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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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Monterey Peninsula Unified School District is a public school district located in Monterey, CA. It has 10,732 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
About Monterey Peninsula Unified School District...
Address
700 Pacific St
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone
(831) 645-1200
Website

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1100
442 responses
Average ACT
25
105 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
10,732
Free or Reduced Lunch
64.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,448
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$122,302,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,262/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    4%

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Reviews

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For elementary school I went to Colton Middle School: K-3 & then Monte Vista Elementary for 4-5. For middle school I went back to Colton for 6-8. And then I went to Monterey High School, where I'll graduate in June of 2020. The teachers have also been supportive and always check in how we're doing. I like that the MPUSD district has funded my high school academy, SPARC (Sports Professions & Recreational Careers.) The SPARC academy has opened so many opportunities for me, such as requiring a summer internship before my senior year, which I got a job from. We also get money from the district and donors that allow us to visit universities that we would never be able to do without the help of the district letting us ride in discovery buses. It has also helped me see which colleges I am interested in attending in the future. The MPUSD district has recently adopted the International Baccalaureat program that has changed my perspective on how I approach daily situations.
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As a Senior at Monterey High, I have truly enjoyed my time at my school and in my district. My school has helped me become the person I am today and through the help of my teachers and peers I am proud of the young woman writing this to you. I am so very grateful for Monterey High School and all the opportunity and experiences I have had at my school!
The things I liked most about my high school are the Advanced Placement courses offered and the teachers who invested their time and resources in my education. As a student of color, I was treated equally by my peers, teachers and administration -- the school embraced diversity. Lastly, the variety of club, activities and sports offered.

The school is over 100 years old and the infrastructure can use an upgrade. For a start the student parking lot is in dire need as there are many pot holes and cracks on the pavement. A new gym and pool with working heating and cooling system and more importantly to comply with ADA guidelines.

Overall, my high school experience was and continues to be positive. I am looking forward to the next chapter of my life -- College. Thank you.