855 reviews
  1. Long Beach Unified School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
1600 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813
Telephone
(562) 591-0581

Polytechnic High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1100
463 responses
Average ACT
27
153 responses
AP Enrollment
26%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.88 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.88 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 319 responses
Report
  • Intercultural Fair
    17%
  • Football games
    14%
  • Fairs
    13%
  • Jackrabbit Pageant
    9%
  • Music performances
    8%
  • EVERYTHING
    7%
  • Home coming
    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%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.107 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.107 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.107 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$91,785
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.142 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.142 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.142 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,419/ year
National
$11,890
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.138 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.138 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.138 responses

Polytechnic High School Reviews

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Even if I had the chance, I would never change my experience at Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Every Friday night, the football stands were filled with small children, energetic students, and proud alumni. Green and gold was painted across the stadium as our team plowed through each and every opponent all the way to state finals. When athletics is paired with excellent choral, instrumental, theater, and academic programs, Long Beach Poly stands out as one of the state's most impressive schools. As soon as a visitor walks on campus, he will notice the diverse population of students. Students come from vastly different socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Nonetheless, each person touched by this school shares a common pride for everything Poly has accomplished.
I love my school. The people in CIC are fantastic, funny, smart and just fun people in general. I can relate to many students. My favorite experiences would have to be with the music program, especially jazz and marching band. I have been in jazz band since freshman year and currently am in the top band. The teacher is great, the people are amazing and everyone is so talented. I feel like I fit in here and I wouldn't have it any other way. If I could do it all over again, I would most definitely choose Poly. The teachers, administrators and students are overall fantastic people I love being around every day. Everyday something new and exciting happens, you never really know what to expect! It truly does all happen at Poly.
There are many, many AP classes. I recommend incoming freshman to take either CIC or PACE because there's so many opportunities that you can receive being in that program like having additional classes and having a counselor who'll push you to become the best person who can possibly be. Many of the teachers have doctorates and most have years of experience of teaching. The school is very diverse and you'll become a more open-minded person after going through all four years. You might think the school is in a bad neighborhood or "ghetto," but it's not. I live around there. Those are just bad rumors that aren't even true. They're around a hundred clubs with many different interests, so you should join at least one. Poly well-known as a football school, but it produces many successful college-prepared students for their future.