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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Santa Monica High School's student population of 2,950 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 128 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,950 students
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Total Classroom Teachers128 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Santa Monica High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9,595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 22:1 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%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:124:1
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Asian
8%
11%
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Hispanic
37%
54%
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Black
9%
6%
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White
39%
24%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Santa Monica High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.700.41
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Graduation Rate
94%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Santa Monica High School 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: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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