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  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
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  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Manhattan Beach Unified School District is a top rated, public school district located in Manhattan Beach, CA. It has 6,774 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
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
72%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1270
571 responses
Average ACT
30
437 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
6,774
Free or Reduced Lunch
3.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,594
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.3%

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

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The Manhattan Beach Unified School District is an excellent district the tries to accommodate every student. The academics are top notch and so are the vast majority of teachers. However, there are a number of areas for improvement. First, there is very little schoolwide unity. Since most of the students are very competitive, the collective student body is not that very excited about "high school culture". Football games, school dances, and other events have significantly less attendance than normal, simply be Couse of a lack of unity among the student body. Another place for improvement would be that a larger presence of vocational and technical training programs would help many students who are unsure what the future holds for them.
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I like Manhattan Beach Unified School District's (MBUSD) focus on the arts and the expanding STEM program they offer. They have started an engineering class and also offer computer science classes as well. I am currently in one the computer science classes and I am happy to note that my class is completely full, as are the majority of the others according to my teachers. However, I wish there were more classes offered and perhaps more computer science teacher employed so that class sizes could be around 30-35 instead of 40-55. I am also an orchestra student at Mira Costa High School in MBUSD and two years ago we were able to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York, New York. Last year we went to San Francisco to have a performance exchange with another high school orchestra. I am so thankful to have these opportunities thanks to MBUSD donors and the parents involved in MBUSD's booster clubs (specifically the Mira Costa High School Orchestra Booster Club).
Such a wonderful community of parents and staff. Everyone making the best efforts to keep our kids healthy, safe, and excited to learn!