May 30, 2008
Ninety percent of schools in the Long Beach Unified School District are either at or above average compared to schools with similar demographics statewide, according to the latest state Academic Performance Index rankings.
When compared to schools with similar socioeconomic, linguistic and other challenges among their student population, an impressive 59 percent of schools here also ranked among the top 30 percent statewide.
The latest results are consistent with recent findings by The Broad Foundation, which has recognized LBUSD for performing better than expected when compared to other California school districts. The school district in April was named by Broad as one of the top five urban districts in the nation.