The Hermosa Beach School District is responsible for public education in the city of Hermosa Beach, California. It oversees two elementary schools and one middle school.

The school district is supported by the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation, a volunteer-run program which raises financial support for continued educational development of the students and teachers of the School District.

In 2005, Hermosa Valley and Hermosa View schools received the U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School award for academic achievement along with approximately 300 schools in the United States, 33 of which were in California.[citation needed] Hermosa schools were among the top 10% of schools in the state, with students scoring at or above the 90% in the highest grade tested in reading and math.[citation needed] For the award, the Department of Education reviewed growth in scores over a three-year period.

The Hermosa Beach City School District as a whole received a score of 915[1] on the 2006 California Academic Performance Index, and neighboring Manhattan Beach Unified School District scored just below at 906,[2] making it one of California's best performing districts. Each individual school also ranks at the top of its respective category.[citation needed]

Residents of the district were also in South Bay Union High School District until 1993, when it dissolved.[3] Since 1993 residents may choose between Redondo Union High School or Mira Costa High School after graduating from Hermosa Beach CSD.[4]



  1. ^ "Academic Performance Index (API) - Programs No Longer Administered by CDE (CA Dept of Education)".
  2. ^ "Academic Performance Index (API) - Programs No Longer Administered by CDE (CA Dept of Education)".
  3. ^ Kowsky, Kim (1992-11-05). "School District Reorganizations Win Handily : The breakup of South Bay Union High School District is approved. But a proposition moving control of two schools from Los Angeles to Rancho Palos Verdes is blocked by a judge". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2020-10-28.
  4. ^ "High School Choice". Hermosa Beach City School District. Archived from the original on 2006-05-28. Retrieved 2020-10-28.