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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Long Beach Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in Long Beach, CA. It has 77,812 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
Address
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810
Telephone
(562) 997-8000

Long Beach Unified School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1120
2,855 responses
Average ACT
26
603 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
77,812
Free or Reduced Lunch
65.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,089
Teachers in First/Second Year
3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$856,996,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,844/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    4%

Long Beach Unified School District Reviews

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I am currently enrolled as a freshman. I originally lived in Hemet, California but moved when I was young to long beach. Although I love these schools and most of the people there are still some things that could be expanded upon. For example the bathroom are completely unusable. They smell like weed, never have toilet paper, constantly clogged, don’t have toilet seat covers, and many more issues. The dress identifies is great, but I still do not understand why girls cannot wear a tank top. It’s just unfair. I also do not like how “spirit wear” (shirts and jackets that say the school logo) are so expensive. It’s also quite interesting to find myself in the office for wearing a plain white shirt when in the rules it specifically says as long as it is a solid color it is uniform. The resources are actually pretty nice. They give access to a printer since I do not have one at home and most of the teachers accommodate to any necessary resources I ever need. Thank you!
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I have only been in schools that belong to the Long Beach Unified School District and my overall experience is great! We've been acknowledge as one of the best school districts in the nation. Growing up in the Long Beach School District has prepared me for college but comes along with some concerns including the facilities and the safety of students. Throughout the years I have come to realize that the facilities at my schools have become unacceptable and extremely unsanitary. I would like to see a major upgrade in the way that these schools accommodate the needs of their students.
I've experienced nothing but amazing teachers, staff, and administrators at Long Beach Unified School District. The staff really goes above and beyond for the students. The city of Long Beach is very diverse, and the student body reflects the diversity of the city. Academic wise, majority of the schools have been recognized as "Blue Ribbon Schools." A wide range of AP and Honor classes are offered, exposing students to higher education and the importance of going to college. However, as far as safety, some schools lack security or proper registry of visitors on campus. For example, I am aware of a few schools where parents have gone on campus to confront recreational aides. This not only makes it uncomfortable for the staff, but it means anyone can walk onto the school property without being searched. Long Beach Unified High Schools has some of the best sports departments, and a handful of seniors have been recruited to play in college or the major leagues!