March 19, 2004
The Long Beach Unified School District is tied for first place in California for being the district with the largest number of nominees for California Distinguished School.
This is the first time the third largest school system in California has had the most nominees for the top state school award.
The district had 29 schools eligible for consideration this year, and is now tied for first place with 11 nominees. The only other district with as many schools is eight times as large--Los Angeles.
"We should be very proud that 11 more of our schools are among the finest in the state," said Superintendent Chris Steinhauser.
The 11 outstanding schools that will soon receive visits by state evaluators include Alvarado, Cubberley, Kettering, Keller, Longfellow, Lowell, Naples, Roosevelt, Signal Hill, Stevenson and Tucker. Burroughs, Harte and Newcomb all received honorable mention.