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Long Beach Polytechnic High School

Long Beach Polytechnic High School, founded in 1895 as Long Beach High School, is a secondary school located at 1600 Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach, California, United States.

The school serves portions of Long Beach, including Bixby Knolls, and some parts of the cities of Signal Hill & Lakewood.

Polytechnic, (or more commonly known as Poly), is the flagship high school of the Long Beach Unified School District and the most populous high school in California. It is a large urban high school with more than 5,000 students.

Polytechnic has long been distinguished in both academics and athletics. The PACE magnet program and the CIC magnet program boast more total University of California admissions than any other high school in California. In 2005, Sports Illustrated Magazine named Polytechnic the "Sports School of the Century", which applauds Polytechnic's badminton, baseball, basketball, football, track, cross country, and other sports programs. Polytechnic has also received numerous prizes for its music program, including multiple (6) Grammy Awards. Long Beach Poly has also sent more players to the NFL than any other high school in the country.

International Ambassadors

International Ambassadors have been a long tradition of Long Beach Poly High School since 1976. They replaced the traditional Homecoming King and Queen as a result of racial tensions during the 70's. They serve as representatives of Poly's diversity. Ambassadors have also left a legacy that has continued to improve Long Beach Poly. From recycle bins to painting murals, the Ambassadors do all they can to improve and promote the school.

Poly High firsts:

  • Poly High is Long Beach’s first high school (1895)
  • Poly High had California’s first interscholastic athletics league (1899)
  • Poly High had California’s first student council.
  • Poly High had California’s first PTA (1910)
  • Poly High had California’s first graduation in caps and gowns (1921)
  • Poly High is the first Long Beach school to have 2 principals (1993)

Filming Location

Long Beach Poly has been a backdrop for many TV Commercials, Shows, and Motion Pictures. Some of the uses of the location include:

Notable alumni

Notable alumni include:



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