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+
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
527 responses
Average ACT
28
175 responses
AP Enrollment
26%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.94 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.94 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 352 responses
Report
  • Intercultural Fair
    17%
  • Fairs
    14%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Jackrabbit Pageant
    9%
  • Home coming
    8%
  • EVERYTHING
    7%
  • 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.113 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.113 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.113 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.148 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.148 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.148 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.144 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.144 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.144 responses
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Polytechnic High School Reviews

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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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Long Beach Polytechnic holds motivating and challenging teachers and coaches with the addition of available resources in many locations (e.g. library, hicks gallery, career center, after school tutoring, etc). The school's academic architecture maintains a place for AP classes for all students regardless of their pathways. Moreover, coaches are punctual and teammates are around to help one another. There is a slight lack in racial diversity in the "best" pathway (PACE), but students still pursuing excellence. Alternatively, the school actively allows members of the LGBTQ+ community welcomed, as well as people of other religions, and ethnicities. In fact, there are over 150 clubs that people can join to feel even more inclusive. Potential and hopefully changes include the decrease in litter found all around campus, the return of Home Economics class, and the revival of the greenhouse. Long Beach Polytechnic offers students and parents it's best, even if it is located in the "ghetto".
I've only been at Poly for 2 years, going into my Junior year this fall and I'm already in love with everything the school has to offer. Some of my favorite experiences so far are the homecoming and intercultural faires, football games, and Poly north! I think one of the best parts about Poly is how much pride we have in our school. Poly really is amazing, I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.