Gardena High School

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Gardena High School
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"Where No Panther Is Left Behind"
Address
1301 West 182nd Street
Harbor Gateway, Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles County, United States
Coordinates 33°52′03″N 118°17′48″W / 33.867378°N 118.296586°W / 33.867378; -118.296586Coordinates: 33°52′03″N 118°17′48″W / 33.867378°N 118.296586°W / 33.867378; -118.296586
Information
Type Public
Established 1901
School district Los Angeles Unified School District
Dean Dean Seislove, Daron Andrade
Principal Dr. Russ Thompson, 2009-present[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 3000
Color(s)           Dark Green and White
Athletics CIF Los Angeles City Section
Athletics conference Marine League
Mascot Panther (formerly, The Mohican, until 1997)
Website

Gardena High School, known as GHS, is a public high school in Harbor Gateway, Los Angeles, California, United States, adjacent to the City of Gardena.[2] It serves grades 9 through 12 and is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Small Learning Communities[edit]

Gardena High School comprises seven Small Learning Communities(SLCs): The Green House also known as The Ninth Grade Academy, Architecture, Construction, Computers, Engineering, and Robotics (ACCER), Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME),Southern California International Business Academy (SCIBA),Global Leadership Academy (GLA), Sports, Health and Public Service (SHAPS), and the Foreign Language/International Studies Magnet center.

Student Activities[edit]

  • Anime Club (ARC)
  • ARC Leadership (ARC)
  • Art Appreciation Club
  • Book Club
  • Chess Club (ARC)
  • DISC (Dancing in Style Club) (ARC)
  • Drama Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • French Club
  • Gardena Honor Society (GHS)
  • Game Club
  • Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA)
  • High School Task Force (HSTF)
  • Interact Club
  • Junior Reserves Officer Training Corp. (JROTC)
  • Key Club
  • Mecha
  • New Life Club
  • Pacific Islander Club
  • Poetry Club
  • Roots & Shoots
  • Salsa Club
  • Justice Society
  • Ukulele Club
  • Vietnamese Club (ARC)
  • Women's Leadership Project
  • Wrestling Club
  • Marching Band

History[edit]

GHS opened in 1907.[3] In Spring 1956, the junior high school classes stayed at the old Gardena High School while the high school classes moved into a new building designed by architects Henry L. Gogerty (1894-1990) and D. Stewart Kerr.[4] Up until the opening of the new Gardena High School, high school students held morning shifts, while junior high school students held afternoon shifts.[5] The junior high is now known as Peary Middle School.

On January 18, 2011, two students were wounded when a gun brought to the school by a student accidentally discharged when the backpack containing the firearm was dropped on the ground, with a single bullet wounding both victims.[6][7] State prosecutors intend to try the 17-year old who possessed the gun as an adult.[8]

Attendance boundary[edit]

The school serves the City of Gardena, portions of Carson, and portions of Los Angeles (including Harbor Gateway and portions of Wilmington).[9]

Demographics[edit]

As of the school year 2008-09, there were a total of 3,186 students attending the high school.[10]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gardenahs.org/about_us/principals_message.jsp?rn=3304589
  2. ^ "Gardena city, CA." United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on April 21, 2009.
  3. ^ http://search.lausd.k12.ca.us/cgi-bin/fccgi.exe?w3exec=school.profile.content&which=8664
  4. ^ Pacific Coast Architecture Database: Gardena High School
  5. ^ "Peary Middle School History." Peary Junior High School. Retrieved on April 21, 2009.
  6. ^ "2 injured at Gardena High in accidental shooting by student." Southern California Public Radio. January 18, 2011. Retrieved on February 16, 2011.
  7. ^ Blankstein, Andrew and Sam Allen. "Suspect in Gardena High School shooting surrenders; students in classroom safe." Los Angeles Times. January 18, 2011. Retrieved on February 16, 2011.
  8. ^ Martinez, Michael. "Prosecutors: Student charged in gun-firing in L.A. high school." CNN. January 20, 2011. Retrieved on February 16, 2011.
  9. ^ "LAUSD School Improvement Proposal for Gardena High School, 2010 – 2011." Gardena High School. Retrieved on December 27, 2010. "Student Enrollment: The school has attendance boundaries set by LAUSD, reaching from the City of Gardena, Los Angeles, Harbor Gateway, Wilmington, and Carson."
  10. ^ http://search.lausd.k12.ca.us/cgi-bin/fccgi.exe?w3exec=school.profile.content&which=8664
  11. ^ "Enos Cabel Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  12. ^ "In New Book, Niecy Nash Says It’s Hard to Fight Naked". Black America Web. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Judge Kevin Ross Presides Over America's Court on KCAl 9". Los Angeles CBS Local. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  14. ^ "George Farmer Past Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards.." Retrieved on October 7, 2011.
  15. ^ "Don Horn". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Nesby Lee Glasgow". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Gaston Green". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  18. ^ http://www.72ghs.com/boysleague3.htm

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