Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    4,497
  • Type
    Public, Magnet, Coed
  • Reviews
    833 4.0
  • Ranking

Polytechnic High School is a public, magnet, coed school in Long Beach, California. It has 4,497 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 56% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 833 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
4.0 from 833 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: The opportunities given at our school are very diverse. Our clubs range from sports to the arts, and the commitment is very important. Our clubs have to consist of funding, and interacting with the members in and outside of the school grounds. The school enforces the students to participate in after school avtivities and spread the word to the student body. From the given support from adminstration and our counslers us students are given many oppurtunitues.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Before attending Poly High School i was informed of their academic achievements and their sports program. Regarding the sports program, our student body is very interactive when it comes to football season. Every given Friday our school hold our games at Vets stadium in which we come together and support our fellow students. One experience I was able to have is when my school's football team went againt another high school by the name of Compton. Our foootball team beat them 99 to 9 ; a win that was very unforgettable. Our school is a family of diversity and intelligent minds. I would choose tis school again to walk through the hallways that shaped me and alloweed me to become the person I am today. Once a Jackrabbit, always a Jackrabbit.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers provide a hands on working environment that allows the students to express not only their opinions, but those os their piers. At Poly High School we are surrounded by teachers in which want their student to love their classes but form a foundation of knowledge that helps the student undertsand the overall subject they are provided with. Teachers have a very flexable grade scale depending on their teaching, and from the teachers I have encountered see the importance in communicating with us wether if its verbally or by email. overall, they create a fun and hard working environment for us students and wanting the best for us.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Academics: we choose what we want to take
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: safety is key for a good school

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2.33 Cabrillo High School 2 mi. 2,959
3.33 Wilson High School 3 mi. 4,067
3.66 Millikan High School 4 mi. 3,954
2.00 Phineas Banning Senior High School 5 mi. 2,580
3.33 Lakewood High School 5 mi. 3,693

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

Gender

Gender
Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

Polytechnic High School United States California Cabrillo High School Lakewood High School Millikan High School Phineas Banning Senior High School Wilson High School
Hispanic 35.0% 25.0% 53.3% 68.0% 45.0% 55.0% 94.0% 50.0%
Asian 26.0% 4.8% 11.3% 11.0% 11.0% 6.0% 0% 10.0%
African American 23.0% 15.0% 6.1% 14.0% 16.0% 9.0% 1.0% 12.0%
White 10.0% 51.0% 24.8% 1.0% 21.0% 25.0% 1.0% 24.0%
Pacific Islander 2.0% 0.4% 0.5% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 3.3% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 25.7%
Grade 10 25.2%
Grade 11 26.1%
Grade 12 23.0%

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 121 responses

  • 84% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 2% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 108 responses

  • 16% Diversity, sports, academics, and school pride!
  • 15% Academics
  • 13% Diversity
  • 13% School pride
  • 11% Sports
  • 9% It is easy to make friends if talk to people.
  • 8% Many of the teacher's and staff are pleasant.
  • 8% Is the student government, teachers, and the sport
  • 5% Club Activities
  • 2% Music Program
  • 0% Math Team

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 75 responses

  • 45% Bathrooms
  • 17% Favortism to the highest program
  • 9% A few of the teachers are arrogant and pretentious
  • 8% Most students seems rude, entitled, and noisy.
  • 7% Fights
  • 5% Marijuana being smoked in bathrooms.
  • 3% Football is favored over all other sports
  • 3% Escalating food prices
  • 1% There is an increase in racism at this school.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 107 responses

  • 34% It has the PACE program and outstanding athletics.
  • 26% It's the Home of Scholars an Champions
  • 13% You grow academically and as a person
  • 10% It's very diverse and has great family feeling.
  • 9% Provides great extra help like the career center
  • 7% Various Programs for classes
  • 1% Outstanding female leadership academy club

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 107 responses

  • 63% Diverse
  • 17% Memorable
  • 10% Life Changing
  • 6% The best
  • 5% Awesome

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 79 responses

  • 32% Dont procastinate on your school work!
  • 19% Balance school work and extracurriculars well.
  • 14% Make sure to focus, even when you don't want to.
  • 13% Take advantage of all the opportunities
  • 9% Don't let anyone try to change who you truly are.
  • 8% Everyone is involved in an activity.
  • 3% Don't be afraid to show your true self to others
  • 1% Know that there is always something to do for fun!
  • 1% Never be satisfied with who you are today.
  • 1% If you prefer a quite work place bring earplugs.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 100 responses

  • 28% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% 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.