Mira Costa High

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,517
Best High School in California
#120
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Manhattan Beach Unified
Type Public
 Phone (310)318-7337
 Location 1401 Artesia Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Charter School No

Mira Costa High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 120th in the best public high schools in California.

Racial Demographics

The Mira Costa High student body is mainly White with a smaller Hispanic population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White58.8%1,481
Black5.4%135
Hispanic14.9%376
Asian Pacific10.4%263
Native American Indian0.3%8
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.4%10
Two or more races9.7%244

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 1.9%

2.5% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Mira Costa High students are largely wealthy and rank 23rd in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman629
Sophomore654
Junior614
Senior620
Total2,517

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
64%
Rank in California
165th
Rating
8 out of 10

Students at Mira Costa High scored an average 64% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 13.9% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls50% to 54%*80% to 84%*
Boys50% to 54%*65% to 69%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander70% to 79%*70% to 79%*
Black21% to 39%*60% to 79%*
Hispanic35% to 39%*65% to 69%*
Multiracial60% to 69%*80% to 89%*
White50% to 54%*75% to 79%*
With Disabilites20% or less*40% to 59%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1233

The average SAT score for Mira Costa High students in 2016 was 1233.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
33%
AP Pass Rank in California
91st
AP Pass Rate Rating
9 out of 10

Mira Costa High offers 19 AP courses. 33 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 86% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Mira Costa High had 781 taking AP exams with a 649 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 90% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 83% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 33% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 12%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 23%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 17%
AP Courses Offered 19

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate4%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.5%13
Boys0.9%11
Girls0.2%2
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.5%13
Boys0.9%11
Girls0.2%2

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.7%17
Boys0.9%11
Girls0.5%6
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.2%6
Boys0.5%6
Girls0%0

Location

Mira Costa High
1401 Artesia Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA
90266
(310)318-7337

10 out of 10 1

District

Manhattan Beach Unified
Manhattan Beach, CA