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601 Pico Blvd

Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 395-3204

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 2,989

Students Per Teacher: 19

Parent Reviews

56 Parent Reviews for Santa Monica High School

Samohi is a highly successful school that is able to offer what a large public high school can offer: high standard academics, sports, nationally recognized music, scores of student clubs, large athletic program, ROP, and a learning environment that prepares students for the real world. Many, many students ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/21/14

I went to this school in the 80's and back then it was FULL of gangs. I went to my reunion and was just as horrified. Cement everywhere. Now the school has a daycare for the children of the kids that go there. If armed security guards and gang activity doesn't bother you then by all means send your child ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/22/14

I am a special education assistant for many schools in the Los Angeles School District however I have graduated from the Santa Monica-Malibu School District as a student having gone to some of the finest schools in the Santa Monica area. I grew up there which was a plus as well and having Santa Monica ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 08/26/14

Administration turns a blind eye to increasing influx of kids whose parents want them to escape from LA Unified. No serious checking on where these kids really live. Paying sky high taxes to fund LA kids is something even liberal parents take issue with.

Posted by a parent on 07/27/14

What it is: A HUGE public school with caring, competent educators and a plethora opportunity. The best instrumental music in the state, along with fierce athletics and a massive club culture makes this school unique- one of the most egalitarian schools in the state with a total absence of a singular ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/28/13

This school is AWFUL and so is Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District. Their biggest problems are racism, discrimination against the disabled and the poor attitude of District and school site staff. You also need to beware of Buffy-the-wallet-slayer! They are always begging for money. If they ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/05/13

Between Oct 3rd and Oct 25th, 2010 there were TWENTY THREE reviews of this school - all of them extremely favorable. The busiest days for reviews were Oct 19th with SEVEN reviews, and Oct 18th with ELEVEN reviews - in a row... all glowing! I haven't seen anything like this in my school searches before. ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 03/30/12

SAMO Hi is truly a great school! They are concerned about the student 100%. It's great to be able to have my child attend SAMO Hi!

Posted by a parent on 10/25/10

It is diverse and It has something for everyone. Academics, Sports, Music and a community that cares.

Posted by a parent on 10/20/10

Excellent science and music programs.

Posted by a parent on 10/20/10

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School Profile for Santa Monica High School

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Test scores for Santa Monica High School

CST* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Santa Monica High School
Santa Monica-malibu Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Santa Monica schools — Santa Monica High School is located at 601 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica CA 90405. 601 Pico Blvd is in the 90405 ZIP code in Santa Monica, CA The school district for Santa Monica High School is the Santa Monica-malibu Unified School District. Santa Monica High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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