Poly has always been a great school not only for myself 25 years ago but for my 2 children who have attended, the kids all come together no matter what the background is, that is something you don't hear of especially in the valley, it also has great college programs for the kid's to continue their education.
This is my sons 2nd year at Poly High. I am amazed on how this school has changed a lot for good. I always had second thoughts of having my son come here due to the history reputation poly had. I'm so grateful in how this school has changed I can say I'm proud. The staff, teachers, counselors, you name it are all very caring in helping the students succeed. The magnet program is College preparatory program intense, but the teachers and students don't give up on each other.. Many AP classes to offer the acceptance to UC's and Cal States universities is jus amazing. If you are having a hard choosing which high school to enroll your child you have to come and check out Poly do your research. You and your child will be very happy and impress here at Poly.. The only negative thing is the school needs to get renovated it's an old school.. Otherwise it's a great high school.
I remember going to this school almost 20 years ago. I had a lot of favorite teachers. My time here was cool. I learned from a lot of the teachers. Some of these teachers were very dedicated teachers. Especially my English teachers. Then there were those teachers who were there just for a check. Like those that taught foreign languages. I learned nothing. I got bored most of the time and eventually felt very discouraged. Which was sad because I really wanted learn a 3rd language. Instead we were constantly watching movies and left alone to do nothing.. I met good friends, and made some good memories. The football team was really bad.It was an okay school.
Polytechnic High School has become one of the premier public high schools within LAUSD due to the vision and quality leadership shown by principal's Martinez, Loera, and now Ari Bennett. Even though the school's student population is primarily made up of students from a low socioeconomic background, Poly High School's teachers and support staff create tremendous learning environment that shows in the school's graduation rate, CST scores, CAHSEE scores, and the number of students that the school sends to colleges and universities. Comparing what Poly accomplshes with its student body with the accomplishments of like schools with similar demographics, shows without question what a dynamic school Polytechnic High School is.