Santa Monica Alternative (k-8)
Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) serves 224 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).
Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Santa Monica Alternative (k-8)'s student population of 224 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 10 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) is ranked within the top 10% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) is 0.64, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#863 out of 9659 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education
I love this School for my children! We moved out here from an excellent school system in another state and tried one other school before finding SMASH. The LA County, including SMMUSD, isn't anything to brag about. But SMASH has excellent Parent involvement, Teacher involvement, low numbered student body and it's learning environment is so welcoming and distinctively different from most other schools in the area. The kids have so many opportunities from art, music, sports and they just added a Foreign Language to the curriculum. Everything is laid right out for you as a Parent so you don't have to guess and the are informative, kind and it's just great. I love the facility too.
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