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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Malibu High School is a highly rated, public school located in Malibu, CA. It has 951 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.

Malibu High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1270
159 responses
Average ACT
29
57 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$147,934
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,550
National
$949
Median Home Value
$2,000,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
62%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
31%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Athletic Events
    24%
  • Bonfires at the beach
    24%
  • Prom
    24%
  • Pep rallies
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Nothing
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
951
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$105,691
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$21,573/ year
National
$12,239
52%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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Malibu High School Reviews

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Here is my attempt at a more balanced review: The district has provided computers for every student, and there are multiple resources for students in terms of college counseling and mental health services (Wellness Center). Despite not many language options, our Spanish department is really amazing and the English department has generally been very good. There are sufficient math teachers and many students who engage in art. The arts are encouraged and prioritized, as is student individuality and creative expression. Student culture can be tainted by their wealth, but there are great and intelligent people too. We also have amazing librarians and good janitors. Overall, many teachers and staff are caring, engaging, and there for you when you need them. however, the science department is HEAVILY lacking, and the construction right now is not fun. Just like almost any other school ever, we could use way more money and more opportunities.
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It is a very ok school. The lunch food isn’t great but when they Get Spruzzo’s Pizza it’s pretty good, that does sell out quickly though. Wouldn’t recommend the school. People here are stuck up and the teachers are very meh. They always seem to brush off issues of bullying and harassment. Not a huge amount of course options either. Small school, teachers not that great. I will say though, they do at least have advanced placement for classes and such so that’s nice. They also don’t really teach grammar in english classes. You will also notice though that some teachers are high a lot. In conclusion I’d rate the overall school a 5/10.
Fun environment, but average/poor in academic preparation for those wanting to go to college. Not a lot of classes offered and difficult to change or tailor schedule to incorporate interests. Teachers care a lot and easy to make meaningful connections. Administration is difficult to deal with/contact and has too many students to effectively handle.