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Dear Hughes Families,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  A special welcome to our new Owls who are joining the Hughes family.  We are gearing up for another highly successful year.  The 2017-2018 school year was a great year for Hughes.  We experienced success on many levels. 


Our overall SBAC ELA and Math scores each increased by 5%.  We beat the district average for SBAC ELA by 9% and SBAC Math by 8%.  Our students continue to thrive each year on our state assessments.  Our CORE Survey data was extremely positive for the 2nd year in a row.  Hughes increased in nearly every category.  In addition, we outperformed the district average across the board!  Over the past two years, our staff has placed a heavy emphasis on improving the culture and climate of our school and the data has confirmed that we are heading in the right direction. 


Our athletics program was extremely dominant in 2017-2018.  Our scholar athletes finished the school year as the best in Long Beach!  Our school won 5 out of 8 championships and we were awarded the Century Club’s Boys’ All Sports Award, Girls’ All Sports Award, and Overall All Sports Award.  We are looking forward to another great year for our competitive sports teams.


As we enter 2018-2019 school year, we are anticipating a continuance of academic and athletic excellence.  Every student who enters our gates is a valued member of the Hughes family and we aim to help each one reach his/her potential.  At Hughes, it is our goal to prepare our students for high school, college, and beyond.  We are looking forward to another great year!


All the Best,


Edward I. Samuels