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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Wilson High School is a highly rated, public school located in Long Beach, CA. It has 3,792 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
Address
4400 E. Tenth St.
Long Beach, CA 90804
Telephone
(562) 433-0481

Wilson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1120
319 responses
Average ACT
24
70 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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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
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.53 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.53 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 228 responses
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  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Black Out Rally
    12%
  • Dance showcases
    12%
  • Rallies
    10%
  • Basketball and Football games
    10%
  • The Senior Talent Show (Mr. and Miss Bruin)
    9%
  • Prom
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,792
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.66 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.66 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.66 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,089
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.9%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.89 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.89 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.89 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
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
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.91 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.91 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.91 responses
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Wilson is a great place to meet new people and to experience activities such as ASB, Zygomas, etc. The only thing that irks me is the way some teachers at the school teachers. Don’t get me wrong, the education is actually great there, it’s just that some teachers force a student to learn themselves and don’t excite the student to learn. Otherwise, most teachers at that school constantly try to lend a helping hand to their students and motivate them to pursue their dreams! The area is nice considering it’s near a beach and a few restaurants, and the campus is very clean :)
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Wilson High School was great, I enjoyed my experience overall. I think the school is just too big, it can be overwhelming. I would have liked to have smaller classroom sizes so that the teachers could focus more on the students. In the AP classes that I took I felt like the teachers cared more and gave students so much of their time. There were so many amazing clubs to join and lots of activities on campus that made it so much fun! There was no air conditioning and in Southern California it is almost impossible to pay attention when you're sitting in and 90 degree classroom, sweating. I truly feel that air conditioning could have changed the dynamic in the classrooms as well.
I love Wilson! I think it's such an amazing school because there is something for everyone in terms of academics, activities, and athletics. The newly implemented pathways make it easier for everyone to start taking classes that relate to the career path they are interested in taking in the future. The academics are super rigorous and classes really emphasize college readiness. Go Bruins!