Residents of Hermosa Beach, CA attend schools located within the Hermosa Beach City School District. There are only two school sites within the district, Hermosa View and Hermosa Valley. Hermosa Valley is home to all students grades K-2 while Hermosa Valley is home to both the elementary grades 3-5 and then also the middle school grades 6-8. The two schools share school grounds but operate on different schedules and are isolated from one another.
Hermosa View is located in the real estate section referred to as East Hermosa, just off of Prospect Ave. Hermosa Valley is located in the real estate section known as Hermosa Valley, located just off of Valley Drive. Because the city of Hermosa Beach of such a quaint size, it is common practice for students to walk to school on a regular basis. Hermosa Beach provides numerous crossing guards along established routes, creating a safe "walking school bus" environment.
Hermosa Beach does not have its own high school, so all residents of Hermosa Beach have the choice of attending either Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach or Redondo Union High Schoolin Redondo Beach. Many families utilize this flexibility of choice in order to place each child within their household in the best programs offered that suits the child. One student in the household may attend Redondo Union for a championship level sports team, while another child in the same household may attend Mira Costa for its outstanding Model UN program. With two blue ribbon high school programs to choose from, Hermosa residents are ensured the right fit for the right student. See homes for sale in Hermosa Beach >>
The Hermosa Beach Education Foundation is a local organization made up of volunteers who are committed to raising important supplemental funds in order to pay for programs and resources that are critical to the success of Hermosa Beach schools and their students. The HBEF recommends an annual household donation of $1,000 per child in order to continue to provide small classroom sizes, middle school elective courses, important science and math lab resources and more. There are numerous community events established to help support the efforts of the HBEF such as the Skechers Pier to Pier Walk which is largely supported by Caskey & Caskey each year. The Hearts of Hermosa benefit is one attended community wide in support of the Hermosa Beach schools.