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Long Beach Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in Long Beach, CA. It has 79,709 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810
(562) 997-8000

Long Beach Unified School District Rankings

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Percent Proficient - Reading
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Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
2,381 responses
Average ACT
549 responses
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch


Student-Teacher Ratio
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year


Total Expenses
Expenses Per Student
$10,844/ student
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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'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!
I immigrated from the Philippines. I've studied at a private school. So, academically, I knew that I was prepared. I was happy that I have more control over the classes I want to take. I was able to take AP classes and join programs such as Cabrillo High School's Teen Court that better prepared me for college. The safety of the students is a top priority! I was also able to make use of different services when I needed either tutoring or health concerns. The administration and staff were very mindful of students' success by ensuring that their needs inside and outside the classroom are provided. The infrastructure were also maintained well. We had working water fountains and other facilities such as: bathrooms, gyms, and other rooms are clean and safe. The school environment not only hone your skills, but it is a great foundation for preparing you college and the real world!