Santa Monica High School

  • Santa Monica High School serves 2,950 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 49% (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 60% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Santa Monica High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) 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 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • Santa Monica High School operates within the Santa Monica-malibu Unified School District.
  • Santa Monica-malibu Unified School District's 91% graduation rate is higher than the California state average of 83%.

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School Overview

  • Santa Monica High School's student population of 2950 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 128 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,950 students
Gender %Santa Monica High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers128 teachers
Students by GradeSanta Monica High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Santa Monica High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Santa Monica High School is 0.70, 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)
49%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio23:124:1
Asian
8%
11%
Hispanic
37%
54%
Black
9%
6%
White
39%
24%
Two or more races
7%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsSanta Monica High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.700.41
Graduation Rate
94%
83%
Santa Monica High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Santa Monica High School is Santa Monica-malibu Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 10% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Santa Monica-malibu Unified School District's student population of 11,218 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 91% has increased from 88% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $12,660 is higher than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 17% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $13,769 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 22% over four school years.
    School District NameSanta Monica-malibu Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    16
    4
    Number of Students Managed11,2181,585
    Santa Monica-malibu Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    60%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    70%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    91%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$145 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$157 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$12,660$11,049
    District Spending / Student$13,769$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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