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Student Profile

It is impossible to describe the average ISM student, because the student body is diverse in every imaginable way. We consider this one of our school's greatest strengths. We value differences among students as assets that enrich the learning exchange in every classroom, and we work to respect and teach every unique student as an individual.


Number of Students

Total: 418

By grade level: 40 kindergarten; 40 1st grade; 44 2nd grade; 44 3rd grade; 50 4th grade; 50 5th grade; 50 6th grade; 50 7th grade; 50 8th grade

By gender: 53% female; 47% male

By city of residence: 44% Seaside; 27% Marina; 16% Monterey; 3% Del Rey Oaks; 10% other


Parent/Guardian Education Level

35% have parents with advanced degrees; 38% have no parent with a college degree



About 28% qualify for free or reduced price lunch



19 different primary languages spoken at home; many more secondary

30% with English Learner status (EL, RFEP,  or IFEP)


27% report two or more races

23% report Asian lineage including Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Vietnamese, and other Asian

14% report Filipino descent

6% report Pacific Islander heritage including Hawaiian, Guamanian, Samoan, and other Pacific Islander

33% identify as Hispanic including many descendants of the indigenous peoples of the Americas

15% report African American or black heritage

30% identify as not Hispanic, white only


Learning Style & Ability

Students display a full range of learning styles and abilities

13% with an IEP (Individualized Education Program), 504 Plan (disability), or SST (Student Support Plan)