La Jolla High School
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|La Jolla High School|
|750 Nautilus St.,
La Jolla, CA 92037
|Principal||Dr. Chuck Padhorsky|
|Color(s)||Black & Scarlet|
|Rivals||The Bishop's School, Cathedral Catholic High School, Mission Bay High School, University City High School|
La Jolla High School (LJHS) is a comprehensive high school for grades 9–12 located in La Jolla, California, a community within the city limits of San Diego. LJHS supports approximately 1,650 students. The student body consists of the local community and students from the Voluntary Ethnic Enrollment Program, School Choice, and the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) programs.
In 2003, LJHS was named a California Distinguished School. La Jolla High has been ranked as one of the top 100 high schools in the nation by Newsweek magazine. LJHS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
- Principal: Dr. Chuck Padhorsky 
- Vice Principal (Grades 9 & 11): Anne McCarty
- Vice Principal (Grades 10 & 12): William Hawthorne
Having autonomy from the district means that the school can choose textbooks for courses, though it has to pay for them. If it chooses to use the same text book as the district, the district will buy them.
On February 17, 2012, a year after principal of La Jolla High School, Dana Shelburne, whitewashed students’ political messages from its free speech benches, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties and the San Diego Unified School District agreed to a settlement greatly strengthening the free speech rights of all district students. The settlement goes well beyond the senior benches at La Jolla High, marking a major victory for student speech in California and the nation. The settlement includes an updated and constitutionally-sound free speech policy for all students in the San Diego Unified School District.
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- Bill Andrews, surfer, documentary photographer, archivist (1962)
- Michael Andrews, film and television composer, UK #1 chart hit with "Mad World" 12/27/03
- Rolf Benirschke, Professional football player (kicker)
- Robbin Crosby, guitarist with heavy metal band, Ratt
- Warren DeMartini, lead guitarist with heavy metal band, Ratt
- Pierre de Reeder, bassist of band Rilo Kiley
- Trip Hawkins, video game pioneer
- Gene Littler, Professional golfer
- Doug Manchester, real estate developer and publisher of the San Diego Union Tribune
- John Michels, NFL Offensive Tackle
- Cliff Robertson, actor
- Phil Rodgers, Professional golfer
- Blake Sennett, actor and lead guitarist of band Rilo Kiley
- Craig Stadler, Professional golfer
- Augustus Thompson, artist (2003)
- Gore Verbinski, director of Pirates of the Caribbean
- Raquel Welch, actress
- Robin Wright, actress
- Butch Van Artsdalen, legendary surfer
- Debbie McCormick, Olympic Curler
- John Shuster, Olympic Curler
- Wally Henry, Olympic Curling Coach
- Eric Hedlin, Olympic swimmer for Canada
- Dave Schramm, Offensive Coordinator of the University of Utah's football team
- James H. Newman, Astronaut
- Kyle Zimmer, MLB pitcher drafted by Kansas City Royals
- Karin Smith, Olympic Javelin thrower
- Crystal Harris, Playboy Playmate
- "La Jolla Makes Newsweek Top 100". Retrieved 1 July 2013.
- "LJHS Administration". Retrieved 1 July 2013.
- "LJHS Charter".
- "Settlement in La Jolla High Case Updates Free Speech Policy for All Students". Retrieved 30 March 2012.