Manhattan Beach school information

IndexManhattan BeachCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores79%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools78,30879,221
Total private schools83,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools11,0857,963
The Manhattan Beach, CA educational system consists of 7 public schools, 8 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Manhattan Beach public schools have average test scores of 79% which is 107% higher than than the California average and 60% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Manhattan Beach public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 98.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 97.9% have completed high school, 75.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 12.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Manhattan Beach are 60% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Manhattan Beach.
  • 98.0% of people in Manhattan Beach have completed 8th grade.
  • 97.9% of people in Manhattan Beach have completed high school.
  • 75.0% of people in Manhattan Beach have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Manhattan Beach

IndexManhattan BeachCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade98.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school97.9%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college91.9%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree80.5%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors75.0%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters33.0%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree12.7%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.0%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Manhattan Beach (high school & post-secondary)

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Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,20681%65%
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West Hollywood, CA35,66170%43%
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Source: The Manhattan Beach, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.