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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
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Long Beach Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Long Beach, CA. It has 76,428 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
Address
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810
Telephone
(562) 997-8000

Long Beach Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1130
3,392 responses
Average ACT
26
652 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
76,428
Free or Reduced Lunch
69.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$98,542
Teachers in First/Second Year
3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$856,996,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,636/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    4%

Long Beach Unified School District Reviews

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Long Beach Unified School District is an amazing district! They provided multiple resources at my local high school, Jordan High School, not only for helping me apply and choose the college I planned to attend but they also helped us create a more diverse and safe enviorment for everyone. If there's one thing I would like to see change, it's the access to resources for undocumented students. I had a friend who did not have easy access to resources like I did and to see her struggle was tough. Eventually, she got the help she needed but they were provided by external sources. A high school student should be able to access the resources they need at their local school, not miles away in another city.
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Going to school in the Long Beach Unified School District allowed for me to grow academically and personally. I was exposed to many opportunities related to education and my future goals, as well as introduced to a multitude of different cultures and people in a safe environment. I feel that I went into University well prepared to tackle the work and with good time management skills. I also feel open and comfortable working with wide ranges of people. My only complaint would be that in some of the older high schools, things such as the lack of airconditioning and what could-be-better restroom maintenance made the experience of attending a bit disappointing. My only wish is that they improve the quality of the bulidings/facilities to be at par with the great programs and schooling offered at the schools.
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!