Santa Monica High School is a top rated, public school located in Santa Monica, CA. It has 2,824 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
Santa Monica High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.75 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.75 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 242 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.84 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.84 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.84 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.116 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.116 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.116 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.115 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.115 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.115 responses
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Santa Monica High School Reviews
I loved Santa Monica High School! From my first day of freshman year, I had no clue what my passions were, and I was in the completely wrong friend group. Through taking classes, joining clubs, and participating in sports, I discovered which kinds of people I like to surround myself with, and then environment that helps me succeed the most. Samohi has amazing diversity, and no matter who you are, you can find friends to connect to, and clubs to join that share your passions and goals.
High school, as it does for many others, sucked. However, my experience had nothing to do with the quality of my high school. I went into school every day to be greeted by caring, experienced teachers, getting an education within walking distance of the beach, and plenty of resources to further my learning. Diversity was good, language programs were strong, and college/standardized testing advising was a promise. Extracurriculars were strong, and last I checked, there is a new building and they are working on a beautiful new pool. Teachers made my classes interesting, and took extra, personal time to help students when they had any questions, wanted to start a club, or even were going through personal hardships.
Had a great time here! Freshman year started but it progressively got much better. There are tons of things to do and the teachers are amazing. Although some teachers aren't the greatest, they try their hardest to help you succeed