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5251 E. Stearns Street
Long Beach, CA. 90815

Office: (562) 498-3794
Fax: (562) 498-1711

Mr. Sam Platis

Office Hours:
7:30 - 4:00, Mon - Fri

Mr. Sam Platis


Bixby Mission

The Florence Bixby School Staff is a dedicated, highly qualified, caring, group of professionals.  We are committed to providing positive and challenging opportunities.  High expectations, academic excellence, parent and community involvement, and a safe learning environment provide students with the means to grow socially, emotionally, and academically on the path to becoming life-long learners.

Daily Affirmation

This day has been given to me, fresh and new.
I can learn from it, or throw it away.
I will choose to do my best in thoughts, words, and actions.
This day will be used, not lost.
That’s the Bixby way!

Bixby News


View flier in English/Spanish.


The scary season has arrived – and the Press-Telegram wants to be spooked.

The newspaper is again launching its popular Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Winning entries – both stories and artwork – will be published in the Press-Telegram on Halloween, Oct. 31.

The rules are the same as last year: there will be three age categories for stories and drawings: Elementary school (K-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12).

Here are the rules:

• The deadline is Oct. 24.
• All entries must be emailed, with the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: ptnews@presstelegram. Stories can be submitted in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment; drawings should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 5MG in size.
• Stories must be no longer than 650 words.
• Artwork must be original (no tracings)
• Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity and theme.
• The winning entries will be published in the Press-Telegram on Oct. 31, and posted online.

If you have any questions, e-mail Press-Telegram City Editor Melissa Evans at or call 562-499-1280.


Principal's Message

Florence Bixby Elementary is #1!

Dear Florence Bixby Elementary School Community,

Our school is very proud to share that Florence Bixby Elementary ranked #1 in growth out of all 55 elementary schools in the Long Beach Unified School District (as measured by state SBAC tests) last year! We more than quadrupled the District goal of 3% growth in reading/English Language Arts (13% growth), and we met our math goal! These tremendous results could not have been possible without dedicated teachers, supportive families, and very hard working students!

To celebrate and share why our new motto of "Everything's Better When YOU'RE at Bixby!" rings more true than ever, please join us...

WHO?: ALL Bixby residents and the Long Beach community (especially those who do not yet have students at Bixby, as well as those wanting to learn more about us)
WHEN?: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
WHERE? Florence Bixby Elementary School Auditorium
TIME?: 5:00 p.m.

After an informative multimedia presentation in the auditorium, we will answer questions. The best part... it's also Back to School Night, so stay around for a personal tour of every room on our campus and see for yourself why "Everything's Better When YOU'RE at Bixby!"

With gratitude,
Sam Platis,
Proud Principal, Florence Bixby Elementary School

School District News

Today: 10/20/16
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Kindergarten - Are you ready?

Here are some places to go to get information to help both you and your kindergartener get ready for the first day of school.

Immunization Requirements

LBUSD Parent Guidelines - English

LBUSD Parent Guidelines - Spanish

ABC - Ready to Read

Literacy Activities: What Your Child Learns

Classroom Grades

Dear Bixby Families,


Student grades are not currently posted on elementary sites.