Long Beach Unified School District

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About Long Beach Unified School District

  • Locations served: Long Beach
  • Schools: Charles Lindbergh Middle School
  • Highest grade taught:

The Long Beach Unified School District is a school district headquartered in Long Beach, California, United States. LBUSD serves most of Long Beach, all of the city of Signal Hill, and portions of Lakewood, and Paramount, as well as Avalon and Two Harbors on Santa Catalina Island. On January 18, 1994, the LBUSD Board of Education voted to require school uniforms in all elementary and middle schools, with the wearing of school uniforms to start in September 1994. The district was the first large urban school district in the United States to require school uniforms. On August 23, 1994, SB 1269 the School Uniform Law was approved by the Governor of California to support schools that adopt a school-wide uniform policy, which also allowed parents to opt-out of the policy. At LBUSD, roughly 2% of the students opt-out of the uniform policy. Since starting the uniform policy, LBUSD claimed assaults dropped by two-thirds, suspensions dropped by almost a third, vandalism dropped, attendance improved, and test scores increased. President Bill Clinton mentioned LBUSD's uniform policy in his 1996 State of the Union Address. Numerous other large urban districts have now adopted school uniform

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