Cleveland High School (Los Angeles, California)
|Grover Cleveland High School|
|Location||8140 Vanalden Avenue,
Reseda, Los Angeles, California, USA
|District||Los Angeles Unified School District|
|Colors||Red, White, & Black|
Grover Cleveland High School is a public school serving grades 9-12. Cleveland Humanities Magnet is part of Cleveland High School. The school is located in Reseda, in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California.
Cleveland, a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, was named after President Grover Cleveland. Cleveland High School is LAUSD's only comprehensive high school that holds the title of being a California Distinguished School.
Cleveland High School was honored as a 2005 California Distinguished School and as of 2010 was ranked the 703rd best high school in the nation by Newsweek, up from 854th the year before. It has a student population of about 3800. The school is divided into small learning communities:
- Academy of Art and Technology (AOAT)
- School for Advanced Studies (SAS)
- Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)
- The Humanities Magnet (CORE)
- Media Academy
- Advancement Via Individual Determination
- Community, Academics, and Values House
In both 2010 and 2012, the Speech and Debate team was the team of the CHSSA State Champion in Impromptu Speaking (Iain Lampert and Adam Revello). Since then they have continued to uphold its tradition of excellence by producing league champions in both debate and speech events. Cleveland is known throughout the city for its strong aquatics program. The swim team and water polo have won CIF championships numerous times.
- Sid Akins, baseball player, Olympian
- Bobby Braswell, former head men's basketball coach at California State University, Northridge
- Jessica Cosby, Olympian
- Lucious Harris, basketball player
- Victoria Justice, actress
- Harvey Levin, TMZ editor-in-chief and creator
- Barry Minkow, con man
- Khalil Paden, football player
- Bret Saberhagen, baseball player
- Charles Martin Smith, actor/writer/director
- Don Stark, actor, TV: That 70's Show, Movies: Star Trek, Casino
- Jeff Widener, took the famous picture of the man standing in front of a line of tanks during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
- Trevor Wilson, basketball player
- Nick Young, NBA player currently on The Los Angeles Lakers
The Village Nation
The Village Nation was founded in 2003, by former Cleveland High School dean, Andre Chevalier and former Cleveland High School teacher, Fluke Fluker in response to low test scores among African Americans at Cleveland High. These test scores were even lower than those of ESL (English as a Second Language) students at Cleveland High School. “It takes a village to raise a child” is the foundation of The Village Nation, the African American staff united the African American students to show them the facts of lower test scores among them, and the staff took time to mentor, tutor, and guide the students. Within a year, test scores among African American students at Cleveland High School rose up 51 points. The Village Nation has been featured on the Oprah Show, Fox 11 Special, CSUN On-Point Extra, and other local news shows.
Black and Brown Love
The Village Nation expanded its reach to the Latino community as well by creating the Black and Brown Love assembly. The Black and Brown Love assembly takes place once a year, all African American and Latino students are taken out of class and put into the school’s gym. During the assembly African American and Latino staff address the students about violence among Blacks and Latinos, discrimination, poverty, equality, and higher education. Motivational speakers and performers also come to the assembly to speak to the students in an effort to promote brotherhood, love, and peace among the African American and Latino community.
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