Manhattan Beach Schools
One of the great benefits of Manhattan Beach real estate is the city's top-tier public school system. It's consistently one of the best districts in the state.
The Manhattan Beach Unified School District comprises a preschool, five elementaries, a middle school and high school.
Forbes magazine recently called Manhattan Beach one of the towns in the US with the "best schools for your real estate buck." Among cities with median home prices of $800k and above, MB ranked #1, while Manhattan Beach was 6th overall nationwide.
The Manhattan Beach Unified School District has some of the best schools in California, consistently ranking at the top among public schools.
For 2023, three Manhattan Beach elementaries were honored as California Distinguished Schools: Meadows, Pacific and Pennekamp.
Several local elementaries have earned the prestigtious national award of being labeled a Blue Ribbon School. Pacific Elementary earned the honor in 1997, while in 2013, Opal Robinson Elementary was selected. Grand View Elementary followed soon after, in 2015, and Pennekamp elementary became a Blue Ribbon School in 2021.
In 2022, Mira Costa AP and Honors Chemistry teacher Teresa Nielsen was named Teacher of the Year for L.A. County – one of only 16 teachers to earn the honor.
In 2013, 2014 and 2018, Manhattan Beach produced California Teacher of the Year honorees. (Michael Hayden of Mira Costa High School was selected in 2013, Maggie Mabery of the middle school in 2014, and Kim Holz of Robinson in 2018.)
Manhattan Beach's top-performing schools have attracted more and more new residents who value a high-quality education for their children. It's what you might call a "virtuous cycle" that further enhances the educational experience for all.
Beyond the excellent leadership of the District, no doubt, a lot of credit also goes to the nonprofit in the wings, the MB Education Foundation. Parental and community involvement goes far beyond money toward improving student achievement.
Learn more directly from the Manhattan Beach Unified School District about its schools and programs.
Manhattan Beach Preschool
Manhattan Beach Elementary Schools
Middle School in Manhattan Beach
High School in Manhattan Beach
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