Polytechnic High School

1600 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Polytechnic High School serves 4,083 students in grades 9-12.
Polytechnic High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 4,083 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Polytechnic High School's student population of 4,083 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 167 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
4,083 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
167 teachers
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School Rankings

Polytechnic High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Polytechnic High School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#386 out of 3649 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
19%
12%
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Hispanic
53%
56%
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Black
15%
5%
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White
8%
21%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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Graduation Rate
88%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Polytechnic High School's ranking?
Polytechnic High School is ranked #386 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in California.
What schools are Polytechnic High School often compared to?
Polytechnic High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Millikan High School, Wilson High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 72% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Polytechnic High School?
The graduation rate of Polytechnic High School is 88%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Polytechnic High School?
4,083 students attend Polytechnic High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
53% of Polytechnic High School students are Hispanic, 19% of students are Asian, 15% of students are Black, 8% of students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Polytechnic High School?
Polytechnic High School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Polytechnic High School offer ?
Polytechnic High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Polytechnic High School part of?
Polytechnic High School is part of Long Beach Unified School District.

School Reviews

5   3/31/2021
Awesome school I went here for all 4 years and loved it. Great teachers, Staff, and just a great all around school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Arden
1   10/9/2020
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!!!!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Tiffany Swanson

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 4,083 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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