View the complete list of assignments approved at the recent Board of Education meeting.
LBUSD will serve free meals to all enrolled students for the full duration of the new school year through School Nutrition Programs.
The annual Halloween challenge is back. Long Beach students in grades K-12 can submit a story, drawing or both before the deadline on Monday, Oct. 9.
The District's new aspirational long-term vision includes four key components: a graduate portrait, an adult portrait, a system portrait and a statement of core values.
Thirteen students from Cabrillo and Jordan high schools learned about aviation careers as part of a new summer program hosted by the Long Beach Airport.
A recently published article by LBUSD Superintendent Jill A. Baker details the importance of building the next generation of women leaders.
Nearly 1,500 backpacks were distributed to local students during a recent event at Grant Elementary School held in collaboration with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
All classrooms will have new, future-ready furniture by the 2024-25 school year as part of the District's ongoing plan to replace outdated furnishings.
Several students and staff members recently earned local and international recognitions for their remarkable achievements and contributions.
The District's 2023 Annual Report provides a comprehensive overview of student progress, districtwide achievements and more.
Daisy Martin from Poly High School becomes the first student to join LBUSD’s new “Grow Your Own Initiative” program.
Wilson High School student Claire Beeli is named the first Long Beach Youth Poet Laureate by the City of Long Beach.
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.
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.