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Santa Monica High School

40 reviews
601 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 395-3204

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Santa Monica High lost all its leadership when Principal Mayoral left. Downhill since in every way. Classrooms are HUGE, some colleges have less kids in a class than Samo, leadership doesn't exist, and the school has an ENORMOUS drug problem. It is out of control. Increasing number of Santa Monica kids move to private schools before reaching Samohi.
Posted by a parent on 8/19/2018
We are having to pull our daughter out of SAMO after having attended her freshman year there. The classes are HUGE, so teachers can't even get to all the students' questions. There's zero technology offered in the classroom, outside of the occasional laptop with missing keys. And worst of all, there's a major drug problem around kids vaping with Juuls that the school can't seem to get a handle on. It's private school for us, which is really disappointing since the schools were a big reason we purchased a home in Santa Monica.
Posted by a parent on 7/22/2018
A formerly great school struggling with moral and cultural decline, the gradual erosion of its carefully crafted academic image, and the loss of its actual school spirit to a fake, politically correct facade.
Posted by a parent on 7/2/2018
I am very, very grateful that my son has been able to attend this fantastic high school. His test scores have gone up each year since attending (and he previously attended private school K-8.) They have truly outstanding opportunities in the arts here and raise significant funds to devote to excellence in this area. Our school counselors have shown that they truly notice and care about our kid. His peer group is college bound and he is interested and engaged by the numerous AP courses he has taken here.
Posted by a parent on 4/12/2018
Excellent, if I still lived in Santa Monica, I would have my kids attend SAMO.
Posted by a parent on 1/23/2017

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Santa Monica schools - Santa Monica High School is located at 601 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica CA 90405. Santa Monica High School is in 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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