View the complete list of assignments approved at the recent Board of Education meeting.
LBUSD will award diplomas to about 5,972 students at in-person ceremonies from June 8 to June 16.
Wilson High School student Claire Beeli is named the first Long Beach Youth Poet Laureate by the City of Long Beach.
The school nurse from Lindsey Academy and Lindbergh STEM Academy is the recipient of this year's award from the Long Beach School Nurses Association.
United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra visited Renaissance High School for the Arts for a roundtable discussion on LGBTQ+ mental health.
Over the years, a total of 181 LBUSD teachers have earned National Board Certification, the highest professional distinction in teaching.
The selected winners are students who are beating the odds and continuing to learn despite tough circumstances.
Congratulations to the recipients of the School Counselor of the Year, School Psychologist of the Year and School Social Worker of the Year awards.
Several students and staff members were recently recognized for their remarkable achievements and contributions.
View the newest edition of the Building on Success e-newsletter providing updates on local school construction and repairs.
Congratulations! Martha Jenkins, an instructional aide-special at Cabrillo High School, is LBUSD's 2023 Classified Employee of the Year.
Valerie Vinnard of Webster Elementary School is one of 212 educators in the U.S. recently announced as quarterfinalists for the 2024 Grammy Music Educator Award.
A National and International Reputation for Excellence
LBUSD offers award-winning pre-K to grade 12 instruction in Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill and Avalon on Catalina Island.
LBUSD is the fourth largest school district in California, the nation’s most populous state.
National Blue Ribbon Schools
The award from the U.S. Department of Education is America’s top honor for individual schools.
State Distinguished Schools
The top state honor for academic excellence has been earned by schools throughout all geographic areas of the school district.
Seven LBUSD high schools have achieved graduation rates above 90%.
LBUSD is the largest employer in Long Beach and has repeatedly appeared on Forbes’ list of America’s best employers.
Established in 1885 with fewer than a dozen students meeting in a borrowed tent, the school district has a rich history of excellence in academics, the arts and athletics.
LBUSD’S finances consistently earn the highest possible ratings from independent auditors.
LBUSD Commitment to Excellence & Equity
LBUSD values all students and recognizes that student diversity and uniqueness add to the fabric of our district. We create school communities that promote appreciation and acceptance of student differences where all students feel a sense of belonging.
District ‘Beating the Odds’
LBUSD was listed among California “Districts Beating the Odds” by the Learning Policy Institute. Long Beach was identified as a "positive outlier" district where Hispanic, white and African American students achieve at higher than predicted levels, performing better than students of similar racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds in most other districts.
Top L.A. County Public Schools
Twenty-two LBUSD schools were among 278 in Los Angeles County leading the way toward closing achievement gaps for low-income African American and Latino students, “Top Los Angeles County Public Schools.” The University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education and its Sol Price School of Public Policy partnered with the non-profit Innovate Public Schools on the study, which also was supported by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.
Top Magnet School in State
LBUSD’s California Academy of Mathematics and Science has repeatedly ranked No. 1 among magnet high schools statewide according to niche.com’s annual list of California’s top high schools. CAMS has earned an A-plus grade in academics, teachers, diversity, college prep, and health and safety.
Advanced Placement Course Inclusion
Data from the Washington, D.C.-based Council of the Great City Schools depicted Long Beach as a national leader in providing students greater access to Advanced Placement college preparatory courses. A report looked at 48 of the nation’s largest school systems and found that the LBUSD ranked first nationally on the percentage of African American male students who took one or more AP courses; ranked second on the overall percentage of students who took one or more AP courses; ranked second on the percentage of Hispanic male students who took one or more AP courses; ranked second on the percentage of reduced price lunch students who took one or more AP courses; and ranked second on the percentage of students with disabilities who took one or more AP courses.