Jordan High School in Long Beach, CA - Niche

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    Public, Magnet
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Jordan High School is a public magnet school in Long Beach, California. It has 3,481 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 341 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 341 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: What makes this school unique is that the students don't have cliques or specific groups of people, and it's actually pretty diverse. Anyone can hang out with any other race and they get along, no gangs against each other in the school. I was exposed to a new area and new people so I'm glad I got the chance to experience that.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Teachers: Some teachers will stay after and help the student get what they need, but it's more that don't than do. The new common core system does not benefit the students or the teaches in any way. It makes the teachers have to rush the lessons and the students cant fully grasp the concept because the teachers are forced to move onto the next lesson already.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: The teachers at my school although not recognized as the best, act like it. They provide extra help for the students if needed by offering after school tutoring and lunch lessons. They are flexible with their time if needed by the students request. If a student doesn't understand something, they'll try their best to help. All my four years at jordan i have never had a teacher that wasn't willing to help me with my grade or missing assignments. Although they provide extra help, the teachers aren't easy to get by. They still have strict rules and provide work that will truly help a student learn and understand a lesson. The grading is a little harder, which is why they provide so much extra help. The teachers have always had true passion for what they teach and never seemed unknowledgeable. Im grateful for the teachers I've encountered.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: It should be improved to further students safety.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My overall experience was pretty good even though I wasn't in too much activities but I was great.

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. 2,147
2.33 Paramount High School 3 mi. 4,869
1.33 Compton High School 3 mi. 2,190
2.00 Marco Antonio Firebaugh High School 3 mi. 1,912
1.66 Lynwood High School 4 mi. 2,317

Around Jordan High School

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


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Jordan High School United States Compton High School Dominguez High School Lynwood High School Marco Antonio Firebaugh High School Paramount High School
Hispanic 67.0% 25.0% 81.0% 84.0% 92.0% 94.0% 87.0%
African American 21.0% 15.0% 17.0% 14.0% 6.0% 4.0% 8.0%
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% 0% 0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.4%
Grade 10 26.2%
Grade 11 24.8%
Grade 12 23.6%

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 51 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 18% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 40 responses

  • 25% Our programs
  • 23% We have alot of spirit
  • 18% Lots of panther pride
  • 13% Everyone is super helpful.
  • 11% Has a lot of ways to help their students
  • 10% The staff

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 26% Bathrooms are poorly stocked
  • 20% Passing period is pretty short, I had to run a lot
  • 18% Immature students and teachers education
  • 16% People cut in all the lines at lunch
  • 16% No late start days, lakewood & paramount have them
  • 4% Occasional ignorant and disrespectful students

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 40 responses

  • 42% IB program
  • 30% AIMS Program
  • 15% SLC
  • 10% Rumors circulating how Jordan is a violent school
  • 2% Panther Program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 27% Multicultural
  • 22% Good
  • 17% Great school
  • 12% Amazing!!!
  • 10% Different elective for all tastes, diverse
  • 7% Somewhat lax
  • 2% Diverse
  • 2% This school can best be described as multicultural

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 80% Don't be afraid of Jordan because of rumors.
  • 11% This school may be notorious, but it's improving.
  • 9% Be yourself and don't be anti-social.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 42 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 81% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 5% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.