PROFICIENCY 64% 67% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
79%Manhattan Beach Unified
79%Manhattan Beach

Mira Costa High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Manhattan Beach Unified" in Manhattan Beach, CA. There are a total of 2,517 students and 99 teachers at Mira Costa High, for a student to teacher ratio of 26 to 1. There are a total of 63 free lunch students and 22 reduced lunch students.

Mira Costa High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 63.5%, which is 67% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio26:1
Free lunch63
Reduced lunch22


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment829
Taking some courses778
Taking some courses (not tests)17
Passing some courses649
Passing no courses132

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 Mira Costa High, there are a total of 829 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 778 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School52%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School75%

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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Mira Costa High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 57.6% 60.5% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 5.1% 3.6% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 10.2% 10.4% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 14.9% 13.9% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.2% 0.2% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.6% 0.5% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 11.4% 10.9% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary81%0.4Manhattan Beach, CA
Hermosa Valley Elementary71%0.6Hermosa Beach, CA
Birney Elementary60%0.8Redondo Beach, CA
Opal Robinson Elementary88%0.9Manhattan Beach, CA
Jefferson Elementary70%1.0Redondo Beach, CA
Meadows Avenue Elementary82%1.1Manhattan Beach, CA
Manhattan Beach Middle School72%1.2Manhattan Beach, CA
Lincoln Elementary66%1.2Redondo Beach, CA
Madison Elementary56%1.3Redondo Beach, CA
Pacific Elementary87%1.4Manhattan Beach, CA
Beryl Heights Elementary68%1.5Redondo Beach, CA
Towers Elementary63%1.5Torrance, CA

Manhattan Beach demographics profile

StatisticManhattan BeachCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)9,03523291
Median age43.636.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)63%52%55%
Speak English85%56%79%
Speak Spanish5%29%13%

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%
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