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88%
  • Franklin Elementary
  • 2400 Montana Ave., Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 818
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
81%
  • Roosevelt Elementary
  • 801 Montana Ave., Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 831
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
68%
  • Lincoln Middle School
  • 1501 California Ave., Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,027
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
64%
  • Edison Elementary
  • 2425 Kansas Ave., Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 449
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
63%
  • Grant Elementary
  • 2368 Pearl St., Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 635
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
57%
  • Mckinley Elementary
  • 2401 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 499
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
55%
  • Santa Monica High
  • 601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,984
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
51%
  • John Adams Middle School
  • 2425 16th St., Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,030
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
45%
  • Will Rogers Elementary
  • 2401 14th St., Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 555
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
40%
  • John Muir Elementary
  • 2526 Sixth St., Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 265
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
n/a
  • Santa Monica Alternative (k-8)
  • 2525 Fifth St., Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 225
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
n/a
  • Olympic High (continuation)
  • 721 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 69
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 9:1
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Santa Monica school information

IndexSanta MonicaCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores61%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools168,30879,221
Total private schools163,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools71,0857,963
The Santa Monica, CA educational system consists of 16 public schools, 16 private schools and 7 post-secondary schools. Santa Monica public schools have average test scores of 61% which is 60% higher than than the California average and 24% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Santa Monica public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 93.9% have completed high school, 67.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 12.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Santa Monica

IndexSanta MonicaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade94.3%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school93.9%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college86.0%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree72.0%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors67.0%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters28.2%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree12.9%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.6%1.6%1.3%

There are a total of 16 public schools, 16 private schools and 7 post-secondary schools in Santa Monica. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Santa Monica, CA schools is 61%. The average student to teacher ratio is 20:1. In Santa Monica, CA, an average of 94.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 93.9% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Santa Monica schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Santa Monica, CA schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Manhattan Beach, CA35,57379%60%
Hermosa Beach, CA19,72671%43%
West Hollywood, CA35,66170%43%
Hidden Hills, CA1,57369%40%
La Crescenta-Montrose, CA19,82466%35%
Santa Monica, CA92,24761%24%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lynn, MA92,07451%3%
Lawrence, KS92,61147%4%
Hesperia, CA92,66424%52%
Miami Beach, FL91,78461%24%
Carson, CA92,78030%40%
Santa Monica, CA92,24761%24%
Source: The Santa Monica, 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.