Hughes Middle School has continually produced scholars since it opened its doors in 1949. The school is known for its GATE/Excel program, music and choral groups, district championships such as the LBUSD Jeopardy, and countless athletic team and All-City sports championship titles. Additionally, Hughes is recognized as a leader in the green movement promoting environmental sustainability through the Hughes Green Team. The hard work of the students and staff has led to the school earning the titles of National Blue Ribbon School, California Distinguished School, Title 1 Academic Achievement Award School, and California Green Ribbon School. Through rigorous academics, student extracurriculars, a supportive learning environment, and a focus on community involvement Hughes students embody scholarship and citizenry.