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Bixby Elementary School, 5251 E Stearns St, Long Beach, CA 90815, USA
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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.

Graduation Rate


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.

Opened in


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.

Operating Budget


LBUSD’S finances consistently earn the highest possible ratings from independent auditors.

The Long Beach Unified School District has earned a reputation as one of America's finest school systems, winning many awards as a national and international model of excellence.

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.

Betting the Odds

 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

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

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’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.

AP Course Inclusion

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.

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LBUSD on YouTube

Looking for the recent Board of Education meeting? Or, want to hear the latest from LBUSD leaders and students? Our YouTube channel offers a library of videos covering recent happenings from across the District.