Point Dume Malibu CA

Neighborhoods in Malibu CA

Point Dume


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Point Dume State BeachPoint Dume was named by George Vancouver in 1793 in honor of Padre Francisco Dumetz of Mission San Buenaventura.The name was misspelled on Vancouver’s map as “Dume” and was never corrected. In the early 1980s, real estate development interests began pronouncing the name “du-MAY” and spelling it “Dumé”; this did not catch on.

In the mid-1930s, the 900-ton steam-schooner California, of the California Whaling Company, would anchor in Paradise Cove about a mile offshore, near Point Dume, and process whales caught by her two “killer boats”, the Hawk and Port Saunders. She spent about four months there each winter (December–April), mostly flensing gray whales on their annual migration from Alaska to Baja California and back. Emerson Gaze, a reporter who spent a day with the fleet, said they had caught over fifty whales up to late January 1936, nearly all gray (with the exception of a few humpback and sperm whales). Nial O’Malley Keyes, in his book Blubber Ship, reported large numbers of whales were caught within a mile of Malibu (in or before 1934), a reference to the Point Dume operation.

Up until the 1940s, Point Dume was a windblown, treeless bluff covered by native chaparral. Post-WWII the bluff became slowly settled by independent-minded folks, who planted trees and other non-native flora among their single-family homesteads. In 1968, Point Dume Elementary School opened, but closed in 1980. It reopened in 1996 and remains open today, now known as the Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School. By 2007, many of the simple homesteads were torn down to make way for mansions and mega-mansions behind walls, many with expansive ocean views while other large homes were surrounded by mature trees.

Middle Schools in Malibu, CA

5 Middle Schools found in the area.

School Type Grade Level Enrollment Students per Teacher
Malibu High School
Phone: (310) 457-6801
30215 Morning View Dr, Malibu, CA 90265
Public 5-12 1152 22
Our Lady Of Malibu School
Phone: (310) 456-8071
3625 Winter Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265 www.olmalibuschool.org
Private K-8 122 10
Colin McEwen High School
Phone: (310) 456-5535
23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265
Private 7-12 23 8
Miller, Fred C. Camp
Phone:
433 South Encinal Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
Alt. 7-12 122 0
Kilpatrick, Vernon Camp
Phone:
427 South Encinal Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
Alt. 7-12 75 0

High Schools in Malibu, CA

4 High Schools found in the area.

School Type Grade Level Enrollment Students per Teacher
Malibu High School
Phone: (310) 457-6801
30215 Morning View Dr, Malibu, CA 90265
Public 5-12 1152 22
Colin McEwen High School
Phone: (310) 456-5535
23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265
Private 7-12 23 8
Miller, Fred C. Camp
Phone:
433 South Encinal Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
Alt. 7-12 122 0
Kilpatrick, Vernon Camp
Phone:
427 South Encinal Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265
Alt. 7-12 75 0

Elementary Schools in Malibu, CA

5 Elementary Schools found in the area.

School Type Grade Level Enrollment Students per Teacher
Malibu High School
Phone: (310) 457-6801
30215 Morning View Dr, Malibu, CA 90265
Public 5-12 1152 22
Juan Cabrillo Elementary School
Phone: (310) 457-0360
30237 Morning View Dr, Malibu, CA 90265
Public K-5 255 19
Point Dume Elementary School
Phone: (310) 457-9370
6955 Fernhill Dr, Malibu, CA 90265
Public K-5 273 22
Webster Elementary School
Phone: (310) 456-6494
3602 Winter Canyon, Malibu, CA 90265
Public K-5 374 23
Our Lady Of Malibu School
Phone: (310) 456-8071
3625 Winter Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265 www.olmalibuschool.org
Private K-8 122 10

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