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Long Beach Polytechnic High School Brochure

Long Beach Polytechnic High School

1600 Atlantic Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90813

(562) 591-0581

Polytechnic High School

Legendary LB Poly


Home of Scholars, Champions and Musicians





Long Beach Polytechnic High School offers a wide range of academic programs to fill every student’s needs in preparing for the future.

These organizations include:

Biomedical Research

Caerulea Yearbook

California Scholarship Federation (CSF)

C-SPAN’s Student Competition

High Life School Newspaper

Math Team

National Honor Society (NHS)

Solar Boat Team

Speech and Debate

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)


Excellence in the visual and performing arts has been a Poly standard for over a century.  Grammy Award winning school programs include:

Choral Music

Advanced Vocal Jazz

Chamber Singers

Choral Singers

Concert (Gospel) Choir


Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, Tech and Team Dance

Instrumental Music

Chamber Orchestra

Jazz Bands (5 levels)

Marching Band/ Concert Band

Piano - Beginning,

Intermediate and Advanced

String Orchestra

Symphonic Winds

Symphony Orchestra

Theatre Arts

Play Production - Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced

Visual Arts

3-D Design

Drawing & Painting


Advanced Placement Art History

Advanced Placement Studio Art


Long Beach Poly has a distinguished athletic history and program for both boys and girls.  Accolades include Poly’s receipt of the Rotary Centennial Trophy as the most successful athletic program in Long Beach.  Poly was voted “Athletic School of the Century” by the California Coaches Association and has been recognized as one of the Top Athletic School in the nation by Sports Illustrated Magazine.  In 2015, Poly was the only high school sports program that made the “Top 50 Most Powerful in Los Angeles Sports.”

Interscholastic Boys' and Girls' Teams are Fielded In:



Cross Country







Track & Field


Water Polo


Boys' Teams Include:


Girls' Teams Include:



The full Poly experience includes participation in the school’s diverse clubs and activities.  These beyond-the-classroom functions provide students with a positive social environment which help prepare students for a lifetime of service to their communities.

  • Over 100 on-campus service and interest clubs
  • School dances
  • Spirit pep rallies
  • Homecoming/Intercultural Faires
  • Community welfare projects
  • School beautification projects

ASB/Student Commission

  • Elected into office by peers
  • Represent student body
  • Oversees the ASB Budget
  • Makes financial decisions on behalf of the entire student body
  • Plan and coordinate events

Get Involved!

The Poly experience includes much more than a classroom education. 

This dynamic multi-ethnic institution offers students the opportunity to learn and grow in every aspect of their lives. 

For more information on Poly’s extra-curricular activities, contact:

Activities/Clubs/Student Council

Mr. Vincent Puth, Rm. 105

Visual Arts

Mrs. Way, Rm. 811


Boys: Mr. Shock, Rm. 119

      Girls: Ms. Irving, Gym

Caerulea (Yearbook)

Mr. Alexander, Rm. 201


Ms. Negrete, Dance Rm


Ms. Bon, Rm. 851

High Life Newspaper

Mr. Holmlund, Rm. 202


MSG Denmark, Rm. 953


     Instrumental: Mr. Terrell, Band Rm

                               Mr. Stevens, Band Rm

     Piano: Ms. Gustafson, Rm. 307

           Vocal: Mr. Dokko, Rm. 216

10. Activities: Poly student activities include over 100 on-campus clubs, an Association Student Body honored by the California Association of Directors of Activities as an Outstanding Activities Office in 2012, and a student body that upholds a tradition of excellence since 1895.

9.  Teachers: Poly’s faculty is the best, with an average of 15 years of experience, 14 National Board Certified teachers, and over 30 teachers are returning alums to work at their alma mater.

8.  Music:  Poly’s Music program is the only one in Long Beach Unified School District to be honored as a 6 time Grammy’s Signature School. Our music program offers musicians’ opportunities to grow in a wide variety of areas including bands, orchestras, jazz, vocal, and piano.

7. Scholarships: Poly’s seniors earn over $30 million annually in scholarships and grants, by far the largest of any comprehensive high school in Long Beach Unified School District. Our students use these scholarships and grants to attend over 100 universities, including the most highly selective schools.

6. Diversity: Poly’s boast one of the most diverse campuses in the nation. During the spring semester, the campus hosts an intercultural club fair that includes international eateries, cultural performances, and community outreach opportunities. We offer Chinese, German, Japanese, French, and Spanish as foreign languages courses.

5. AP Program: Poly enrolls over 1,300 students in Advanced Placement (AP courses, allowing them the opportunity to earn college credit before leaving high school. Last year, Poly administered over 2,900 AP exams in 31 different subjects with at 60% pass rate.

4. Athletics: Poly athletes have amassed over 120 CIF Championships. Last year, over 40 students signed athletic scholarships. In 2011, Poly was chosen as ESPN’s best sports program in the nation. Last year, Poly’s Girls Track team made history by winning its 20th CIF Southern Section Championship, most of any school.

3. College and Career: With over a 90% graduation rate and 58% A-G completion rate (exceeding district and state averages by 13%), Poly’s students are ready to compete and excel after high school.

2. Pathways: Poly offers 7 pathway programs with a variety of Industry Themes and all of which offers a range of honors and AP courses. Our PACE and CIC programs are a nationally recognized honors program and our PAC-RIM program is CPA certified.

Number 1 reason to attend Poly High School is FAMILY. The flagship high school of Long Beach Unified School District, once called Long Beach High School, has a tradition of over 120 years of excellence. Be part of the legacy that is the nation's premier public high school...

“Enter to learn, Go forth to serve"