Compton’s exceptional student scholars have returned to CUSD’s award-winning schools. The 2023/24 school year is officially in session. More than 18,000 students attending 36 elementary, middle, and high schools were received by enthusiastic principals, cheering teachers, and school administrators at the school gates and in the halls and classrooms.
Parents dropped off young students in the morning and gave them hugs, sending them through the gates and off to classes, while many of the older students greeted and embraced their friends, reunited after the summer break.
Many of the district schools literally rolled out the red carpets for both new and returning students. Some held special opening events, including marching bands and cheerleaders welcoming the kids back onto campus.
Scholars were also met with music and DJs, balloon arches, welcome-back banners, music, and greeters such as football team players welcoming freshmen and newcomers to their campuses.
Several CUSD schools held student welcome assemblies and a few passed out school supplies. After all the special greetings and ceremonies, it was back to class and school was in session, as teachers focused on getting back to the basics teaching students about important subjects including English, math, history, science, and the arts.