Long Beach Unified continues to support all of our students and staff to ensure they feel safe at school and in their community.
Axel Aguilar will serve as LBUSD's student representative at all Board of Education functions during the 2023-24 school year.
Members of Jordan High School's choir and band will soon travel to New York City for a unique performance at one of the most iconic music venues in the world.
The Engineering Academy and Criminal Justice and Investigation Academy at McBride High School are the latest to receive the highest honor from the Linked Learning Alliance.
The District's new Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program will be available for current credentialed employees in May 2024.
Several digital artworks created by middle school students from LBUSD are currently on display at the local museum.
Several students are among the winners of a local art contest and a self-portrait by a music educator recently received international recognition.
Schools across the District are honoring Hispanic/Latinx histories and contributions with cross-cultural learning opportunities and cultural awareness events.
Recent data shows thousands of middle and high school students are benefitting from safe and inclusive services offered in the District's Wellness Centers.
The District’s historic investment in arts education expands access to the arts for students across all grade levels.
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.
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.