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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Laguna Beach Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Laguna Beach, CA. It has 3,029 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
About Laguna Beach Unified School District...
Address
550 Blumont St.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Telephone
(949) 497-7700
Website

Laguna Beach Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1270
100 responses
Average ACT
29
187 responses
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,029
Free or Reduced Lunch
8.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$111,612
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$43,759,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,776/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    2%

Laguna Beach Unified School District Reviews

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LBHS is very great school. The one thing that could be better is to create a more diverse school. However, living in laguna, there isn't much diversity on a culture setting. Academically wise, we rank one of the top schools in the nations (or something like that, basically we are a very great school). One problem is that our academics is so good, that people feel like a failure for getting B's. We are constantly surrounded by overachievers, which, in a way, pushes students like me to become better. However, the result is that there is a huge amount of stress put on us, laguna beach higschoolers, to get into the best colleges or just get at least a 32 on the ACT...which is hard stuff!!
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I liked the funding the district has for the schools. Every student has the opportunity for financial assistance if necessary. The school is excellent on updating their classrooms and providing an electronic device for every student in order to complete online assignments from teachers. Most of the teachers ar engaging and have a drive for educating students. They are very good at providing a safe environment for every student to learn in and a no place for hate campus.
As a parent of two high schoolers I can say it is the closest to private school without paying private school tuition. It is very well funded through school foundation that has tremendous suppprt from the community. If your student is a traditional learner she will thrive. If he is non traditional or has ADD or other learning disabilities it is not as easy. The teachers are good with a few exceptions for some of the tenured math teachers who don't teach. I would say math teachers are their weakest link. There are however some very strong science and English teachers. The arts are also strong. Great parent involvement and good counselors.