School Details

Lee Elementary School

1620 Temple Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 494-5101

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 978 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Lee Elementary School is a public elementary school in Long Beach. The principal of Lee Elementary School is Carolyn Nemec and can be contacted at 978 students go to Lee Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Unspecified, and Multiracial. 56% of the Lee Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 96% of the 978 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Lee Elementary School is 19:1. Huntington Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts


  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 68% 52%
Unspecified 3% 1%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% 16%
Asian 14% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 17%
Filipino 0.5% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 82567%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 68%
Limited English proficiency 56% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This is a wonderful community of learners. The parents work together with the Principal and the teachers. The students feel valued. My son has improved his reading and math scores. The staff really cares about students. The Principal took time to listen to me and the teacher spent extra time after school with my son. I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • (1 year ago)

    DONT BRING YOUR KIDS here!!!!!!! NO protection for your kids or the parents. Most of the Teachers are rude don't care and are just going threw the motions. Principal only cares and looks out for her staff. Theres are few good teachers that actually care at this school good luck!

  • (1 year ago)

    My experience with this school and staff is only based on one school year. Front office staff is friendly and inviting. My son's teacher is okay but not the most enthusastic? I don't feel her zeal or love of teaching. FIrst back to school night she had no positive reviews/ feedback for the parents in regards to the class as a whole. School at that point had only been in a month and I dont believe that you can make a true assesment of a class of 5 year olds that quick? Most of which probably did not have a chance to attend PreK so this is there first time in school! Their has to be some type of positive reinforcement even for parents (could be their first experience having a child in school). Anywho I let my reservations go to see what the rest of the year would hold? I'm not impressed. My child will not be attending Lee after this year. I have a child at another school nearby and am way more impressed with the overall well being of my child academically. I would not reccomend Lee to another parent.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is by far the best school. It is definitely the exception to the rule. I love the fact that the teachers face all the obsticles that come with the nieghborhood head on. They encourage parents to take part in their child's education. These experienced teachers are here for a reason they want to be here to help these children who have been already been labeled 'at risk youth' because of socio-economical circumstances. I strongly encourage other parents to enroll their kindergartners in Mrs. Rocha's class and also for fist grade take Mrs. Martinez (the gate teacher.)

  • (4 years ago)

    my son received a solid foundation to further his education there

  • (7 years ago)

    Lee school has transformed itself over the last 4 yrs. Lee has such heart and dedication to improving student growth in academics language development and social skills. API scores indicate that the teaching professionals and support staff at Lee are a focus group who have made improvement in a school that had previously not performed well. The parents are hard at work volunteering to support the students staff and community. I know first hand this is an exceptional school where children thrive.

  • (7 years ago)

    Honestly at first I did not want my daughter to go to this school because of the area it is located in but the teachers are great they encourage the parent's to get involved in the school activities and in the classroom. The teacher's and the principal are great!

  • (11 years ago)

    This experience made me put a better effort in finding a good school. It was very disappointing to have intrusted my young child's mind. Teacher's were so unexperienced and the staff was looking out for teh best interest of there own people instead of the childreren they are intrusted with. I would not want any parent to experience what I have a this school. There lack of dealing with situations. And there lack of knowlege.

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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