Award Year: 2015

Naples Bayside Academy

5537 The Toledo
Long Beach, CA, 90803-3935

(562) 433-0489

Ms. Elizabeth Rose Flynn, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

Long Beach Unified School District

School Website


Naples Academy provides quality educational programs for students of all backgrounds and abilities. Children develop critical thinking skills as they apply their knowledge within a positive learning environment. Parents and staff share a common goal - working together to provide the best education possible for our students.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 63%
  • Hispanic: 11%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 10%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Naples students recite the pledge at our morning assembly.

Naples students recite the pledge at our morning assembly.

Naples Bayside Academy tucked away on Naples Island is fondly known as the "island jewel" serving over three generations of long Beach children. Built in 1925, the quaint school is the center of the community. Naples has continued throughout its 90 year history to be one of the highest performing elementary schools in the district and the state.

Our quality team of dedicated professionals deliver a standards-based, rich curriculum meeting the needs of every child. In our positive climate, children reach their highest potential. In writing, our focus area, we developed a common language based on common core writing standards, trained staff to analyze school-wide writing and set individual mini lessons that developed professional writing skills in our children. Our student authors walked the red carpet amid paparazzi at community Open Mic Nights.

Extreme dolphin pride in our "Success for all Students", sustains our school much like a well-balanced healthy eco-system keeps life thriving; one could not flourish without the other. Our students have a clear understanding that when they arrive at school they are part of a very special community with clearly defined expectations for excellence.

Depth and Complexity and a high level or rigor ensure an accelerated rate of learning. Collaborative conversations and formative assessments give data to modify lessons. Students have constant support and use technology as research and creation tools preparing them for the digital world.

What makes Naples great? It's the community spirit, embedded deep into our culture, that working together provides the best possible educational experience for children.