88 out of 10GreatSchools

Santa Monica High School

Santa Monica, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 2857

Overview

Santa Monica High School
601 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 395-3204
Santa Monica High School is located in Santa Monica, CA and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Student Diversity

Race

Percentage

Native American
0%
Pacific Islander
0%
Filipino
1%
Asian
7%
Black
8%
Two or more races
8%
Hispanic
35%
White
40%
Other
1%

Reviews40 Reviews

3.5
parent
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.
parent
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.
parent
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.
parent
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.
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