A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
325 S. Peck Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Telephone
(310) 318-7345
Website

Manhattan Beach Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1270
511 responses
Average ACT
30
378 responses
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,890
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,594
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$91,540,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,633/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    9%

Manhattan Beach Unified School District Reviews

11 reviews
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The district does a fantastic job of preparing students for college, starting from when they are in elementary school. I was a part of this school district from elementary all through high school, and while the attitudes of the town need work the academics do not. I did not realize the full impact of my education until I reached college and basic things such as how to properly format an essay were not universally known in my college class while this is something that I was taught in middle school. MBUSD does a fantastic job with students by preparing them to be above average academically by the time they reach their various universities.
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This district is extremely good. The school are nice and advanced, and on a better note students are not treated like criminals like a lot of other schools. I also loved my teachers, they knew what they were talking about and many of them honestly cared about my growth as a human being over their paychecks. I actually learned and enjoyed it.

They also required that every single senior take part in college discussions and create scholarship folders. There was no such thing as not graduating and not considering higher education. I recieved $5000 before going to my first year of college just because my school made it mandatory to create a scholarship notebook which they themselves sent out. All I had to do was put it together and pick which scholarships looked good for me from a list.
Manhattan Beach school district has an outstanding music program. I have been fortunate enough to study cello each year beginning in the third grade all the way through my senior year in high school. In addition, the choir programs have been terrific. I have had great instruction as well as many opportunities to travel and perform in a variety of different venues. The community is very cohesive and supportive of one another.