School Details

Jordan High School

6500 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90805
(562) 423-1471
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-12 4056 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
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  • Long Beach Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
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  • California state average

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jordan High School is a public high school in Long Beach. The principal of Jordan High School is Mario Jimenez, whose e-mail is majimenez@lbschools.net. 4,056 children attend Jordan High School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Asian, and Pacific Islander. 19% of the Jordan High School students have "limited English proficiency." 86% of the 4,056 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Jordan High School is 21:1. Gethsemane Baptist Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 64% 52%
Asian 6% 8%
Pacific Islander 4% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 16%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% 82567%
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 17%
Filipino 2% 4%
Unspecified 2% 1%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 68%
Limited English proficiency 19% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Its good to hear that the school has improved over the years. When outcast Gary Graves became vice principal at that school it began to go downhill. In fact the regular school principle was every bit as wimpy as he looked which meant they didn't care about having a professional staff overall.

  • (3 years ago)

    Jordan High School of Long Beach has so much to offer all students - don't listen to the "hype". Rumors of violence and safety issues are COMPLETELY FALSE. The environment is nothing short of perfection... students really CAN learn in their "own" comfort zone. At Jordan students are praised for their efforts and achievements motivated for higher learning. J-Town (as Jordan is fondly referred to) is # 1 and so is the lady who makes it all happen - Principal Rosalind Morgan.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great students who really want to learn and be treated with the respect they deserve.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a parent of a senior and I have to admit I was one of those going crazy when my daughter didn't get accepted to any other high school.in my mind there was no way my daughter was going to Jordan! I had heard so many bad coments & not a single good thing about it. I did everything I could to get a transfer and put her on every waiting list but it was impossible. Well to make things short Jordan is not any diferent from any other school it actually has less violence then the so called good schools and academicly offers very good programs. The students succed if they want to and if the parents are involved if not it doesn't matter what school they go to. I'm now proud to say my daughter goes to J-Town and it is not ghetto!!! It's the real world!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a senior at Jordan and I have to say that my 4 years at Jordan have been great!!! Jordan offers an awesome international program called International Baccalureate which I am a part of. It is widely respected by top universities and many countries offer this program at their schools!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    im a student attending jordan and i am proud to say that im going to jordan. i can really care less what other people think. jordan has very good academic programs for there students for instance AIMS and IB. The people in this programs can tell you that they learn a lot that to the teacher and even though they don't like things they have to do they still do it and benefit from it and learn a lot. and the students in aims get to go to a real hospital and work as an intern and learn a lot from the hospital.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a former student class of 2004.If your looking for a school with choices i would choose j-town.Rather it be academic athletic or even entertainment this is the place to be. There's no need to shelter your children from the real world because there's nothing different going on here than outside your home. If your looking to teach your kid how to make it in the real world jordan is the place to be. Miss Miller you rock and everyone knows good job and continue to give your blessings to generations to come!

  • (7 years ago)

    Quality begets quality. This school has great potential to deliver quality education to students. However security elects to let many things go that shouldn't and most of the parent involvement is a pathetic farce. Only four of 220 parents show up at Open house for each teacher. The teachers are dedicated and passionate about meeting the student needs but are undermined by administration and security by not addressing behavior issues that interrupt teaching/learning. Students (and some teachers) who don't care and end up multiplying the problems are destroying the morale of the many students trying desperately to learn. Unfortunately much time is taken from the teaching to address behavior and high-scoring students who graduate with honors still lack competent literacy and critical thinking skills. JHS teachers need support and involvement from parents administration and security before burning out. Parents get involved!

  • (8 years ago)

    I went to Jordan for 4 years and I didn't have any problems. No school is perfect. Every school has its flaws. I graduated with honors from Jordan and am proud to say I graduated from this school. There are some things that I would change. As for the neighborhood for the people who complimented on it. have you ever lived in our neighborhood? Do you know what its really like? Probably not. So please only say something if you know facts. But of course everyone's entitled to their opinion.

  • (10 years ago)

    Jordan is a very diverse school that works at improving the education of all students who attend. It is a very large school with over 4000 students. The Freshman Academy is a great place for 9th graders to start high school. The school has a very dedicated staff who are constantly trying to find new ways to improve instruction for their students. The AIMS and IB magnet programs are top notch. Both programs provide students excellent post high school opportunities.

  • (10 years ago)

    Although earlier in the school year there were communication breakdowns between staff administration and teachers-the 2 co-principals have made great strides in closing the gap with parent meetings and by mailing school updates and testing/start time schedules. This helps parents like myself keep track of my student's daily activities. It also keeps me updated on changes in schedules finals/testing schedules holidays etc. Prior to this the only info coming home was the report cards. The principals counselers and most of the staff are making concerted efforts to maintain contact w/parents which enhances the teacher/parent relationship!

  • (10 years ago)

    I was a student @ Jordan H.S for 3 and 1/2 years and for that time I was in the magnent program aspiration in medical services (AIMS) and it was a very wonderful experience because I was not treated like just any student I was terated like my future mattered.

  • (11 years ago)

    i am a senior at jordan right now and i can say that it is a great school. i am in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and i have the best teachers and counselos although this month we had a riot and we've been getting searched with metal detectors everyday.

  • (11 years ago)

    I attended Jordan for four years. I believe that Jordan is one of the best schools in Long Beach. They have many programs there for all students. Jordan teachers are very helpful and are always teaching to the best of their ablity. The teachers at Jordan also cares about their students. If student wasn't doing so well in a class their teacher would help them the best way they could by giving them after school tutoring so that student could pass and also understand the material better. Jordan is also a safe environment to go to school. I have never feared any of my schoolmates for any reasons while going to school there (and I hung around many different types of people). Jordan has also had many students to graduate with many scholorships offers to some of the best colleges. For example Cal State Long Beach Cal Poly Pomona Bakerfield University University of Missouri UCLA USC Cal State Dominguez Hills Fresno University etc. I enjoyed going to school at Jordan I felt that I had learned alot while I was there as well. My graduation ceremony was both exciting and sad. I was happy to graduate from Jordan instead of graduating from any other school. Go Pathers!!!

  • (11 years ago)

    I am going to Jordan right now being my junior year and i think it's a great school! everybody that thinks this is a bad school they're wrong. well that's my opinion. if you don't mess with nobody they won't mess with you. just don't try to find a fight and you'll be good for the 4 years you're there.

  • (11 years ago)

    I'm not a parent I attended jordan in 1999-2001 I really enjoyed the school everything bad you hear are rumors. Most of the staff and teachers are great. A place is what you make of it.

  • (11 years ago)

    I attended Jordan 5 years ago and I never got messed with. Yeah there were some bullies there but what school don't have some. At this time I have 3 siblings going to that school and they love it. The success of your children depend on them and the eager they have to learn new things everyday.

  • (11 years ago)

    I am not a parent however; being a teacher at Jordan HS for over 6 years has made me realize that kids are kids no matter where they are from. Jordan is a 'melting pot' where students of all backgrounds hang out together and are educated together. I believe that more parent envolvement will help to improve Jordan HS even more!! Please come out and visit our campus and academies before you prejudge us!

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter has learned a lot at Jordan High School. I believe it's a great school besides all the bad things they say about it.

  • (11 years ago)

    I would just like to say that I attended Jordan six years ago and never got threaten or beat up and I'm White. So parents really should base whether their children go to this school based on rumors they or [their] children hear.

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