what is the best area to live in Santa Monica for public schools?

Asked by Nycgirl, Sunpark, Santa Monica, CA Sun May 2, 2010

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Elizabeth Sa…, , Fort Collins, CO
Wed Oct 27, 2010
Santa Monica public schools are all good. My children attend Santa Monica public schools. It depends on your budget, requirements and school preferences. If I remember correctly, you've been looking for a while. I can help you if you'd like.
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Elizabeth Sa…, , Fort Collins, CO
Wed May 5, 2010
Hello NYC Girl,

Santa Monica has award winning schools. Attached is a link to the district for you to look at every school and their academic performance. http://www.smmusd.org/. My client's children and my own children attend the Santa Monica schools, so I know the particulars.

Your address will determine what school you attend. They are strict about it. If you are trying to decide where to look for a home, your budget may determine that, depending on your requirements. I'd be happy to guide you through this process. Feel free to contact me. Hope this helps. Have a great day!
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Ron Escobar -…, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Wed Oct 27, 2010
Santa Monica has a wide variety of choices. All of which are very good. It also depends on the grade/year that your children are attending. My kids go to Edison Language Academy (Kinder to 5th grade), which my wife and I just love. They learn how to be bilingual and bicultural, which is very important in the local economy. The parents are very involved and is a great place. We have frieds that go to Franklin which is north of Wilshire and well respected and they love it as well.

Overall, all schools are good in Santa Monica, and you may be able to attend the school of your choice if you live in any Santa Monica area, but you have to work at it. There are also many private school choices that are an option.

Best of luck!


Ron Escobar
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JD Songstad, Agent, Santa Monica, CA
Tue Sep 28, 2010
Check out the local school district Web site - http://www.smmusd.org/ as well as doing your own research on school test scores. I have seen instances where a particular grade is full in a Santa Monica school so sometimes a student can get bumped to another school (at least temporarily) so you should also call the school to talk them about available space for that grade so there are no surprises.
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Elizabeth Sa…, , Fort Collins, CO
Wed Jul 21, 2010
Hello NYC Girl,

Santa Monica has award winning schools. Attached is a link to the district for you to look at every school and their academic performance. http://www.smmusd.org/. My client's children and my own children attend the Santa Monica schools, so I know the particulars.

Your address will determine what school you attend. They are strict about it. If you are trying to decide where to look for a home, your budget may determine that, depending on your requirements. I'd be happy to guide you through this process. Feel free to contact me. Hope this helps. Have a great day!
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Heather Paul, Agent, Santa Monica, CA
Wed Jul 21, 2010
Hello, I would highly recommend checking out the demographics for any area your are considering moving to. They give you very detailed information about the area you will be moving to. Most of the schools belong to the Santa Monica Malibu School District, you also might want to visit their website to help you in your decision.
Good luck!

Heather Paul
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
424-625-1037
heatherprealtor@gmail.com
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Kim & Kristi…, Agent, Santa Monica, CA
Wed Jun 23, 2010
hi nycgirl,

all the answers are great!

i'm not sure what grades your kids are in, but a few goodies that can be tough to get into are the SMASH program & the growing place. both are in the ocean park area of santa monica. i've heard great things from moms about both of these schools.

cheers,

kim
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Jodi Summers, Agent, Pacific Palisades, CA
Tue May 18, 2010
Hey... I like you am a NYC Girl.

Allow me to share with you a blog post I recently wrote on three Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District elementary schools which received 2010 California Distinguished School awards.
http://www.santamonicapropertyblog.com/?p=1931

You should find this a helpful bit of information.

Best….

Jodi Summers
The SoCal Investment Real Estate Group
Sotheby’s International Realty
310. 392.1211
jodi@jodisummers.com
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Jared Knickm…, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Mon May 3, 2010
Hi NYC Girl,

Santa Monica school district is one of the best in LA county. North of the 10fwy you have McKinley, Franklin and Roosevelt Elementary schools, south of the 10fwy you have Muir, Edison, Grant and Rogers. A lot of my clients who have children in elementary school like being north of the freeway but overall they are all exceptional. Lincoln and Adams are the middle schools and then they all feed to either Santa Monica or Olympic High School. For a comprehensive report for all the schools I encourage you to visit http://www.greatschools.org and our website http://www.ThePartnersTrust.com and visit the Santa Moncia link which directs you to all things Santa Monica!

Let me know if you have any further questions. Happy to offer additional information to help you better make decisions.
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Monique & Joe…, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Sun May 2, 2010
Hello Nycgirl,

Santa Monica all have fairly good schools. It's not part of the LA Unified School District which is a plus. What area depends on what level of school you are thinking of. Elementary, Middle or High School. There are 8 public Elementary schools in Santa Monica and I think all are good. Let me know what grade level you are looking at. ww.greatschools.org is also an excellent resource. Housing prices are high in Santa Monica so depending on your budget for a rental or purchase that would also be a key factor.

Best,

Monique Carrabba
The Carrabba Group
Keller Williams Hollywood Hills
mcarrabba@kw.com
(323) 899-2900
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HI there, we are relocating to Santa Monica in December from Australia. While our school year ends in December in Australia, I understand that school is well underway in America. Our daughter who is six and in prep over here will be going into year 1. Could you please suggest any good school in Santa Monica we should approach. We are not sure where we are living, as we need to commence this process. However it will be in Santa Monica. Kind regards, Megan
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HI there, we are relocating to Santa Monica in December from Australia. While our school year ends in December in Australia, I understand that school is well underway in America. Our daughter who is six and in prep over here will be going into year 1. Could you please suggest any good school in Santa Monica we should approach. We are not sure where we are living, as we need to commence this process. However it will be in Santa Monica. Kind regards, Megan
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Sun May 2, 2010
Keep in mind that opinions are often subjective and what's good for one may not necessarily be the case for another--consider visiting the school district(s), ask for a tour of the facilities, speak to the principal(s), teachers, etc., then make your determination--will your comfort level be reached.
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