Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach-Lakewood Township, CA - Niche

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Long Beach Polytechnic High School is a public magnet school in Long Beach-Lakewood Township, California. It has 4,835 students in grades 1-12. According to state standards, 54% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 680 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1600 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 591-0581

Ratings and Reviews
4.0 from 680 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: A majority of the teachers I had were wonderful. They were engaging, intelligent, and knew how to teach a complex topics so they were easily understood
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: It's average I think. Most schools have a problem with some students being safe and healthy. Poly isn't out of the ordinary
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I LOVED my experiences at Long Beach Poly. There were so many great things that made me grow and mature. I met lifelong friends, my teachers prepared me for college life, I feel like I am capable of anything because of Poly. I love the school spirit for ALL alumni and students. Mostly, I loved how diverse it is. You meet people from all different types of backgrounds.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Food: The variety of food options is what makes it great. They get a lot of different types of foods from outside businesses. Students hardly eat from the cafeteria if they can afford to buy food from the carts. There is hardly an option for healthy food.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: It's mediocre I would say. It's not too bad but it could be more improved. There's hardly any involvement with guidance counselors and the principal is not really involved with every student that gets in trouble. This being said, the principal was involved with the school and the activities the students did

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo High School 2 mi. 3,405
3.66 Woodrow Wilson Classical High School 3 mi. 4,303
4.00 Robert A. Millikan High School 4 mi. 4,174
2.00 Phineas Banning Senior High School 4 mi. 3,393
3.66 Lakewood High School 5 mi. 4,125

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

Student Diversity

Long Beach Polytechnic High School United States Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo High School Lakewood High School Phineas Banning Senior High School Robert A. Millikan High School Woodrow Wilson Classical High School
Hispanic 30.0% 24.5% 66.0% 42.0% 92.0% 56.0% 47.0%
Asian 28.0% 4.7% 11.0% 10.0% 1.0% 7.0% 10.0%
African American 25.0% 15.2% 16.0% 16.0% 2.0% 8.0% 12.0%
White 10.0% 51.6% 1.0% 24.0% 1.0% 25.0% 27.0%
Pacific Islander 2.0% 0.4% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 8 0.0%
Grade 9 24.9%
Grade 10 25.7%
Grade 11 25.1%
Grade 12 24.2%

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 53 responses

  • 83% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 39 responses

  • 20% Academics
  • 18% School pride
  • 18% Diversity
  • 13% Diversity, sports, academics, and school pride!
  • 12% Is the student government, teachers, and the sport
  • 12% Sports
  • 5% It is easy to make friends if talk to people.
  • 2% Many of the teacher's and staff are pleasant.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 65% Bathrooms
  • 15% Favortism to the highest program
  • 11% Fights
  • 7% A few of the teachers are arrogant and pretentious
  • 2% Most students seems rude, entitled, and noisy.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 38 responses

  • 34% It's the Home of Scholars an Champions
  • 29% It has the PACE program and outstanding athletics.
  • 16% You grow academically and as a person
  • 11% Provides great extra help like the career center
  • 11% Various Programs for classes

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 39 responses

  • 69% Diverse
  • 15% Memorable
  • 8% Awesome
  • 5% The best
  • 3% Life Changing

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 40 responses

  • 38% Dont procastinate on your school work!
  • 20% Balance school work and extracurriculars well.
  • 18% Make sure to focus, even when you don't want to.
  • 12% Everyone is involved in an activity.
  • 8% Don't let anyone try to change who you truly are.
  • 2% If you prefer a quite work place bring earplugs.
  • 2% Take advantage of all the opportunities

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 32% I love everything about this school.
  • 52% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 16% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.