Will Rogers Middle School 365 Monrovia Ave, Long Beach, CA90803 This middle school serving Belmont Shore and Naples is grades 6-8. Students come primarily from Fremont, Naples and…More Lowell elementary schools. A consistently high-performing school on state test scores, Rogers is also a National Blue Ribbon School and a California Distinguished School. The school has a focused college prep program called AVID (Advancement Via Indiviual Determination) and a free after school program called ICES, where any student can get tutoring and homework help, as well as play sports.
John C. Fremont Elementary School 4000 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA90814 One of Long Beach Unified's top-performing schools, Fremont has been named a California Distinguished School. Attended…More by students in the Belmont Shore neighborhood of Belmont Heights, Fremont was recently visited by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. She helped in the dedication of the school's new salad bar. She heralded the school's effort, and that of students, to teach and practice good nutrition and healthy choices in diet and exercise. The PTA is notably easygoing, and the members are powerhouse fundraisers, one lemonade stand at a time.
Long Beach Unified School District 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA90810 As California's third-largest district, Long Beach Unified, or LBUSD, serves 86,000 students in Long Beach and…More neighboring Lakewood, Signal Hill. It also educates the students of Catalina Island off the Long Beach coast. Though it often falls in the shadow of larger L.A., national media attention and awards in recent years have put the district in the spotlight. It remains a nationally recognized district hailed for academic achievement in even the lowest income neighborhoods. It has won the prestigious Broad Prize, honoring the country's best urban school system. The district, extremely racially and economically diverse, has been a five-time finalist for the award. Nearly three-fourths of graduates enroll in college, the district says.
Belmont Music Studio 4030 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA90803 Belmont Music Studio focuses on developing a person's natural talent and ability as a musician. The studio's instructors…More teach a wide variety of instruments to all levels and ages, from bass, brass, cello, drums, harmonica, guitar, piano, violin and ukulele to vocals. Belmont Music Studio has a MySpace page.
Naples Bayside Academy 5537 E the Toledo, Long Beach, CA90803 Currently the highest scoring elementary school in the Long Beach Unified School District, Naples reflects the unique…More island neighborhood that evokes a small-town atmosphere. It has only half the student population of the Shore's nearest elementary, Lowell, and the PTA and school foundation finances enough teachers to keep class sizes among the district's lowest. Naples was a 2010 California Distinguished School, and residents refer to it as "the jewel of the island." Like Lowell, Naples parents commonly say that it is "the best private education a public school can provide." Because of Long Beach Unified's open enrollment, any student may apply to attend another district school if students in the immediate neighborhood do not take all the slots. Besides a school-wide Halloween parade, Naples offers a PTA-funded art programs, free after-school supervision by for one hour after class, and makes available fee-based classes, such as tennis, cooking, and language. A notably amicable PTA heavily supports student programs (more than 400 parents are enrolled to volunteer for a school of 320 students). So that parents can "dine for dollars" at a participating local restaurant, the principal offers a date night for parents and hangs out with students that night and watches a popular movie.
Kids Under Construction, Inc. 5520 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA90803 Kids Under Construction is a comprehensive tutoring service for students in kindergarten to middle school. One-on-one…More assistance is available for a variety of subjects, including math, science and language arts. Tutors combine hands-on activities geared toward identifying concepts with exercises in repetition and memorization. The company is operated by founder and president Kristen Wielert.
Lowell, in the heart of Belmont Shore, is repeatedly recognized as among the top-scoring schools in the vaunted Long…More Beach Unified School District. It usually has a waiting list for students to transfer in from other campuses. Students in the neighborhood have priority, but the district has an open enrollment policy. This school has been a California Distinguished School each of the past three award years (2008, 2004, 2000), with the Academic Performance Indicator (API) test scores always over the 900 mark.</p>
<p>Extensive PTA-funded programs range from the Meet the Masters art program to a unique yearly Authors & Illustrators Night, which is free to the 250 family members who are led by published writers, graphic novelists, animators and screenwriters in creating their own work.</p>
<p>Lowell has a Learning Garden and is also an official Monarch (butterfly) Way Station. </p>