Long Beach is a barrier island located on the south shore of Long Island. It is often referred to as the Gold Coast because of its five miles of beautiful, white, sandy beaches. The beaches of Long Beach are considered to be among the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Long Beach is a unique community where you are likely to see a fishing boat as you glance out a classroom window. The schools, the community and the environment are inextricably intertwined. Situated just 45 minutes by railroad from the educational and cultural centers of New York City, and thirty minutes from six major universities, Long Beach is an ideal community in which to live.
Concern for the quality of instruction and the full development of each student's potential has been the concern of the Long Beach schools since the first one-room school, then supervised by the Oceanside district, opened in 1910 in a store near the railroad station. When Long Beach became an incorporated village in 1911, School District #28 was created and the first Board of Education was elected.
In 1922 Long Beach was incorporated as a city, with the schools under municipal administration and the mayor appointing the Board of Education. The independent Long Beach Union Free School District was formed in 1924, and in 1951 it became a City School District.
Long Beach has seven schools servicing a school population of approximately 3860 students. The district consists of one pre-kindergarten school, four elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, one alternative high school, and an adult learning center.