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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
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Wilson High School is a highly rated, public school located in Long Beach, CA. It has 3,703 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 59% in reading.

Wilson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1120
499 responses
Average ACT
24
88 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$73,703
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,396
National
$949
Median Home Value
$611,362
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
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.55 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.55 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 233 responses
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  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Black Out Rally
    12%
  • Dance showcases
    12%
  • Rallies
    10%
  • Basketball and Football games
    10%
  • Prom
    9%
  • The Senior Talent Show (Mr. and Miss Bruin)
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,703
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.68 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.68 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.68 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$98,542
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.91 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.91 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.91 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
$12,636/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.93 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.93 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.93 responses
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I graduated from Wilson about 3 years ago and the memories I made there will stay with me till the end. The staff was incredible, and certain teachers are irreplaceable. Wilson has great programs and opportunities to really help students start on the right path towards college!
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Wilson High School was the pivotal perpetuation of my academics. Essentially, I truly endured the full high school experience. I enjoyed playing for the football team, joining different clubs such as: the health club or the bible club. Despite the clubs, Wilson high school prepared me for my future in college. Courses like AVID were an augmentation, allowing me to do homework in class and receive help for the subjects I scuffled with. AVID was a rigorous opportunity that helped me apply to college and discover feasible jobs. My teachers at Wilson high school were supportive and aspired for me to pass my courses. My teachers implemented additional resources for the students in my courses so chances to succeed would amplify. I acknowledge the gratification that was acquainted by the events. The dances, the school spirit, and the people all inclusive were uplifting. Succinctly, I was amused and I appreciate the prominence of my days at Wilson high school and will cherish those moments.
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 :)