|Manhattan Beach Unified School District|
325 S Peck Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266United States
|Type||Unified School District|
|Superintendent||John Bowes, Ed.D.|
|School board||Cathey Graves, Jennifer Fenton, Kristen Weinstein, Jason Boxer, Christina Shivpuri|
|Students and staff|
The Manhattan Beach Unified School District is responsible for public education in the city of Manhattan Beach, California. It oversees one preschool, five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.
MBUSD serves the city of Manhattan Beach. In addition, residents of Hermosa Beach may choose to attend Redondo Union High School of the Redondo Beach Unified School District or the Mira Costa High School of MBUSD.
The district as a whole received a score of 906 on the 2006 California Academic Performance Index (API), making it one of California's best performing districts. Each individual school also ranks at the top of its respective category.
|School||2006 API Score|
|Grand View Elementary||954|
|Meadows Avenue Elementary||947|
|Manhattan Beach Middle||923|
|Mira Costa High School||852|
The school district has a history of failing to accommodate the needs of special education students. One such case was that of Douglas Shulby, who, in 1998, was forcibly removed from the Mira Costa campus grounds by law enforcement and school officials, due to a failure to accommodate his special needs associated with his Asperger syndrome.
Similar efforts have been documented as in Porter v. Manhattan Beach school District.
Residents of the district were in the Manhattan Beach elementary school district and South Bay Union High School District until 1993, when it dissolved. Manhattan Beach USD formed in 1993 as a result.
High school students who reside in Hermosa Beach have the choice of which high school they may attend -- Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach or Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach. This choice is guaranteed through legislation that was enacted in 1993 and will not change. The following is an excerpt from the legislation: