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Polytechnic High School
  • Public
  • LONG BEACH, CA

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B
  7. Administration
    grade A minus
  8. Sports
    grade A+
  9. Food
    grade B minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C+

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Polytechnic High School is a highly rated, public school located in LONG BEACH, CA. It has 3,965 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.

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Polytechnic High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1140
1,065 responses
Average ACT
28
244 responses
AP Enrollment
41%

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Living in the Area

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  2. Good for Families
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade D minus
Median Household Income
$45,296
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,155
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$418,980
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 120 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 120 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 449 responses
  • Intercultural Fair
    17%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Fairs
    13%
  • Jackrabbit Pageant
    9%
  • EVERYTHING
    9%
  • Home coming
    8%
  • Music performances
    8%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,965
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 139 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 139 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 139 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$112,852
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.6%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 174 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 174 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 174 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$14,706 / year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 170 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 170 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 170 responses

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