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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Long Beach Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Long Beach, CA. It has 72,935 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.

Long Beach Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1130
3,951 responses
Average ACT
26
715 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
72,935
Free or Reduced Lunch
69.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$112,852
Teachers in First/Second Year
3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$14,706/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$60,551
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,252
National
$949
Median Home Value
$519,300
National
$184,700

Long Beach Unified School District Reviews

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The Long Beach Unified School District has treated me well during the 6 years I’ve been enrolled. The diversity of students is outstanding so you never seem to be ruled out as a minority. Academics wise, I’ve been provided with a challenging curriculum allowing me to expand my knowledge of certain topics. Although, I feel as if some teachers enjoy their jobs more than others. The food situation disappoints a lot of students as there not many options. All in all, the LBUSD is prodigious!
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I grew up with LBUSD for the majority of my life and throughout these years I've had a very positive experience. However, I do believe that the schools should encourage students to be more involved with their community or club(s). Otherwise this district offers a wide option of classes for their students and provides many opportunities for those with special needs and those who are of low income. It's a good district that can help your child find their potential and seek academic success!
Personally throughout my elementary, middle and high school life I went to schools in the LBUSD. Teachers have been great, however food definitely need to improve. They need healthier options in order for the students to remain healthy through their childhood. Music wasn't promoted very well in elementary and middle school, they should make changes to let children be creative!