PROFICIENCY 42% 10% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
46%Cabrillo Unified
51%Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Cabrillo Unified" in Half Moon Bay, CA. There are a total of 1,018 students and 41 teachers at Half Moon Bay High, for a student to teacher ratio of 25 to 1. There are a total of 219 free lunch students and 68 reduced lunch students.

Half Moon Bay High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 42.0%, which is 10% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio25:1
Free lunch219
Reduced lunch68


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment499
Taking some courses300
Taking some courses (not tests)201
Passing some courses200
Passing no courses99

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Half Moon Bay High, there are a total of 499 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 300 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School30-34%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School50-54%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Half Moon Bay High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 48.8% 42.6% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 0.4% 0.4% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 3.8% 3.2% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 43.6% 50.4% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 0.2% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.2% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.9% 3.0% 3.1% 3.1%

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Half Moon Bay demographics profile

StatisticHalf Moon BayCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,91223291
Median age47.136.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)61%52%55%
Speak English68%56%79%
Speak Spanish22%29%13%

Education level achieved in Half Moon Bay

IndexHalf Moon BayCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade86.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school84.9%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college72.4%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree53.7%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors48.3%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters21.1%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree8.3%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.4%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Half Moon Bay High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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