Jordan High School (Los Angeles, California)
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|David Starr Jordan High School|
|2265 East 103rd Street.
Los Angeles, California 90002
|Color(s)||Royal Blue, White|
|Athletics conference||Eastern League
CIF Los Angeles City Section
David Starr Jordan High School is a public comprehensive four-year high school in Los Angeles. The school was named after David Starr Jordan, the first President of Stanford University (from 1891–1913).
Some sections of Florence-Graham, an unincorporated neighborhood in Los Angeles County, are jointly zoned to Jordan and John C. Fremont High School. The Gonzaque Village, Imperial Courts, Jordan Downs, and Nickerson Gardens public housing developments of Los Angeles are zoned to Jordan.
The school colors are blue and white and the mascot is a bulldog.
Jordan High School is one of a few high schools to have three, unrelated, Olympic gold medalists come from the same high school in Hayes Edward Sanders, Florence Griffith-Joyner and Kevin Young. Sanders, in 1952, became the first African American to win the Olympic Heavyweight Boxing Championship while both Griffith-Joyner and Young still hold the current World Record in their respective events.
King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science opened in bungalows of Jordan in 1982. In 1999 it moved to a standalone campus in Willowbrook.
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- Sylvester, disco singer and drag queen, graduated in 1969.
- Clarence Otis, Jr., CEO Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, and Red Lobster)
- Michael Douglass, All-Pro linebacker for the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers. Owner of Alpine Fitness in San Diego California.
- Glenn T. Seaborg, discoverer of Plutonium and 1951 Nobel Prize–winning chemist 
- Hayes Edward Sanders, Olympic Heavyweight Boxing Gold Medalist; first African American to win the Olympic Heavyweight Boxing title
- Roger E. Mosley, actor
- George Brown, long jumper
- Florence Griffith-Joyner, Multiple-Olympic Gold Medalist and current World Record Holder in the 100 meters and 200 meters
- Kevin Young, 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist and current World Record Holder in the 400 meter hurdles
- Charles Mingus, jazz bassist
- Buddy Collette, jazz saxophonist
- Fletcher Joseph Perry, NFL Hall of Fame running back
- Brenda Holloway, Motown recording artist
- James Washington, NFL Player
- Earl Battey, Former professional baseball player (Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins)
- Ron Fairly, Former professional baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, California Angels) and broadcaster
- Aaron Holbert, Former professional baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds) and current manager of the Mississippi Braves
- Ray Holbert, Former professional baseball player (San Diego Padres, Montreal Expos, Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals)
- Leon Hooten, Former professional baseball player (Oakland Athletics)
- Gail Hopkins, Former professional baseball player (Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers)
- Wally Parks, Founder of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), Class of 1931
- The Whispers (singers) Walter and Wallace Scott of
- (John L Hanks)[attended Jordon High School as John Portley] (educator) Founding Faculty member of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law http://www.cardozo.yu.edu
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