PROFICIENCY 49% 27% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
38%Long Beach Unified
24%Long Beach

Polytechnic High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Long Beach Unified" in Long Beach, CA. There are a total of 4,464 students and 168 teachers at Polytechnic High, for a student to teacher ratio of 27 to 1. There are a total of 2,163 free lunch students and 406 reduced lunch students.

Polytechnic High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 48.5%, which is 27% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio27:1
Free lunch2163
Reduced lunch406


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment1,163
Taking some courses719
Taking some courses (not tests)446
Passing some courses477
Passing no courses234

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Polytechnic High, there are a total of 1,163 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 719 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School35%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School62%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Polytechnic High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 10.6% 15.5% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 23.6% 14.9% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 26.4% 11.0% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 35.5% 55.2% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.2% 0.2% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 2.5% 1.7% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.3% 1.6% 3.1% 3.1%

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Lafayette Elementary25%1.3Long Beach, CA

Long Beach demographics profile

StatisticLong BeachCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)9,33923291
Median age34.236.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)44%52%55%
Speak English54%56%79%
Speak Spanish34%29%13%

Education level achieved in Long Beach

IndexLong BeachCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade78.9%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school77.6%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college60.8%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.2%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors29.5%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters10.8%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.2%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.6%1.3%
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