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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
    B
  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 4,142 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

Polytechnic High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1130
955 responses
Average ACT
28
234 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$39,170
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,108
National
$949
Median Home Value
$358,501
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.112 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.112 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 422 responses
Report
  • Intercultural Fair
    17%
  • Football games
    14%
  • Fairs
    13%
  • Jackrabbit Pageant
    9%
  • EVERYTHING
    9%
  • 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
4,142
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.131 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.131 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.131 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$98,542
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.166 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.166 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.166 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,636/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.162 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.162 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.162 responses
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Poly overall, is all you could ever ask for in a school; it has Staff, extracurricular activities, good academics, sports, and school spirit. If you love football, but also enjoy the textbooks this school is definitely for you. This is school is most diverse school in the LBUSD, there is not just one ethnicity throughout the school. The teaching staff tries with every amount of energy to make their students succeed, influencing college work and frequent updates on scholarships. Everyone at Poly wants a to succeed in life, wants that college diploma, this is what makes Poly, Poly. Once a jackrabbit always a jackrabbit!
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My experience at Poly high school is actually going pretty great. I really enjoy going to school, not many can say that. As long as you have good teachers it usually goes pretty smooth. My freshman year was the best year of high school I met so many people especially because I joined the girls wrestling team which lead me to met my best friends, the sport I am currently in was a blast my freshman year my team turned out to be my second family! We’d cried and laughed together everyday during practice , we’d pushed our self to the best that we can . which made High school really fun, especially whenever we get to go to the football games , those days are always a day to remember. At my school the stuff really care for us they’re always polite to every student even if the student is being rude in some kind of way. My sophomore year was the same experience as my freshman year, and I hope my junior year turns out the same.
Polytechnic High School is like one big family! The students are very friendly and interactive to one another. Along with having great school pride and productive during school. Most teachers are caring and supportive towards their students and are very helpful when it comes to their students achieving their goals.