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Polytechnic High School

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2011:
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Posted May 22, 2014

I dont know i am foriegner here and want to take admission here lets see how cooperative this school is hope for the best


Posted April 28, 2014

Many opportunities, some great teachers. Large campus. Great Athletics. Great AP program Great music program
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 6, 2014

hate this new methid of core teaching. students are cluless and dont learn any thing, Lazy teachers (geometry teacher for CIC) even get lazier and dont even teach, they put everything on kids to figure out (assuming they are college kid). it is a absoulte disaster at school. and nobody cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

Poly is an amazing high school. I've had two children (one is still there) go through the PACE program is academically rigorous and provides an excellent preparation for college. The teachers are phenomenal and take a genuine interest in their students. The sports and music programs are incredible. The diversity at Poly is provides a real world experience. Some people might be nervous about sending their kids to Poly because of the area. Neither of my children have ever had any issue with other students or anyone in the area. I drive 32 miles a day to get my son to and from school and I live half a block from a different high school. I wouldn't have it any other way. There is nothing like Poly pride!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2013

My son is just completing his freshman year in Poly's Pace Program. He has had a wonderful year, both academically and socially. His teachers challenge him, and he rises to the challenge. We love the diversity and cohesiveness that is found at Poly, all the kids bleed green and gold. Go Jackrabbits!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2011

I love Poly, my father, and sister went there as well. It is one of the more successful schools (certainly one of the biggest) in the nation. The size of the school and it's location in the inner city could certainly be a concern or mitigating factor. If my children went to Poly, it would certainly be as a participant in one of the magnet programs, e.g. PACE or CIC. If you want your kid to grow up with a diversity of ideas, awesome sports program and national class magnet curriculum- don't be afraid, check it out.


Posted May 22, 2011

this school is terrific good job lbusd im proud of this school even though it has a reputation


Posted May 21, 2011

Poly in a huge inner city school. Racially diverse, although lacking caucasians. Ultra advanced PACE program est. in 1975 to encourage caucasian participation in the school and raise school test scores, only top 10% of the school district is even elegible and must competitively apply. Overall excellent sports programs, though facillities aging and inadequate. Students cannot utilize book lockers @ school because of administrations concern over weapons and drugs. Most restrooms locked and no restroom ussage for weekend & summer sports pracices (see reason for no book lockers) which creates akward situations to say the least. Over 30 AP offerings, many foreign languages offered, two years of calculus offered, Exceptional music programs. Lacks adequate parking. School always locked down w/ steel bars, I.D. required...similar to minimum security prison. School spirit is exceptional. School is over 100 years old. School colors Gold & Green. School sports programs funded by parents, private donations w/ small coaching stipeds paid by school only. Approx. 5000 students (largest high school in southern section of C.I.F.). Mascot : Jackrabbit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2011

Poly High School was a good school to attend. I was very happy with the teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2010

My son goes there and the school is very large. They could use the money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Large, urban and both racially and socio-economically diverse, Poly is a success story for public education. The teachers and students have incredible pride -- everyone here seems determined to prove that this kind of public school can not only work, but can actually be fun. It's a daily adventure my child will miss when she graduates this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

The atmosphere and vibe of the school is very good and welcoming. Our teachers are very helpful and always try to keep us up and focused in life and school work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 4, 2009

Just can't hide that Poly Pride. As a former jackrabbit, I am proud that our children are going to Long Beach Poly. Truly . . .The Home of Scholars and Champions!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

This school is very awesome even though i only went there for about only a semester ]: due to moving . i would say this hs is the most excellent one in the whole district . Go Jacks .
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2009

As the father of a third generation alumnus who graduated last year, I could not have wished for a better school for my son to attend. The educational experience offered is without equal. Although people often speak of the schools athletic prowess, its music and academic programs are incredible, it is clearly one of the best high schools in this country. The school is unique, more than 100 languages are spoken in the homes of the students, but the school offers a cohesive experience for its students and alumni. It has been this way since my father and uncle attended in the 1920's, as well as when my brother and I attended in the 1960's. Friendships made at Poly will last a lifetime.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2008

As of right now, I am a student at Poly High School, and I really enjoy it. I am in the PACE program and it is very demanding, but that shouldn't idscourage anyone from going. There are many clubs and extracurricular activities to be a part of. My teachers have been great so far, and I am sure they will be next year too. It is a huge school with plentiful diversity, which I think is a great atmosphere. All in all, it is a grea school for learning and fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 10, 2007

I recently graduated from Poly's PACE Program and glad to say that Poly is a Great school! Was nominated as the top high school sport's program. Home of the Scholars and Champions! Go Jackrabbits!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2007

I attended several High Schools in my high School days (4). Though I only went to Poly for a short while, I can say it completely dominates. I would even venture to say it is the best school I ever attended all together.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 11, 2006

My daughter is a freshman @ Poly this year in the PACE program. Despite the fact that there are over 4400 students on campus, her transition coming from a much smaller academy-type middle school(Newcomb)couldn't have been more seamless.I have been on campus several times & have felt a pride and sense of legacy there that I have never felt on any other high school campus - including my alumnus-St.Joseph HS. I can only speak of the PACE program, but the teachers/staff are deeply involved with and dedicated to our childrens' education. They truly embody the adage,'No child left behind'. In addition to an education on par(or better than)most private schools,Poly also provides electives and extracurricular activities in a public school environment that most other schools do not offer... classes to learn how to play musical instruments,how to dance...and a top echelon sports program for both boys and girls. Go Jackrabbits!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2006

There CIC & PACE program has help students in preparing for college courses.Also, the booster club and parents are strongly involved with different activities. Poly has been great over 20 year that I have known them to be. All administrative and staff members in different departments has held a positive learning atmosphere for our children. Giving them more opportunities to pursue their education and dreams.Despite of how difficult some students may be. I am truly grateful for your concern and support as a whole. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

764

Change from
2012 to 2013

+15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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API score

764

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Change from
2012 to 2013

+15

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
16%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 65% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
n/a
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 58% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
9%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 38% in 2013.

796 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
46%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 62% in 2013.

1094 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 16% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
10%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

622 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
55%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%
World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
8%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 39% in 2013.

521 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
54%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 41% in 2013.

834 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
34%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 35% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
21%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 52% in 2013.

1106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
12%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 76% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

1076 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
47%
World History

The state average for World History was 46% in 2013.

1133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
3%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 15% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
11%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 51% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
26%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

569 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
48%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 37% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
10%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

1010 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
1%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
4%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 49% in 2013.

454 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 50% in 2013.

1015 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
49%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students14%
Females14%
Males13%
African American11%
Asian16%
Filipino14%
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to state16%

Algebra II

All Students81%
Females82%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students21%
Females19%
Males25%
African American17%
Asian38%
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state19%

Earth Science

All Students54%
Females49%
Males58%
African American33%
Asian62%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander58%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state50%

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Females70%
Males59%
African American48%
Asian71%
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander78%
Samoan82%
Other Pacific Islander75%
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state55%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students10%
Femalesn/a
Males9%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

Geometry

All Students46%
Females44%
Males48%
African American29%
Asian43%
Filipino63%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander24%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate66%
Parent education - declined to state53%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students31%
Females36%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students6%
Females4%
Males7%
African American5%
Asian0%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)4%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

Algebra II

All Students49%
Females48%
Males50%
African American41%
Asian55%
Filipino47%
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state37%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students51%
Females48%
Males54%
African American40%
Asian54%
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander22%
Samoan15%
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state42%

Chemistry

All Students34%
Femalesn/a
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students20%
Females12%
Males27%
African American16%
Asian24%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state19%

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Females55%
Males52%
African American43%
Asian59%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander48%
Samoan31%
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state39%

Geometry

All Students5%
Females5%
Males5%
African American4%
Asian2%
Filipino13%
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)1%
Parent education - college graduate5%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate28%
Parent education - declined to state5%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students100%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students51%
Females49%
Males53%
African American36%
Asian56%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander42%
Samoan29%
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state37%

World History

All Students41%
Females37%
Males44%
African American28%
Asian47%
Filipino52%
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander17%
Samoan12%
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state26%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students5%
Females4%
Males5%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state6%

Algebra II

All Students9%
Females9%
Males8%
African American4%
Asian15%
Filipino25%
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate11%
Parent education - declined to state7%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students32%
Females42%
Males23%
African American5%
Asian46%
Filipino89%
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state27%

Chemistry

All Students43%
Females38%
Males49%
African American26%
Asian47%
Filipino59%
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander21%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Earth Science

All Students7%
Females4%
Males8%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

English Language Arts

All Students50%
Females58%
Males42%
African American37%
Asian54%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander37%
Samoan40%
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state43%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females3%
Males4%
African American6%
Asian3%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduate4%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state3%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students52%
Females53%
Males52%
African American25%
Asian57%
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander17%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Physics

All Students57%
Femalesn/a
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state57%

U.S. History

All Students50%
Females51%
Males49%
African American33%
Asian56%
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander38%
Samoan43%
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state43%

World History

All Students11%
Females33%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

1140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

1111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Females86%
Males79%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American76%
Asian91%
Filipino95%
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islander73%
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknown85%
Students with disability31%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner46%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students87%
Females89%
Males85%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American79%
Asian93%
Filipino95%
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islander81%
White (not Hispanic)99%
Declined to state95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknown90%
Students with disability48%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner71%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 31% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 29% 11%
Black 26% 6%
White 10% 26%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Victor Jarels
Fax number
  • (562) 591-0631

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
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1600 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813
Phone: (562) 591-0581

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