Mira Costa High School

  • Mira Costa High School serves 2,437 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 63% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 73% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Mira Costa High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • Mira Costa High School operates within the Manhattan Beach Unified School District.
  • Manhattan Beach Unified School District's 94% graduation rate is higher than the California state average of 83%.

Top Placements (California)

Mira Costa High School is Listed among the top public schools in California for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 20%)
  • Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 5%)

School Overview

  • Mira Costa High School's student population of 2437 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 106 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,437 students
Gender %Mira Costa High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers106 teachers
Students by GradeMira Costa High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Mira Costa High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mira Costa High School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio23:124:1
Asian
11%
11%
Hispanic
16%
54%
Black
5%
6%
White
58%
24%
Two or more races
10%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsMira Costa High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.620.41
Graduation Rate
95%
83%
Mira Costa High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Mira Costa High School is Manhattan Beach Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Manhattan Beach Unified School District's student population of 6,745 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 94% has decreased from 96% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,356 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 18% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $8,684 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 31% over four school years.
    School District NameManhattan Beach Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    8
    4
    Number of Students Managed6,7451,585
    Manhattan Beach Unified School District Students Managed (1995-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    72%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    81%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    94%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$64 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$59 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,356$11,049
    District Spending / Student$8,684$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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