Santa Monica Alternative (k-8)

  • Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) serves 228 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 75-79% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • Santa Monica Alternative (k-8)'s student population of 228 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 10 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students228 students
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Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Santa Monica Alternative (k-8)'s student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) is 0.59, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#682 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio23:123:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
Asian
2%
11%
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Hispanic
18%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
3%
6%
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White
59%
24%
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Two or more races
18%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Santa Monica Alternative (k-8).This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.590.41
This chart display the diversity score of Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Santa Monica Alternative (k-8) and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSanta Monica-Malibu Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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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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