Polytechnic High School

  • Polytechnic High School serves 4,142 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Polytechnic High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 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).

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School Overview

  • Polytechnic High School's student population of 4,142 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 161 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students4,142 students
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Total Classroom Teachers161 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Polytechnic High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank#4813 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:123:1
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%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Polytechnic High School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Polytechnic High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.710.64
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Graduation Rate
92%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
53%
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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.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLong Beach Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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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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