The epitome of a ‘beach city,’ Santa Monica is one of L.A.’s best known and most popular neighborhoods. It is bordered by Pacific Palisades in the north, Venice to the south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Santa Monica is known for its variety of shopping districts, including Montana Avenue on the north side of the city, the Downtown District in the city’s center, and Third Street Promenade on the west end. Santa Monica is a popular tourist destination and offers a multitude of activities for all demographics to enjoy.
The Santa Monica Unified School district provides public education at the elementary and secondary levels. Below is a list public schools in Santa Monica with the highest API scores (the base score for L.A. County is 800).
Canyon Elementary (K-5)
421 Entrada Dr., Santa Monica, 90402
API: 956 / Student–Teacher ratio 20:1
Franklin Elementary (K-5)
2400 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, 90403
API: 954 / Student–Teacher ratio 20:1
New West Charter Middle (6–8)
11625 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, 90064
API: 913 / Student–Teacher ratio 23:1
Santa Monica High (9–12)
601 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405
API: 786 / Student–Teacher ratio 23:1