School Details

Bixby Elementary School

5251 East Stearns Street, Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 498-3794
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 576 students 15 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Long Beach Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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66%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Long Beach Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
68%
65%
68%
77%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Long Beach Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
63%
60%
71%
69%
65%
71%
57%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Long Beach Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bixby Elementary School is a public elementary school in Long Beach. The principal of Bixby Elementary School is Stephanie Jones, who can be contacted at sdjones@lbschools.net. 576 students attend Bixby Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial, Hispanic, and Filipino. 10% of the Bixby Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 52% of the 576 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bixby Elementary School is 15:1. Marina Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 40% 52%
Filipino 4% 4%
Unspecified 4% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 16%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 17%
Asian 10% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 68%
Limited English proficiency 10% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Most of the staff members are ok if not pretty good. We've had one stinker per kid. Things should be good this year but the new principal! Oh My Gosh! Yeah we want to put our kids in a different school. Its only been 3 days and already she ignores what you say talks down to you and acted like you offended her when you talk about problems about the school. We were just telling about what its like at the school not offending her personally She doesn't even know what the school is like. She just started. She didn't listen to anything and just kept trying to find ways to make us feel stupid for bringing stuff up not to talk about our real problems or anything. It was so weird. We Googled her and read her reviews from her past teachers that she was in charge of. It seems like they (the teachers) were treated like us. Like they didn't feel safe talking to her she wasn't fair about discipline and you can't trust her. We also felt like she was distracted (like thinking about something else) while we were talking to her. Pretty weird. We don't know what we want to do. The teachers are good but if she isn't going to be fair or blabs about what we talk about then its not ok.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bixby is an amazing school. My son has learned so much! He is currently in the PALS program and I couldn't be happier. Communication is amazing among parents teachers and all staff. They have an abundance of after school clubs that students can choose from. As with any school be involved. Your school is what you make of it. Mrs. Jones sadly is leaving this year to pursue another career path and I can only hope that the new principal is just as amazing as she was.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school!!! Both my GATE kids love this school!! This is the number one school in Long Beach Unified with heart and soul. Every school teaches your kids... We just like the friendly way Bixby does it. It is a caring relatively small school that get the job done. Supportive caring highly trained teachers that educate your child and make learning fun. Go Bixby...This is our 10th year at Bixby!! And regrettably our last. Onward Stanford.

  • (1 year ago)

    Okay where do I start -- With the caring teachers? The spirited staff? The awesome groundskeepers? The great students? The involved and active volunteer parents?? It's all added up to an absolutely fantastic school experience for my kids. Through the challenges of budget staff and curriculum changes everyone has still managed to remember the importance of teamwork. Great!

  • (1 year ago)

    Bixby rocks! Every year we have been here it seems as though the parents get more and more involved and really pull the school community together.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love the small community is Bixby Elementary. The teachers and staff are excellent. We have a great PTA with involved parents.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bixby School is a special place that not only values student achievement but is a true community of students parents teachers and classified staff working together to address the needs of every child.

  • (2 years ago)

    After our home school was closed our son was sent to Bixby. It has been a great experience the community feel of this school made us feel welcome. The teachers my son has had (Stamper) and now has (Wilkerson) are excellent. The WRAP program is excellent my son doesn't mind having to go and that takes away some of my guilt that he is at school from 8 to 5 15.

  • (3 years ago)

    First and foremost Bixby has been a great school for both of my sons. One has moved on to Stanford and the other is in accelerated classes at Bixby and I have been very pleased with his 3rd grade teacher Mr. Yaffee. I have to admit he did not feel challenged enough but I think the instruction was adequate for his age. PARENTS reinforce what your kids are learning at school at home and PARTICIPATE in the PTA. This is where a lot of decisions are made about what type of equipment your children have available in their classroom and extra activities that enhance their learning like Authors day Meet the Masters etc. Volunteer in the classroom this makes your child proud to be at school. I work but I take the time to participate on both PTAs and volunteer at both schools occassionally. Most importantly Bixby is a safe school and the staff is professional and friendly. You will only get out of education what you put in it so help your kids with their homework and enhance their learning with outside activities...museums travel etc. I like Bixby and so do my kids and that is more important at this time.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son entered Kinder last year and I really should of taken him out of the class after the orientation. Its a bad sign when a teacher announces to the parents that she was a 4th grade teacher and then was "stuck" in Kinder for this year. Needless to say it was not a great year for my son. As a result I have had to put him in extra tutoring to catch up and so have the other parents in the class. I am also constantly assuring him that school is fun....which it should be. My score is solely based on this one teacher. I hear the other teachers are good. I hope this is true for the sake of the other kids. But I think we are going to pass on this school for the coming year. Best of luck to all that remain.

  • (3 years ago)

    Bixby Beavers are High Achievers!!! Teachers and Staff at this school are committed to making sure the students get the best Elementary Education and Experience. My sons attend Bixby and their teachers are always supportive and caring. Even the Afterschool Program Kids Club is on point. The staff at KC are helpful with homework and creative activities for the kids.

  • (3 years ago)

    Absolutely hands down the best school in Long Beach! Wonderful teachers staff principal and parents. The parent involment is phenomenal! Never for a second do I doubt that this is the perfect place to be for my girls. So proud to be part of the Bixby family!

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school. My daughter loves Bixby. Alot of parent/teacher interaction and they seem to genuinely care for my child.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is an inclusive student centered environment with staff and parents teaming up to to make school challenging and fun.

  • (5 years ago)

    There is great parent teacher & staff participation in all aspects/activities.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Bixby because we are a community of good people who all get along and want to be there.

  • (5 years ago)

    we are are blessed to have teachers who are great with the kids the PTA is really good with the needs of the school . keep up the good job All staff .

  • (5 years ago)

    Our family loves Bixby because of the great staff and teachers that support it. They truly exemplify what a great school should be like. Everyone's first class spirit shines through in the daily interaction they have with our kids. They truly are the best and should be recognized as such. They're our favorite school and should be 'America's Favorite School' too!

  • (5 years ago)

    Bixby is a wonderful school with caring teachers and staff. My 3 children have all attended Bixby in the accelerated program and have moved on to Middle School and High School in advanced/gate classes.

  • (5 years ago)

    Bixby is a small school with a family community and caring teachers!! We are lucky to attend.

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