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About This School

Long Beach Senior High School is a public high school in Long Beach. The principal of Long Beach Senior High School is MR. GAURAV PASSI, who can be contacted at gpassi@lbeach.org. 1,338 children attend Long Beach Senior High School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Long Beach Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 31% of the 1,338 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Long Beach Senior High School is 12:1. Harriet E. Snow Community 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
    • Italian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Asian 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 59% 63%
Hispanic 23% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 24%
Limited English proficiency 3% 5%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    My "school" is really a prison. I have been accepted into great colleges such as Loyola University and College of Charleston but no thanks to this PRISON. This is a place where you are penalized for doing the right thing. There are fights every week. The bathrooms are the most unsanitary places I have ever entered. IF YOU LOVE YOUR CHILD DO NOT SEND THEM HERE! My biggest regret in life is attending Long Beach High School.

  • (9 months ago)

    As a current senior at Long Beach High School I am truly amazed to even come across reviews that give any sort of praise to this school. Unfortunately from my experience I have very few positive things to say about LBHS. Starting from freshman year I have experienced countless problems with the staff students schedules you name it. I wish I could say things got better but they didn't. The students at this school are incredibly disrespectful let alone violent. Very often you will see fights break out in all areas of the school. The teachers spend the majority of their time reprimanding students making it hard for those who wish to learn succeed. Kids here DON'T CARE plain and simple. After debating over LBHS or private school my parents thought it would be best to put me into private school so I could excel amongst the others. This was not the case. As my high school career comes to a close I regret not going to private school and getting a proper education. PARENTS DO NOT ENROLL YOUR CHILDREN HERE. I promise you if you do you will come to regret your decision SOONER than later.

  • (11 months ago)

    Long Beach High School has become a school which focuses its curriculum completely on the IB and AP courses. The vast majority of students are not prepared for college-level courses. Their reading levels and math aptitudes have not achieved a basic level of mastery let alone one which requires critical thinking. It's sad to see a school which once prided itself in taking care of all levels of students change its direction to one which ignores the needs of the vast majority of the student body. The lack of collaboration upon the administration's part has forced the aforementioned programs down the throats of the staff students and parents of the community under the guise that this direction appropriate. The lack of leadership which acknowledges the true needs of the school and community has had dire consequences for close to a decade and a misleading effect for those students.

  • (1 year ago)

    The Principal Assistant Principals Guidance Counselors Teachers and Staff members have successfully guided their Freshmans into a new first quarter of their education.. The Administration at Long Beach High School are well organized and attentive to the needs of their students and their Parents.

  • (3 years ago)

    I'm currently a junior at LBHS and I have to disagree with the reviews on here. Long Beach is not a perfect school; it's far from one. But it's not horrible if you know what you're doing. Yes there are occasionally fights but participants are suspended on first offense and expelled if the behavior continues. There are some scheduling problems but the guidance department works to fix them as soon as possible. The key to succeeding in Long Beach is to enroll in challenging higher level classes. Long Beach has a self-select program so you're allowed to go into a higher level class if you want a challenge regardless of your scores. Granted if you failed regents biology your guidance counselor will strongly urge you not to take AP Bio. Even so you do have the opportunity to succeed. The teachers in these classes are great and really provide a great learning environment. The school also has a phenomenal science research program and a strong athletic community. Recently the IB program was introduced providing yet another way to further your understanding of the world. Overall Long Beach has its flaws but is still a very good school if you make the right decisions.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a student here at Long Beah Highschool. To start the counceling department has some serious problems. My first day of classes I was not givin a lunch period I was put into a 10th grade history class when I was supposed to be in 9th grade history. The counceling department fixed this 2 weeks after. In my spanish class I have had over 5 different teachers all in which were fired or quit.I have learned very little spanish my first year here and am concerned about passing the regions Our disipinary advisors do little when it comes to fights in our school. There is at least one fight every two weeksor so.And little is done to prevent this. In many of my classes students are "kicked outlass and are sent to the deans office where they get aday of detention and are sent back shortly. I am very dissapointed in Long Beach and I will be switchimg tp [rovate schoolmy sophmore year. I would definitally never reccomed this school to anyone and advise them to look to transfer if possible.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a senior at long beach high school and i have a 89 average. To start here Grading policy is terrible there is at least 1 fight everyday Classes are 27-30 students to a class room the deans in the school are horrible they are to harsh on the little problems and not harsh enough on the bigger ones the teachers are intolerable stubborn and stuck up.These are not even half the problems. Over all terrible school. would advise you to send your child to a catholic school. May be more money but your child will get a better education somewhere else other then long beach high school

  • (5 years ago)

    i would have to rate this school 4 stars. the last 6 generations of my family have all went there and i have 2 brothers and sisters that have graduated and my grandmother even taught there for over 20 years. i think the long beach high school is great and gets better and better each year! ) go bulldogs!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have to rate this school 4 stars. My one student graduated and is doing well in college my other is a senior and is doing well academically. I have thoughts about the athletics. I believe that athletics are designed to aid one in working with others to achieve a goal. The goal is group or team success. I don't believe that the teams success should come at the expense of the indivual student. All varsity members should be mentioned in the newspaper when information about the entire team is written by the coach. It usually is not and that does much harm to the stuent not mentioned. When a varsity member is not mentioned irrepairable harm can be don to their psyche. The coach should be smart enough to know that. or they shouldn't be a coach.

  • (7 years ago)

    its a good school. yes there are problems but can you find a school where there isnt? im a junior there and there are soo many classes to offer.. there are even college courses and some classes you can take and they will count for college. To me i see LBHS as a very diverse school and everyone pretty much gets along with each other!

  • (7 years ago)

    Current junior at the school taking several AP classes. Quick rattle-off Prinicipal's nice and does his job but I never see his face much. Most of my teachers for better or worse really have taught me though I can name a few personal qualms with teaching methods and commitment to students; mostly though on the up-and-up. Extracurricular is a non-issue; you've got every sport you could want (not my bag) and a good deal of academic/artistic clubs as well (ask about Model Congress; very enriching experience). I can't say I'm aware of total parental involvement but as college preparations start my family is in the loop. Discipline? Disastrous. Fights strings of thefts; end-of-year prank season is a war-zone. Survivable usually fine but watch your neck. Overall it's good. For all its downsides I can say I'll leave here with enough fond memories to make it worth it all. -Class '08

  • (7 years ago)

    There are many problems in this school. The administration and teachers in this school expect to hold the adolescents accountable however there is no accountability on their part. The guidance department is actually a social services department and the adolescents that act out most extreme are not punished. There have been many grading errors. Report cards interim reports and notifications are not mailed on a timely basis. Signed...a parent whose child went to this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school is good except for the principal involvement. He in fact is very uninvolved. Overall discipline is firm-children will learn their lesson here.

  • (8 years ago)

    Teachers have a 'laissez-faire' attitude not caring about students genuinely caring only about getting paid. Parents not encouraged to get involved. Student gang members and wanna bes are becoming more predominant posing a security and safety problem. Intimidation of average students leads to lower scholastic and SAT scores. District has become mediocre.

  • (9 years ago)

    Long Beach High is a great school. There are so many extra-curricular ativities for the kids. Theres sports drama model congress and many other fun and educational clubs. Long Beach High has great teachers too!

  • (9 years ago)

    my birth mom and my self went to this school and this is my sons last year there very proud that he is almost done that he went were his grandma and my self went keep up the great job thanks

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a sophomore at Long Beach High School and i thing that this school is totally ignorant and disrespectful.I am a very good student and get 95's and up in honor's classes yet this school neglects my intellegence. over all this school is dissapointing and I am embarrassed to be in this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Im a Student At LBHS... its an interesting school... somethings should be changed. If your child needs motivation and interaction in the classroom you came to the wrong place. Most of the teachers here have an old style of teaching as in boring lectures or using the overhead to show pictures that can be found in the text book all class and never pick up a piece of chalk. Long Beach is a place for the well-known long beach families. If your family has lived here all their lives went to high school here and your father was a lifeguard you'll make it fine just because of who you are. Long Beach is a school for the self determined. But the Cafe will always be the place to be.

  • (10 years ago)

    As a teacher in the district I can confidently state that most teachers try to do more than teach a subject. We try to teach the child. The problem is that with the exception of Mr. Restivo's willingness to do his best the school is not handling discipline well at all. Children are falling through the cracks because there are no consequences or proactive actions taken. Many years ago this was not the case.

  • (10 years ago)

    I'm surprised at how many parents who have already rated this school got it right. It's a great school for the motivated for those that already have a honed self-discipline. But like others have said it is not a good school for a kid that might fall through the cracks. I've seen it happen with my own brother who went through the special education system.

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