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School Profile

Robert A. Millikan High School 2800 Snowden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90815 
Phone: 562-425-7441 FAX 562-425-1151
http://www.lbmillikan.schoolloop.com/ CEEB CODE: 051476
Long Beach Unified School District – 2009 Broad Finalist
Principals: Michael Navia and Alejandro Vega


Robert A. Millikan High School is a comprehensive public school located in Long Beach, California. Opened in 1956, the school currently enrolls 3,816 students in grades 9-12. Millikan has consistently received 6-year accreditations from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. 51.3% of the students qualify for the free or reduced lunch program. In addition, 59% of the students live outside of Millikan’s enrollment area.


The 2013-2014 enrollment records demonstrate the following ethnic breakdown:

Ethnicity (Percent of Enrollment)
Hispanic / Latino (55.8)
White (26.0)
Black / African Am. (9.4)
Filipino (3.3)
Asian (3.0)
Two or More Races (0.8)
Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (0.6)
Am. Indian/Alaska Native (0.5)
None Reported (0.7)


Special Day Classes Serve 202 students. 



Millikan Smaller Learning Communities (SLCs) are designed to promote academic excellence, personal integrity, and essential life skills. All implement and follow a college preparatory program of study:

Specialized Programs
 COMPASS (Community of Musicians, Performers, Artists, and Social Scientists) integrates the arts and social sciences to provide students a keen understanding of themselves, the world around them, while obtaining the tools to contribute to an ever- changing global market place. Linked Learning certified.
 PEACE (Personal success through Empowerment, Academic achievement, Conflict resolution, and Ethics in action) is a CTE Linked Learning certified program in the Public Services pathway. PEACE emphasizes social justice,leadership, and service learning.

 QUEST (Questioning, Understand, Engaging, Success through Technology) is designed for gifted and talented students. Currently going through Linked Learning certification.

Smaller Learning Communities
 GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY focuses on computer technology and applications with dual pathway options in Information Technologies and graphic Design. Currently undergoing NAF certification.
 GREEN (Generating Respect for the Earth, Environment, and Nature) students are motivated to become global citizens working to improve the environment. Currently undergoing Linked Learning certification.
 MBA (Millikan Business Academy) promotes essential life skills and college preparedness with a particular emphasis on entrepreneurship, marketing, enterprise, financial independence, and language art skills. Currently undergoing NAF certification.


Marking System

Students can earn letter grades of A, B, C, D, and F. Millikan includes three GPA’s on its transcripts:
 Academic: 9-12TH academic courses only. 
 Total: 9 – 12th all courses. 
 University: Weighted GPA, grades 10-12.


Class Rank

Millikan High School does not rank students because of competitive admissions, required rigorous curriculum, cooperative learning environment, and district policy. In addition, Millikan does not name a valedictorian.


Advanced Placement

Millikan proudly boasts an AP program that provides equal access to students in all of the Small Learning Communities and was recognized by Long Beach School District for its increase in student participation both in classes and exams taken.


Nine hundred fifty-five students took AP examinations (1,951 exams). Fifty-seven percent of the students achieved a score of three or higher on the 2012 Advanced Placement Examinations. The percent of students who scored three or higher by exam is shown to the left. We added AP Calculus BC and Music Theory in 2013-2014. Millikan is offering AP Human Geography for the first time this year. The Class of 2014 had 92 College Board AP Scholars including:
 9 National AP Scholars 
 43 Scholars with Distinction 
 40 Scholars with Honors 

Art History 40%

Biology 65%
Calculus AB 29%
Calculus BC 35%
Chemistry 56%
Computer Science 57%
Economics 55%
English Language 41%
English Literature 61%
Environmental Sci. 36%
French 20%
German Language 55%
Gov’t / Politics 28%
Music Theory 6%
Physics 77%
Psychology 48%
Spanish Language 90%
Spanish Literature 70%
Statistics 21%
Studio Art 79%
World History 53%
US History 32%


Honors Courses
Chemistry Pre Calculus
English 5 US History


Student Expectations

Most of Millikan High School’s 913 graduates from the Class of 2014 plan to attend college. 33% percent plan to enroll at four-year schools while 51% plan to enroll in a community college.


College Test Scores

Millikan encourages students to take the SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests as well as the ACT. 


 Taken by 254 students in 2013-14.
 Average composite score = 22.3
Millikan students exceeded the national average in college readiness in all four ACT Benchmark categories (English, Math, Reading, and Science)!

 Taken by 497 seniors in 2013-14
 Mean score Critical Reading = 484
 Mean score Mathematics = 479
 Mean score Writing = 481

SAT Subject

 Taken by 52 students
 116 total subject tests taken

Special Programs
Millikan’s tradition of excellence and integrity is enhanced by allowing students to take up to eight classes on a block schedule. Qualified students may enroll concurrently at Long Beach City College. Millikan has active California Scholastic Federation and National Honor Society chapters.

Academic / Athletic Achievements
The Class of 2014 earned nearly 10 million dollars in scholarships and grants including:
 2 Posse Scholarships o Syracuse and Wisconsin-Madison
 2 Gates Millennium Scholarships  o UC Berkeley and CSULB
 3 CSULB Presidential Scholars
 10 students were awarded Dean’s and/or 
Chancellor’s scholarships. o 20 students graduated with a 4.0 gpa.
Seventeen student athletes received athletic scholarships to universities across the nation.


Karen Briggs, Head Counselor
562-425-7441 ext 4175 kbriggs@lbschools.net

Viseth Vann, Senior Counselor (A-L)
562-425-7441 ext. 4118 vvann@lbschools.net

Lolo Saldaña, Senior Counselor (M-Z)
562-425-7441 ext. 4203