One of the Long Beach Unified School District’s newest high schools, McBride High School, has earned a full six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the highest accreditation possible.
WASC teams recently visited the school to observe how well it serves students.
“All indications are that the school, with support from the district, will continue to address students’ needs,” the visiting committee wrote in its accreditation report.
McBride opened in September 2013 offering college-prep curriculum and an emphasis on career pathways. This month, the school’s name also appeared for the first time among U.S News and World Report’s list of top high schools in America.
“I am extremely proud of our staff and excited about our growth,” Principal Steve Rockenbach said.
WASC is a world-renowned accrediting association that collaborates with other organizations such as the California Department of Education to align accreditation with the planning process for California public schools.