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Wilson High School

Preschool | Grades 9-12 | Long Beach Unified
4400 East Tenth St
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 433-0481

About This School

Wilson High School is located in Long Beach, CA and is one of 22 high schools in Long Beach Unified School District. It is a magnet school that serves 4305 students in grades 9-12.

Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See Wilson High School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Wilson High School had an API growth score of 769 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Wilson High School's 2012 base score was 738 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Wilson High School had 25 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

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Wilson High School Reviews

By a Current Student on

I will admit that sometimes we don't pick up after ourselves, and there are only a few staff members I have ever met that were actually rude and as for my friend don't blame that on Wilson, it was a poly student who was caught and will hopefully spend life in prison, but our school had security and though she did die it wasn't because the school wasn't safe it was the no one and I mean no one expected a child to bring a gun and try to start something at a football game! How were the police and security supposed to predict that? Were they supposed to form a line of officers around the school? You can't blame these thing on the school, if you want you can tell your granddaughter to clean up after herself, or to try to talk to the staff about these rude people, or maybe just don't let her ever go out again, because she could die anywhere, iys not the school you see these problems everywhere you go.

By , a Teacher on

Is Wilson a perfect school? Of course not, but it's a good one. I grew up in Long Beach, attended Long Beach schools, and have taught at Wilson for nine years. I have watched our number of custodians and other staff members reduced by the district to save money, and yes, it does show. I do what I can to keep my area clean, but I can't do it all. I am not a rude person and try to be helpful, friendly, polite, and kind to ALL visitors to our campus. Since my classroom is a bungalow near the football and baseball fields, I see lots of visitors from opposing teams and their fans. I make sure I'm a good representative of Wilson. I take my repsonsibilities as a teacher seriously and am very conscientious as an instructor and a role model. I also try to have fun with my students. Since I teach in a program for at-risk students, most of them view school in a negative manner. I attempt to make class fun while teaching them what they are supposed to learn according to the state content standards. If Anonymous had been more specific, maybe we could address some of those issues. Yes, one of our students was murdered last year after a football game and we were devastated. Two young men were arrested and will be put on trial for that crime, but this could have happened near any school. This is not stopping the police chief from sending his child to our school, and he just had another child graduate from Wilson.

Reviewed on

This is a horrible school. It is dirty, the staff is rude and a student was shot, and killed by gang members after a football game there last year. I can't wait for my granddaughter to get out of there!

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