A. B. Miller High School

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(Fontana) A. B. Miller High School
Rebels
A. B. Miller High School logo.jpg
School logo
Location
Fontana, California, United States
Coordinates 34°07′46″N 117°26′53″W / 34.12944°N 117.44806°W / 34.12944; -117.44806Coordinates: 34°07′46″N 117°26′53″W / 34.12944°N 117.44806°W / 34.12944; -117.44806
Information
Type Public school
Established October 1991
School district Fontana Unified School District
Principal Moises Merlos
Number of students 3006 (2008–2009 school year)
Color(s) Red and Black
Mascot Rebels
Website

(Fontana) A. B. Miller High School is one of five high schools in the Fontana Unified School District that services students in the Fontana area of California.[1]

School namesake[edit]

A.B. Miller High School is named after Azariel Blanchard Miller (1878–1941) who is credited as the founder of the city of Fontana. In 1905, he brought 200 head of horse, mules, plows, scrapers and tents into the area and began transforming 17,000 acres of sand, sage brush and rock into a great citrus fruit, poultry and live stock farm.[2]

Placement on low-performing schools list[edit]

In March 2010, Fontana A.B. Miller High School was placed on a list of the lowest performing high schools in the county.[3] A transformation model was put in place in the school, which called for the replacement of the principal and rewarding teachers based on student performance. The principal was not replaced at that time, however, due to being on the job less than 2 years. Fontana Unified School district, home to three of the 188 lowest performing schools in the state, is slated to receive $5.7 million in School Improvement Grants (SIG) to support improvements.[4][5][6]

Demographics[edit]

Out of the 3,006 students enrolled during the 2008–2009 school year,[7] the ethnic breakdown was:

8.3% African-American
7.5% Caucasian
0.9% Asian
81.6% Hispanic or Latino
1.7% Others

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our High Schools". Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  2. ^ "School Names". Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  3. ^ "http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_14635061". San Bernardino Sun. Retrieved 2011-12-12. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Seven San Bernardino schools named among state's worst". dailynews.com. Retrieved 27 Aug 2010. 
  5. ^ "Seven San Bernardino City Schools Among State’s Lowest Performing". blackvoicenews.com. Retrieved 27 Aug 2010. 
  6. ^ "$57.6 million set to go to San Bernardino schools". Redlands Daily Facts. Retrieved 27 Aug 2010. 
  7. ^ "2008-09 School Accountability Report Card". Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  8. ^ "Abe Alvarez Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Jesse Chavez Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Alexis Serna Stats". National Football League. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 

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