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Overall Niche Grade
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  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, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Malibu High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1280
156 responses
Average ACT
29
57 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
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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
$94,819
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
$18,127/ 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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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.
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My time attending Malibu Middle School and Malibu High School was fairly tumultuous: Through the seven years I was there, the school went through at least four different Principals/VPs, many teachers retired or moved schools the year before or after my Class would have them. Needless to say we had many teachers who were unfamiliar with the school and its uncommon mix of students/community (entitled rich people abound). All that being said there are, particularly for juniors and seniors, some very good teachers who made sure the student body was ready to attend college upon graduation.
Great teachers and academics. The school culture here is terrible. I have never met more apathetic and unenthusiastic people in my life. Everyone here complains and wishes they went to another school. Also the school is so small because people keep leaving, and it makes it hard to find friends because the student body is tiny. People here are very concerned about wealth and status. There is a lot of drug use here, which is common at most high schools, but Malibu certainly has a reputation. Going to school here can be very isolating. Most people do not talk to anyone outside of their friend group. The sports are bad, no one has school spirit and most kids are ashamed to go to school here. If you have a solid group of friends then you will be fine. The teachers are pretty awesome and genuinely care about their jobs. But if you are looking for a traditional high school experience, look someone else because Malibu is extremely dissappointing.