STAR testing results for 2011 reveal that a high percentage of Laguna Beach Unified students are advanced or proficient, beating county and state averages.
"The Laguna Beach Unified School District is widely recognized as an outstanding district throughout Orange County and the state," Supt. Sherine Smith wrote in an email. "This year's STAR results are further evidence of the strong educational program we offer students and the importance of our emphasis on the whole child.
"LBUSD has a dedicated school board, excellent teachers, principals and staff, and a supportive and invested community. We are proud to offer the gold standard of education to our students."