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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
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Polytechnic High School is a highly rated, public school located in Long Beach, CA. It has 4,370 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.
Address
1600 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813
Telephone
(562) 591-0581

Polytechnic High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1130
680 responses
Average ACT
28
202 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$55,151
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,150
National
$949
Median Home Value
$448,800
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.97 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.97 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 365 responses
Report
  • Intercultural Fair
    18%
  • 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
4,370
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.116 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.116 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.116 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,089
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.151 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.151 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.151 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
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.147 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.147 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.147 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!
I like the cultural fair that we have every year at polytechnic high the most because it shows the diversity at poly. I also like all the teachers there because they are really helpful and friendly. Most of the teacher helps you even when your not in their class. They give all the students the same opportunities and resource for their success. All poly’s student are first scholar then we are champions. Poly has renovated their field this year making really big for their students need. Long Beach Unified School District is also really advance in their technology, providing all their students with chromebooks.