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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!

Principal's Message


September, 2015

Dear Bixby Families,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year at Florence Bixby Elementary School!  It is a tremendous honor and pleasure to continue as our school’s principal.  As we move forward with continuing to develop the academic, social and emotional foundation for our students that prepares them for college and career success, I am confident that our teachers, families and staff will work tirelessly to make this the best year in our school’s distinguished history!

Research tells us that the most successful schools cultivate and value supportive relationships among colleagues and families, develop a sense of belonging where all students feel that they are valued members of a community of learners, and have the courage and heart to always do what is best for kids.  Bixby is just this kind of school.  We are indeed fortunate to have a dedicated group of teachers who are masters of their craft, and whose high expectations for our students is only equaled by their high expectations for themselves as professionals and colleagues.  Furthermore, our support staff – everyone from our front office, to our recreation aides, to our instructional aides, to our Kids’ Club staff, to our cafeteria staff, to our WRAP program, to our custodians – takes an enormous amount of pride in playing an integral role in making Bixby a true gem in the crown of the Long Beach Unified School District.  Yes, it’s hard to be humble when you’re a Bixby Beaver.

The immeasurable time, treasure and talents provided by our families to support our school are also a clear indication of the trust you place in us, as well as a sense that everyone has a tremendous amount to contribute to our school’s success.  Each of our staff members takes personal responsibility for not only providing a quality education, but also helping to ensure that we provide a safe, secure environment for children to thrive in each and every day.  You entrust us with the most precious thing in your life – literally a piece of your heart and soul – and our staff honors this by bringing our best to the campus when we walk through our gates and begin the instructional day.  

There is nothing that we cannot accomplish when we work together, trust each other, and give selflessly of ourselves to provide children with a key to opening the door to the American Dream.  I firmly believe that the world-class education our staff at Bixby provides, along with the unwavering support from our families, will be the key to unlocking countless opportunities for our children to be confident, well-rounded, productive citizens of character.  Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your child’s journey. 

With Gratitude,


Sam Platis, Principal

School District News

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Classroom Grades

Dear Bixby Families,


Student grades are not currently posted on elementary sites.