State Business Group Lauds 21 Schools

Twenty-one schools in the Long Beach Unified School District are listed on the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence Honor Roll for academic excellence and reducing achievement gaps among student populations.

“The American education system has a secret. Many schools are doing well. The honor roll proves it. Students are achieving at higher levels than anyone admits, and more students than ever are succeeding when given the opportunity,” said Jim Lanich, CBEE president. “All schools, no matter what zip code they are in, can achieve this kind of success, and leadership from the business community is critical to ensuring success for all students.”

The annual honor roll was released last week and consists of three parts, the first being “Star Schools,” or those with significant populations of disadvantaged students who have shown high achievement. Making this list was the California Academy of Mathematics and Science, along with Bancroft, Bixby, Bryant, Cleveland, Gompers, Henry, Hughes, Kettering, Longfellow, Los Cerritos, Madison, Stanford, Tincher, Twain and Webster schools.

The second tier of recognition is “Scholar Schools,” or those that show significant levels of academic achievement without a significant population of disadvantaged students. That list includes LBUSD’s Gant, Lowell, Naples, Newcomb and Rogers schools.

The business group recognized a subset of the honor roll that has both high percentages of low-income students and high levels of math and science achievement. Among these schools was CAMS.

This year’s honor roll included 1,851 schools in California. Learn more at