Construction of Cubberley Elementary was completed in 1953, servicing students from kindergarten through sixth grade. Cubberley became a K-5 school during the 1990-91 school year, when sixth grade was added to the middle schools (formerly known as junior highs).
Cubberley Elementary School began the conversion to a K-8 school in the 1994-95 school year, with the addition of sixth grade. The transition was complete in the 1996-97 school year, with the first 8th grade graduation ceremony taking place in June, 1997.
Cubberley has been recognized as a California Distinguished School in 1995, 2004, and 2008.
Cubberley became the leader of the pack when the school notably became the first National Blue Ribbon School in the Long Beach Unified School District in 1997.
Cubberley continues to evolve and improve with time. In 2002, Cubberley began a GATE program, replacing the Excel program of previous years. The GATE program provides the depth and complexity on which gifted students thrive.
With the assistance of our energetic and creative faculty, supportive staff, involved parents/families and exceptional students, the future holds no limits for Cubberley K-8 School.