Chino Hills High School

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Chino Hills High School
Chinohillshighseal.png
Home of the Huskies
Location
16150 Pomona Rincon Road
Chino Hills, CA 91709

United States
Information
Type Public High School
Established 2001
School district Chino Valley Unified School District
Superintendent Wayne Joseph
Principal Mrs. Isabel Brenes
Faculty 125
Grades 9–12
Enrollment Approximately 3,100
Campus size 17 acres (6.9 ha)
Color(s)              
Nickname Huskies
Rivals Ayala Bulldogs
Newspaper The Husky Howler
Website

Chino Hills High School, abbreviated CHHS, is located in Chino Hills, California and is one of the four regular high schools in the Chino Valley Unified School District. The school was established in 2001.

CHHS is a comprehensive school serving a very economically and socially diverse student body from three cities in the Chino Valley. The school has shifted its focus toward smaller learning communities, as its size continues to grow.

History[edit]

In the early 2000s, the Chino Hills area was growing at a very rapid rate. Nearby Ruben S. Ayala High School was nearing 4,000 students and voters approved Measure M, a bond initiative to relieve overcrowding and build a second high school in Chino Hills. The first graduating class finished in 2005.

In 2009, the CHHS Schools for Schools club, a nationwide organization that works with Invisible Children organized school dances, book drives, and mobilized students to donate more than $10,400 and 18,000 books to Anaka Secondary School. The funds went to a new laboratory and classroom block for CHHS' sister school in Uganda. Chino Hills students Jennifer Umberg and Jessica Witten were awarded trips to visit Gulu. In 2011, the club raised $25,400 and will send a student and the adviser Mr.Lanathoua to visit Uganda in the summer of 2012. [1]

Facilities[edit]

The campus was completed in 2006 and includes a 450-seat theater, a large stadium, two gymnasiums, and six computer labs. A wood shop is used for theater set design class. Facilities also include designed-to-specification ceramics, video production, theater, band, cooking, and art classrooms.

Students[edit]

The student population is fairly diverse demographically, and very diverse socioeconomically. Students come from some of the most wealthy and most disadvantaged areas in San Bernardino County. The demographic breakdown is as follows: 5% African American, 20% Asian, 35% Hispanic/Latino, and 40% Caucasian. In recent years, the population of Asian American students has risen drastically.

Approximately 15% receive reduced lunch, and more than 30 languages are spoken by CHHS students.

Academics[edit]

Chino Hills High School offers 18 Advanced Placement courses, where 33% of students are enrolled. The school is attempting to re-configure its scheduling so that more AP classes can be offered as a result of high demand.

4 foreign languages are offered at Chino Hills High: Spanish (1, 2, 3H, 4 AP, 5 AP), French (1, 2, 3H, 4 AP), Japanese (1, 2, 3H, 4 AP), and Mandarin Chinese (1, 2, 3 H, 4 AP). After graduation, approximately 54% attend a four-year university; 1% join the military, 3% attend technical college and 42% attend a community college.[2]

Based on standardized test scores, the school was awarded an Academic Performance Index score of 819.[3] Based on overall school performance, the school was recently awarded a six-year accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Small Learning academies[edit]

Chino Hills High has 5 academies that allow students who wish to pursue particular careers in the Academies may enroll.

  • AVID
  • Academy of Digital Design and Communications
  • Environmental Science Academy
  • Health Science Academy
  • Performing Arts Academy (Introduced in 2011)
  • Sports (Introduced in 2014)

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The CHHS Spiritleaders have frequently made both US Spiritleaders and USA nationals. The 2008 Mascots are the only CHHS spiritleading team to have medaled at the USA National Finals, taking 3rd in 2008. Students can also participate in many after school variety sports, such as football, volleyball, wrestling, baseball, softball, boy's and girl's basketball, boy's and girl's water polo and swimming, boy's and girls tennis, boy's and girl's golf, and track and field. [4]

Sports[edit]

CHHS is a member of the California Interscholastic Federation Sierra League in the Southern Section, school will now be competing in the Baseline League starting in the 2014-15 school year. The campus has two gyms, tennis courts, a baseball stadium, and a large recently opened football stadium that can accommodate 4,000. Sports that are offered include: Baseball, Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Tennis, Boys and Girls Golf (The Girls team was introduced in the fall season of 2010), Football (3-time Sierra league champions and CIF visitors), Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Water Polo, Boys and Girls Swimming, Softball, Volleyball (2010 Sierra League champions, CIF Runner-Ups, and California State Semi-finalists), Boys and Girls Cross Country, Boys and Girls Track and Field, Wrestling (2 State Qualifiers 2011 )

Arts[edit]

Chino Hills indoor percussion has won two gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in Percussion Scholastic World Class.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 33°57′38.25″N 117°41′07.94″W / 33.9606250°N 117.6855389°W / 33.9606250; -117.6855389