Malibu Public Schools
Malibu Public Schools
Public schools in Malibu are part of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD). In addition to the high school (Grades 9-12) and middle school (Grades 6-8) , which share a campus, Malibu has two public elementary schools (Grades K-5):
* Malibu Elementary School was formed in July 2019 through the merging of former Juan Cabrillo Elementary and Point Dume Marine Science Schools.
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) is following the directive of the the State Superintendent of Public Education and continued with distance learning for students at home for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. For the latest SMMUSD news and information related to Coronavirus and school reopenings, visit the District website at SMMUSD.org.
Assistance for school families, including necessary equipment or other distance learning support, is available on the District's Family Resources webpage.
The District recognizes that if a power outage occurs due to a public safety power shut-off (PSPS) and continues into school hours, students and some staff may not be able to participate in distance learning, since devices and the internet may not be working.
In these situations, teachers will provide support and time for students to catch up.
It is highly recommended that students charge their device in advance of scheduled or noticed potential outages so they may be able to working independently on assignments that do not require the internet during this time, if possible.
Malibu Pathway was created in May 2018 by the SMMUSD Board of Education to coordinate plans for the future of Malibu schools, including:
- Merging of Juan Cabrillo and Point Dume Marine Science Elementary Schools in the 2019-2020 school year
- Establishment of a Malibu Middle School campus, separate from Malibu High School, to be located at the former Juan Cabrillo School site
- Reconstruction of Malibu High School
- Formation of a Malibu School Facilities Improvement District (M-SFID) funded through a school bond approved by voters in November 2018
- Creating a new position of Director of Malibu Pathway to oversee district functions in Malibu. Isaac Burgess was hired in July 2018 for this position.
Community members can provide feedback on plans for Malibu schools through the SMMUSD Let’s Talk web portal.
- Building Futures newsletter for Malibu High School facilities improvements (June 2019)
- Superintendent Drati June 2, 2018 email to Malibu community regarding Malibu Pathway
Separation from SMMUSD & Formation of Malibu Unified School District
In January 2016, the City of Malibu and SMMUSD approved the formation of the Malibu Unification Negotiations Committee to engage in negotiations in an effort to resolve financial concerns regarding the potential unification of a separate Malibu Unified School District.