Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    4,497
  • Type
    Public, Magnet, Coed
  • Reviews
    818 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 818 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
4.0 from 818 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: It's very safe, the school is very enforced with security
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: I am part of female leadership academy. We are a group for young educated women to seek friendship, education & change in our community.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Long Beach Polytechnic High School is a fantastic school filled with great clubs, supporting teachers, the staff members are generous and the academic fields are outstanding. They have thrilling performance during lunch break presented by the ASB club. I don't know if I would choose this school again because of me being an adventurous I can't settle for just the typical choice.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Long Beach Polytechnic Teachers help student understand and comprehend what their expected to do.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: Here at Poly, we have many opportunties for extra curriculars such as clubs and sports. Sports ,there are the seasonal tryouts and everyone has an equal chance. Then, every semester we have a huge club faire to show off our clubs for people to join in. Most clubs do volunteer service and you can gain your hours there.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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

Around Polytechnic High School

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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 117 responses

  • 85% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 2% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 104 responses

  • 16% Diversity, sports, academics, and school pride!
  • 15% Academics
  • 13% Diversity
  • 13% School pride
  • 11% Sports
  • 9% Many of the teacher's and staff are pleasant.
  • 8% It is easy to make friends if talk to people.
  • 8% Is the student government, teachers, and the sport
  • 4% 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 103 responses

  • 33% It has the PACE program and outstanding athletics.
  • 27% It's the Home of Scholars an Champions
  • 12% You grow academically and as a person
  • 11% It's very diverse and has great family feeling.
  • 10% 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 103 responses

  • 64% Diverse
  • 17% Memorable
  • 9% Life Changing
  • 5% Awesome
  • 5% The best

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 96 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.