Santa Monica High School

  • Santa Monica High School serves 2,984 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 76%.
  • Santa Monica High School operates within the Santa Monica-malibu Unified School District.
  • Santa Monica-malibu Unified School District's 90% graduation rate is higher than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2984 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 130 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,984 students
Santa Monica High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Santa Monica High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers130 teachers
Santa Monica High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeSanta Monica High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio23:124:1
Santa Monica High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
Asian
7%
11%
Santa Monica High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
37%
54%
Santa Monica High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
10%
6%
Santa Monica High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
42%
24%
Santa Monica High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Santa Monica High School Two Or More Races Students (2009-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsSanta Monica High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.680.41
Santa Monica High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
24%
50%
Santa Monica High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
9%
Santa Monica High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Santa Monica-malibu Unified School District's student population of 11,258 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 90% has decreased from 100% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,745 is higher than the state average of $10,966. The district revenue/student has declined by 16% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,862 is higher than the state average of $11,255. The district spending/student has declined by 23% over four years.
School District NameSanta Monica-malibu Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
16
4
Number of Students Managed11,2581,597
Santa Monica-malibu Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate90%83%
Santa Monica-malibu Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2015)
District Total Revenue$145 MM$18 MM
Santa Monica-malibu Unified School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$157 MM$18 MM
Santa Monica-malibu Unified School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$12,745$10,966
Santa Monica-malibu Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$13,862$11,255
Santa Monica-malibu Unified School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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