In support of ensuring an equitable education for all, LBUSD is proud to commemorate Black History Month with cultural awareness events and resources honoring African American achievements in the U.S.
Families of incoming TK and kindergartners are encouraged to attend one of four events to obtain LBUSD enrollment information and free community resources.
Members of the Los Angeles Kings organization recently visited a fourth grade classroom at MacArthur Elementary School as part of a sweepstakes contest.
Several students from Wilson and Millikan high schools were introduced to higher education programs in the technology and computer science fields during visits to the local college.
United States Rep. Robert Garcia paid a visit to Cabrillo High School to tour the school campus and hold discussions with the school's principal and students.
Four administrators from LBUSD are recipients of the 2024 IMPACT Awards by the Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office, recognizing individuals who made a positive and significant impact in the city.
View the complete list of assignments approved at the recent Board of Education meeting.
The Model United Nations (MUN) club at Poly High School recently hosted its Bunny MUN conference, designed to introduce local middle school students to international relations.
The District's Long Beach School for Adults helps thousands of local adult community members achieve their educational goals regardless of their stage in life.
Students from Oropeza Elementary School’s Ballet Folklorico dance group received cheers and applause as they performed traditional Mexican dances for local senior residents.
Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson visited Harte Elementary School to learn how the school's garden provides hands-on health and wellness education.
LBUSD's School Safety and Emergency Preparedness Division recently raised funds in support of the national Pink Patch Project.
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.
The award from the U.S. Department of Education is America’s top honor for individual schools.
The top state honor for academic excellence has been earned by schools throughout all geographic areas of the school district.
Six 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.
Setting the Stage for Long Beach's Equity Story
Over the greater part of two decades, our equity-centered commitments have profoundly shaped and are continuing to shape every facet of how we do business in our district.
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.