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Contact info

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


There is still time for students in first through eighth grades to enroll in LBUSD’s award winning Summer Enrichment Program.   


SEP offers children the opportunity to take classes from credentialed LBUSD teachers, supporting students' growth through unique experiences.   


This year the program will be held at Emerson Parkside Academy from Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon.


Session 1 – June 26 to July 13, $325


Session 2 – July 17 to August 3, $325


Classes available include:

  • For students entering first and second grades: art, music and Spanish
  • For students entering second and third grades: art, cooking and science
  • For students entering third, fourth and fifth grades: art, drama, earth science, general science, oceanography and STEM exploration
  • For students entering fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades: art, digital filmmaking, photography and STEM

To register, or for more information, go to or email



See attached flier.


View the attached information from the Long Beach Fire Department and Long Beach Police.


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: 6/29/17
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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.