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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B+
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A
  7. Administration
    grade A
  8. Sports
    grade A minus
  9. Food
    grade B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B

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Santa Monica High School is a top rated, public school located in Santa Monica, CA. It has 2,857 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.

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Santa Monica High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1250
623 responses
Average ACT
29
390 responses
AP Enrollment
38%

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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$85,705
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,767
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$1,274,070
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 90 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 90 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 291 responses
  • Pep- rallies.
    25%
  • Performance/Music Events
    12%
  • Basketball games.
    11%
  • Football games
    10%
  • The dance showcase
    9%
  • The day the Yearbook comes out.
    9%
  • Cafe Samo.
    8%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,857
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 99 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 99 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 99 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$105,691
Teachers in First/Second Year
42.7%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 131 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 131 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 131 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$21,573 / year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 130 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 130 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 130 responses

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