Monterey High

Public 9-12

 101 Herrmann Dr.
       Monterey, CA  93940-2538


(831) 392-3801

District: Monterey Peninsula Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
535th of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,678 Help


Feeder schools for Monterey High:

Elementary:    Del Rey Woods Elementary
    La Mesa
    Monte Vista
Middle:    Walter Colton

Student/teacher ratio:  21.2 Help
Number of students:  1,399

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
49.5%
White:
30.4%
Asian:
9.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  45% Help


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Compare Details Monterey High ranks better than 77.2% of high schools in California. It also ranks first among 4 ranked high schools in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 66.5. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Monterey High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Monterey High has the largest high school student body size in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (49.5%), White (30.4%), Asian (9.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 45% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Monterey High is 21.2. 3 high schools in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Monterey High is $5,678. 2 high schools in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Monterey High:

SchoolDigger ranks Monterey High 535th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Monterey High in the ranking list.)

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Monterey Peninsula Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Monterey Peninsula Unified 925th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Monterey High

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Rank History for all students at Monterey High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 53.96 437th 1653 73.6%
2005 58.44 439th 1901 76.9%
2006 63.11 404th 1968 79.5%
2007 62.90 397th 2063 80.8%
2008 61.11 455th 2117 78.5%
2009 57.06 545th 2238 75.6%
2010 53.79 655th 2281 71.3%
2011 47.30 856th 2367 63.8%
2012 46.42 875th 2354 62.8%
2013 36.69 1147th 2426 52.7%
2015 65.52 649th 1994 67.5%
2016 61.48 758th 2039 62.8%
2017 68.56 628th 2021 68.9%
2018 77.36 450th 2017 77.7%
2019 65.77 624th 2133 70.7%
2022 67.79 568th 2123 73.2%
2023 66.50 532nd 2335 77.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Monterey High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.84 236th 366 35.5%
2019 51.30 226th 422 46.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Monterey High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 31.75 704th 941 25.2%
2022 53.31 282nd 1044 73.0%
2023 38.85 496th 1315 62.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Monterey High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 69.50 223rd 1539 85.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Monterey High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.08 431st 1862 76.9%
2019 48.49 969th 1937 50.0%
2022 55.61 734th 1943 62.2%
2023 55.23 738th 2237 67.0%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Monterey High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 45.65 148th 290 49.0%
2023 67.50 100th 417 76.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Monterey High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.99 400th 1760 77.3%
2019 66.49 529th 1833 71.1%
2022 63.56 554th 1858 70.2%
2023 65.80 504th 2106 76.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Monterey High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.86 603rd 1052 42.7%
2022 62.13 266th 1161 77.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Monterey High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.61 473rd 1834 74.2%
2019 58.97 677th 1880 64.0%
2022 68.78 514th 1916 73.2%
2023 63.62 548th 2195 75.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Monterey High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.88 201st 581 65.4%
2019 46.31 358th 582 38.5%
2022 47.03 334th 581 42.5%
2023 55.74 359th 727 50.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Monterey High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.86 138th 582 76.3%
2019 46.49 288th 592 51.4%
2022 72.42 109th 522 79.1%
2023 84.56 79th 713 88.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Monterey High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.56 397th 1742 77.2%
2019 55.47 737th 1814 59.4%
2022 58.51 645th 1861 65.3%
2023 55.77 695th 2132 67.4%
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Rank History for White students at Monterey High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.73 339th 1173 71.1%
2019 63.19 443rd 1222 63.7%
2022 63.75 407th 1204 66.2%
2023 63.74 384th 1424 73.0%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Monterey High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 823 209 350 126 3 n/a n/a 0 1511
1989 774 220 329 167 5 n/a n/a 0 1495
1990 746 201 300 242 4 n/a n/a 0 1493
1991 762 184 311 321 8 n/a n/a 0 1586
1992 771 221 301 326 8 n/a n/a 0 1627
1993 752 222 316 346 6 n/a n/a 0 1642
1994 695 209 266 160 7 n/a n/a 0 1337
1995 781 162 256 181 14 n/a n/a 0 1394
1996 781 162 256 181 14 n/a n/a 0 1394
1997 786 172 282 205 11 n/a n/a 0 1456
1998 857 189 277 233 11 n/a n/a 0 1567
1999 951 200 275 289 14 n/a n/a 0 1729
2000 900 185 255 296 14 n/a n/a 0 1650
2001 887 161 224 303 15 n/a n/a 0 1590
2002 754 140 205 343 11 n/a n/a 1 1454
2003 754 140 205 343 11 n/a n/a 1 1454
2004 704 146 220 369 9 n/a n/a 0 1448
2005 644 115 201 401 10 n/a n/a 3 1374
2006 628 107 172 433 10 n/a n/a 17 1367
2007 669 112 185 443 10 n/a n/a 36 1455
2008 644 103 181 524 10 n/a n/a 0 1462
2009 643 108 139 549 6 29 57 0 1531
2010 587 90 126 489 6 27 47 0 1372
2011 546 70 128 502 2 25 48 0 1321
2012 497 54 118 501 2 25 56 0 1253
2013 447 48 116 507 4 16 71 0 1209
2014 414 56 118 531 3 15 103 0 1240
2015 395 63 116 543 1 18 110 0 1246
2016 390 66 110 584 1 17 109 0 1277
2017 390 68 109 584 3 21 105 0 1280
2018 374 60 109 646 7 14 96 0 1306
2019 396 65 103 675 5 11 95 0 1350
2020 397 71 163 664 17 22 3 0 1337
2021 380 58 148 648 13 26 19 0 1292
2022 418 69 145 651 9 28 36 0 1356
2023 425 69 137 692 5 28 42 1 1399

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Monterey High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1511 70.2 21.5 n/a
1989 1495 71.4 20.9 n/a
1990 1493 71.8 20.7 n/a
1991 1586 75.0 21.1 n/a
1992 1627 76.2 21.3 26.2
1993 1642 75.8 21.7 27.5
1994 1337 68.0 19.7 16.3
1995 1394 60.0 23.2 16.3
1996 1394 60.0 23.2 16.3
1997 1456 63.4 23.0 21.1
1998 1567 69.3 22.6 17.5
1999 1729 73.5 23.5 17.1
2000 1650 71.6 23.0 15.8
2001 1590 65.0 24.5 14.9
2002 1454 58.7 24.8 18.1
2003 1454 58.7 24.8 18.1
2004 1448 65.2 22.2 22.8
2005 1374 62.6 21.9 25.2
2006 1367 63.3 21.6 28.1
2007 1455 67.1 21.7 28.9
2008 1462 76.7 19.1 32.8
2009 1531 70.8 19.7 32.6
2010 1372 59.0 23.2 31.3
2011 1321 n/a n/a 33.5
2012 1253 59.9 20.8 n/a
2013 1209 63.0 19.1 57.1
2014 1240 61.9 20.0 42.9
2015 1246 61.0 20.4 43.4
2016 1277 64.0 19.9 45.8
2017 1280 64.1 19.9 45.2
2018 1306 62.7 20.8 49
2019 1350 57.7 23.3 44.7
2020 1337 n/a n/a 47.2
2021 1292 65.5 19.7 45.1
2022 1356 60.2 22.5 47.1
2023 1399 65.8 21.2 45

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Monterey High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1511 70.2 21.5 n/a
1989 1495 71.4 20.9 n/a
1990 1493 71.8 20.7 n/a
1991 1586 75.0 21.1 n/a
1992 1627 76.2 21.3 26.2
1993 1642 75.8 21.7 27.5
1994 1337 68.0 19.7 16.3
1995 1394 60.0 23.2 16.3
1996 1394 60.0 23.2 16.3
1997 1456 63.4 23.0 21.1
1998 1567 69.3 22.6 17.5
1999 1729 73.5 23.5 17.1
2000 1650 71.6 23.0 15.8
2001 1590 65.0 24.5 14.9
2002 1454 58.7 24.8 18.1
2003 1454 58.7 24.8 18.1
2004 1448 65.2 22.2 22.8
2005 1374 62.6 21.9 25.2
2006 1367 63.3 21.6 28.1
2007 1455 67.1 21.7 28.9
2008 1462 76.7 19.1 32.8
2009 1531 70.8 19.7 32.6
2010 1372 59.0 23.2 31.3
2011 1321 n/a n/a 33.5
2012 1253 59.9 20.8 n/a
2013 1209 63.0 19.1 57.1
2014 1240 61.9 20.0 42.9
2015 1246 61.0 20.4 43.4
2016 1277 64.0 19.9 45.8
2017 1280 64.1 19.9 45.2
2018 1306 62.7 20.8 49
2019 1350 57.7 23.3 44.7
2020 1337 n/a n/a 47.2
2021 1292 65.5 19.7 45.1
2022 1356 60.2 22.5 47.1
2023 1399 65.8 21.2 45

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Monterey High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,678

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Monterey High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 624th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 532nd of 2335 High schools
 6.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Monterey High)5970.9
 11.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Monterey Peninsula Unified)46.350.7
 4.4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Monterey High)32.136.7
 4.6%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Monterey Peninsula Unified)23.618.6
 4.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (Monterey High)27.720.9
 6.8%
   12th Grade Science (Monterey Peninsula Unified)21.916.4
 5.5%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students13501399
 3.6%
African American6569
 6.2%
American Indian55
Asian103137
 33%
Hispanic675692
 2.5%
Pacific Islander1128
 154.5%
White396425
 7.3%
Two or More Races9542
 55.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients44.7%45%
 0.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Monterey High

Students at Monterey High are 49% Hispanic, 30% White, 10% Asian, 5% African American, 3% Two or more races, 2% Pacific Islander.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,399 students attended Monterey High.

Monterey High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Del Rey Woods Elementary
Elementary : La Mesa
Elementary : Monte Vista
Middle : Walter Colton

Monterey High ranks 535th of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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