Jordan High School in Long Beach, CA - Niche

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Jordan High School is a public magnet school in Long Beach, California. It has 3,604 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 30% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 299 reviews written and they have been mixed.

6500 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90805
(562) 423-1471

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 299 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My overall experience in Jordan High School has been amazing.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I'm glad I have been continuing the education I need around this school, it's just many students don't see school the same way I do so they choose to lack responsibility and ignore what they've been told. I wish this school enforced uniform rules just like middle school and regulated the conditions in which how teachers do their jobs, such as controlling the ecstatic students or putting hard terms to understand into much clear and simple sense. Not the best school, but at least they clean the bathrooms right after it's been trashed, I mean seriously I always thought high school would be a place with people who would know right from wrong, intelligence, and some hygiene, however my scum bucket class mates and friends tend to contradict that belief.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Jordan has many new features that were added to it, for example, lots of clubs/organizations and a variety of classes to take. If I could do it over again, I wouldn't have gone to Jordan, because my whole family went to Poly High School, and I wanted to keep the generation going.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Jordan high school went from being one of the craziest schools back in the 80's to one of the most improved school in academics and sports. this school has changed a lot inside and out. programs helping students achieve and experience their future in a classroom. they have helpful teachers and councilors' who are always their pushing students to do their best. I personally loved this school and going to miss it. I would love to start all over again their and just relive my success.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Jordan High School is not what everybody says. Jordan is different from the rumors.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.66 Dominguez High School 1 mi. 2,266
2.33 Paramount High School 3 mi. 4,991
1.33 Compton High School 3 mi. 2,224
1.66 Lynwood High School 4 mi. 2,331
1.66 Los Angeles County Special Education 4 mi. 1,672

Around Jordan High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 51%
Female 48%

Student Diversity

Jordan High School United States Compton High School Dominguez High School Los Angeles County Special Education Lynwood High School Paramount High School
Hispanic 66.0% 25.0% 81.0% 82.0% 93.0% 93.0% 87.0%
African American 21.0% 15.0% 17.0% 16.0% 3.0% 5.0% 9.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 3.0% 0.4% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
White 1.0% 51.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 1.0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 8 0.1%
Grade 9 27.5%
Grade 10 27.4%
Grade 11 23.9%
Grade 12 21.1%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 69% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 28% We have alot of spirit
  • 23% Our programs
  • 19% Everyone is super helpful.
  • 15% Lots of panther pride
  • 8% The staff
  • 8% Has a lot of ways to help their students

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 28% Bathrooms are poorly stocked
  • 22% Passing period is pretty short, I had to run a lot
  • 17% People cut in all the lines at lunch
  • 17% Immature students and teachers education
  • 15% No late start days, lakewood & paramount have them

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 29 responses

  • 45% IB program
  • 34% AIMS Program
  • 14% SLC
  • 3% Panther Program
  • 3% Rumors circulating how Jordan is a violent school

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 37% Multicultural
  • 23% Good
  • 17% Great school
  • 13% Amazing!!!
  • 7% Somewhat lax
  • 3% Diverse

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 77% Don't be afraid of Jordan because of rumors.
  • 13% This school may be notorious, but it's improving.
  • 10% Be yourself and don't be anti-social.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 18% I love everything about this school.
  • 79% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 4% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.