1600 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Polytechnic High School serves 4,142 students in grades 9-12.
Polytechnic High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Polytechnic High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Polytechnic High School's student population of 4,142 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 161 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
4,142 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
161 teachers
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School Rankings

Polytechnic High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Polytechnic High School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#3701 out of 9659 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
23%
12%
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Hispanic
45%
54%
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Black
17%
5%
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White
10%
23%
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Hawaiian
2%
1%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Graduation Rate
94%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Polytechnic High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Polytechnic High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Awesome school I went here for all 4 years and loved it. Great teachers, Staff, and just a great all around school.
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I attended this school in 9th and 10th grade. I left after 10th grade because I didn't like it because it was just way too crowded. Also, the teachers are not very helpful and I was bullied a lot towards the end of my 10th grade year. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO POLYTECHNIC HIGH SCHOOL!!!!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 4,142 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 94% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.71 (Top 5%)

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