96%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Mira Costa High School?
2,448 students attend Mira Costa High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of Mira Costa High School students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, 14% of students are Two or more races, 10% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mira Costa High School?
Mira Costa High School has a student ration of 25:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Mira Costa High School offer ?
Mira Costa High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Mira Costa High School part of?
Mira Costa High School is part of Manhattan Beach Unified School District.

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April 03, 2024 (Wednesday)
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April 04, 2024 (Thursday)
Spring Break - No School (Events)
April 05, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,448 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10%)
  • Overall Testing 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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