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About This School

Cabrillo High School is a public high school in Long Beach. The principal of Cabrillo High School is Elio Mendoza, who can be contacted at 3,532 students attend Cabrillo High School and identify mostly as Filipino, Hispanic, and Pacific Islander. 22% of the Cabrillo High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 87% of the 3,532 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Cabrillo High School is 21:1. Reid High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 9% 4%
Hispanic 68% 52%
Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% 82567%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 16%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 17%
Asian 11% 8%
Unspecified 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 68%
Limited English proficiency 22% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Beautiful quiet campus arranged by Small Learning Communities and specialized programs. Wonderful support services parent involvement encouraged many dedicated teachers/staff passionate about student success. Take virtual tour on Facebook "Cabrillo High School PTSA Long Beach CA" or visit school web site at http // You must see this campus.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school. Students not so well nonetheless great things going on in cabrillo that people seem to not undersand.

  • (3 years ago)

    I simply LOVE CABRILLO I have had great experiences with the principals teachers leaders and parents around the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my first year as Counselor at Cabrillo. I LOVE it! The counseling team and administration is committed to student success. Our students are wonderful people. My daughter goes to another LB High School and she would love to attend here because of our school climate. Jaguar Pride! Counselor Clarke

  • (5 years ago)

    i am a student at cabrillo high and my experience here has been more than amazing it is upbringing its students towards their goals and helps everybody out with just the little things. It has a beautiful campus wonderful teachers and inspiring principals and coordinaters.

  • (5 years ago)

    i am currently attending cabrillo high and i do believe this high school to be one of the best schools ever. i have traveled around the united states and have went to 6 high schools and cabrillo comes in second place i love that there is no drama and i love how friendly the staff are and try to help you in your every need. i would love for my future kids to come here! i do believe that it is a great school. Go Jags!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is horrible with a high lack of academic programs counselors who care and all of what a good school should have. I went to this school for one semester and could not tolerate it no longer so i transferred to poly where the counselor actually *meets* with their students in their request to change their classes and guidance. Cabrillo is the worst school in long beach in my opinion.

  • (6 years ago)

    The campus is huge and it is gorgeous. The school offers many clubs and supportive help. I am a freshmen in this school and I take one AP class in golf and do 7 hours of community service a week which could be really demanding but we have AP cafe once a month and tutorial once a week. I constantly get tired of people that thinks I am dumb just because I go to this school. I think that are school is improving and unique. Go Jaguars!

  • (6 years ago)

    It's so frustrating that some teachers won't post to the internet site 'school loop'. I have been told by parents at other schools that this is required. It is so frustrating also not to recieve phone calls returned etc. no follow through on parent's concerns. Attendence is not like at Poly where all absences were followed up and the parent contacted. Nobody seems to care at Cabrillo.

  • (6 years ago)

    One of the greates school on the west side!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is in desperate need of good administrative leadership

  • (7 years ago)

    Cabrillo High School continues to make academic progress in spite of its protrayal as a bad school in the media and in the eyes of some members of the public. It has fully staffed English and Math Departments has implemented a rigorous Professional Learning Community structure and uses computer based asessments to rigorously link classroom instruction to the California academic content standards. There is a thorough extracurricular program for after school and tutorial is available daily as well. Even the High School Exit Exam scores and high school graduation rates continue to improve. Cabrillo's image will probably always lack behind Long Beach Milliken Poly and Wilson. But compared with other schools in predominantly working classs and poor communities its improvement and progress are stellar.

  • (8 years ago)

    It is a great school including all what the parents can wish for their children for their is really the best school in long beach.

  • (8 years ago)

    Cabrillo High School has embarked on a mission to improve the quality of education that all students receive. There is a viable after school enrichment program along with music sports art and other classes for students. Discipline is improving. Tardiness is not tolerated. Parent involvement is improving yet has a way to go to be what it should be in a school in a historically underserved community.

  • (9 years ago)

    well what i think is that this school is pretty good but what needs to be ended is the school violence and racial tension. I go to Cabrillo High and I like it academic programs i am not so familiar with but i'm very sure their good. Music art and sports in this school are great you can choose from lots of different sports instruments and there is also dance classes. Parent involvement has increased since the start of the year 2005 which is very good to help keep students on track well this was only a small description of the great things at cabrillo and remember the school is new so its a very nice school...

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is an exciting and new environment on the west side of Long Beach. The atmoshere is more of college campus. Culture Diversity is prominant in the school setting. Mr. Mell Collins the pricipal places acedemics as a priority. All in all I would say that due to the age of the school. 6 years and counting that it is becoming the school of choice for Long Beach students. With a little more assistance from the community and parents I beleive that Cabrillo will be the distiguished school of Long Beach in the near furture.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that Cabrillo HIgh School is a school of excellence in every aspect. They have great teachers there that are willing to help the students achieve their highest potential. The students there are just wonderful! The leadership is reflected in the students.

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