Graduation rates continue to rise in the Long Beach Unified School District. Data released by the state this week show that six high schools here have achieved graduation rates of at least 90 percent – a target specified in LBUSD’s 2011-16 Strategic Plan.
African American and Latino students here continue to surpass the graduation rates of their counterparts in Los Angeles County and statewide, in some cases by wide margins.
Cabrillo and Jordan high schools showed strong gains. Cabrillo’s graduation rate of 83.2 percent is up 5.5 percent, and Jordan’s graduation rate of 85.1 percent is up 8.1 percent in just one year. These and other increases have boosted LBUSD’s districtwide graduation rate to more than 80 percent.