A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Polytechnic High School is a highly rated, public school located in Long Beach, CA. It has 4,464 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
1600 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813
Telephone
(562) 591-0581

Polytechnic High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1120
647 responses
Average ACT
28
196 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.96 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.96 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 364 responses
Report
  • Intercultural Fair
    17%
  • Fairs
    14%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Jackrabbit Pageant
    9%
  • EVERYTHING
    8%
  • Home coming
    8%
  • Music performances
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,464
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.115 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.115 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.115 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.150 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.150 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.150 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,844/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.146 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.146 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.146 responses
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In a short summary, Long Beach Polytechnic High School is a very welcoming place to be! I am part of the PACE program, and the teachers that I've had have all been beyond excellent in both teaching and dealing with students. In my program, it wasn't hard to make friends and I quickly obtained a group of friends of my own. There's also a lot of sports pride, especially in our football and swim teams. If there's one thing I'd like to change, I'd probably say maintenance of facilities! This lone hand dryer in one of the bathrooms was broken for almost an entire semester... but that won't stop me from recommending this school!
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Although the campus it self is a bit out of shape, the students, diversity, and professors really provide an experience like no other. I was able to meet so many people different from who I am and gain a variety of perspectives of the world that truly helped me grow as a person. The athletics programs is amazing and really provides the school spirit that make high school so fun!
Polytechnic High School has amazing students and staff that inspires you to do better and well all the time! Although many things are great at Poly, the campus lacks the funds for new technology and facilities to help further the improvements of students.