Laguna Beach Unified School District rated No. 1 in Orange County by Niche

Laguna Beach Unified School District has been ranked number one in “Best School Districts in Orange County” by data compiler Niche, which looked at school districts across the country leading into the 2019-2020 school year. 

To arrive at the rankings, Niche performed a rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education as well as test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users. Rated second on the list was Irvine Unified School District.

It is an honor well deserved by all who work hard to provide great educational opportunities for all students attending school in LBUSD. Our board members are proud of the concentrated efforts that for a number of years have focused on every student every day, relationships so that every student feels connected to school, college and career exploration and preparation, and many more too numerous to list,” stated LBUSD Board of Education President Jan Vickers.

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Congrats to LBUSD for its No. 1 ranking by Niche for “Best School District in OC”

“Our administrators have focused on hiring dedicated, exceptional staff and providing staff, both certificated and classified, with meaningful professional development ensuring our students broad learning opportunities and enriching activities. Our staff challenge and push themselves to challenge and push their students to discover and reach their potential.

“LBUSD has remarkable students that families entrust to public education knowing those students will grow and learn with academic and social-emotional support. [Being rated No. 1] validates the success of LBUSD as we keep the focus on each student and meeting those needs.”

Each school district received a letter grade in the following categories: Academics, Diversity, Teachers, College Prep, Clubs & Activities, Health & Safety, Administration, Sports, Food, and Resources & Facilities. LBUSD received an A+ overall rating. 

LBUSD currently serves 2,855 students in grades K-12 and has an average student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1 with a 97 percent graduation rate. 

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