Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is a top rated, public school district located in Santa Monica, CA. It has 10,806 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
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Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Reviews
We have been at John Muir for the past 5 years and LOVE it! It is a beautiful, small community oriented school with wonderful teachers, small class sizes on a lovely campus (it even has a butterfly garden) . The diversity is fantastic, with families from at least 8 different countries attending the school. PTA is strong and develops lots of activities for kids and parents to participate in from after school STEM classes, to free movie nights, to cultural activities and an annual Community Pancake Breakfast.
I moved in the middle of my junior year to samohi and that year was amazing. My teachers were excellent, I had a 4.0, and I had amazing friends. Senior year was good as well, but I wish the school was more spirited. I’ve been to 3 high schools and this is the least spirited school I’ve ever been too. During dress up days I wanted to dress up but knew I would be the odd one out if I were to dress. Also not a lot of information is transmitted well around the school. We had one person over the loud speaker talking but no one would listen. At my other high schools we would have videos that students would make regarding things going around school, activities, important dates, and dress up days, all the fun stuff. People would actually watch the videos because they were entertaining and know what was going on around school, unlike samohi. This school needs more to it.
Pretty good school. Many of the teachers really care about you and want to see you succeed, but of course there will always be those other teachers that are just there to get a check. The school spirit is kind of low but that makes it funny. There's lots of clubs so there will always be something for everyone!