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Santa Monica High School 

601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, California | (310) 395-3204

(310) 395-3204

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#736 in National Rankings

Overall Score 95.84/100

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Grades

9-12

Total Enrollment

2,806

Student-Teacher Ratio

21:1

Overview of Santa Monica High School

Santa Monica High School is ranked 106th within California. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Santa Monica High School is 69%. The total minority enrollment is 58%, and 27% of students are economically disadvantaged. Santa Monica High School is 1 of 3 high schools in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.

Santa Monica High School 2023-2024 Rankings

Santa Monica High School is ranked #736 in the National Rankings. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college. Read more about how we rank the Best High Schools.

95.84

SCORECARD

  • Took at Least One AP® Exam

    69%
  • Passed at Least One AP® Exam

    55%
  • Mathematics Proficiency

    56%
  • Reading Proficiency

    81%
  • Science Proficiency

    48%
  • Graduation Rate

    97%

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Ranking Factors

How Santa Monica High School performed nationally and statewide out of 17,680 nationally ranked schools and 1,536 schools ranked in California.

College Readiness Index Rank

#767

National

#124

State

College Curriculum Breadth Index Rank

#714

National

#111

State

State Assessment Proficiency Rank

#1,395

National

#131

State

State Assessment Performance Rank

#2,623 (tie)

National

#255

State

Graduation Rate Rank

#3,430 (tie)

National

#290 (tie)

State

Ranking Factors

National

State

College Readiness Index Rank

#767

#124

College Curriculum Breadth Index Rank

#714

#111

State Assessment Proficiency Rank

#1,395

#131

State Assessment Performance Rank

#2,623 (tie)

#255

Graduation Rate Rank

#3,430 (tie)

#290 (tie)

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Students/Teachers at Santa Monica High School

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment

2,806

Student Enrollment by Grade:

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Student Diversity:

57.7%

Minority Enrollment

57.7%

Minority Enrollment

42.3%

White

34.7%

Hispanic

10.7%

Two or More Races

6.5%

Black

5.5%

Asian

0.1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0.1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander


Gender Distribution:

Female49%
Male51%

Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total)

27%

Free Lunch Program (% of total)

25%

Reduced-Price Lunch Program (% of total)

2%

Full-Time Equivalent Teachers

133

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Test Scores at Santa Monica High School

U.S. News calculates these values for schools based on student performance on state-required tests and internationally available exams on college-level coursework (AP® and IB exams).

College Readiness Index

58.1/100

Subject Proficiency:

California administered the Smarter Balanced to high school students. These figures display how well the school as a whole performed in reading, mathematics, and science. For this school, assessment data from 2019 were compared statewide against other data from this year. Note the district and state graphs below may however incorporate a mix data from 2019 and 2021 in some states.

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56

30

81

81

60

48

43

30

Mathematics

Reading

Science

School
District
State

Overall Student Performance

This measures overall student performance on state-required tests.

Percentile Score on Smarter Balanced

91.5%

Smarter Balanced Scores Relative to U.S. News Expectations

Well Above Expectations

Underserved Student Performance

This measures the proficiency on state exams among typically underperforming subgroups.

Percentage of Underserved Students Who Are Proficient

39.9%

Percentage of Non-Underserved Students Who Are Proficient

67.7%

Gap Between School and State Among Underserved Students

7.7%

College-Ready Student Performance

High school students take AP® exams and IB exams to earn college credit and demonstrate success at college-level coursework. U.S. News calculated a College Readiness Index based on AP/IB exam participation rates and percentages of students passing at least one AP/IB exam.

National Percentile on College-level Exams

95.8%

Exam(s) Used for Index

AP®

Advanced Placement® (AP®) Student Performance

Many U.S. higher educational institutions grant credits or advanced placement based on student performance on AP® exams. This shows this school's student participation and performance on these exams if data were available.

Proportion of 12th Grade Class Who Took an Exam

69%

Proportion of 12th Grade Class Who Scored 3+ on an Exam

55%

Exam Takers in 12th Grade Class Who Scored 3+ on an Exam

80%

Exam Pass Rate

70%

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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Graduation Rate

97% (well above state median)

Grades Served

9-12

Setting

Small City

Charter School

No

Magnet School

N/A

Eligible for Title I Funding

N/A

District

This information relates to high schools run by this school's state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools

3

Total Students

3,255

College Readiness (district average)

65.1

Proficient in Reading (district average)

81%

Proficient in Mathematics (district average)

56%

Proficient in Science (district average)

43%

Subject Proficiency Comparison (Reading vs. Mathematics)

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School Location

Santa Monica High School

601 Pico Blvd.

Santa Monica, California 90405

#736 in National Rankings

#106 in California High Schools

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Data are based on the 2021-2022, 2020-2021 and 2019-2020 academic years.

AP® and Advanced Placement® are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.

International Baccalaureate (IB) data provided by International Baccalaureate of North America. Used with permission.

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