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The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District is on its way to becoming one of the finest public school systems in the country. We envision a school system that serves ALL students well, and engages each student in deep learning that prepares them to solve the challenges of the 21st century. This vision takes hard work, commitment, and a focus on continuous improvement.
 
MPUSD is built on a solid foundation of effective instruction, positive school culture, systems of supports, and collaborative leadership. We are building innovative schools that offer dynamic learning opportunities to all students. While our programs will evolve over time, our focus remains steadfast on increasing student achievement and eliminating performance gaps.
 
The district was established July 1, 1966, and is nestled along the Monterey Bay. MPUSD stretches from the city of Marina to the north to the city of Monterey to the south, and encompasses the communities of Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Sand City and Seaside.
 
FAST FACTS
 
More than 10,000 students:
  • 56% | Latino
  • 20% | White
  • 6%   | African American
  • 5%   | Asian
  • 5%   | Filipino
  • 5%   | Other
  • 3%   | Pacific Islander
Student Demographics:
  • 66.49% | Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
  • 28.59% | English Language Learners
  • 10.75% | Special Education Students
  • 11%      | Military Students
By the Numbers:
  • 2 Early Childhood Education Learning Centers
  • 11 Elementary Schools (Grades TK - 5)
  • 3 Middle Schools (Grades 6 - 8)
  • 3 Comprehensive High Schools (Grades 9 - 12)
  • 1 Alternative High School
  • 3 Charter Schools
  • 1 Adult School
  • 8 After School Learning Academies
1,251 Employees Strong*:
  • 513 General Education Teachers
  • 66 Special Education Teachers
  • 139 Special Education Support Staff
  • 222 School Site Support Staff
  • 32 School Site Administrators
  • 66 Nutrition Services
  • 34 Transporation
  • 88 Facilities 
  • 91 District Office Staff
*Based on 2015-16 data.